Albert Chancy's Mastermind is awesome for several reasons: it's french, arranged on early Yamaha gear and has hidden gems. Take the title track "Master Mind", this track is an absolute killer disco-funk-jazz jam session, I think it's basically one giant organ solo. Not everything on this record is a hit, but you might find something you like.
Pros: French, Early-electronic arrangements, hidden gems, Sinatra cover, self-produced
Con: The record isn't more like the title track