Tribute-albums work two ways: it gives the tributers a chance to give their view on the source, while the listener can get interested in the tributee. I've heard some songs by Nino Ferrer, but apart from Le Sud and Agatha, I'm a newbie when it comes to his legacy. A bunch of Canadian artists are paying their respects on the album Allo Nino, and do that very handsomely. Marie Pierre Arthur's version of La Maison près de la fontaine is in fact absolutely gorgeous. Other FS-faves on this album are Mara Tremblay and Catherine Major. Also very good is Monsieur Mono's version of C'est Irrepable. Will check out those originals - what's a good album to start with Nino? Are there best and worse periods?
Marie Pierre Arthur - La Maison près de la fontaine
Catherine Major - La Rua Madureira