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New Manolo JuarezDe Aqui En Mas (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trova/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Really sublime, really unique piano trio work from Manolo Juarez – an obscure 70s session that has a feel that's unlike anything else we can think of! The set was done for the Trova label in Argentina, but it's got echoes of other South American modes throughout – maybe a bit of bossa guitar here, some Chilean flute there, and lots of the modern elements and shadings that a musician like Juarez was absorbing from the best players of the previous generation – both on his continent and the European one. The tunes have this balance of swing and sentiment, modern and folkloric – and the music is filled with a range of deeper, more melancholy moments – juxtaposed with bursts of pure joy. Titles include "La Ultima Palabra", "De Aqui En Mas", "La Loca", "Ya Me Voy Yendo", "La Telesita", and "Cueca De La Vina Nueva". CD
 
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I Cantori Moderni Di AlessandroniModern Singers ... CD
Bella Casa (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $6.99
One of the key forces in the Italian soundtrack scene of the 60s – finally given their due in a CD of their own! I Cantori Moderni never really made any records on their own, but they were a key part of soundtrack work by some of the best Italian composers of their generation – including Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovajoli, Bruno Nicolai, Piero Umiliani, and Luis Bacalov – all of whom were lucky enough to have the group work on their music! The ensemble is headed by Alessandro Alessandroni – who himself contributed much to soundtracks of the time – and like their maestro, they've got a great way with many styles – from spookier mood music, to sexy erotica, to upbeat, groovy tunes. This 27 track package pulls together some of the best bits from the group's late 60s and early 70s work on Italian soundtracks – music by all the composers listed above, from films that include Theorem, Queimada, Le Foto Proibite, Sette Volte Sette, Lo Scatenato, Maddalena, L'Alibi, Don Giovonni In Sicilia, Metti Una Sera A Cena, Scusi Facciamo L'Amore, and 4 3 2 1 Morte. CD

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New Gianni MarchettiL'Occhio Selvaggio (aka The Wild Eye) ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1968. Used .... $6.99
A groovy little Italian soundtrack – straight in some parts, but very nice in others! There's some sweet tunes that features wordless female vocals – in the mode of work by Armando Trovajoli or Ennio Morricone from the time – and there's other tunes that have a dancing groovy style that are right in the Easy Tempo mode. The tracks are very short, but groove around nicely – and really fit the feel you might expect from a title like The Wild Eye! Titles include "Bali Street", "The Sultan", "Don't Go Away", "The Kiss", "Two Lovers", "Love Comes Back", "Goodbye", and "Golden Age". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeSlalom ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1965. New Copy .... $24.99
A very groovy early soundtrack by Ennio Morricone – done with a fantastic sound that's made even more wonderful by vocal work from I Cantori Moderni – a hip vocalese group that's kind of the Italian version of The Swingle Singers! The group has sung more famously on soundtracks by Armando Trovajoli – but they sound pretty darn great on this one, leaping along wonderfully over some spy-like themes that often resonate with some 60s mod touches! Morricone's music is often jazzy, and pretty groovy at times too – giving the set a 60s swing that's completely sublime. The structure of this reissue differs greatly from the one on Dagored – as it features 23 shorter tracks – including some previously unreleased numbers – all variations on the "Slalom" and "Sestriere" themes, with sub-headings that include "Una Sera In Albergo", "Marcette Grottesche", "In Pericolo", "Titoli Versione Film", "Un Omicidio Misterioso", "Sperduto A El Cairo I", and "Incontro Magic III". CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... CD
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. Used .... $12.99
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's lovely vocals upfront in the mix, often joined in harmony by Ricardo, with backings that are spare and which include lots of acoustic guitar. Post-bossa jazzy vocals with a slight electric twist – warm and intimate, but with lots of groove-oriented touches! Titles include "Saranda", "Estrela Da Cancao", "Cafune", "Trovaoda", "Pra Que Tanta Explicao", and "Le Son Hante". CD
(Out of print.)

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Armando Trovajoli7 Volte 7 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1968. New Copy .... $26.99
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from Armando Trovajoli – one of his sweet 60s soundtracks for the 7 Golden Men series of heist films – done with a great mix of mod jazz and lots of vocal touches! The vocals are especially great – sung by I Cantori Moderni – but with this harmonizing quality that's warmer and jazzier than their usual work – almost a Four Freshmen/Swingle sort of vibe, but mixed with unique inflections by Trovajoli on Hammond organ and other jazzy instrumentation – usually driven by some sweet snapping snare as well! This great CD version includes 8 previously unreleased bonus tracks, too! Includes "The Getaway", "Seven Times Blues", "The Red Bus", "The Big Brain" "Seven Times Seven", "Jail", "7 Volte 7 (Marcia)" and many more. CD
(Limited pressing of 500 copies.)

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Armando TrovajoliChe Fine Ha Fatto Toto Baby?/Gli Onorevoli (with bonus download card) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1963/1964. New Copy .... $22.99
Very groovy early work from Armando Trovajoli – two early 60s film scores, back to back on a single CD! Che Fine Ha Fatto Toto Baby has all the great jaunty jazzy elements we love in Trovajoli's late 60s material – that keen ear for cool sounds and unusual phrases, but never in a way that's too offbeat to swing – sometimes mixed here with slightly mellower passages that have some especially great sonic elements! A few tunes have great vocals by I Cantori Moderni – and the CD features 12 tracks from the film. I Cantori Moderni return on Gli Onorevoli – singing on a few nice tunes, which are nestled alongside some equally playful instrumental passages! Orchestrations are relatively full, but still jazzy, swinging, and sparkling with those great Trovajoli touches – and the CD features 13 tracks from the film. CD
(Limited edition – with bonus download!)

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Armando TrovajoliIl Vichingo Venuto Dal Sud/L'Uccello Migratore ... CD
Saimel (Spain), 1971/1972. New Copy .... $26.99
A pair of early 70s soundtracks from Armando Trovajoli – both of them overlooked, and both of them pretty darn groovy! Il Vichingo Venuto Dal Sud has a jangly English-language theme at the start – but then soon drifts into wonderfully mellow territory that mixes jazzy Fender Rhodes with bits of strings – elements used in ways that shift from cut to cut, with the keyboards echoing Trovajoli modes of the late 60s, while the strings underscore some slightly more serious emotion – but in a nice way! Vocal tunes include "Limited Concern" and "Jingles On My Mind". L'Uccello Migratore has a pretty cool 70s vibe throughout – bits of keyboard, guitar, and electric bass used in modes that shift from sunny to trippy to mellow – often with these little flourishes that really live up to all we've come to love from Armando, especially some of his best groovy 70s material. The few vocal tunes have a cool Sunshine Pop feel – and titles include "The Sun Is Shining On My Head", "L'Uccello Migratore", "Incontro Informale", and "Little Safari". CD
(Limited edition.)

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Armando TrovajoliItaliani Brava Gente ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy 2CDs .... $12.99
One of the more dramatic 60s soundtracks we've heard from the great Armando Trovajoli – a set of darkly brooding music that's perfect for the film's story of the Axis defeat in Russia during the winter of 1942! Trovajoli's got a really great way with his horns here – using them in this compressed way that really resonates strongly – sometimes with some very low-end energy that's quite striking, and which underscores the deeper feeling of the strings. But even better is the use of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – played here with an eerie, somber quality that's almost even more powerful than some of his work on westerns! This lavish 2CD package features the full soundtrack, plus a bonus CD of 32 more tracks – which means a lot more of Franco De Gemini to love than usual! CD

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Armando TrovajoliNell' Anno Del Signore ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1969. New Copy .... $14.99
A bit less groovy than some of the other Armando Trovajoli scores of the late 60s – but a soundtrack that's still got some wonderful musical moments! The film's a period piece, and the instrumentation is somewhat more traditional than some of Trovajoli's modder or bossa moments – but the change is a nice one, and shows a richer, more complicated side of his music – especially on the few tracks that feature vocals from the lovely Edda Dell'Orso. Titles include "Nell Anno Del Signore", "Addio", "I Carbonari", "Paolina", "Tema De Giuditta", "Sapessi Quanto Amore", and "Coro Della Morte". CD also features a 1998 solo piano recording of "Serenata Per Giuditta" – and the bonus suite of tracks "Nell Anno Del Signore". CD

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Armando TrovajoliSe Permettete Parliamo Di Donne ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1964. New Copy .... $26.99
A groovy early score from Armando Trovajoli – and one that's definitely got a number of tracks in the mod side of his spectrum! The main theme and a few other numbers use plenty of guitar – romping in a style that echoes some London modes of the mid 60s, but with a definite Trovajoli twist! Yet others bring in more jazz – and echo Armando's roots in that style – shown with a bit more flourish than his earlier records, yet a style that's also different than his soundtrack work in years to come. The set features piano from Trovajoli himself, and a bit of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – and vocals are by Michele on the title track, and by I Cantori Moderni on a few others. CD features 23 tracks in all – including "Se Permette Parliamo Di Donne", "Lo Stracciarolo", "Un Amore Difficile", and "Il Carcerato". CD
(Limited to 500 copies)

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Armando TrovajoliSeddok L'Erede Di Satana/Lycanthropus (Atom Age Vampire/Werewolf In A Girls' Dormitory) (with bonus download) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960/1961. New Copy .... $22.99
Two early horror soundtracks from Armando Trovajoli – back to back on a single CD! First up is Seddok L'Erede Di Satana (also known as Atom Age Vampire) – a score that's got lots of dark moments, way more so than Trovajoli's later bossa-styled work – with these really odd, offbeat orchestrations often mixed with even more unusual sounds! Things are pretty tense throughout – nice and spare and with the feel that something's about to jump out of the darkness at most moments – and the CD features 18 tracks from the film, remastered with great sound. Next is Lycathropus (aka Werewolf In A Girls Dormitory) – another wonderfully spooky score by Trovajoli, with weird woodwind passages and some other cool sounds that might be electronic, or might just be very inventive use of conventional instruments. A few of the best themes have this forward-cascading piano that's very nice – and the CD features 16 tracks from the film. CD
(Limited edition – with bonus download.)

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New Armando TrovajoliSesso Matto – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1972. New Copy .... $18.99
Funky grooves, floating vocals, mellow keyboards, and a whole lot more – easily one of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Armando Trovajoli – and certainly one of the grooviest too! There's a sublime quality to this score that's well made Sessomatto one of the best-remembered albums from the glory years of the Italian soundtracks – a sense of space, pacing, and timing that are simply breathtaking – and which are the perfect summation of Trovajoli's earlier experiments in music. As with his score to La Matriarca, the instrumentation here varies often – sometimes a bit of horns, nicely compressed; sometimes a floating harmonica line; sometimes keyboards; and sometimes a funky rhythm topped with vocals – all woven together in a rich pastiche of styles that makes the album one of the deepest soundtracks you'll hope to own from the time. The remastering here is wonderful – way better than the previous Japanese reissues, and done in a way that really isolates the best elements of the music – letting the simple balance of sound and space resonate beautifully, and exposing even more of Trovajoli's genius with a wealth of bonus tracks. These added numbers really open the whole thing up – taking the album way past the familiar "Sessomatto" theme (reworked and remixed for the dancefloor often in later years), and almost creating a mini-movie in sound – with all the requisite scene shifts and drama to match! CD features a whopping 41 tracks in all – with titles that include "Sessomatto", "Signora Sono Le Otto", "Two Happy People", "Ammuri Ammuri", "D'Amore Si Muore", "Un Amore Difficile", "Due Cuori E Una Birra", "Bravo Balli bene", "Scappa Gilda", "Vorrei Che Fosse Amore", "Searching For Something", and "L'Ospite". CD

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New Armando TrovajoliToto Di Notte No 1 ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1962. Used .... $9.99
A richly jazzy score from the great Armando Trovajoli – one that has him bringing out all of his best groovy elements, even early in the 60s! The tunes here range from upbeat and horn-based numbers to lighter, more playful tunes that use organ, accordion, and sax to work out some very sexy little themes. The tunes are all very nicely varied – so that each number presents a new musical theme, and continues to create fresh delights throughout the album – and if anything, our only complaint about the soundtrack would be that it's too darn short! Titles include "Piazza Navona", "Strip Cha Cha Cha", "Rosa Morena Twist", "Strip Tease Blues", "Strade Di Parigi", "Parigi Di Notte", and "Titoli". CD

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Armando TrovajoliToto E Peppino Divisi A Berlino ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1962. New Copy .... $19.99
A military film, but one with a playful little soundtrack – penned by Armando Trovajoli with just the right sort of comedic touches throughout! The melodies often have this quirky feel – not too far from Nino Rota at the time, and often played on woodwind and piano solos with a stepping quality that's very nice – whimsy that is sometimes matched by more military work on the snare drum – but often used in very gentle ways. The whole thing's pretty sweet – with qualities that really match some of the best Fellini film scores from the same time – quite a surprise compared to Trovajoli's later work! CD features new mastering, and 18 tracks from the film. CD

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VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 2 – More Raunchy, Erotic Film Music From The Vaults Of Italian 60s & 70s Cinema ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $15.99
Amazing grooves galore – part of a landmark series that really helped folks around the globe get a better understanding of the greatness of the Italian soundtrack scene in the 60s – all the wonderful sounds that were crafted for low-budget crime, comedy, and horror films of the period! The sounds are as sexy as the image on the cover – and if you're just dipping into the wealth of wonderful Italian soundtrack music, this set's a great place to start – thanks to cuts that include "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" by Bruno Nicolai, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, "A Doppla Faccia" by Nora Orlandi, "Shake Per Un Divorzio" by Fred Bongusto, "Mr Dante Fontana" by Piero Piccioni, "Bada Caterina" by Armando Trovajoli, "Easy Dreamer" by Piero Piccioni, "Sensi" by Luiz Bacalov, "London Streets" by Nico Fidenco', "Soho" by Nora Orlandi, and "Notti Caldi" by Perio Piccioni. CD

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VariousBeat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 1 – A Collection Of The Music That Started The Italian Lounge Craze ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $9.99
We don't know if this music actually "started" the Italian Lounge scene – because Italy's always been pretty darn loungey to us – but we can say that the package is a great batch of groovy soundtrack tunes, as sparkling musically as the cover is visually! The set pulls together 15 tracks from obscure 60s and 70s soundtracks – featuring work from some of Italy's hipper composers, and focusing on tunes of theirs with an upbeat, bouncy, mod 60s kind of approach! Titles include "Beirut Shake" by Luis Bacalov, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, "Big Doll Shake" by Luis Bacalov, "Inchiesta (new edit)" by Bertio Pisano, "Party Mood" by Armando Trovajoli, and "Seven Times Seven" by The Casuals. CD

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VariousC'era Una Volta Il Western ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
One of the nicest collections of Italian western soundtracks we've ever seen – and one with an approach that really gets at the best aspects of the genre! The set's got a great ear for the subtler, simpler, sometimes gentler styles used in spaghetti western scores – and it gets past the obvious, overdone, sometimes kitschy modes that seem to dominate other sets. Many titles are pulled from the catalog of Cinevox records, with a few other entries from additional Italian labels – and the package features 40 tracks in all, with titles that include "Seven Men" and "Quanto Costa Morire" by Franceso De Masi, "I Lunghi Giorni Della Vendetta" by Armando Trovajoli, "Gio La Testa" by Ennio Morricone, "Tema Di Clayton" by Pino Donaggio, "I Giorni Della Violenza" by Bruno Nicolai, "Carambola" by Franco Bixio & Fabio Frizzi, "Fantasia Western" by Roberto Pregadio, "Jeff Bloom" by Gianfranco Di Stefano, "Vado Vedo E Sparo" by Carlo Rustichelli, and "Ya Me Voy" by Luiz Bacalov. CD

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VariousCommedia Sexy All'Italia ... CD
Mediane (Italy), 2007. New Copy .... $15.99
A really crazy little package – one that's filled with sexy images from Italian comedies of the 60s and 70s – and packaged with a special CD to match! The booklet itself is practically softcore porn (so be aware of that, you sensitive viewers!) – full color pages with images from the films, most of which feature ladies in some state of undress. And the CD's also pretty great too – and features 20 classic sex comedy themes that include "Sessomatto" by Armando Trovajoli, "Isola Tuttofare" by Piero Umiliani, "Fail Piano Fai Presto" by Gianni Ferrio, "Quel Gran Pezzo Dell'Ubalda" by Bruno Nicolai, "Curiosita Infantili" by Fred Bongusto, "Vieni Avanti Cretino" by Lino Fanfi, and "Rio 70" by Nylon. CD

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $11.99
Soundtrack funk doesn't get any better than this – thanks to a head-expanding of tracks from the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s – served up with the usual ear for a great cut by the folks at Easy Tempo! The groove here is far from the "easy" you might expect – and most numbers have tight drums, funky basslines, and other heavy elements – all put together with an approach to the music that's far different than anything happening in the US at the time, especially in the way the instruments sound in the end – and in the way that the production techniques make them do really crazy things! Titles include "Parangua" by Luiz Bacalov, "Flirt a Rio" by Piero Umiliani, "Side Sleep" by Berto Pisano, "Little Shakie Girl" by Armando Trovajoli, "Tremendous Stars" by Piero Piccioni, "Under Drama" by Giancarlo Gazzani, "Realta No 5" by Stelvio Cipriani, "So" by Lara Saint Paul, "Israelites" by Capuano, and "Citta Viva" by Ennio Morricone. CD
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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 5 – A Slammin' Cinematic Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99
Slammin's a definite good choice for the title of this one – as this 5th entry in the Easy Tempo series seems even funkier than the other volumes – a set that's got plenty of full-on grooves, hand-picked from the genius Italian soundtrack years of the 60s and 70s! If you're looking for a place to start digging the full range of talents of the maestros of this time, you'd be hard pressed to find a better collection – as the Easy Tempo name always means the best bits from this scene, served up in a package that packs a lot more punch than any single individual soundtrack! Titles include "Loco Love Motor" and "The Frog" by Augusto Martelli, "Montreal Non Stop" and "Anice Nuraghi" by Luiz Bacalov, "L'Arcangelo" by Piero Umiliani, "Running Fast" by Stefano Torossi, "Blazing Magnum" by Armando Trovajoli, "Trop's" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Vuca" by Tony Mimms, and "The Chicken" by Dick Oliver. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 6 – A Cinematic Jazz Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99
The Easy Tempo groove is wider than ever here – still plenty funky, but also jazzy and groovy too – with some mod 60s influences filtering into the mix, and even a bit of vocals too! As always, the style is heavy on Italian soundtrack modes – that great blend of bossa, jazz, and other elements that graced so many cinematic excursions of the period – and which have been beautifully re-presented by Easy Tempo over the course of their excellent series. Set features titles that include "Sweden" by Tito Fontana, "Caccia Al Ladro" by Armando Trovajoli, "Tap 5" by Ettore Ballotta, "Notte In Allegria" by Piero Umiliani, "Golden Gate Bridge" by Riz Ortolani, "Gangster Song" by Piero Umiliani, "Ebony Ride" by Piero Piccioni, "Gordon Blues" by Francesco De Masi, "Concerto Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, and "Glad" by Lou Stein Trio. CD
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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 9 – The Ultimate Cinematic Compendium ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99
A Guido Crepax cover, and a batch of amazing soundtrack grooves – all wrapped up wonderfully as the 9th installment in the all-great Easy Tempo series! The sound here is superb – a blend of jazzy, bossa, and slightly funky numbers – all played with plenty of soul, and served up with a sound that easily shows why Italy was one of the hippest music scenes in the world at the end of the 60s. Instrumentation includes snakey sax, slinky keyboards, rumbling percussion, and more – all arranged with plenty of amazing twists and turns that go far beyond any expectations you might have from American cinema of the time! Highlights include a live version of Piero Piccioni's "Colpo Rovente"; work by the swinging vocal group I Cantori Moderni on both "La Ragazza Dalla Dalla Pelle Di Luna" by Piero Umiliani and "L'Uomo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio" by Pepo De Luca & I Marc 4; a Gak Sato edit of "Death Dies" by Goblin; an extended take on "Dancing For You" by Armando Trovajoli; and the sweet cut "Hard Times" by Piero Umiliani. 20 tracks in all – and wonderful throughout! CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2000. New Copy .... $15.99
A fantastic collection of rare bossa material from Italy! The set's one of the best we've ever seen of this type, and it's a completely fresh batch of tunes that breaks past a lot of the other Italian compilations of recent years. Some of the artists are familiar names – like Morricone, Piccioni, and Trovajoli – but there's plenty of other artists that we've never even heard before! A few themes are reworkings of familiar soundtrack tunes, but most of the material is original – and done with a sparkling sound that's really great! The grooves are filled with loads of tight drums, bubbling organ, jangly piano, and sweet female vocals in sort of a Morricone-ish tradition. Great stuff, and with 20 excellent tracks that include "Amori Finiti" by Giancarlo Gazzani, "Relief" by The Black Fire, "Rossana" by Armando Trovajoli, "Sometime" by A Santisteban, "Tema Di Linda" by Franco Micalizzi, "Curriculum" by Franco Chiari, "Coronado 990" by Orchestra Henry Stone, "Meditation" by Romano Mussolini, and "Warm Blood" by Tullio Gallo. CD
Also available Metti Una Bossa A Cena ... LP 18.99

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VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP .... $18.99
A fantastic collection of rare bossa material from Italy! The set's one of the best we've ever seen of this type, and it's a completely fresh batch of tunes that breaks past a lot of the other Italian compilations of recent years. Some of the artists are familiar names – like Morricone, Piccioni, and Trovajoli – but there's plenty of other artists that we've never even heard before! A few themes are reworkings of familiar soundtrack tunes, but most of the material is original – and done with a sparkling sound that's really great! The grooves are filled with loads of tight drums, bubbling organ, jangly piano, and sweet female vocals in sort of a Morricone-ish tradition. Great stuff, and with 20 excellent tracks that include "Amori Finiti" by Giancarlo Gazzani, "Relief" by The Black Fire, "Rossana" by Armando Trovajoli, "Sometime" by A Santisteban, "Tema Di Linda" by Franco Micalizzi, "Curriculum" by Franco Chiari, "Coronado 990" by Orchestra Henry Stone, "Meditation" by Romano Mussolini, and "Warm Blood" by Tullio Gallo. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Metti Una Bossa A Cena ... CD 15.99

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VariousSessomatto Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1997. New Copy .... $11.99
Full length CD that features a huge range of different talents all remixing the classic Italian soundtrack cut "Sessomatto" by Armando Trovajoli (which was included on Easy Tempo Vol 1). The set's got the full original version, plus cool remixes by Raphael Sebbag of U.F.O., DJ Smash, The Karminsky Brothers, Claudio Coccoluto, and other modern mixologists dedicated to transforming this classic jazzy bossa groove. Despite the repetition, the sound varies from track to track, and the release works well enough as a full-length LP with a sound that's in keeping with the rest of the Easy Tempo catalog. CD

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Armando TrovajoliArmando Trovajoli In Lounge ... 7-inch
New Copy (pic cover).... Around March 27, 2014 (delayed)
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New Armando TrovajoliMaciste L'Uomo Piu Forte Del Mondo ... CD
New Copy .... Late April, 2014
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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
The bikini beat is a great one here – no simple beach music classics, but a range of mod groovers from the classic years of the Italian soundtrack scene! This volume is heavy on electric elements – fuzzy guitars, keyboards, and more – all filtered nicely through a range of rhythms from the 60s and the 70s – bossa, jazzy, and funky – filled with amazing twists and turns throughout! The double-length collection is a treasure through and through – easily one of the greatest soundtrack sets we could have hoped for. Tracks include "Teresa L'Illusa" by Riz Ortolani, "Malizie Di Venere" by Gianpiero Reverberi, "Spy Chase" by Bruno Nicolai, "Airport Rock" by Barigozzi Group, "Shake 2000" by Piero Piccioni, "Amanda Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, "Un Detective" by Fred Bongusto, "Katmandu" by Piero Piccioni, "Theme" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Bambolona" by Luis Bacalov. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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New Gianni Boncompagni, Bruno Canfora, Italo GrecoColpo Di Sole/Spia Spione/Riuscira' Il Nostro Eroe A Ritrovare Il Piu' Grande Diamante Del Mondo ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1966/1967/1968. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of mid-to-late 60s Italian spy soundtracks – Italo Greco and Gianni Boncompagni's work for Riuscira' Il Nostro Eroe A Ritrovare Il Piu' Grande Diamante Del Mondo, Boncompagni's score for Colo Di Sole, and Bruno Canfora's work for Spia Spione – on one great CD from Beat Records! We'll admit to knowing very little about the films, but we must say, this material is very nicely curated, which shouldn't come as surprise given Beat's always warmly presented film score sets. It covers the genre terrain beautiful, from big scale, action-y orchestras, to stripped down, loungey cocktail jazz and beyond. The material from each of the three soundtracks is comprised of sequences on the title themes. 31 tracks in all! CD

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New Marc 4I Solisti Di Armando Trovajoli ... LP
Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully groovy! This is the first-ever album by the legendary Marc 4 studio group – a funky Italian combo that featured Armando Trovajoli on keyboards, plus backing by guitar, drums, and bass. The keyboards vary from funky organ to jangly electric harpsichord to sharp-edged piano – and the group's sound is often augmented by some extra horn work. Things are nicely funk and nicely groovy throughout – and although you may have a few tracks by Marc 4 on other comps, this is a great complete release of their work, with plenty of tracks that we've never heard before. Titles include "Silouette", "Jockey", "To Pedal", "Trafalgar Square", "Soho", "Love Theme", "Mato Grosso", "Lua Linda", and "Gare". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Armando TrovajoliL'Anatra All'Arancia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1975. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duck with orange, and a groovy set of musical backings as well – thanks to great 70s work from the legendary Armando Trovajoli! The soundtrack has a bit of the breezy elements of Trovajoli's 60s material, but also has these great soulful elements too – thanks to vocals from singer Suan, who contributes to about half of the songs on the core album. Armando plays piano, but also brings in lots of sweet 70s keyboards as well – used in soulful styles that are sometimes surprisingly funky – a real change that makes the record a great surprise! CD features the core album, plus 9 more bonus tracks too – and titles include "You Keep On Turning Me On", "Canard A L'Orange", "Surf Service", "Locked To A Duck", "I Betcha", "Enfado", and "Prima A Poi". CD

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New Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo ... CD
Black Cat (Italy), 1966. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This one's a kistchy comedy period piece – but the music is all-60s, all the way! The score was written by the great Armando Trovajoli – and he had no qualms about using as much Hammond organ, electric guitar, and other 60s easy psyche elements in this film about a visit by Beelzebub to ancient Rome. The music is performed by I Marc 4, and many of the tracks have groovy vocal refrains or choruses, giving the songs a hip go-go swinging sound! Great stuff all around, and the reissue comes with a gazillion extra tracks! Titles include "Legati Pacis", "Maddalena", "Adramelek", "Il Filo Dei Giorni", ""L'Attesa", "Moto Perpetuo", and "Quant'e Bella Giovinezza". CD

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New VariousBeat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 1 – A Collection Of The Music That Started The Italian Lounge Craze ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We don't know if this music actually "started" the Italian Lounge scene – because Italy's always been pretty darn loungey to us – but we can say that the package is a great batch of groovy soundtrack tunes, as sparkling musically as the cover is visually! The set pulls together 15 tracks from obscure 60s and 70s soundtracks – featuring work from some of Italy's hipper composers, and focusing on tunes of theirs with an upbeat, bouncy, mod 60s kind of approach! Titles include "Beirut Shake" by Luis Bacalov, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, "Big Doll Shake" by Luis Bacalov, "Inchiesta (new edit)" by Bertio Pisano, "Party Mood" by Armando Trovajoli, and "Seven Times Seven" by The Casuals. CD
Also available Beat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 1 – A Collection Of The Music That Started The Italian Lounge Craze ... CD 9.99

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New VariousBeat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 2 – Optique Cinetique ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fuzzed-out groovy 60s tunes – very mod, hip, and out of this world! These tasty little gems are pulled from obscure Italian soundtracks – very nicely collected in this fab package, with an ear-popping sound that includes great work on organ, guitars, electric harpsichord, and other instrumentation just right for coming up with a Blow Up party mood! Titles include "Discoteque Party" by Piero Umiliani, "Franco Nero Shake (new edit)" by Fred Bongusto, "Catherine Spaak Shake (new edit)" by Armando Trovajoli, "Easy Dreamer" by Piero Piccioni, "I Baronetti" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "Gaby Shake" by Nico Fidenco, and "Black Sheep Shake" by Luis Bacalov. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousCommedia Sexy All'Italia ... CD
Mediane (Italy), 2007. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really crazy little package – one that's filled with sexy images from Italian comedies of the 60s and 70s – and packaged with a special CD to match! The booklet itself is practically softcore porn (so be aware of that, you sensitive viewers!) – full color pages with images from the films, most of which feature ladies in some state of undress. And the CD's also pretty great too – and features 20 classic sex comedy themes that include "Sessomatto" by Armando Trovajoli, "Isola Tuttofare" by Piero Umiliani, "Fail Piano Fai Presto" by Gianni Ferrio, "Quel Gran Pezzo Dell'Ubalda" by Bruno Nicolai, "Curiosita Infantili" by Fred Bongusto, "Vieni Avanti Cretino" by Lino Fanfi, and "Rio 70" by Nylon. CD
(Slip case has some edgewear.)
Also available Commedia Sexy All'Italia ... CD 15.99

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New VariousDelirium Of The Senses – Psychedelia In Italian Cinema ... CD
Bella Casa (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tripped out gems from the glory days of the Italian soundtrack scene – tunes that are awash in magical musical touches, often with a fair bit more subtlety than you might expect from the psychedelic reference in the title! The work here is often somewhat mellow, but in a really great way – gently moving along in space with light guitar lines, organ, harpsichord, wordless vocals, and other elements – put together with effortless ease, and often produced in a way that makes the simplest of sounds come out with strangely abstract results. A few of the numbers are a bit dark, but mostly the mood is light and dreamy – and the package features 28 titles in all, with tracks that include "High Altar" and "Sidestep" by Berto Pisano, "L'Alfiere" and "I Giovanni Tigre" by Piero Piccioni, "4321 Morte" by Anton Garcia Abril, "Rebus" by Luis Bacalov, "What" by Claudio Gizzi, "Bambola Omicida" and "Danza Citar Free" by Piero Umiliani, "Forza G" and "Venta Del Mar" by Ennio Morricone, and "Il Filo Dei Giorni" and "L'Attesa" by Armando Trovajoli. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousEasy Tempo Volume 10 – End Titles ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius! Pure mad genius – and one of the best volumes in this always-great series! After 10 volumes, the folks at Easy Tempo have become incredibly well skilled at picking groovy soundtrack tunes – and this beautiful 20 track package is as much a delight for the ears as it is for the musically-driven mind. The range of grooves is incredible – with elements that include swinging Hammond organ, breezy wordless vocals, spare sax and reeds, cool vibes, and just about anything else the Italian soundtrack composers of the 60s and 70s could get their hands on! Titles include "Swing E Sesso" by Carlo Rustichelli, "On Ce Voit Ce Soir" by Philippe Sarde, "Allora Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai, "Tough Guys" by Carlo Pes, "Face To Face" by Stelvio Cipriani, "L'Isola Misteriosa" by Piero Piccioni, "Mary's Theme" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Qualcosa Piu Grande Di Noi" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Pupa Del Gangster" by Piero Umiliani. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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New VariousEasy Tempo Volume 10 – End Titles ... LP
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius! Pure mad genius – and one of the best volumes in this always-great series! After 10 volumes, the folks at Easy Tempo have become incredibly well skilled at picking groovy soundtrack tunes – and this beautiful 20 track package is as much a delight for the ears as it is for the musically-driven mind. The range of grooves is incredible – with elements that include swinging Hammond organ, breezy wordless vocals, spare sax and reeds, cool vibes, and just about anything else the Italian soundtrack composers of the 60s and 70s could get their hands on! Titles include "Swing E Sesso" by Carlo Rustichelli, "On Ce Voit Ce Soir" by Philippe Sarde, "Allora Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai, "Tough Guys" by Carlo Pes, "Face To Face" by Stelvio Cipriani, "L'Isola Misteriosa" by Piero Piccioni, "Mary's Theme" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Qualcosa Piu Grande Di Noi" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Pupa Del Gangster" by Piero Umiliani. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Clarke Boland Big BandJazz In The Movies – More Jazz ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1968. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A rare treat from the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – a sublime set of Italian soundtrack numbers first recorded in 1968! The set was cut at the height of the Italian soundtrack golden age, in Italy, where the group had been working and recording heavily – making for a perfect fit of styles: the sweet and groovy compositions of talents like Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Piccioni, and others, handled with the fire and energy that had become the trademark of the Clarke-Boland ensemble! The set grooves very nicely – with hard-swinging versions of tracks that include "More", "Seven Golden Men", "Your Smile", "Saxology", "La Bora De La Verdad", "Canto D'Amore", and "Questi Vent Anni Miei". CD

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New Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... LP
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's lovely vocals upfront in the mix, often joined in harmony by Ricardo, with backings that are spare and which include lots of acoustic guitar. Post-bossa jazzy vocals with a slight electric twist – warm and intimate, but with lots of groove-oriented touches! Titles include "Saranda", "Estrela Da Cancao", "Cafune", "Trovaoda", "Pra Que Tanta Explicao", and "Le Son Hante". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cade O Povo ... CD 12.99

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New Armando TrovajoliIl Profeta/La Matriarca ... CD
GDM/Cinedelic (Italy), 1968. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
2 of the grooviest soundtracks ever recorded by this Italian genius! For the score to the mod 60s film Il Profeta, Trovajoli adds in some great elements like twanging guitars, trippy sitar, and hammond organ – all of which groove along in kind of a "go go" mode on the set's best numbers, laying out a vision of swinging Italy that really makes us wish we were there! Titles include "Il Profeta", "Abbiamo Capito", and "Topo Di Campagna", all done in a number of versions, making for a total of 16 cuts in all! La Matriarca is even better – built around one lovely little melody, similar to Francis Lai's legendary A Man & A Woman soundtrack! The tune is totally compelling, and is played in a variety of speeds and settings – on organ, electric harpsichord, and piano – all with jaunty little rhythms, and a slightly bossa, slightly Frenchy sound to it. Really wonderful, and the kind of ditty you'll be humming for weeks after you listen to it! There's 9 tracks in all – including "Bossa Nova Remix", "Piano Solo", "Slow Take", "Main Titles", and "Dream Version". 25 cuts in all – with both soundtracks on the CD! CD

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New Franco De GeminiSi Puo Fare Molto Con 7 Donne ... CD
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Freewheeling grooves from the great Fanco De Gemini – a swinging score that nicely hangs onto some of the best 60s styles of the mod years, of the sort you might hear from Piero Piccioni or Armando Trovajoli! Some cuts have vocals – sung by the lovely Melody – and others have romping rhythms with either organ, or what seems to be amplified harmonica by De Gemini – a perfect fit for the playfully swinging sounds of the tunes! Titles include the sublime scatting "Cheops & Nefertiti", plus "Omar Khayyam", "What Is This Love", "Cairo Night", "Sphinx Show", and "Cos E L'Amore". CD

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New Piero PiccioniTemptation/La Figlia Del Capitano ... CD
Kronos (Germany), 1965/1968. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Tempting sounds from the great Piero Piccioni – two late 60s horror scores on a single CD! First up is Temptation – a soundtrack that's got some wonderful organ lines and slow-moving grooves – of the sort that were covered by the Easy Tempo series years back, when we first fell in love with Piccioni's music! There's a slow swell and soft step to the music that's mighty nice – almost a perfect distillation of the Italian bossa influences that made for some of the best film scores of the time! The CD features 13 numbers from the film – all of them great, and the kind of variations on a single groovy theme you might find in Armando Trovajoli's La Matriarca. La Figlia Del Capitano is a bit richer, with more strings in the music, and a few more dramatic spots too – yet overall, the mood nicely fits that of Temptation – with a sense of holding back, then running forward – which suits the music very well. CD features 10 tracks from La Figlia – for a total of 23 in all. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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New Robby PoitevinTenica Di Un Omicidio/Quella Carogna Dell'Ispettore Sterling ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 1966/1968. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Rare work from composer Robby Poitevin – pulled from two groovy Italian films of the late 60s! Tecnica Di Un Omicidio is a great action score, put together with a heavy dose of jazz – great vibes, flute, and plenty of other horns – blasting out with a hip style over lots of tight percussion – almost in the manner of spy films from the time, but with a lot more complexity at points, almost the depths of a drama, without any of the sleepy moments. The film's represented by 12 tracks here, all of them pretty great, and pretty different from each other – a really fresh batch of music that includes "Alba A New York", "Central Station", "My Man", "L'Ultima Vittima", "Bassifondi", "Clint In Agguato", and "Tecnica Di Un Omicido". Quella Carogna Dell'Ispettore Sterling is a great score to a hip 60s crime thriller – served up with a mod mix of bossa nova, jazz, and some groovier bits – really great music that easily rivals the late 60s greatness of better-known Italian composers like Armando Trovajoli or Piero Piccioni! Some tunes are upbeat and driving – almost in a mod mode – while others have a dreamier style that makes cool use of organ and voice, the latter of which is handled by I Cantori Moderni on two tracks, and Gianfranca Montedoro on one more. There's an odd sort of feel to the music, in ways that have the same sort of charm as the great score for The Tenth Victim, especially in the use of organ. Titles include "Allucianzione", "One More Step", "Alba A San Francisco", "Tema Dell'Ispettore Sterling", and "Adesso Che Hai Vent'Anni". CD

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New Armando TrovajoliC'Eravamo Tanto Amati (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Beat/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Totally great soundtrack music from the mighty Armando Trovajoli – a sweet 70s score that's filled with wonderful work on keyboards! The groove is gentle on most numbers, which lets the keyboards snake out in these cool slinky ways – often with an undercurrent of Euro sex, as you'd find in the music of Stelvio Cipriani – but with some of the lighter touches you'd find in Trovajoli's late 60s work for love stories too! Different melodies stand out on each track, but in a gentle way – and there's a slow-bubbling, slow-burning quality to the record that makes it completely seductive. Titles include "Picchiapo", "Tema Per Luciana", "Tema Amiciza", "Strano Interludio", "Tema Per Elide", and "Io Ero Sandokan", which features vocals by Maria Tereza. CD

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New PapikCocktail Martino – A Tribute To Bruno Martino ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A warmly jazzy tribute to the music of Bruno Martino – the Italian songwriter who's best known for the famous "Estate" – but who also gave the world a host of other wonderful tunes over the years! The set's done in a sparkling Irma Records style – with backings from Papik that mix 60s retro modes with 21st Century production – often with instrumentation from a small jazzy combo that has great keyboards and horns. Most vocals are in Italian, although the set also features a few non-Martino numbers too – and singers vary from number to number, which adds a nice sense of variety to the set. Titles include "Estate", "Fai Male", "Che Peccato", "Al Di La", "Se Mai", "Cos'Hai Trovato In Lui", "Soli Tra La Gente", "Sabato Sera", and "Rimpiangerai". CD

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New Carlo RustichelliI Due Vigili/Ma Chi T'Ha Dato La Patente (with bonus download) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1967/1970. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A pair of very groovy soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! I Due Vigili is a real departure from Carlo Rustichelli – and a score that has him in the best mod territory of Piero Piccioni and Armando Trovajoli – with lots of cool guitar, sweet Hammond lines, and other hip instrumental touches that make for tunes that are as groovy as they are playful! There's still a few echoes of early 60s Italian scoring at times, but most numbers have a great bouncy comedic feel – and the CD features 11 tracks from the film, including one unused number! Ma Chi T'Ha Dat La Patente is pretty great too – with some very cool moments that include a whimsical main theme with echoey whistling, some jazzier interludes, and weird use of voices and guitar at points! The whistling enough is more than enough to draw us in – and the CD features 9 tracks from the film! CD
(Comes with a bonus download card, too.)

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New VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 2 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Amazing grooves galore – part of a landmark series that really helped folks around the globe get a better understanding of the greatness of the Italian soundtrack scene in the 60s – all the wonderful sounds that were crafted for low-budget crime, comedy, and horror films of the period! The sounds are as sexy as the image on the cover – and if you're just dipping into the wealth of wonderful Italian soundtrack music, this set's a great place to start – thanks to cuts that include "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" by Bruno Nicolai, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, "A Doppla Faccia" by Nora Orlandi, "Shake Per Un Divorzio" by Fred Bongusto, "Mr Dante Fontana" by Piero Piccioni, "Bada Caterina" by Armando Trovajoli, "Easy Dreamer" by Piero Piccioni, "Sensi" by Luiz Bacalov, "London Streets" by Nico Fidenco', "Soho" by Nora Orlandi, and "Notti Caldi" by Perio Piccioni. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Beat At Cinecitta Vol 2 – More Raunchy, Erotic Film Music From The Vaults Of Italian 60s & 70s Cinema ... CD 15.99
 
 
 



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