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✨✧ Maria CreuzaVoce Abusou ... LP
RGE (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Maria Crueza's best recordings! It's one of her better albums of bossa nova work, given a bit of a 70's twist, and with the kind of percussive edge that you hear in some of Crueza's other albums. Mike Ribas arranged, and the album features guest performances by Sebastio Tapajos and Pedro Dos Santos. Tracks include "Ossain", "Carinoso", "Joao Valentao", "Queixas", and "De Onde Vienes" – and a lot of the album has a nice samba groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Trova pressing, from Argentina, from the late 70s. Cover has light wear.)
 
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Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Luiz Bacalov – a set that's filled with sex and slink, but which also has a great sense of groove as well – blending bossa jazz, mod moments, and all the best styles of the late 60s Italian scene! The music is mostly acoustic, but has a really great way of using sustained notes on flute – which creates this dreamy vibe that's almost electric, especially when offset by acoustic basslines, percussion, and piano – all used at a level that's right up there with the best from Morricone or Trovajoli at the time! There's also wonderful drifting vocals in the mix – courtesy of Nora Orlandi – and titles include "Round Nassau", "Swingin Easy In Tanganika", "Rio Zona Sul", "L'Amica", and "Taxi Cab 67". CD also features 9 bonus tracks too! CD

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaSette Note In Nero (Psychic) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful little horror soundtrack from the team of Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – much more subtle than most others of the time, and handled with some very unusual styles! There's a gently flowing quality to the music here that we really love – a slow-building approach that's certainly somewhat about suspense, but which also comes across even more with a sense of contemplation – a love of the uncommon sounds produced here by common instruments, really revelling in the way that they flow out into the story. At one level, there's almost some of the gentleness of early 70s Morricone – but with some of the darker tones of the growing Italian horror genre. CD features a whopping 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "With You", "Suicidio", "Ritrovamento Del Cadavere", "La Lettera", "Conversazione", "Tunnels", "Strane Visioni", and "Allucinazioni". CD

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Robby PoitevinTenica Di Un Omicidio/Quella Carogna Dell'Ispettore Sterling ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 1966/1968. Used ... $9.99
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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Nino RotaFellini, Visconti, Decadence, & Dreams (8 1/2/Rocco & His Brothers/The Leopard/Boccacio 70/more) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
An overstuffed collection – one that's filled with famous Nino Rota soundtrack material – for films by Fellini, Visconti, and others! First up is the excellent score for 8 1/2 – beautiful work by Nino Rota – filled with the kind of classic themes that distinguished his best work for Fellini. Carlo Savina conducted, and he does an excellent job with Rota's ideas – crafting them into short little packets of sound, woven tightly into little balls that pass back and forth as the mood of the film changes, in a similar mode to the scoring for La Dolce Vita. Titles include "Cadillac", "Cimitero", "Discesa Ai Fanghi", "La Passerella D'Addio", "Concertino Alle Terme", and "E Poi". Next is Rocco & His Brothers – a wonderful Nino Rota score – composed around the same time as his better-known work for Fellini, but done for a film directed by Luchino Visconti! There's a great mix of darkness and light in the music – some playful themes mixed with moodier moments – set to instrumentation that includes organ, bandeon, violin, and sax – with occasional larger orchestrations as well, but always with that sense of intimacy that made Rota one of the first fresh composers on the European scene of the postwar years. If you dig Rota's work for Fellini, you'll find plenty here to love – on titles that include "Come Tu Vuoi", "Milano E Nadia", "Terra Lontana", "L'Amore Di Rocco", and "La Loro Storia". The Leopard is a slightly more straightforward score – done for the famous film with Burt Lancaster in the lead. Boccaccio 70 is a 3-part soundtrack to a 3-part film that features different segments by Fellini, Visconti, and De Sica. The mode is Italian sex comedy – and the styles used here by Trovajoli and Rota are groovy and whimsical – occasionally touched with jazz or jerk/beat modes, but more in the ornate humoresque mode of early 60s Italian scores. CD also features Rota soundtrack material from the films La Riffa, Il Lavora, and The Temptation Of Dr Antonio. CD

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Armando TrovajoliBeat Generation ... LP
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The great Armando Trovajoli composed some of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s – but at the start of the decade, he was also shining strongly on the jazz front as well – turning out amazing work on albums like this, which we'd love to death, even if we didn't know him from his film scores! The music has a sharp, soulful focus that's somewhere between the early 60s magic of the Basso-Valdambrini group on the Italian scene, and the hard-swinging work of the Clarke Boland Big Band – and the larger ensemble here features Trovajoli on piano, plus Gianni Basso and Gino Marinacci on saxes, Dino Piana and Enzo Forte on trombones, Oscar Valdambrini and Nini Rosso on trumpets, and Franco Pisano on guitar. As you'd guess from the title, the album's designed to sum up the ethos of the Beat Generation – which Trovajoli does very well on these dynamic, colorful jazz tracks that include "So Long", "The Stretch", "Why Not", "OK", and "Bonjour Tristano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing too – with gatefold cover and insert.)

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Armando TrovajoliDr Jekyll E Gentile Signora/Basta Che Non Si Sappia In Giro ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976/1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of comedic soundtracks from the great Armando Trovajoli – back to back on a single CD! First up is Dottor Jekyll & Gentile Signora – which has lots of electric keyboards that slink and slide around – sometimes hitting a 70s Euro erotic mode, but often sliding into more conventional Italian horror styles as well – a nice back and forth juxtaposition that keeps things interesting, and pushes the soundtrack away from cliches in both genres! The main theme is disco, but things get a bit more subtle as the score moves on – and the CD features a total of 14 tracks from the film. Next is the earlier Basta Che Non Si Sappia In Giro – which has this great 70s vibe at times, almost a CTI-style reworking of Trovajoli's earlier modes, with some especially sweet keyboards – mixed with other numbers that get a bit more playfully dramatic. CD features another 18 tracks from the film – and almost 80 minutes of music overall! CD

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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 TrovajoliPoveri Milionari ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1959. New Copy ... $23.99
The poor little millionaire gets a great soundtrack here from Armando Trovajoli – working at a point that's relatively early in his film career – when he was still doing a lot of jazz and other instrumental work on other fronts as well! There's definitely lots of jazz in the mix – with piano solos from Trovajoli himself – and some sweet charts that use some very groovy guitar parts in ways that range from mellow and late nite to more swinging overall. Franco De Gemini plays a nice harmonica solo in a few spots – and the CD features 19 tracks from the film! CD

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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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VerdiIl Trovatore – Price/Obraztsova/Bonisolli/Cappuccilli/Raimondi/Karajan/Corro Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker ... CD
EMI/Famigilia Chistiana (Italy), 1977. Used 2CD ... $1.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
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

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Armando TrovajoliIl Commisario Pepe (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About July 7, 2015 (delayed)
A tremendous Italian soundtrack from the 60s – one of those "must own" records that grabs us at the very first note! We're already pretty partial to the sweet grooves of Armando Trovajoli, but he's really outdone himself here – pulling together the sweet keyboard lines of Il Matriarca and inflecting them with fuller strings, some funkier rhythms, and other hip modes that even include an English language vocal from Lydia MacDonald – all to make a soundtrack that twists and turns with delight at each new tune – always fully Italian 60s, but also filled with lots of surprises too! Alessandro Alessandroni does a bit of whistling, Edda Dell'Orso throws in a bit of wordless singing, and I Marc 4 play a bit as well – but the whole thing's still totally fresh and beyond cliche – and presented here with lots of bonus tracks too! Titles include "Love Is A Woman", "Masquerade", "Theme", "Beat For A Nun", "We'll Keep Trying", "A Lonely Man", "Surrender", and "Waltz Theme". CD

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Armando TrovajoliIl Gigante Di Metropolis ... CD
Kronos (Austria), New Copy ... About July 1, 2015 (delayed)
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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliSesso Matto – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 2 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily 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.)

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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. 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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEasy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Remastered edition.)

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✨✧ Gianni MarchettiL'Occhio Selvaggio (aka The Wild Eye – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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! This great 2015 CD versionincludes the complete original album – plus 8 bonus versions from the film – and the titles include "Il Bonzo", "La Lettera", "I Templi D'Oro", "L'Ultimo Appuntamento", "Il Bacio", "Bali Street", and "Farfalle" – plus bonus 6 alternate sequences of the title theme and more, CD

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliBeat Generation (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The great Armando Trovajoli composed some of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s – but at the start of the decade, he was also shining strongly on the jazz front as well – turning out amazing work on albums like this, which we'd love to death, even if we didn't know him from his film scores! The music has a sharp, soulful focus that's somewhere between the early 60s magic of the Basso-Valdambrini group on the Italian scene, and the hard-swinging work of the Clarke Boland Big Band – and the larger ensemble here features Trovajoli on piano, plus Gianni Basso and Gino Marinacci on saxes, Dino Piana and Enzo Forte on trombones, Oscar Valdambrini and Nini Rosso on trumpets, and Franco Pisano on guitar. As you'd guess from the title, the album's designed to sum up the ethos of the Beat Generation – which Trovajoli does very well on these dynamic, colorful jazz tracks that include "So Long", "The Stretch", "Why Not", "OK", and "Bonjour Tristano". CD
Also available Beat Generation ... LP 19.99
 
 
 



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