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Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". CD
Also available Temi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)
Also available Temi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD 16.99

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Gianni MarchettiL'Occhio Selvaggio (aka The Wild Eye – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
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! 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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Puccini/Verdi/Bizet/Flotow/Leoncavallo/GounodWorlds Favorite Tenor Arias – Pagliacci/Martha/Carmen/La Boheme/Rigoletto/Faust/Tosca/Aida/Turnadot/Il Trovatore – Luciano Pavarotti ... LP
London, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear.)

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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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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... CD
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy ... $7.99
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

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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 TrovajoliI Pianeti Contro Di Noi ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unusual soundtracks we've ever heard from the mighty Armando Trovajoli – an early 60s sci-fi score, but one that's got plenty of jazz in the mix too! The music's quite compelling – warm at some moments, electronic and spooky at others – almost in that weird blend of bossa, jazz, jerk, and sci-fi used by Peter Thomas for Raumpatrouille – but maybe with less in the way of production effects overall. Even at this early point, Trovajoli's got a great way of blending 60s Italian modern with some warmer touches – and we love the blend of acoustic and electric elements, especially without the fuller strings that you'd find in an American space soundtrack of the time. CD

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Armando TrovajoliSeddok L'Erede Di Santana (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really surprising score from the great Armando Trovajoli – especially if you only know his bigger hits of the 60s, or his lighter, more bossa-styled material! As you might guess from the cover, this one's for a horror film with a dark spooky edge – and Trovajoli follows the spirit of the film wonderfully, with these really odd, offbeat orchestrations often mixed with even more unusual sounds – sometimes elements that we can't figure out at all – although they might just be familiar instruments, but used in really weird ways! 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 album features 20 spooky tracks from the score! LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando TrovajoliSuona Ciao Rudy ... LP
GDM (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Not the usual 60s soundtrack from the great Armando Trovajoli – as the set's more of a jazz quartet outing overall, and reflects the maestro's earlier modes of the 50s! The group features Trovajoli on piano, alongside guitar, bass, and drums – and although the tunes are from a musical penned by Armando, the performance is jazz all the way through – with really strong solos from the leader, and more dynamic work on the keyboard than you might expect! Tracks include the excellent bossa number "Questo Si Chiama Amore" – plus other nice ones that include "Abbiamo Julio", "Ciao Rudy", "Il Proibizionismo", "Piaceva Alle Donne", and "Gente Matta". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLibrary Of Sound Grooves – Erotic Vibrations & Bossa Moods From The Italian Cinema 1966 to 1973 ... LP
Semi Automatic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
There's plenty of sexy images on the cover here – and plenty of sexy sounds on the record as well – a sweet batch of erotic numbers from the glory days of Italian cinema – all perfectly-selected, and served up in this pretty wonderful package! The music is from some of the greats of the genre – Morricone, Trovajoli, and others – and the focus is on the slinky, jazzy, bossa-styled sounds the maestros gave us during the period – often with a female vocalist thrown into the mix to emphasize the sensual quality of the music! And although sexy, most of these tunes are still pretty upbeat and groovy – similar to other releases in this series, and in a limited pressing too. Titles include "Parata 2" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "Valentina" by Gianni Ferrio & Mina, "Voce D'Amore" by Gianfranco Plenizio, "Basta Guardaria 9" by Franco Pisano, "Ubalda All Naked & Warm" by Bruno Nicolai, "Sfumature V1" by Mostra Colletivvo, "Wa Da Da Da" by Armando Trovajoli, and "Susan's Theme" by Daniele Patucchi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 750 copies.)

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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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Marc 4I Solisti Di Armando Trovajoli (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 1968. New Copy ... On February 1, 2016 (delayed)
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". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – new versions of "Alex" and "Mato Grosso", and the track "Just Simple". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Armando TrovajoliAcquarelli Vol 4 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), New Copy ... About November 20, 2015 (delayed)
LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Chico BuarqueO Trovador – 50 Anos ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gildo De FreitasO Trovador Dos Pampas ... LP
Continental (Brazil), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in pen in one corner, but is great otherwise.)

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✨✧ Flamingo Group feat Marie Rottrova & Peter NemecThis Is Our Soul ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from the Czech scene of the early 70s – but a set that clearly draws its inspiration from the sound of mid-60s London – especially artists who mix jazz and soul, like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money! The core combo is totally great – with a very R&B-drenched vibe – and they work here with guest vocals from singers Marie Rottrova and Petr Nemec, who take turns singing the tunes. But maybe the best moments are the longer Hammond instruments – "Quasimodo's Dream" and "Sunny" – which both feature searing solos from Vladimir Figar, who's a hell of a player on the organ, with some mighty nice ideas! Other titles include "Big Chain", "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby", "Purple Angels", "Chain Of Fools", "Hey Lonely Girl", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(One corner of the cover is slightly bumped, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Gianni MarchettiWild Eye – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1968. Used ... Temporarily 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! Titles include "Bali Street", "The Sultan", "Don't Go Away", "The Kiss", "Two Lovers", "Love Comes Back", "Goodbye", and "Golden Age". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)
 
 
 



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