Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Show 5: Someone say spaghetti?

Well, it happens at least a couple of times a year. A few spaghetti western refugees make their way into the Mauna Loa Lounge and insist on hearing nothing but spaghetti western soundtracks. I spin a few tunes to keep Ringo, Sartana, and the rest of the boys happy until they git up and mosey on out...

All of the tracks on this week’s show are from a hard to find Japanese CD on the RCA label, simply called Italian Western Movie Themes. One of the first recordings I bought when I switched over to the popular CD format way back when...

A couple of these tracks used to be quite rare, until they recently started showing up on other spaghetti western compilations. Hope you especially enjoy the last track (it’s on the LuxuriaMusic playlist and will come up from time to time, in case you miss this particular episode of Thrifting for Tunes)... I think it may be my favorite piece of spaghetti western music.

Song 1 : : Per Il Gusto di Uccidere
Artist : : Orchestra di M. de Basi
Album : : Italian Western Movie Themes

Sounds like it was pulled straight off the film’s soundtrack. IMDB link

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Song 2 : : Hang ‘em High
Artist : : Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra and Chorus
Album : : Italian Western Movie Themes

Domenic Frontiere’s theme to the American knock-off spaghetti western. IMDB link

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Song 3 : : All ‘Ombra di una Colt
Artist : : N. Fidenco
Album : : Italian Western Movie Themes

What lyrics! How dramatic can you get? I translated the gist of it all in my comments on the show. IMDB link

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