UGO BUSONI - CONTEMPORANEO (197?)


Great library by Ugo Busoni on Nuova Idea label. Many musical styles in this rare record. Enjoy!

BRUNO BATTISTI D'AMARIO / PETE PEARL /MARIO PEZZOTTA & OTHERS - SENSAZIONI (1970)


Found this Lp for cheap and bought it for the amazing sexy cover. Easy Listening compilation for high listening pleasure! There is also a Flight Of The Bumble Bee version by maestro Bruno Battisti D'Amario! Enjoy!

UNIVERSAL ENERGY - UNIVERSAL ENERGY (1977)


Universal Energy is an electronic duo from France. This is the only Lp they released, awesome space disco!

MARC CHANTEREAU / PIERRE-ALAIN DAHAN / SLIM PEZIN - DISCO & CO (TELE MUSIC 1979)


Rare and groovy disco-funky Lp released by french library label Tele Music in 1979. This is the first of 3 volumes, all printed in the same year, all insanely good!

JANKO NILOVIC / WILLY ALBIMOOR - POP SHOPIN (1976)


Here's another Montparnasse 2000 library, many more will follow.
Easy listening-jazz-funk with lots of flute and brass. Enjoy!

BERNARD HERRMANN - OUTER SPACE SUITE (1983)


This LP released by  Cereberus Records compiles some scores for 50's sci-fi and thriller tv and radio programs written by Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, Taxi Driver, Citizen Kane etc etc), including The Outer Space Suite. This suite for winds and percussions was commissioned by CBS in 1957 to underscore upcoming programming. The music Herrmann composed set the style for the later scoring Rod Sterling's The Twilight Zone. Side B collects two scores for CBS radio shows The Moat Farm Murders and The Hitchhiker. These are suspense and tensive scores, anticipating some ideas Herrmann later developed for Hitchcock movie scores.

JANKO NILOVIC - CHORUS (1974)


Here's some heavy choral-jazz-funk vibes from the Montparnasse 2000 archives. "The Third Power" and "One Together" are amongst my favorite Nilovic tracks, along with amazing samba track "Homage A Pelé". 

NELSON RIDDLE - BATMAN ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM (1966)


This is the original soundtrack to Batman Television Series, the original one with Adam West as Bruce Wayne. The original theme was written by Neal Hefti, 3 notes for an iconic song that got covered by hundred of artists (including the Ventures, Link Wray and The Who), while the tv soundtrack version, more jazzy, was arranged by Nelson Riddle. Enjoy my vinyl rip of the album, including voices of The Penguin, The Riddler, Zelda and Mr. Freeze.

JEAN-JACQUES ROBERT & JEAN-MICHEL GUISE - DELIRIUS MUSIC (1972 or 1973)


Here's another great library record by legendary french label Montparnasse 2000. Delirius Music is a bossa/funk/easy/psych gem by Jean-Jacques Robert and Jean-Michel Guise, who composed the soundtracks for a couple of softcore movies ("Avortement Clandestine" and "Caroline Mannequin Nu") in the seventies. Some of these tracks are included in this record, one of the rarest from the MP2000, also because of its sexy cover with a masturbating lady. Year of release is unknown but it should be dated between 1972 and 1973 according to Montparnasse catalogue. Enjoy my vinyl rip of this fantastic album!

PERREY & KINGSLEY - SPOTLIGHT ON THE MOOG - KALEIDOSCOPIC VIBRATIONS (1967)


I love old Moog records and this is one of my favorites. Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jacques Perrey were among the first artists to experiment the Moog Modular, reinterpretating classic themes with humor and a futurist approach (listen to "Strangers In The Night", "Moon River"). That was the future, in 1967, and it became the future: these proto-pop gems anticipated 80's synth pop, scratching  and glitch music. "One Note Samba" is a total classic and the track that totally made me fall in love with this record. Enjoy these mp3s I ripped!

PINTO VAREZ - MOTIVI AL VOLANTE (1968)


Pinto Varez is a pseudonym of Francesco Anselmo (aka Lee Selmoco), composer, pianist and art director for Vedette Records. In the 50's he played piano in many records by Armando Sciascia, who founded Vedette in 1962.  In the 70's Anselmo became the official pianist of Quartetto Cetra. Motivi Al Volante is a cool easy/bossa/r'n'b album recorded in 1968. Enjoy my vinyl rip!

PIERO UMILIANI - IL PARADISO DELL'UOMO (1963)


Umiliani was hardly influenced by world music during all her record production. Le Isole Dell'Amore (1970), Paesi Balcanici (1972), Genti E Paesi Del Mondo (1975), Continente Nero (1975) and Polinesia (1975) are just some of the many productions the Maestro composed under the inspiration of rhythms and sounds he heard during his travels around the world. Il Paradiso Dell'Uomo is one of his earliest records, a soundtrack to a documentary about everyday life of a japanese woman (aka Giappone Proibito). Great japanese-influenced-jazz. Enjoy my vinyl rip!

GIANNI FERRIO - IL KILLER (1969)


"Il Killer" n excellent lounge score featuring jazz & fast rhythms, elegant slow tunes & a bit of psychedelia by Gianni Ferrio. Among the tunes : " Troppo Dolce, Prego!" and " Pedigree ", both in full jazz vein, " Strana Gente " (instrumental version), characterized by a fast rhythmic, the psych presence of sitar and a jazzy game between piano and trumpet, " Nuovi Ricchi " an excellent dance tune underlined by a fast drumming, the psychedelic " Un Gelato Per Tutti " and " Semifreddo " featuring refined slow sonorities up to the entrance of an exciting Hammond-sound..... The songs " Creatura Sensibile " and " Strana Gente " are performed by Olympia and Peppino Gagliardi, both in Italian. Enjoy this mp3s I ripped from my collection.

ALBERTO BALDAN BEMBO - ALBERTO BALDAN (1964)



Here's another cool record by Alberto Baldan Bembo, the first he ever recorded. Beat/Easy/Funk tracks from one of my favorite italian composers from the italian soundtrack golden Era. Take a listen to these mp3's I ripped from my collections.

OSCAR PRUDENTE - STADIUM (1977)


Composed for the italian football tv show "Domenica Sprint", this track is one of the best pieces of disco-funk you will ever hear, and also has one of the best bass lines ever. True italian classic!

BRUNO BATTISTI D'AMARIO, FILIPPO RIZZUTO, ENRICO CORTESE, FRANCO GOLDANI ‎– TRASPARENZE (NIKE 1973)



This is a nice library lp I stumbled upon last week. Most tracks are by maestro Bruno Battisti D'Amario, one of the most famous italian guitarists, who played on all the legendary western movie soundtracks composed by Ennio Morricone. Many nice tracks in this rare record, beat/bossa/lounge/jazzy tunes.
Enjoy this mp3s I ripped from my collection.

MARCELLO GIOMBINI - SEXY AL NEON: SEXY TRUMPET / SEXY TWIST (1962)



Marcello Giombini was an italian composer who scored many spaghetti westerns, horror, giallo and sci-fi movies. Sexy al Neon is a mondo movie directed by Ettore Cecchi in 1962 showing night clubs around the world. The 2 tracks composed by Giombini for this film are a true bomb. First time I listened to this 7" (especially the B side, Sexy Twist) I really thought it could easily be included in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. Really wild twist-surf'n roll. 
Just listen to these mp3s I ripped to get what I'm talking about.


ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI - I CANTORI MODERNI DI ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI (1970)



Well known by library music collectors, Alessandro Alessandroni recorded with his Cantori Moderni many beautiful soundtracks, such as "Per Un Pugno Di Dollari", "Sette Uomini D'Oro", "Il Buono Il Brutto E Il Cattivo". This 8 piece choir includes Edda Dell’Orso, Giulia De Mutiis (Alessandroni whife), Gianna Spagnuolo, Augusto Giardino and Franco Cosacchi. This is one of the fewest vocal recording library and the only LP by the group. Never available for sale, promotional edition only. The Lp itself is really sophisticated, voices are used to build complex rhythm pattern from scat jazz tradition to folk to vague primitive avanguarde atmosphere. Aria Di Provincia is one of my favorites. 
Enjoy this mp3s I ripped from my vinyl collection.

LUCIANO MICHELINI & BANA SISSOKHO - IL DECAMERONE NERO (1972)


"Il Decamerone Nero" (aka Africa Erotica aka Tropical Sex) is an erotic-adventure movie directerd by Piero Vivarelli in 1972. Soundtrack is composed by Luciano Michelini, also known for other cool OST such as "La Polizia Accusa" and "L'Isola Degli Uomini Pesce". Side A of the album contains the music of Michelini, including the song "La Reina Bella", co-composed with director Vivarelli and the African musician Bana Sissokho and sung by Beryl Cunningham and the side B includes the songs written by Bana Sissokho and some traditional pieces recorded live in Africa. Enjoy this mp3s I ripped directly from my vinyl collection.

TULLIO DE PISCOPO - SUONANDO LA BATTERIA MODERNA (1974)


Born in Naples and son of a drummer himself, Tullio De Piscopo is one of the most talented italian drummers and percussionist, well known in italian pop, funk and jazz circles. His first recording, "Suonando La Batteria Moderna" (Vedette 1974), is an instructional record with some of the best recorded and best played drums you will ever hear.  Extremely rare to find in its first vinyl press, over the years it has been sampled by thousands of djs and producers from all around the world.

TAK SHINDO - MGANGA! (1958)


Takeshi "Tak" Shindo was a Japanese American musician, composer and arranger. He was one of the prominent artists in the exotica music genre during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is most remembered for the albums he released from 1958 to 1962, including this one, "Mganga! The Primitive Sounds of Tak Shindo" (1958), "Brass and Bamboo" (1959) and "Accent on Bamboo" (1960). He also released several albums in Japan during the mid-1960s that blended American and Japanese musical traditions. In 1980, he made a documentary film, "Encounter with the Past," about the Manzanar relocation camp where he was relocated in 1942 as part of the Japanese American internment policy.

CAMILLE SAUVAGE - FANTASMAGORIES (1976)


Fantasmagories is a horror themed album by french soul-jazz-funk clarinetist Camille Andre Sauvage. This is very abstract music, perhaps best categorized as musique concrete or avant-garde depending on who you ask. Sauvage masterfully incorporates screeching out-of-tune saxophones, menacing basslines, a plethora of percussion instruments, finger-snaps, strange electronic sounds, ghostly voices, Jews harp, horns and flutes to create this dark masterpiece. Music concrete meets psychedelic electronics pop!