Friday, November 11, 2011


Track 1 - Il Profeta / Armando Trovaioli
Track 2 - Tema Di Oscar / Berto Pisano
Track 3 - Kill Them All! / Berto Pisano
Track 4 - L'Arcidiavolo / Armando Trovaioli
Track 5 - Amore Amore Amore / Piero Piccioni
Track 6 - Playgirl 70 (Party Music 1) / Piero Piccioni
Track 7 - L'Eta Del Malessere (Beat Medio) / Steffano Torossi
Track 8 - Quand'ero Un Bebe' / Armando Trovaioli
Track 9 - Dove Vai Tutta Nuda / Armando Trovaioli
Track 10 - Once And Again / Armando Trovaioli
Track 11 - Playgirl 70 (Party Music 2) / Piero Piccioni
Track 12 - Vedo Nudo (Shake) / Piero Piccioni
Track 13 - Let's Find Out / Armando Trovaioli
Track 14 - Crazy / Armando Trovaioli
Track 15 - Eva La Venere Selvaggia (Shake) / Roberto Pregadio
Track 16 - Right Or Wrong / Piero Piccioni

I'm surprised I didn't get around to posting this series earlier - but here it is! These compilations were put out by Crippled Dick Hot Wax during the library / rare groove / Italian soundtrack resurgence in the late 1990's. While the track selection doesn't really work in terms of continuity, it matters little in the face of gems from Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovaioli and Steffano Torossi. Piccioni's "Vedo Nudo (Shake)" and "Playgirl 70 (Party Music 1)" are both excellent with their main rival being the slinky guitar and organ groove of "Crazy" by Armando Trovaioli. The album is a bit of a strange beast but there should be enough here to satisfy the majority of rare groove fans. Volumes 1 and 2 will be posted in the coming days.

1 comment:

Jason said...

I just happened to hear Tema Di Oscar on Pandora. I know it happens a lot, but it is a very blatant knockoff of "Classical Gas". Not saying I didn't like it, but wow, the composer nailed every highlight in the song, despite not using the same notes.