THE REG GUEST SYNDICATE – Underworld (1966)

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Welcome to the underworld a go-go! Here’s sole ’66 lp by this UK band lead by British pianist, arranger and music director Reg Guest, also known as Earl Guest. The album feature cool covers of well known 60’s spy & crime movie themes from James Bond, Man From U.N.C.L.E, The Avengers, The Saint… Great tunes as Underworld [stylish “Green Onions” ripoff] and Guys, Guns, Girls & Danger can be heard on instro lounge comps as “Instro Hipsters A Go-Go” or “Get Smarter”. Well, as this is a real fine stuff, here you got Stereo & Mono version [mono has more trax! and interesting bonus stuff of Earl Guest and Nashville Five], so ya gotta dig both alright! Dig!!!

 

 

 

LOUNGE AT CINEVOX – Beat vol.1 & 2 [Italian Lounge & Film Music]

“Lounge at Cinevox: Beat plucks a series of lounge-influenced instrumentals from the vaults of Cinevox Records, an Italian record company that has specialized in soundtracks for many decades. Lounge fanatics will be happy to know that much of the material on this disc is either previously unreleased or making its first appearance on compact disc. Much of the material presented here has a jazzy swing to it: “Bakenda Beat” layers freewheeling sax and piano solos over the throb of a tight rhythm section, and “Up to Date” is a furiously paced track that lets percolating horns take the lead over a rat-a-tat backbeat from the drummer. Other cuts pursue a psychedelic pop style: “La Cosa Buffa” is an organ showcase paced by some mellow guitar riffs, while “2968” is a positively unhinged tune that piles fuzz guitar riffs and squealing brass atop a throbbing, echo-laden drumbeat. Precious little here fits the easy listening tag, but the occasional cut gives the listener a breather: “Supermarket” is a mellow track that sets some groovy organ soloing to the rhythms of a gently funky bassline, and the elegant closer, “C’Era Una Volta Un Motivo,” juxtaposes yearning strings and peppy horns over a light jazz beat. The problem with Lounge at Cinevox: Beat is that its selections often sacrifice melodic content in favor of just creating a mood, and this might cause non-lounge fans to quickly lose interest. Despite this problem, most of the cuts keep things short and sweet (only “Unknit” overstays its welcome), and the disc maintains a solid lounge-y groove throughout. As a result, Lounge at Cinevox: Beat is a solid pick for European lounge enthusiasts.” [AllMusic]

Fine 60’s & 70’s Italian lounge music of Piero Umiliani, Carlo Savina, Augusto Martelli,Carlo Rustichelli, Giorgio Gaslini, Gianni Ferrio, Ennio Morricone… Some real cool funky fuzz & organ sounds. Say… Dig !!!

 

THE ECSTASY OF GOLD Vol.1-5 [Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West]

A killer batch of Spaghetti Western soundtrack grooves – one that features some of the coolest and most representative sounds of the genre – by the Italian composers who both invented and perfected the style! The compilers have done a great job putting together material that has all the definitive elements, but totally transcend cliches or self-parody. It’s also nice a balance of instrumental pieces and some groovy theme songs with vocals. Pure greatness!

Featuring best of the best Italian soundtrack composers of the 60s & 70s including Bruno Nicolai, Gianni Ferrio, Francesco De Masi, Marcello Giombini, Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Alessandro Alessandroni, Nora Orlandi, Nico Fidenco, Piero Umiliani, and many others! A killer mix of tonally perfect, action-packed western film score groovers. Dig!!!

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY !

The REAL COOL collection of SPY exploatation themes from 60’s SPY movies. Get your kicks with SUPERFINE mix of vocal & instro tunes from your favorite Secrete Agents flicks. John Barry, The Walker Brothers, The Ventures, Dusty Springfield, The Challengers, Nancy Sinatra, Lalo Schifrin, The Supremes… with some of your fav SPY tunes. Great concept, KILLER execution. Come Spy With Me, Dig!!!
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FLASHBACKS OF A FOOL

Memories
Reminiscences
& Broken Dreams
 One of the most touching film scenes I saw recently. Maybe the movie isn’t perfect but these “Roxy” moments are. Check It Out!
 …Shake your hair girl with your ponytail
Takes me right back (when you were young)
Throw your precious gifts into the air
Watch them fall down (when you were young)
Lift up your feet and put them on the ground
You used to walk upon (when you were young)
Lift up your feet and put them on the ground
The hills were higher (when we were young)
Lift up your feet and put them on the ground
The trees were taller (when you were young)
Lift up your feet and put them on the ground
The grass was greener (when you were young)…
[Roxy Music “If There Is Something” 1972.]