Feb
03
2017
0

Brigitte Bardot

Italian group Momo Yang is famous for  “La Malaguena”.

“Brigitte Bardot” is a flip side of “Salsa Jeans EP”.

This song is a cover version of samba song “Brigitte Bardot” by Jorge Veiga.

Momo Yang’s “Brigitte Bardot” is produced by Vittorio Bacchetta.

He uses the pseudonym “Victor Bach”, who is famous for “Living In Harmony”.

Momo Yang – Brigitte Bardot

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Jan
31
2017
0

Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin

Paul Martin’s “Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin” is well known as a sampling source of Kza’s “Le Troublant Acid” in Japan.

Paul Martin is also known as Jean-Pierre Castaldi.

Paul Martin – Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin (pitch up plus7)

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Dec
19
2016
0

Sonny and the Babysitter

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Another incarnation of Renato Ulvioni, under his Leroy Vohn moniker, this time in 1977 as Sonny and the Babysitter, a project featuring also colleague Leezy Lazz AKA Loreno Lazzarini.

One of those classical case of disco-era releases sporting a totally weird, funny and random / politically uncorrect cover.

Result would have fitted perfectly in an italian b-movie to me, as, yes! it’s a guy with a mullet and big ‘taches looking at you and you know what that look stands for……….

Sonny and the babysitter – Easy construction

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Oct
20
2016
0

Claudio Villa

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Possibly the only disco LP italian singer Claudio Villa ever released. Published in 1977, arranged by maestro Vittorio Bacchetta aka Victor Bach (monikers: Bach Gammon’s Easy, Fafe Ya, A&B Corporation), it’s an underrated hybrid between canzone napoletana, disco, and big band. Only apparently an attempt to capitalize on the disco fashion of the time, features the English standard Donkey Serenade in an exciting disco Neapolitized cover.

Claudio Villa – Serenata Del Somarello (The Donkey Serenade)

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Sep
23
2015
0

Disco Dance 5 Mix

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Disco Dance 5

Downtempo, uptempo and more queso than at the food court of El Corte Inglés.

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Feb
03
2015
0

Insh’Allah

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Mike Batt – Insh’Allah

And from behind Yuhua Ben and Z’Ab twenty maidens appeared, carrying large plates of Sikbaj made with vingar; from the tribe of Fazara seven pots of Fattoush with mint, cucumber, olive oil, garlic, and onions from IbnZuqqa; rice puddings; mint tea; Quwarmah Al Dajaj with nutmegs and dates and cooked in Khudr Almazad juice of rather startling green color; orange blossom Khafeh; roasted and salted broad beans; sole fillets poached in fish stock and lime and garnished with shellfish and served under a rich buttery sauce as teached by the great Naswad Asaf ud-Dowlah; elephants milk; eight hundred sparrows killed by the the falcon of Quraysh Abd al-Rahman, who escaped by his cunning the spearheads of the lances and the blades of the swords of Appasid Al-Mansur, after wandering solitary through the deserts; four camels stuffed with sheep, chicken, fish, rice, lemons, honey and eggs; lamb cooked by man who was the son of a cook, wise, honest and pleasant; fish produced by the same hand and with equal sagacity in it’s preparation; and Yhua Ben cried it to be neverending.

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Jul
30
2014
1

La Notte è Mia

A personal discovery, and one of my best kept, always-in-the-bag Italian secrets from 1977.
Unsurprisingly, Elena e il Parco dei Ricordi is yet another moniker for the mysterious babe Patrizia Brindani.
The bomb track here is of course on the flipside, which is originally very slow, so here it is presented the way I play it, speeded up for your climax, pardon, delight.
For those intense moments where a distinct erotic touch drives the hormones of the dancefloor, those guitars and piano solos – both moanings-driven – will just take you to heaven.

Elena e il Parco dei Ricordi – La Notte è Mia

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Jul
05
2012
0

Modern & Dynamo

Turku beats

This summer’s do-or-die events of the Overfitting Kind are getting closer. The first date is Saturday July the 21th. I’ll be doing the Turku Modern fest (on the coast of Finland that is) and spinning after Loud E at Donna. The same night Anssi kicks off at Dynamo a few blocks away around midnight and I’ll be playing there that night as well. Next on the agenda: Camp Cosmic in Sweden.

http://www.tiketti.fi/The-fourth-Turku-Modern-is-held-on-19-2272012-uutiset/7674

Jun
03
2012
0

Disco Beat

J.D.V & Friends – Disco Beat

The superior b-side of the the 1976 Bon Bon single.

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Mar
22
2012
0

Christine

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Another example – this time from 1977 – of a disco arranged track where is clear the influence of the “canzone italiana” as a specific genre.
And yet another fine excerpt from Massimo Bizzo’s bio notes: “I am always inventing new emotions, new stimulations which make me feel better, which make me feel alive. When I was 10 years old, my favourite game was writing music and in the evening I performed them to my family. At 16th years old I became the singer of the band “The Devils”. We felt this as our baptise for the fire, to perform for the first time for a real public, to let them enjoy, to let them dance and also being paid for this. What a panic that first time.”

Massimo Bizzo – Christine

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Feb
28
2012
4

Nuovo Sistema

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An obscure Vince Tempera arranged release, written by that devil writer that is Cristiano Malgioglio and from that Pandora’s box that is 1977. Yes, another chicken-themed song blatantly written under-the-influence! When asked about this, he said he couldn’t remember anything about it, of course he did, but was clearly too ashamed someone still remembered this. Anyways, I have a soft spot for this track, particularly when the choirs go “Disco Salsa-Disco Co-Co”. WTF? tag clearly deserved, needless to say.

Nuovo Sistema – Co co co

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Feb
28
2012
0

Lydo La Torre

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Can’t tell you how *much* I love long forgotten cantautori who totally failed on the charts because they clearly had to move on to another job.
This 1977 latin-chanson-disco attempt of mister Lydo La Torre on the tiny Skorpion label is the proof, and to me has something truly appealing. Maybe the strange appeal garbage has, but I can’t help it…..

Lydo la Torre – Tramonto Rosso

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Feb
28
2012
0

Ciliegie Amare

Disco-Cherries

Another lovely italian disco track from 1977, that sees the participation of 80s pop star Donatella Rettore in one of her very first musical approaches. This sits on the flipside of the “Dormire con Te” single. It might apparently sound a bit too cheesy, but believe me, these drums will grow on you (and the pressing is quite loud).

Ciliegie Amare – Pussa Via

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Feb
28
2012
1

Legs O’ Feelin

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1977 Power funk soul from France, the package is complete with appropriate moanings and a picture sleeve with a black guy (?) in a deliciously terrible leather suit, that sure hits me like a cannonball.

Legs O’ Feelin’ – Papa Soul

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Feb
14
2012
2

Bimbo e i milionari

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Another italian obscurity that needs to be revealed at this point. This is a semi-unknown parallel project from 1977 of Paolo Zavallone alias El Pasador, here under the moniker Bimbo e i Milionari, which ended up producing this only effort. The a side is a crappy ballad, but the Milionbimbo track – judge by yourself – is a crazy overlooked bomb!

Bimbo e i Milionari – Milionbimbo

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Jan
18
2012
1

Luna – Hallò

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Staying on the track of the prog rock-disco italian connection, Luna was a band formed on 1977 by Danilo Rustici, Joe Amoruso, Dario Franco and Sabatino Romano, born over the ashes of the last reincarnation of a quite successful italian progressive rock group, Osanna.

If their other 1978 single “Iron far”, a spaced out classic of the so-called “cosmic sound”, is quite well known, this is the first of their 3 singles, from 1977

Luna – Hallo

Yes, there is an LP, too. But it’s pretty rare to get a hold of…….Don’t forget to check out “Iron Far

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Jan
17
2012
3

Patrizia Brindani

 

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Hotness alert, as this is one of my ever favourite tracks!
When I played it in my set for the latest OD birthday party this created quite some *panic* among you disco freaks. After all, how many italian bangers from 1977 with a sexy voice whispering titillating sentences are still out there?
This is why I truly love disco, even nowadays you can come across incredible unknown records. I want to imagine Patrizia in the depicted setting, like Miss Bouchet. As far as I know Patrizia’s career was limited to another close-to-impossible to find single under moniker after this one. But is it of any importance if everything here has “italian disco perfection” written all over it, from the titty-twisted sleeve to the moanings?

Patrizia Brindani – Ma Tu

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Jan
17
2012
1

Classe Unica

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I know I know, many of you are wondering “is this really disco”?
Historical facts show that many italian progressive-rock bands active during the late ’70s were intensely fascinated by the disco sound/arrangements, but it was seemingly quite embarassing to show any interest for the Disco movement in public.
Here at Overfitting Disco we actually own *numerous* vinyl evidences proving so far the progressive-rock / disco connection in Italy was absolutely effective. This happened in other countries as well: think about Germany and the disco-influenced Krautrock tunes…….
“Classe Unica” is a band that issued just a handful of singles for a very tiny label, and this is a rare and overlooked gem from 1977, could it be another year? Defo not.
Anyways, despite the glam-rockish taste, please welcome this very “borderline” disco bomb…….

Classe Unica – Augh!

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Jan
17
2012
2

Evelyne Hanack

TAMARINDO-ERBA

The original version of the “Tamarindo” tune, written by Natale Massara and Pino Albertelli in 1977, only appeared as the flipside of Le Streghe’s “Ballerino” 7″ two years later under the name “Tamarindo Bay”. If you are looking for a classic italian disco tune sporting off-key vocals, slapped bass, and synths of course, well, there you go!

Evelyne Hanack – Tamarindo

As often happens with such records, the flipside “Shabalì Shabalà” is a fantasticly purrrring slow disco job, meaow!

Evelyne Hanack – Shabalì shabalà

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Sep
06
2011
3

Marisa Sacchetto

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Italian sexy starlettes, again. Miss Marisa Sacchetto was the playmate for italian Playboy in october 1977, right before issuing her very rare disco album, “It’s a horse of a different colour”. What’s important is that the LP has some super disco gems, like this one, that strangely ended up sitting on a flipside:

Marisa Sacchetto – I love you so

Also, Marisa thought is was not enough, and tried to do some disco again and again, here is a single not on the LP, this time from 1979

Marisa Sacchetto – Hunting for my heart

and its flipside, interesting enough as it’s an english version of a track sung in italian on the LP

Marisa Sacchetto – Golden Sunset

She stopped doing any music in the mid 80s after a bunch of unsuccessful italo-disco-ish singles.

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