Feb
20
2015
0

Love Dawn

ccpSivy Foster – Love Dawn

In the age of compulsive happiness it’s sometimes strangely liberating to loath in melancholia. Browsing for surreal art photos and listening to sad keys. Naturally it’s liberating only if you also have a chance to choose the walks in the sun, hear the birds sing and talk endlessly with your friends. Music and lyrics: Sivy Foster, Italy, 1980. Image: Claude Cahun, France, late 1920s.

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Feb
16
2015
4

Enrico Intra

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Enrico Intra – Badaduba

Enrico Intra – Starbus

From the Momento Intra LP from Italy ’78. A true disco masterpiece. If you’re into strings, synth wobbling space sounds, groovy repetitions and perfectly orchestrated arrangements, this record belongs in your shelf.

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Feb
02
2015
0

‘Na Sera ‘E Maggio

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Giancarlo Chiaramello – ‘Na Sera ‘E Maggio

From the ’78 Italian LP “Naples pop dimension”. This entire album is just incredible. Full on orchestra disco with lots of synth tweaking and not by anybody, but the synth genius behind the Automat LP, Mario Maggi. I’m not even sure if i find this track the best. “Tu Ca Nun Chiagne” is also banging or the slow one on the b side I Te Vurria Vasa!… if you don’t have this one, go get it!

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Dec
31
2014
2
Nov
26
2014
2

Come Maddalena

Come Maddalena

Ennio Morricone – Come Maddalena

To my surprise this wasn’t to be found in our archive, so i guess it’s my duty to upload it now. It’s maybe my favourite Morricone tune. Original from the ’71 Maddalena movie but this version came later on the disco 78 record.

 

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Nov
10
2014
0

Gigar

 

Privately pressed 45 from a tiny northern Italy label. No date on the release but late 70s as inferred from the release number, this has the usual catchy “something” related to the wonderful world of failed attempts of turning tracks into synth-driven monsters.
In any case the wtf? tag is pretty much deserved.

Gigar

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Nov
01
2014
0

Tipo

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Pisanese Daniela Davoli as played by Carlo Simula this years Camp Cosmic.

Daniela Davoli – Tipo

 

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Oct
31
2014
0

Gilda Giuliani

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One of the best Superman-related disco tracks ever. This 1979 italian one is a truly wonderful take on the original John Williams theme: very long atypical disco (at least for 1979 and a 7″) with a fantastic break in the middle, not much vocals, and limited incursions on the original theme. Miss Giuliani’s voice, together with the full strings and horns section of RCA Italiana directed by legendary Guido Cenciarelli makes the rest.

Gilda Giuliani – Superman

Oct
31
2014
0

Ritmo Dance

 

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Boncompagni and Ormi – Ritmo Dance

This record was made as a promotion for the Fiat Ritmo car in Italy ’78. It’s even released on a Fiat label. The only relation i have to Boncompagni & Ormi besides this, is from the Bus Connection project and Beryl Cunningham’s Why-O.
Drive the Ritmo!

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Oct
30
2014
1

Tom Dooley

A cover version of the Tom Dooley track, an old US standard, in a 70s discofied version coming from Italy. This one starts as a spaghetti western, then turns into a demented cowboys-on-the-loose track, sounding like Sergio Leone meets a drunk Yodel male choir. The result is bad, bad, bad……….therefore absolutely magnifico! Please thank the immense italian maestro Dino Siani with the Verona Folk choir ensemble, for this gem which I’m sure will get stuck in your head and you’ll be humming for days.

Dean Siani Orchestra featuring Verona Folk – Tom Dooley Story

 

 

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Oct
17
2014
2

Shining Down

micresound picB.S.B Micresound – Shining Down

Perfectly timed subtle glances or shamelessly intense stare? Vedette Records classic is for the latter situation.

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Oct
16
2014
1

Jose Mascolo

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A wonderfully purring mediterranean track, “Sciarada” is a terrific mixture of vocalization, tropicalismo and designer disco shortly appeared on the market as a 7″ flipside in 1974. The recipe of the Sciarada cocktail goes like this: 3/10 dark rhum Captain Morgan, 3/10 cold Pineapple juice, 1/10 Bitter Campari, 1/10 Papaia Boero, 2/10 Brut Testa Rossa La Versa. Mix directly in the Long Drink glass with ice. Decorate with pineapple and maraschino cherry. To be served with a background of meowing synthesizers, possibly at the cocktail party you’re throwing at your 70s space age villa, in your private saucer-shaped discotheque and DJ booth.

José Mascolo – Sciarada

 

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Oct
06
2014
3

Family Gay – Bulldozer

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Who says that gay families are only a recent thing? Here is the track “Bulldozer” by…Family Gay, an italian pop-disco project issued in 1978 by Bergamo based Emmebi Records. The 7″ contains “Love Man” track on A-side, which is a pop ballad, and this “Bulldozer” on B-side, more discofied. I personally discovered this record in a small flea market in North of Italy, which continue to be my favourite spots for disco records hunting. This is my first post on Overfitting Disco, and i am proud to be part of this superfab collective.

Family Gay – Bulldozer

 

 

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Sep
27
2014
0

The Queen Of Love

233386587658645678768987654Diana Morini – The Queen Of Love

An alternative version of a classic (Italy, 1981).

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Sep
09
2014
0

Crazy Spider

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Gum Bisquit – Crazy Spider

This is how psych should sound. If it was injectable, i believe it would be the strongest and most addictive drug on the market. Watch out for this spider, it’s lethal! Italy ’74

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Sep
04
2014
2

Leroy Vohn and his stars

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Record it’s years you have, but you never had the chance to play.
So, before today you thought you had Leroy Vohn and Money, and Puppet, Gang and Orchestra. How could you therefore miss Leroy Vohn and his stars? One of the many incarnations-monikers of Renato Ulvioni (Ulvioni’s show and Babysitter), from 1979. A mystery why two versions: A side features Kiki Smith (not that Kiki Smith I guess) and is sung in english, flipside is sung in spanish by Sandy B. Once again, if anyone had any doubt, is a concentrate of most stylistic elements of disco: campish off-key singing is on the cheese side, but the track shows enough variety in its elements all through: female moans, drum solos and synths mainly, but (male) moanings and more can be heard in the full length on the radio.

Leroy Vohn and his stars featuring Kiki Smith – Carolina (english version)

Leroy Vohn and his stars featuring Sandy B – Carolina (spanish version)

Sep
03
2014
0

Temptation

Temptation

Tullio de Piscopo – Temptation

There’s plenty of temptations in this world. This blog is actually filled with them. Here’s one from the Italian movie “L’arma” featuring the beautiful Claudia Cardinale. Produced by Tullio de Piscopo

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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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May
01
2014
0

La Ragazzina

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Immense Nico Fidenco cult soundtrack for the Mario Imperoli 1974 movie “La Ragazzina”. The very first movie starring her beautiness Gloria Guida. These are the main songs of the soundtrack, an incredibly rare and pricey CAM LP, but there was also an (even rarer) 45, with these two non-LP tracks. Possibly these are non-disco tracks, but you can foresee  some elements later to be used in a lot of disco productions.

Why are you running fast

The Flag

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Mar
17
2014
2

Lumni – Problems

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From the same very tiny italian label that issued the wonderful “Tropical/Mai” single, Fonosexy, here’s another erotissimo track pure 70s style.

Lumni – Problems

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