Category Archives: OST

‘Luis Bacalov – Il grande duello aka The Grand Duel (1972)’

The ‘Spaghetti Western music enjoy” Channel on Youtube has a number of great full scores up currently. Here is the memorable score for the twilight western ‘Grand Duel’ (1972).

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From Mike Wass at the Idolator: “Ray Liotta Stars In David Guetta’s Spaghetti Western-Themed “Lovers On The Sun” Video: Watch”

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From Mike Wass at the Idolator: “Ray Liotta Stars In David Guetta’s Spaghetti Western-Themed “Lovers On The Sun” Video: Watch”

This is very cool! Ray Liotta looks the part of the spaghetti western villian!

Mike Wass writes:

David Guetta teased the follow-up to 2011 breakthrough LP Nothing But The Beat with a trio of unusually hard electro-house buzz singlesbefore retreating to more familiar ground on the Avicii-assisted, Sam Martin-voiced “Lovers On The Sun”. The blockbuster collaboration now gets a suitably epic visual starring Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta.

It’s refreshing to see a comparatively big budget video in the DIY era and the French DJ makes every cent count with a special effects-filled extravaganza. The veteran movie star plays a villain intent on torturing our hero when he is saved by a poncho-wearing babe with magical powers. It’s a clever twist on your typical spaghetti western with a better than average soundtrack. Watch up top.

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Spaghetti Westerns and Reggae on AllMusic

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Interesting information about the international popularity of Spaghetti westerns in this review by Mark Deming of “The Big Gundown: Reggae Inspired by Spaghetti Westerns”:

 

While the average American’s perception of reggae music tends to be centered around ganja, good times and Jah, anyone who has seriously studied Jamaican popular culture knows that they value the bad ass above and beyond all else, so it’s no wonder that Italian Westerns from the 1960s and ’70s were a popular item on the island. Violent, amoral and invariably dominated by charismatic anti-heroes (and equally fascinating villains), “spaghetti westerns” were the cinematic bread and butter of the rude boys who dominated the early Jamaican reggae scene, and it’s no mistake that Jimmy Cliff‘s character in The Harder They Come checks out Sergio Corbucci’s classic Django shortly after arriving in Kingston — and flashes back on the flick during his final gun battle with police. No small number of primal reggae tunes were inspired to some degree by the great Italian Westerns, and The Big Gundown collects 26 tracks from the Trojan Records archives which owe a debt of influence to classic spaghetti westerns. While many simply draw their titles from favorite movies, such as “A Taste of Killing” by the Upsetters or “Savage Colt” by the Eldorados, several feature bizarre recitations that mimic and/or pay homage to classic bits of business, most notably “They Call Me Trinity” by Joe Whiteand the Crystalites and Lee Perry‘s “Clint Eastwood.” A few also interpolate bits of classic movie themes, and some sort of award ought to go to Lloyd Charmers‘ amazing “Dollars and Bonds,” which in both music and narrative brings together 007 and The Man With No Name for the first time. Even if you have no interest in European genre cinema, there’s plenty of excellent early reggae on this collection (all cuts were recorded between 1968 and 1972, and remastered with no fear of bass), with the oddball vocal treatments and echoey instrumentals on many tracks pointing to the dawning of dub, which lurked around the corner. Ideal intermission music for your next Sergio Leone Film Festival, and a lot easier to dance to than those Ennio Morricone discs.

 

 

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Live Performance “ALESSANDRONI -“Fistful of Dollars/ Death Rides a Horse (live)”

This is a live performance of the themes of “A Fistful of Dollars” and “Death Rides a Horse” by I Cantori Moderni (The Modern Singers), who sang on the soundtracks.

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