Bossa Nova Soundtrack Sounds: Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Riz Ortolani

I got an awesome e-mail today asking about the soundtrack for the film Forbidden Photos of A Woman Above Suspicion, AKA Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene. Specifically, the question was, what can you recommend that is similar the Bossa Nova sounds of this film.

That e-mail made my day, and I decided to make an entire post of recommendations for anyone who loves the music you hear in the opening five minutes of Le Foto Prohibite….here’s that clip, courtesy of YouTube, naturally:




Now check out the amazing soundtrack sounds of La Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna, AKA Lizard In A Woman’s Skin. Yes, Ennio Morricone actually did a soundtrack for a Fulci film!!!


On a lighter note, check out this by Bruno Nicolai, from All The Colors Of The Dark:


And then there’s THIS, from The Bliss of Mrs. Bottom, by Riz “Cannibal Holocaust” Ortolani. I confess I’ve never seen or heard of this film til today when I researched Ortolani’s Bossa Nova-type output:



Piero Piccioni has a LOT of Bossa Nova sounds. Ignore the ad and get to this one, Bossa Nova Marina pretty amazing.



And finally we wind our way back to the Maestro, Ennio Morricone, for one more, from Metti Una Sera a Cena:



Giallo Trailers: Death Will Have Your Eyes, Spasmo, Black Belly of the Tarantula

In case you haven’t noticed from all the giallo soundtracks Turntabling has for sale by Goblin, Morricone, Riz Ortolani, and many more, I am obsessed with giallo films, and Italian cinema in general. (Yes Eurocine is basically an obsession, but there’s something about those Italians…)

Here is a fun little helping of giallo trailers–watching these is a favorite Internet time waster at the very least, and can make for a fun evening of adult beverages and random finds on a good night. I’ve spent good money on soundtracks for these films on the strength of having heard the music in the trailer alone–believe it or not, you can do well looking for new soundtrack sounds to obsess over just by watching these! That’s especially true for Spasmo and Black Belly of the Tarantula (see below).

The trailer for Death Will Have Your Eyes looks maddeningly familiar, but I personally can’t remember ever having watched it.

Spasmo is hands down one of the best giallo trailers of all time, and the movie is pretty outstanding too. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The plot twists and turns so hard that when you finally get round to the end, it’s a relief that ANY of it makes sense.

The Black Belly of the Tarantula is also a standout film of the genre, one not to be missed–and that soundtrack! Definitely worth a look–the plot is outrageous, the music is not to be missed, giallo soundtrack vinyl fans…

–Joe Wallace




Coming Soon To Turntabling: Morricone on Dagored

Coming soon to Turntabling, some exquisite reissues from the mighty Italian label Dagored, very limited editions of only 500 each–do not miss these titles while supplies last!! All three of these classics are Ennio Morricone titles, and they won’t hang around long. We’ll post an update when these titles are available, and in the meantime you can check out the other giallo, horror, sci-fi, rare, and unusual titles in the Turntabling shop

Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura

Cold Eyes Of Fear Morricone Soundtrack vinylTrack listing:

  • 1. Seguita
  • 2. Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura
  • 3. Evaporazione
  • 4. Notte e Misteri
  • 5. Urla nel Nulla
  • 6. Folle Folle
  • 7. Evanescente
  • 8. Dal Sogno e Ritorno
  • 9. Ritorno all’inizio
  • 10. Medley in eight parts “Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura”

Veruschka

Veruschka Morricone Vinyl Soundtrack DAGOREDTrack listing:

  • . Veruschka
  • 2. Intervallo I
  • 3. La Bambola
  • 4. Astratto I
  • 5. La Spiaggia
  • 6. Dopo L’Intervista
  • 7. Poesia Di Donna
  • 8. Le Fotografie
  • 9. La Bambola (#2)
  • 10. Intervallo II
  • 11. Magia
  • 12. Astratto III
  • 13. Veruschka (#2)
  • 14. Astratto II V
  • 15. Eruschka (#3)
  • 16. Astratto IV
  • 17. La Bambola (#3)
  • 18. Astratto V
  • 19. Poesia Di Donna (#2)
  • 20. La Spiaggia
  • 21. Astratto VI
  • 22. Poesia Di Donna (#3)
  • 23. La Bambola (#4)
  • 24. Veruschka (#4)

Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene

Le Photo Morricone soundtrack vinyl record DagoredTrack listing:

  • 1. Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene
  • 2. Qui Ci Scappa Il Morto
  • 3. Amore Come Dolore
  • 4. Bella, Cara, Dolce, Buona Mogliettina Per Bene
  • 5. Allegretto Per Signora
  • 6. Intermezzino Pop
  • 7. Caduta Nell’Inconscio
  • 8. Nel Vuoto
  • 9. Secondo Intermezzino Pop
  • 10. Percussivamente
  • 11. Quelle Foto
  • 12. Solo Eco
  • 13. Qui Ci Scappa Il Morto (Alternate Version)

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