Friday, July 20, 2007

Piero Umiliani - La Ragazza Fuori Strada

Piero Umiliani - La Ragazza Fuori Strada
Label - Easy Tempo
Released - 1975
Style - Funk, Jazz, Easy Listening, Soundtrack, Library, OST

(from scorebaby)
The '75 release La Ragazza Fuori Strada (or "The Girl from the Street") starred Zeudi Araya, who also starred in Il Corpo and La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna for which Umiliani also contributed scores reissued by Easy Tempo. Zeudi is an exotic goddess to be sure, but what of the score? As expected, Umiliani's music is a thing of groovy beauty. He often uses an orchestra augmented by a crack rhythm section, but just as often goes solo on the organ or piano, or sticks with a small combo.

Check out the crisp cymbal work, bubbling bass line and jazzy brass on "Nostalgia" -- all backed by organ and strings. Or how about that bouncing funkadelic of "Senza Tregua" with its stabbing organ lines and jangly rhythm guitar. There are 24 tracks in total, with some repetition of theme.

(from musicfromthemovies)
Fuori Strada already bears a strong influence from Isaac Hayes' 1971 breakthrough score for Shaft, evidenced in Umiliani's flawless fusion of a sizable string section, strong melodic lines, and several rhythmically charged synth tracks. It's all vintage 1970s groove music, something fans of the genre will love in Easy Tempo's expanded reissue of the original soundtrack album.

Track Listing
1. Volto Di Donna (Original Demo)
2. Volto Di Donna
3. Nostalgia
4. La Rinuncia
5. Nostalgia
6. Senza Tregua
7. Volto Di Donna
8. Il Tuo Volto
9. Nostalgia
10. Cantata Per Maryam
11. La Rinuncia
12. Oltre L'acqua Del Fiume
13. La Prima Uscita
14. Tra La Gente
15. Le Ore Che Contano (Base)
16. Volto Di Donna
17. Maryam
18. The Party
19. Le Ore Che Contano
20. Volto Di Donna
21. Il Tuo Volto




Clint's archive said...

Jesus! This place just gets better and better and better!

Big thanks to you for all of this amazing stuff, Christmas has come early! :-)

XMP said...

Glad to make your weekend a little groovier ;)

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Anonymous said...

Nice drop!!