Sunday May 31, 2020
Blood on the Tracks Episode 35: Pasta Cowboy Music Part 1 - A Fist Full of Vocals.
Even if someone has never watched an Italian Western, there's at least a good chance they've heard the soundtrack or score from one. While Lee has featured some tracks from Italian Westerns before on the show, he's never done a dedicated look at the genre. This will be part one of three shows attempting to cover the scope of music that came from the Italian Westerns. Episode one is focused on selections that have vocalists on the tracks singing a song of some sort (note: the typical chorus of unintelligible chanting found on many Italian Western scores does not count in this case). As mentioned before, in some cases, you'll encounter a track that has been featured on a previous episode, but the majority of these shows will be featuring new material. Also, although he states on the episode that he was trying to keep this episode within the usual confines of an hour runtime, he quickly discovered the folly of that, as there is too much great music to play. Expect all of the episodes in this series to be as long as they have to be.
--A Gringo Like Me from "Gunfight at Red Sands" (1963) --Ennio Morricone w/Peter Tevis
--The Return of Ringo from "The Return of Ringo" (1965) --Ennio Morricone w/Maurizio Graf
--A Lone and Angry Man from "A Coffin for the Sheriff" (1965) --Francesco De Masi w/Peter Tevis
--Ya Me Voy from "A Bullet for the General" (1966) --Luis Bacalov w/Ramon Mereles
--Texas, Adios from "Texas, Adios" (1966) --Anton Garcia Abril w/Don Powell
--Django from "Django" (1966) --Luis Bacalov w/Rocky Roberts
--For a Gunshot from "Little Rita of the West" (1967) --Roberto Gigli w/Rita Pavone
--Who Is The Man? from "A Taste of Death" (1968) --Francesco De Masi; Alessandro Alessandroni & Giulia De Mutiis w/Raoul Lovecchio
--Just A Coward from "And Now... Make Your Peace with God" (1968) --Franco Bixio w/Mary Usuah
--A Man Alone from "Time and Place for Killing" (1968) --Francesco De Masi w/Raoul Lovecchio
--Rocks, Blood And Sand from "And God Said to Cain" (1969) --Carlo Savina w/Don Powell
--Maya from "No Room to Die" (1969) --Vasco & Mancuso w/Franco Morselli
--Vamos A Matar Compañeros (#4) from "Companeros" (1970) --Ennio Morricone
--A King For A Day from "Sartana in the Valley of Death" (1970) --Augusto Martelli
--Trinity: Titles from "They Call Me Trinity" (1970) --Franco Micalizzi & Harold Stott w/Annibale Giannarelli
--They Called Him King from "His Name was King" (1971) --Luis Bacalov w/Ann Collin & Edda Dell’Orso
--I'm Not Your Pony from "Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead" (1971) --Mario Migliardi w/Ann Collin
--Can Be Done from "It Can Be Done Amigo" (1972) --Luis Bacalov w/Rocky Roberts
--Let it Rain, Let it Pour from "Ben and Charlie" (1972) --Gianni Ferrio w/Stefan Grossmann
--Blue Eggs and Ham from "Halleluja to Vera Cruz" (1973) --Luis Bacalov
--Keoma from "Keoma" (1976) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis w/Sybil & Guy
Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.
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