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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Young Beat Of Rome - Hugo Montenegro

Mala Femmena
The Young Beat Of Rome
Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra
RCA Victor LPM-2958

Here's another winning album by the amazingly talented Hugo Montenegro. He threw his space age bag of sounds into this baby so that you will not want to stray far rom your speakers while this disc is spinning. Each track is a guaranteed surprise and thoroughly entertaining. This is one of the better space age "Italian" theme bachelor pad pressings that I've listened to.

From the back cover: This is a complex sound and there's nothing quite like it. The flavor is unmistakably Italian, naturally and proudly, Yet there's an ear cocked to the Beatles and Count Basie, there's a Neapolitan melody with a Nashville twang, there's a romantic love song that's suddenly shrieked from astride a waspish Vespa, there's a delight and defiance, a passion for living.

Ciao Ciao Bambina
Love Theme
The Butcher Boy (Oh! Ma-Ma!)
Come Prima
Mala Femmena
More (Theme from Mondo Cane)
O Bella Bella
Eh, Cumpari
Roman Guitar

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