Italian director Cesare Canevari died six years ago but it went unnoticed by me.
I learned of his death yesterday when I landed on Canevari’s Last Orgy of the Third Reich (1977) via Nazi Love Camp 27 (1977). God knows what brought me there.
So this morning I watched Matalo! (1970), the Spaghetti Western directed by Canevari.
It’s a whole lot better than Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! (1967), which I watched this January.
Matalo! sets itself apart by its psychedelic sequences, the silence, the lack of dialogue, the sound effects and the soundtrack by Mario Migliardi.
The full soundtrack is here:
Hardy Fox was the anonymous primary composer and producer for The Residents.
The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works and their composition “Kaw-Liga“.
Kaw-Liga was released in 1986 and is a re-interpretation of the eponymous song by Hank Williams, replacing its original backing music with the bassline of Michael Jackson‘s Billie Jean.
Francis Lai was a French composer, noted for his film scores, best-known for his song “A Man and a Woman (chance pour toi et moi ba da ba da da da da da da)” wich is part of my top 1000.
Tony Joe White was an American singer-songwriter best known for writing “Rainy Night in Georgia“.
That song was covered in 1977 by reggae singer Watty Burnett as “Rainy Night In Portland” [above], still the best version around.
Also dead Is Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani , known for his original soundtracks for Italian films of the 1970s and 1980s.
In my universe, he is best known for writing the original soundtrack to The Laughing Woman, that strange BDSM fantasy drama [above].
Also dead is Jerry González (1949 – 2018) an American bandleader and trumpeter, known for his work with Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino, a band which only made two albums, both released on disco label Salsoul Records.
I give you “Anabacoa“, a track composed in 1949 but rendered here by Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino in 1975 which was featured on the compilation album Nu Yorica!.
RIP Charles Aznavour, 94, French-Armenian singer, best-known for “La Bohème” (1966), a song which is part of the Jahsonic 1000.
A re-interpretation of this song was done by Jahsonic fave Nicolas Jaar [above].
Joseph Hoo Kim was a Jamaican reggae record producer best known for his productions in the 1970s at his Channel One Studios where albums such as Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (1981) [above] were produced.
Glenn Branca was an American composer and guitarist who debuted with Lesson No. 1 (above) on cult label 99 Records in 1980. His earlier music was performed in no wave bands of the late 1970s, namely The Static and Theoretical Girls.