Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliveiro - Mondo Cane OST (Trunk Records Reissue)

Slightly bonkers (but all the more brilliant for that) Italian film music from 1962, it also hits that beautiful, sentimental sweet spot.

There are cha-cha-chas, tarantellas and various other forms of lushly orchestrated boogie, with a few glorious weepies thrown in. The images which the music accompanies (check them below) are a film document of the strangeness and diversity of human life, from high class Hong Kong diners to fishermen in India, and African tribal ceremonies to European catwalk models to drunkards on the Reeperbahn.

More awesome treasures brought to light again by the wonderful Trunk Records. And a fitting tribute to Ortlolani, who died recently.







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