Ennio Morricone has been a prolific composer of film and television scores but he's written some great pop songs as well. Here are two of them. Tomorrow: same tunes, different language!
The first is the only song I've ever learnt phonetically, so I have no idea what the subject matter is. Luckily Catherine Spaak (niece of four time Belgian prime minister Paul-Henri Spaak) seems to know what she's on about in this single from 1964. I just know it sounds as if it should be sung in the saddle!
Catherine Spaak - Questi Vent'Anni Miei mp3 (available for 7 days)
With the second song I can have a bloody good guess that this is something to do with a telephone. The tune was partially filched from the siren of a Marseille police car and is sung by the woman known as 'Queen of Screamers'.
Mina - Se Telefonando mp3 (available for 7 days)
And handily, there's a video of Mina performing just this song on youtube, with a little wobbly dance at the end, bless her!
You can find both of these on Canto Morricone, Vol. 1: The Ennio Morricone Songbook - The 60's. The whole series of those albums
is really worth forking out for. Promise!
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