28 December 2008

SANTUCCI , SCOPPA - ON THE UNDERGROUND ROAD


















Cicci Santucci and Enzo Scoppa Group for Dire Italy from 1971.
Recorded and Produced in Rome June 1971 by Piero Umiliani.
Cicci Santucci(tp,arr); Enzo Scoppa(ts,comp); Joel Vandrokenbrak(org); Franco D'Andrea(p,el-p); Bruno Tommaso(b); Roberto Podio, Gegé Munari, Bruno Biriaco(perc).

Moving to Italy and Rome 1971 for this fabulous P.Umiliani production of the Santucci Scoppa Group who are on fire for this set of ten originals which fair crackle off the wax with sheer energy and intensity.
Every cut's a winner but just check out the super tough dancers "Camel Walk" and "Tip Cat" ,El Gato influenced "Tagana",the 6/8 Sardininan sounds of "Barbagia" and the dark modality of "Generational Gap".
Umiliani comments on the rear sleeve "I asked them[Santucci/Scoppa]for incisive and strong themes,but not artificially obscure just to be modern ,rhythms rich and contemporary,a whole array of different atmospheres,and most of all,brief solos" from which one can only surmise that Umiliani had library plans for the project which were confirmed when he issued it through his Soundworks label a year later as "Olimpiadi".
No matter the reasons for recording this is just a terrific lp which earns the accolade:
ALL KILLER NO FILLER !

25 comments:

bacoso said...

vinyl rip:
http://rapidshare.com/files/177501502/SANTUCCI_SCOPPA-ON_THE_UNDERGROUND_ROAD.rar

bacoso said...

This has been issue with 3 different covers.The version posted is the original first press/the cover with the rip is the second press/right tempo fucked around with the colors and changed the yellow of the second cover to green for their blink and its gone vinyl reissue in the early 90s.
Check out popsike for the covers and eye watering prices!
http://popsike.com/php/quicksearch.php?searchtext=santucci+scoppa&x=27&y=11

winton tostello said...

a big thanks for this beautiful, festive european journey!!!!

Greg said...

fuck me yer not wrong there sir —> WOW..............

pcvphunk said...

Yo, thanks, I gotta check this out.

Heavy D said...

Amazing, thanks for the awesome share!

chiku_sai said...

wow! this is SPECIAL!
always thanks, Bacoso!

onthebeat said...

Thanks Bacoso, this is a rare treat!

katonah said...

had a couple of listens, and this is fucking ace.

many thanks bacoso.

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Terrence said...

Thanks

flageolette said...

Thanks for the many great drops!

Listed you in my side bar,

Happy New Year!

Cheers,

clu said...

WOWeeee, xmas agian? ahahah thanks man, I always love your blog.

Jur said...

A real find! "Tip Cat" is my favourite. Love this kind of jazz.

Thanks a lot.

AmBrOsE said...

cool cool!!! thanx for this one :D
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

johnv said...

Great way to end the year, thanks Bacoso and all the best to you!

Simon666 said...

the usual great stuff! thanks bacoso and a happy new year to you

karl said...

happy new year mate. this year has been made for me by all the top notch "new" sounds you have made available.

karl

bobhowe said...

looks another goodie, thanks!

Bob

squirrelwhisperer said...

thank you.

Tonegent said...

I have found over the months now that when Bacoso says "all killer, no filler"... he means it! Thanks once again.

Tonegent

Gianni said...

gift for this new year?
thanks bacoso: super post!

fritz the cat said...

lovely

papagianni said...

thanks - great italian jazz!

halOhal said...

never miss "ALL KILLER NO FILLER".
thank you