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This episode is a tribute to one of the most important singer, musician and composer of the golden age of spaghetti sound, Alessandro Alessandroni, dead on monday 27th of March aged 92. Spaghetti sound doesn’t define a genre but a particular way to perceive music, neorealistic and corresponding with the social, moral, urban and political changes of Italy during the sixties and the seventies, never forgetting (but sometimes derailing) italian music history. An age when composers like Ennio Morricone and Piero Umiliani worked hard in every music area: from pop arrangements for the RCA, to the soundtracks for Cinecittà, till the even more behind the scenes sector of library music for television. The playlist starts, of course, with the legendary whistle of Alessandroni in For a fistful of dollars” theme by Ennio Morricone, where the chorus was executed by the Modern Singers of Alessandroni.  Then, another great chapter: easy listening, italo lounge music. Piero Umiliani, one of the first jazz composer that worked for cinema, became a symbol for this genre also thanks to Mah Nà Mah Nà, from the soundtrack for Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso”. Obviously, the male voice in the song is Alessandroni. He was not only a voice, not only a whistle, but also a composer that worked with Luciano Berio, and a multi instrumentalist. The third and the fourth steps are in fact a song from the dark funk and free jazz- rock album Underground” by the Braen’s Machine, moniker for the same couple Umiliani Alessandroni, and a composition for a library music album called Industrial. 
In the end the playlist touch the pop works of Alessandroni. The collaboration of the modern singers with Fabrizio De Andrè and a great session band for Non al denaro, non all’amore nè al cielo”, and finally the featuring with an iconic whistle in Spaghetti Western” by Baustelle.

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1. Per un pugno di dollari – Ennio Morricone
2. Mah Nà Mah Nà – Piero Umiliani
3. Imphormal – The Braen’s Machine
4. Stozzatrice – Alessandro Alessandroni
5. Un Ottico – Fabrizio De Andrè
6. Spaghetti Western – Baustelle

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