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Edda dell'Orso

Edda Sabatini

Also known as E. Dell'Orso, E.Dell'Orso, Edda, Edda Del' Orso, Edda Dell' Orso, Edda Dell'Orso, Edda Dellorso
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Discography of Edda dell'Orso:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 Al Cinema Con Edda Dell'Orso 23 Track list 2002 Hexacord
2 Edda Dell'Orso Sings Ennio Morricone 16 Track list 2007 Verita Note
3 Samba Para Ti 12 Track list 1974 Phase 6 Super Stereo
4 L'Amica / La Supertestimone (Original Soundtracks) 30 Track list 2005-12-27 Saimel Bandas Sonoras
5 Granada 12 Track list 1975 Phase 6 Super Stereo
6 Kilimangiaro / Kukumbé 2 Track list 1975 Ricordi
7 Sogni Di Bambina - A Child's Dream 20 Track list 2008 GDM
8 Registrazioni Al Buio 13 Track list 2013 Schema Records

Italian singer, born in Genova, February 16th, 1935. Since the mid-1960s, Edda Dell'Orso has provided haunting wordless vocals to a large number of film scores by [a=Ennio Morricone] and other prominent, mostly Italian composers of those times; [a=Piero Piccioni], [a=Bruno Nicolai], [a=Roberto Pregadio] and [a=Luis Bacalov]. But her name is synonymous with Morricone and in particular, the soundtracks of the original spaghetti westerns of [a=Sergio Leone], such as [i]"A Fistful of Dollars", "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", "Once Upon A Time In The West"[/i], where her dramatic voice was deployed as an instrument for the first time and to revolutionary effect. The singer's sensuous and often playful vocals help provide tense atmospheres and dreamy moods to these soundtracks, as well as to the scores for Leone's [i]"A Fistful Of Dynamite"[/i], composer Piccioni's lovely music for the film [i]"Scacco Alla Regina"[/i], and Spanish composer [a=Anton Garcia] Abril's strange but highly effective score for the offbeat 1967 sci-fi drama [i]"4-3-2-1 Morte!"[/i], that with Edda's assistance somehow successfully helps blend an atonal chamber orchestra with a go-go beat and cartoon jazz. In the 1970s, Edda contributed to two films by Italian shock horror director [a=Dario Argento], including [i]"L'Uccello Dalle Piume di Cristallo" (The Bird With Crystal Plumage)[/i], and then in 1976 collaborated with the Italian progressive instrumental group [a=Goblin] (often used by Argento as well) for [i]"Perchè Si Uccidono?" (Why Do They Kill Themselves)[/i], a film essay about drugs and self-destruction. She continues to perform and lives today in Italy with her husband, conductor and composer [a=Giacomo Dell'Orso]. Their last name translates to "of the bear".

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