Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hugo Montenegro CDs On My Want List

Who is Hugo Montenegro? What follows is some info concerning this person I excerpted from Wikipedia.

Hugo Montenegro (9/2/1925 to 2/6/1981) was an American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks. In the early 1960s he began working for RCA Records, producing a series of albums and soundtracks for motion pictures and television themes, such as two volumes of Music From The Man From U.N.C.L.E., an album of cover versions of spy music themes Come Spy With Me and an album of cover versions of the Clint Eastwood The Man With No Name series of spaghetti Westerns that led to major chart hits. The music from Montenegro's electronic works were decisive and influential for the future generations of electronic musicians, giving a retro/futuristic edge by the use of the Moog synthesizer, and helped to push its popularity. (Link).

It appears that a number of Hugo Montenegro LPs were issued on CD in the early 2000s, but they are now out of print. Given that I'd be interested in acquiring some of these CDs at a reasonable price, I recently added a few of them to the list of CDs I am looking for (link is to a page located on this blog).

If anyone who has any of these titles reads this post and is interested in trading, please see my contact information located on the page linked to above. I have a number of film score CD available for trade and would be eager to work out a deal with anyone who might contact me. Although I realize this is unlikely, as this blog receives almost no traffic, and anyone reading this might be wary of trading with someone they don't know.

Be that as it may, the list of Hugo Montenegro CDs I am interested in can be found here (scroll down to the "Perquinn's Non Film Score CD Want List" heading) as well as below. Also see attached Youtube video featuring some Hugo M Music (which can be enjoyed by anyone reading even if said person may not have any of the CDs or, if they do, not be willing to part with them).

[1] Candy's Theme, RCA. CD Reissue: 2004.

[2] Come Spy With Me, RCA. Original LP Release Date: 1966. CD Reissue: 2008.

[3] Hugo in Wonder-Land, Cloud 9 Records. CD Reissue: 2004.


[4] Mr. Groovy, The Omni Recording Corporation. Original LP Release Date: 1974. CD Reissue: 2008.

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