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Signor Rossi
Enzo Jannacci, Franco Godi, Paolo Tomelleri
Signor Rossi
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
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Signor Rossi was an Italian-made cartoon (1975-1978) from Bruno Bozetto consisting of 3 serieses of 12 episodes each. The cartoons told of the adventures of Signor Rossi and his doggy pal Gastone and their quest for happin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Enzo Jannacci, Franco Godi, Paolo Tomelleri
Title: Signor Rossi
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Efa Imports
Release Date: 5/11/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 718750441027

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Signor Rossi was an Italian-made cartoon (1975-1978) from Bruno Bozetto consisting of 3 serieses of 12 episodes each. The cartoons told of the adventures of Signor Rossi and his doggy pal Gastone and their quest for happiness in all manner of places (and times) such as the Stone Age, the Middle Ages and the future, encountering all kinds of characters including Zorro, Tarzan, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Alladin and many more. The music from Franco Godi (aka "Mr. Jingle" -- from his advertisting music) perfectly conveys the playfulness and light-hearted adventures, using a variety of styles and signatures. Godi was a master at creating melodies that were instantly memorable, and never forgotten. New versions of these songs were recorded for English and German audiences, and are still hummed by young and old today. Franco Godi, a native of Milan, after working initially for Radio Firenze, is still active today as a successful music producer for advertising and pop. When setting the full-length Signor Rossi series to music, he assembled a group of outstanding speakers, singers and musicians, who, in the mercilessly catchy song "Qua Qua Qua," for example, provide a scintillating demonstration of their vocal skills. Further highlights include the cannibal song "Bu Bu Buana Bu" with its jungle-y lyrics written by Godi himself, and the crisp, sitar-scented "Tutankamen Cha Cha Cha." Since 1962, Franco Godi has come up with what must be a record-breaking number of advertising tunes written for companies such as Kodak, Tuborg, for sundry Fiat models or for Fernet Branca, earning him -- along with a little extra pocket money -- the title of "Mr. Jingle." Godi also worked with Bozzetto and Manuli on other serieses, and with Osvaldo Cavandoli on his classic La Linea. The CD booklet depicts the finest scenes from the series, accompanied by in-depth liner notes authored by Ron Gissori, about the diminutive gentleman in his red attire.
 

CD Reviews

Very good
Peter Buzz | 08/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"good soundtrack, good movie, check this recor"
Rossi VIVA HAPINESS!
Peter Buzz | 10/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Viva, viva happiness / Tried to catch it, no success / Viva, viva happiness." A stroke of genius - one of those melodies you instantly remember and never forget. It was composed by Franco Godi for Bruno Bozzetto's cartoon series about Mr Rossi, a simple, little industrial worker looking out for the easy life. This huge hit appears in English, Italian and German, along with all the other famous tunes (in Italian) on the "Signor Rossi" CD, due for release on 8th August 2008 through BUREAU B.

Bozzetto, one of the most important exponents of Italian cartoon "fumetto", created the character as long ago as 1960, at 22 years of age, picking up a film prize almost immediately. International acclaim followed in the 1970s, with the introduction of music by Franco Godi in 1975 playing no small part in the breakthrough, notaby with the signature tune of "Signor Rossi". Not that the previous music had been of inferior quality - it just lacked that extra special something, New versions were recorded for English and German audiences, still hummed by young and old today.

Godi, a native of Milan, after working initially for Radio Firenze, is still active today as a successful music producer for advertising and pop (e. g. the Italian Hip-Hop group Articolo 31). When setting the full-length Rossi series to music, he assembled a group of outstanding speakers, singers and musicians, who, in the mercilessly catchy song Qua Qua Qua, for example, provide a scintillating demonstration of their vocal skills. A song, moreover, in which the singing tree trunk is not the only one to be doubled up with fits of laughter in the process. When performing as an ensemble, these artists have usually traded under the cryptic name of Jona E Coro (Jana and choir). Further highlights include the cannibal song Bu Bu Buana Bu with its jungly lyrics written by Godi himself, and the crisp, sitar-scented Tutankamen Cha Cha Cha.

Since 1962, Godi has come up with what must be a record-breaking number of advertising tunes written for companies such as Kodak, Tuborg, for sundry Fiat models or for Fernet Branca, earning him - along with a little extra pocket money - the title of "Mister Jingle". Acknowledged by the music critics, Godi also worked with Bozzetto and Manuli on Vip, My Brother Superman as well as with Osvaldo Cavandoli for his classic La Linea (released through BUREAU B at the end of August.)
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