Marino Marini - Pop della Italiano
I was debating whether or not to put this one here, or over on the MoodieToonz site, but since I already have a couple of 10-inch EPs here, I decided that this Italian EP was strange enough to merit being here instead of there.
Apparently, according to my very lousy Italian, Marino Marini has worked with people like Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, and Charlie Ventura, and his guitar playing is not bad, even on the attempts at covering American pop and early rock'n'roll tunes. It may come out a bit comedic, but pop there was a whole lot different than pop here at the time...
This is a cute EP, and note the label... yes, it says "Durium". the 78 collectors reading this will find that eyebrow-raising...
Full size scans are here:
a scan of the Durium label
So, here we present a slice of Italy from 1955, Marino Marini ed il suo Quartetto.
And, yes, the ALF record went away. I'll repost it later when I can get a better encode of it.