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    I was reminded of Lionel Woodman today who specialised in Italian Soundtracks.

    I never bought much from him as I knew bugger all about Italian soundtracks apart from the blatantly obvious stuff (I still know nothing btw) and most of his prices seemed to me at the time to be incredibly high.

    The only things I can remember getting were copies of Stridulum and Il Consigliori. The latter I almost immediately traded on at the Jazzman stall at Camden market as I thought it was piss poor.

    Did any other posters buy from him? Given what a lot of Italian stuff goes for these days I bet some of you cleaned up!
    it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful, you're gonna have to pass through all right. When you get to all right,
    take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

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    Lionel was one of the first to sell Italian OSTs to us back in 1990. He'd be at Ed Mason's Film Fairs at Storey's Gate. He was always a true fan of the Spaghetti sound and sometimes in his crates would have mythical LPs like Morricone's "Colori" on General Music for £400, but that's what they were going for back then. It was a bit of a lucky dip with Lionel as very few people knew anything about the music, and if you'd pick up a record and ask him about it he'd say in his very dry way something like "yes, quite good", or "quite nice" which kind of told you nothing. Also, I was after groovy music and he didn't really understand that. I bought De Sade 70 on Gemelli from him in about 1993 and it was a revelation. He charge me £30 which was my lunch money for the week at the time, but I got that back by writing about it in a column in Record Collector which was about weird records. I remember him having Alessandroni's library records at the time (he used to go and hang out with him in Rome), £25 each, and Lovely Jon bought them all. There was always something musically intriguing on Lionel's stall, he also ran a mail order service from home with a terrible and confusing photocopied list of titles. He'd bought masses of deadstock in Italy in the 1980s. I believe now he just licenses rare Spag scores and issues them and also refuses to send out promo copies to people who would write about them and play them on the radio.
    Tune in to OST on Resonance 104.4FM. Saturdays at 4.30pm, and now podcast legally too! Film music, TV music, rare library recordings special guests and anything to do with soundtracks. Listen on-line at www.resonancefm.com

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    • #4
      Thanks for the reply Jonny. I only got Lionel's lists and didn't know he sold at fairs.
      it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful, you're gonna have to pass through all right. When you get to all right,
      take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by Ian Townsend View Post


        Yes, I bumped into one of the Masheter twins (bloes who used to run 58 Dean Street) a couple of months ago at Spitz, he told me he had gone to meet Ed in April, done a bit of wheeling and dealing, said goodbye, Ed had then gone out for a chinese takeaway the next day and dropped down dead! A true movie poster legend and the man who sold me a stone mint folded British Quad Get Carter back in 1991 for £25. It's the one you see in the background in some of the pictures of me in Dust And Grooves.
        Tune in to OST on Resonance 104.4FM. Saturdays at 4.30pm, and now podcast legally too! Film music, TV music, rare library recordings special guests and anything to do with soundtracks. Listen on-line at www.resonancefm.com

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Saint Jude View Post
          I was reminded of Lionel Woodman today who specialised in Italian Soundtracks.

          I never bought much from him as I knew bugger all about Italian soundtracks apart from the blatantly obvious stuff (I still know nothing btw) and most of his prices seemed to me at the time to be incredibly high.

          The only things I can remember getting were copies of Stridulum and Il Consigliori. The latter I almost immediately traded on at the Jazzman stall at Camden market as I thought it was piss poor.

          Did any other posters buy from him? Given what a lot of Italian stuff goes for these days I bet some of you cleaned up!
          we once bought 30 sealed copies of Sorgini's Manchester Morgue OST and several other things. He was a really nice man and knew tons about Italian film music. His business colleague Dr Zamori in Italy also sold fabulous records you never see now...

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          • #7
            Lionel also had most of the Piero Umiliani Library catalogue for £25 a pop..

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