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LSP2: Sirocco (Original Demo)


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This tune could have appeared on any of up to three classic albums. Originally composed by Ennio Morricone, it was first given to Hugo Montenegro to appear in a movie soundtrack. Unfortunately, after having recorded the backing, he opted for a different tune and promptly deep-sixed the tape. Later that evening, though, he had a change of heart and sent copies of the backing track to two of his friends, one a Mexican-American guitarist from California, the other a British jazz-rock guitarist. Both recorded guitar parts in their own styles, but neither included the track on their albums, although the British artist added some wind effects that eventually appeared in the song that DID make it onto his album.

Then, through some strange trick of fate, a saxophonist from Texas found himself in possession of BOTH demos! Then, through the magic of recording software, he remade the demo with himself playing sax, while still preserving the original backing track and pieces of both original guitar recordings. He then wrote some poetry to go with it, pitched the idea to a friend in Arkansas, who recorded a sotto-voce rendition of the poem, and the tune was finally performed by a band from MacJams City named "Socorro". Can you name any of the three albums this tune could have appeared on?
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Uploaded: Dec 06, 2013 - 01:39:58 PM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013 - 01:39:58 PM Last Played: May 25, 2017 - 04:59:52 AM
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The_Applesauce_Project said 1417 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Hmm...
Yeah, I can hear the Montenegro influence, and a but Carlos Santana... Hmm...

Awesome track. Wish I could put my finger on who it is supposed to be.
MarkHolbrook said 1417 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Nice
Not sure on the album myself!
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Doug Somers said 1417 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
A Spanish Styled Poser
I'm stumped on the albums. It's a true Ennio Morricone sound from the Spaghetti Western days and I get the Santana solo (is the other guitarist Clapton?). In any event, well put together Jim!
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davisamerica said 1417 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
hugh
carlos and the airplane ...maybe
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sschedra said 1417 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
I feel so musically deprived
I can't even come close on any of these. That aside, I like it. Am I missing the sax, or is it doubled over the guitar?
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particledots said 1417 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
excellent
totally got in to this

very nicely done
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Ren-Tin-10 said 1416 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
By the way...
...this song was soon reworked into "Me and the Wind" by Cirrus Bay.

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Ren-Tin-10 said 1416 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Not really...
...but I can dream, can't I? *grin
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SmokeyVW said 1416 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
the association
eludes me. could it be called "Windy" instead? :) -- but seriously, a great tune -- thanks
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peacepiano said 1416 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Soundtrack
Definitely spaghetti western soundtrack material, but I can hear Santana giving this one a try too. Nice one.
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