Sunday, August 5, 2018

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Fabio Frizzi

Fabio Frizzi was born on July 2, 1951 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is the older brother of actor Fabrizio Frizzi [1958-2018] and uncle of actress Stella Fabrizio. Fabio hit his stride in the mid-1960 and teamed with fellow composers, musicians Franco Bixio and Vince Tempera to turn out a number of scores and themes for films and television. The trio also formed a singing group called Dream Bags which can be heard on several of their film scores.

When the trio worked on Euro-western “Four of the Apocalypse” (1975) he became acquainted with director Lucio Fulci. This was the beginning of a long and successful partnership between the pair. In 1978 when Fabio decided to embark on a solo career he was called on by Fulci to work on “Zombi 2”. He has since created haunting cores for many of Fulci’s best films.

He has become a master of sing an array of vintage equipment such as the legendary tape-loop keyboard the Mellotron, the Yamaha CS80 and the Prophet 5 and Jupiter 8.

In the last decade Frizzi has made a return to the world stage, performing his seminal catalogue of scores, and capitalizing on his newfound notoriety. For many years the soundtracks have been almost impossibly tough to obtain, but thanks in part to the Death Waltz imprint, they are now gradually making their way to homes.

FRIZZI, Fabio (aka Andrew Barrymore, Antony Barrymore, Frizzi, F. Frizzi, Magnetic System) [7/2/1951, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy -     ] – composer, conductor, songwriter, musician (keyboards, guitar), actor, brother of actor Fabrizio Frizzi [1958-2018], member of the composing team of Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera and  singing group Dream Bags.
And Now... Make Your Peace with God - 1968 (co)
     Song: “Just a Coward” sung by Mary Usuah
Carambola* – 1973
     Songs: “You Can Fly”, “Milk Serenade” sung by Dream Bags
The Crazy Adventures of Len and Coby* – 1975 (co)
     Songs: “Coby and Len”, “Sky’s Motor Bike” sung by Dream Bags (Franco Bixio, Fabio
                 Frizzi, Vincenzo Tempera)
The Four of the Apocalypse...* - 1975 (co)
     Songs: “Movin’ On”, “Bunny (Let’s Stay Together)”, “Was it All in Vain”, “Let Us Pray”,
                 Stubby (You’re Down and Out)”, sung by The Cook & Benjamin Franklin Group
Get Mean – 1975 (co)
Silver Saddle* – 1978 (co)
     Song: “Silver Saddle”, “Two Hearts” sung by Ken Tobias (Kenneth Tobias)
Back in the Saddle – 2009 [archive]

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