Friday, June 9, 2023

Spaghetti Westerns Trivia - Lavagnino & Baxter dueling scores


For the 1963 film “Samson and the Slave Queen” the musical score is credited to Francesco Lavagnino but for the U.S.A. release the film’s score was replaced by a score by American composer Lex Baxter. Actually, Baxter states he did not issue a new score for the film but his 1959 score for “Goliath and the Barbarians” was inserted as the score and edited to fit.


  1. Lavagnino in Revolt of the Slaves.
    A very young Lang Jeffries who died young , at 50 and something I think. He was the main character in Requiem for a Gringo. You've gor lavagnino and Alessandro Alessandroni in its score.

  2. That's right, Gorilin. The scores of both movies are exactly the same. The only difference between Lex Baxter's score and Lavagnino's score was that Baxter used overdubbing. Overdubbing is when vocal or written tracks are recorded and mixed on top of one another to create one sound. The studios do this very often as they can afford to try such techniques and this way they can get interest from other distributors. It's been that way since 95 years ago in 1928. Now, in 2023, we have newer technology that allows us to do overdubbing much more often and we don't have to pay for it ourselves. You're welcome, Hollywood.