various artists
- black sand, white stars (2010)



i finally made a compilation. i know, it's about time. thought i'd start with some tracks closest to my heart. lush, seventies string lounge. sometimes brooding, sometimes melancholic, moving and dramatic. give it a listen, and please let me know what you think.

01 - berto pisano - tema di katerina
02 - astor piazzolla - libertango
03 - roberto delgado - house of the rising sun
04 - paul mauriat - lui
05 - roger webb - summer green, autumn gold
06 - nelson riddle - lamento
07 - the simon park orchestra - dawn to dusk
08 - franck pourcel - jesahel
09 - pierre bachelet - o' comme histoire d'o
10 - john barry - who will buy my yesterdays
11 - roger webb - tubular bells
12 - ennio morricone - giu la testa
13 - bobby hutcherson - the thrill is gone
14 - berto pisano - la grande bouffe
15 - the 18th century corporation - do you know the way to san jose
16 - michel legrand - theme from the go-between
17 - riz ortolani - why (cosi dolce, cosi perversa)
18 - the night strings - black sand and white stars
19 - hugo montenegro - brother love's traveling salvation show
20 - the peter thomas sound orchestra - eloise
21 - raymond lefevre - comme j'ai toujours envie d'aimer
22 - lalo schiffrin - bossa antique

a detour compilation


ju said...

good work! thanks!

dom said...

Your blog has encouraged me to listen to Paul Mauriat, Raymond Lefevre & others...artists I would've dismissed as "James Last type" artists otherwise...& this compilation has encouraged me to download your bobby hutcherson & the night strings uploads. Thank you for sharing your tastes & informing ours...My favourite track from Riz Ortolani's "Cosi Dulce..." has always been "Sweet Proposal", only a minute & a half long but I keep coming back to it. Music is so important to many of us, thank you for taking the time to share your taste. It means a lot.

Retro-teque has posted Roger Webb's De Wolfe LP "Like A Friend" if you didn't see it

detour said...

Thanks Dom :). I'm excited about the Roger Webb lp and am busy downloading it. I'm also getting "Cosi dulce.." as i'm not familiar with ortolani's discography and have been unsure of where to start.
It is my pleasure sharing, and i'm glad you have found stuff to enjoy.

dom said...

My favourite Riz Ortolani soundtrack is for the film "Confessions Of A Police Captain", the main theme is amazing. A lot of people like his "Cannibal Holocaust" soundtrack, but I'm not a fan. You will find 20 odd Ortolani scores inc. "Confessions of A Police Captain" at vintagevinylscores.blogspot.com. One of the records there I'd recommend is a compilation of Ortolani scores from the films of Damiano Damiani.

detour said...

Thanks Dom, I'll check it out when I get home.

Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika, said...

Exquisite selection!

Many of those tracks were new to me, others I knew in different versions by other artists.
Really interesting! Thank you very much for sharing this with us!

About Ortolani: do you know the compilations series "Easy Tempo" from some years back? (Volumes 01-10, 1996-2000)

He was featured on there with many tracks, there I got to know his works. Very recommended!

detour said...

Yay! I'm so glad you like it :). I just got some of the east tempos for a friend of mine. Cool compilations.

kris said...

First track (Berto Pisano - Tema di Katerina) sounds a lot like a variation of Quincy Jones' "Theme From The Anderson Tapes" to me.

dom said...

Yes, it's certainly borrowed from The Anderson Tapes.

Anonymous said...

Dear Detour (I don't see your e-mail address anywhere) I just want to tell you that this compilation is excellent, I enjoyed it very much, I have discovered new versions of old songs I've never heard before. I would lik to ask you for an LP of Fausto Papetti (sax) called "Ambiance Slow" in the Fontana catalog, contaning among others "La ragazza con la valigia", "Ebb tide" and "Cimarron". It's dated about 1965 abd 1967.
Rolando (from CUBA).

Rolando (Cuba) said...

Mr detour,
I'm very impressed for this compilation, it's excellent and very good quality also.
I'm looking for the Fausto Papetti lp:
"Ambiance slow" from the Fontana catalog, containing among others: "La ragazza con la valigia", "ebb tide", "Till" and others. This record is dated abput 1965~1967.

Rolando (from Cuba)

detour said...

hi rolando, i am very glad you are enjoying the compilation. unfortunately i do not have the fausto papetti you are after. good luck in finding it.

michael said...

This is a fine comp' - I am enjoying it, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Not finished listening through the full set but I have heard enough to say well done! You have captured a period and a mood, which could have been dull because of familiarity but aha, you have much that surprises in your sphere of musical awareness.

JetSetTelevision said...

A terrific comp! You had some Roger Webb in there that I'd never even heard of and I have a lot of Roger Webb. Great job!

Maxime said...


I'd love to download this compilation :) Unfortunately the link is down, it would be great if you could re-upload it !

Thank you ;)

Anonymous said...

Hiya Detour.
That's an excellent collection. You have shown your good taste, especially Lalo Schifrin. I love all of them though, and there's nothing wrong with a little bit of melancholia, on the contrary, I think it's very creative!!

Anyhow, also to let you know that the link no longer works. Great pity.

Warm regards, Nigel

detour said...

Link has been restored - download available.