Week of January 28, 2001

La Famiglia Degli Ortega

LP "La Famiglia Degli Ortega" (1973) Carosello - CLN 25029
45 "Sogno Di Una Casa - Awamalaia" (1973) Carosello - CL 20374
45 "Stanlio E Ollio - Una Vecchia Corriera Chiamata Harry Way" (1974) Carosello - CL 20374

This group was formed in 1972 by twelve young men, all related to each other in real life. At the end of that same year, they participated in the Genoa pop festival without making much impression. They also played at the San Remo festival, with Delirium. In 1973, they released their sole album; the cover featured a really beautiful, colourful painting. Stylistically, this album fluctuates between popular music and avant-garde influences, with elements of drama and theatre mixed in for good measure. There are several instruments featured on the album, and the vocals change from male to female. This release also yearned a couple of singles, but they were all but ignored by the record buying public. Following these, the group disappeared without a trace.

Taken from "The Return of Italian Pop" by Paolo Barotto (Vinyl Magic VM201, 8016158220124)

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