Label: Org Music
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Del Casher may not be a household name, but you’ve undoubtedly heard his music. As a member of the famous Wrecking Crew, he’s played on many hundreds of recordings that have provided the soundtrack to our lives. He played on Lawrence Welk, recorded Frank Zappa’s first demo, backed Elvis Presley, and built guitars with Les Paul. His many inventions include the Wah-Wah pedal and the Ecco-Fonic, influencing the development of electric guitar playing. In 1976, Casher was commissioned to write and record a soundtrack for Italian Stallion, a re-branding of the 1970 softcore porn film "The Party at Kitty and Stud’s”, which saw Sylvester Stallone's first on-screen appearance. While even Stallone called the film “horrendous”, the soundtrack for Italian Stallion stands on its own as a musical masterpiece. Casher recruited some of the best musicians around, including fellow members of the Wrecking Crew, to lay down one of the funkiest, grooviest records of the 70s. Over 40 years later, with the help of ORG Music, Del Casher dug up his original master tapes and assembled a record’s worth of material for the soundtrack’s first ever release. Italian Stallion will make its long overdue debut with a vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD 2021.