Daniele Patucchi “Susan theme” (1970)

We simply had to write a brief post about this truly beautiful Italian soundtrack single from the Turin tunesmith, Daniele Patucchi, released in 1970.


Despite scoring over 50 soundtracks, there is scant information available on the 75 year old Daniele Patucchi. This beautiful single is taken from the soundtrack to the film, Così Così…Più Forte, which was released in 1970.

The film is about two young women, Lisa and Susan, who fall in love in Rome. A man named Fred enters the fray and Susan cheats on Lisa with Fred. Jealousy, whisky, arguments and police intervention ultimately results in collective suicide in a car crash.

The single was released in 1970 on the CAM label with a catalogue number; AMP 80.

Susan theme – the A-side, a very erotic scat, bossa theme with vocals by Edda dell’Orso.

Fred Love theme is the B-side. Wonderful summery bossa with sultry, breathy female la la las.


TOP TRACK: Lord Creator – “Such is life” (1978)

Lord Creator

A reggae track that the Strand Records’ boys have really got into recently is the re-recorded version of Such is life by Lord Creator, released in the UK on Seven Leaves Records in 1978.

Creator – “Such is life” (1978)

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry produced this version at the Black Ark and it has a fabulous roots-dub, laid back feel. Such a mellow throb with magical mixing skills on display from the Upsetter. The track is sung by Lord Creator AKA Creator AKA Prodigal Creator.

Lord Creator was born Kentrick Patrick in Trinidad and Tobago and, despite the blissed out feel of the 1978 version of Such is life, Creator is a calypso, ska, R&B and rocksteady artist. He recorded his first hits in 1958 and Creator’s Independant Jamaica Calypso was the very first single on Chris Blackwell’s Island records in 1962. Creator had a big hit with Kingston Town in 1970 (later covered by UB40). 

Lord Creator’s original rocksteady version of Such is life was released in 1968 on Randy’s Records. Creator is backed on the recording by Tommy McCook and the Supersonics.

Lord Creator – “Such is life” (1968)

Lord Creator; “In my days of sufferation when I had nothing, when I could not pay rent, when I could not find food for me and my children to eat, while sleeping up in a plum tree with a pregnant woman, I put together a melody, and that is how I recorded the song called Such Is Life“.

The 1978 track is, for us, an undoubted highlight of the ’70s Black Ark era.