Peter Tevis

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Peter Tevis (born 1937, in California, USA, died 13 September 2006 in Washington), was an American folk singer best remembered for his work on the soundtracks of composer Ennio Morricone.
Tevis met Morricone while living in Italy in the 1960s, and suggested working together. A 1962 recording of the song "Pastures of Plenty" by Woody Guthrie became a small hit single (RCA PM45-3115). Morricone later reworked it into the title theme of the famous Spaghetti Western movie "A Fistful of Dollars" directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood (without Tevis lyrics). Later they continued to collaborate on a number of recordings. Tevis is credited with singing the lyrics of songs on the soundtracks of several Spaghetti Western movies, including:

"A Gringo Like Me" from the film Gunfight at Red Sands
"Lonesome Billy" from the film Guns Don't Argue
"Per un Pugno di Dollari" (A Fistful of Dollars)

Since the 1970s Tevis also produced audio recordings designed to train different families of songbirds to talk.
In his last years he suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had almost lost his voice.
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Peter Tevis Discography Tracks

Albums

Peter Tevis - Un Pugno Di ... West (Celebri Canzoni "Western") album art Peter Tevis Con Ennio Morricone E La Sua Orchestra* Peter Tevis Con Ennio Morricone E La Sua Orchestra* - Un Pugno Di ... West (Celebri Canzoni "Western") (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1965 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Peter Tevis - Pastures Of Plenty album art Peter Tevis Pastures Of Plenty RCA Victor Japan 1962 Sell This Version
PM45-3150 Peter Tevis - Maria / Stanotte Si album art Peter Tevis Maria / Stanotte Si(7") RCA Italiana PM45-3150 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
NF 507 Peter Tevis - Io Non Sono Quello album art Peter Tevis Io Non Sono Quello(7") Ariel NF 507 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
GEE 102 Peter Tevis - A Long And Angry Man / Una Bara Per Lo Sceriffo album art Peter Tevis A Long And Angry Man / Una Bara Per Lo Sceriffo(7") Ester Records GEE 102 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
Peter Tevis - Peter Tevis Canta album art Peter Tevis Peter Tevis Canta (Single) Campi-Editore Recording Italy 1966 Sell This Version
PM 45 3352 Peter Tevis - Per Un Pugno Di Dollari album art Peter Tevis Per Un Pugno Di Dollari(7") RCA Italiana PM 45 3352 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
HIT-1649 Peter Tevis - Gli Intoccabili / La Canzone Mark Donen album art Jacky Laiton, Peter Tevis Jacky Laiton, Peter Tevis - Gli Intoccabili / La Canzone Mark Donen(7") Seven Seas HIT-1649 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
CE 10-011 Peter Tevis A Man Must Fight(7", Single, Gat) Campi-Editore Recording CE 10-011 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Peter Tevis - Western Songs album art Ennio Morricone Con Christy (2) - Maurizio Graf - Peter Tevis Ennio Morricone Con Christy (2) - Maurizio Graf - Peter Tevis - Western Songs (Comp) RCA Italy 1980 Sell This Version

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