The 1950s musical love affair between Italy and the United States was a two-way street. A golden era of Italian popular songs that resulted in a deep repertoire of classics that continue to be influential to this day.
Italian-American stars such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Prima were known for drawing on influences from their ancestral Italy, hitting it big on the pop charts with songs in Italian (or pseudo-Italian, as the case may be). Even singers such as Rosemary Clooney and Nat King Cole were sprinkling their hits with musical oregano.
Vintage Italia unearths favorite songs by iconic singers as well as newer recordings by artists who continue to find inspiration in the music that served as the backdrop for an era that has earned the moniker "La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life."
The collection features legends of Italian song such as Nicola Arigliano, Fred Buscaglione, Jula de Palma, Flo Sandon’s, Teddy Reno and others whose popularity in the 1950s and 60s extended far beyond the borders of Italy.
Album also includes a Sgroppino recipe!
Boccuccia di Rosa / Fred Buscaglione
Ba...Ba...Baciami Piccina / Renzo Arbore e Gli Arborigeni
T'ho Volute Ben (Non Dimenticar) / Flo Sandon's
Accarezzame / Teddy Reno
Musetto / Nicola Arigliano
Piccolissima serenata / Jula De Palma
Roma Nun Fà la Stupida Stasera / Quadro Nuevo
Ninna Nanna / Pink Martini
Dimestichezze D'Amor / Gianmaria Testa
Cristina's World / Emanuele Tozzi
Torna A Surriento / Marco Calliari