ForzaItaliaPgh wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Rosemary Clooney is actually Italian. I know some Italian performers anglicized their names (Dean Martin for example) but I think Rosemary Clooney just happened sing Mambo Italiano, but wasn't actually Italian herself. Great song, either way and on my I-pod
No, she isn't, you're right. In fact, I read somewhere that she hated doing that song because she thought her accent was offensive.
Something funny, I was listening to Mambo Italiano on YouTube, and one of the comments was "Thumbs up if you came here cause of Mafia II" and that was the highest rated comment. That's one of those moments where I feel lucky to be Italian, because I heard that song all the time, even when I was little. And I remember going to Italian festivals and hearing it while eating all the authentic Italian food. Other people associate with a stupid video game and Olive Garden.