Italian American History Month

As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Squigy » 09 Nov 2010, 03:55

I like Dean Martin, too (I'm not a big Sinatra fan). I'd say Louis Prima is my favorite, though, of those old Italian singers.

My favorite Dean Martin song is That's Amore. We just got a CD called Dino! Italian Love Songs. Some of the songs on it are pretty good, others I don't like (The Belle from Barcelona!).
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 03:57

I love the song volare. Im going to look up Prima on itunes. Ive heard he was very good! Is the Dino CD in Italian or English and Italian
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Squigy » 09 Nov 2010, 04:11

DeFilippis78 wrote:I love the song volare. Im going to look up Prima on itunes. Ive heard he was very good! Is the Dino CD in Italian or English and Italian


One of my favorite Louis Prima songs is Angelina. And Lazy Mary, but I can only seem to find Lou Monte's version on the internet.

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Just listened to Volare on YouTube, I don't think I ever heard that one. Thanks. It annoys me that this was the highest rated comment, though:

"the mafia needs to whack 59 people"

It was a joke, but still.

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The Dean Martin album is in English. Some songs he sings partly in Italian (An Evening in Roma, for instance)
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 04:32

Oh the wanna-bes, I cant stand it, LOL!
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Squigy » 09 Nov 2010, 06:49

DeFilippis78 wrote:Oh the wanna-bes, I cant stand it, LOL!


Neither can I! In the town I came from (which was 30% Italian) they would say "There are two kinds of people, Italians and those who wish they were Italians!"
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Cherry » 09 Nov 2010, 11:38

Check these out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDIOPEDeV5E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynGXgflcHI8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acBcofe7iPY

These above are all from Gino Paoli, very famous in the 60's. I've always found him very romantic.

Then:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKSuG1LOaYI
Is Mina singing Se Telefonando. Perhaps my favourite song in italian.

And this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Gshrcqt9c
Nada, 16 yo in 1969

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0UtB_XTDrA
And this, 1983 a bit grown up

These are song for a certain "atmosfera". :-)
I hope you might like them
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 14:21

Wow, thanks Cherry Ill check them out!

Squigy, there are people even more so now that wish they were Italian with all these Jersey shows out. And it drives me crazy because I do live at the Jersey Shore and migrated down here from north jersey. The wanna bes are everywhere in the summer!!
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Squigy » 09 Nov 2010, 14:45

DeFilippis78 wrote:
Squigy, there are people even more so now that wish they were Italian with all these Jersey shows out. And it drives me crazy because I do live at the Jersey Shore and migrated down here from north jersey. The wanna bes are everywhere in the summer!!


I'll bet there are! That must get really annoying.

I honestly hate the new Guido stereotype, way more than The Godfather one. Both are annoying, but now Italians are seen as loud, obnoxious buffoons, at least The Godfather made them look classy.
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 14:58

LOL! Its just terrible because every body comes here in the summer to go to the jersey shore house and the beaches and streets are packed and every one is walking around trying to be copy cats. Even on halloween girls were dressed up as the "jersey shore"crew.I wont deny that in my own family i do have some of the muscle heads just like the show but my whole family isnt like that. With all stereo types there is some truth and some lies.
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby siskojnash » 09 Nov 2010, 15:47

I've never really found stereotypes to be accurate about any culture. I just judge people on a person-by-person basis. I just wait for any stereotypes to be proven wrong. It never seems to fail. They are always wrong.
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 18:28

Cherry wrote:Check these out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDIOPEDeV5E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynGXgflcHI8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acBcofe7iPY

These above are all from Gino Paoli, very famous in the 60's. I've always found him very romantic.



Cherry, Im totally loving Gino right now. Thanks for introducing me! He has a very old sound which I like. I listen to mainly 50s and 60s music and hes got that sound. Love it. I just bought on itunes "Una sera con Gino Paoli" Its awesome!
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Cherry » 09 Nov 2010, 19:01

DeFilippis78 wrote:
Cherry wrote:Check these out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDIOPEDeV5E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynGXgflcHI8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acBcofe7iPY

These above are all from Gino Paoli, very famous in the 60's. I've always found him very romantic.



Cherry, Im totally loving Gino right now. Thanks for introducing me! He has a very old sound which I like. I listen to mainly 50s and 60s music and hes got that sound. Love it. I just bought on itunes "Una sera con Gino Paoli" Its awesome!


Yes, I love him for the same reasons. :-)
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 19:08

I also just found a nice Christmas album by Albano Carrisi..."buon natale"
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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby Cherry » 09 Nov 2010, 22:43

Haha.
Albano has a beautiful voice, you know he was married with the daughter of Tyron Power and Linda Christian (50's movie stars who felt in love with Rome and came to live there for a while). Their first daughter, Ylenia, disappeared in New Orleans in the early ninetines. Never heard of her ever since, a big mistery.
He's not very popular among the youngsters, but I like him because he looks a bit like my father.

If you like melodic rock you can try Ligabue. He wrote some beautiful rock. And Vasco Rossi (I suggest you start with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leZmTg-Ym-Q or with the live version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ucXcPnwK8
Ligabue and Vasco are I think the only Italian singers that can make a sold out in San Siro stadium (80.000 seats)
Or you can try 883, my brother loves them, I find the singer has an horror voice, but words are very descriptive of the lives of youg people in Italy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCy14eZoZ1Q

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Re: Italian American History Month

Postby DeFilippis78 » 09 Nov 2010, 23:16

Cherry, Im actually only 32 but love old music. Im bored with music from today. I listen to Elvis, doo wop, big band, etc. I guess thats why I liked Albano, LOL! I was born in the wrong time period. Ill check out the others too


I think Vasco and the other guy are too "modern" for me ;)
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