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Jimmy Durante & Sergio Franchi – Hollywood Palace 1969

Jimmy Durante & Sergio Franchi Hollywood Palace 1969 * This clip is from the Hollywood Palace show filmed in 1969. Sergio Franchi and Jimmy Durante performed together often and they were great friends. This clip is priceless and brings back so many memories of a more innocent time. Take a moment and watch. We know […]

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Dean Martin – Buona Sera

Dean Martin – Buona Sera Dean Martin * Great Song from one of Dino’s Italian Albums Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to an Italian-American family the young man had a real blue-collar upbringing. Dean Martin worked in steel mills, had a spell as a boxer, flipped the aces in speakeasy establishments and learnt […]

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Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby – “High Society”

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby “High Society” *   High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. The film was produced by Sol C. Siegel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and shot in VistaVision and Technicolor, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.     The film is a remake of the 1940 movie The Philadelphia Story starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, which was […]

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Frank – Dean – Bing – Oldest Crap Game in NY – Will make you smile

Frank – Dean – Bing Will make you smile “Nathan Detroit” Guys and Dolls  * Nathan Detroit, played by Frank Sinatra on the screen, is one of the 4 lead characters of Guys and Dolls. He is a crap game promoter and is the fiance of Miss Adelaide, playing a large part in their fourteen year long […]

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Jimmy Durante – As Time Goes By

Jimmy Durante – As Time Goes By Jimmy Durante   * Jimmy Durante  Wonderful Italian Gentleman The youngest of four children Jimmy Durante was born to Rosa (Lentino) and Bartolomeo Durante, both of whom were immigrants from Salerno, Italy. * Jimmy Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York City.  Bartolomeo was a barber. Young Jimmy served […]

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Frank Sinatra – New York  New York

Frank Sinatra New York  New York   “Theme from New York, New York” is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977). It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It remains one of the best-known songs about New York City. In 2004 it finished #31 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American […]

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Dean Martin – Return to Me (Ritorna Me)

Dean Martin Return to Me (Ritorna Me) * Great Song from one of Dino’s Italian Albums Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to an Italian-American family the young man had a real blue-collar upbringing. Dean Martin worked in steel mills, had a spell as a boxer, flipped the aces in speakeasy establishments and learnt […]

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Julius La Rosa – Domani – 1955

Julius La Rosa Domani – Circa 1955 * Julius La Rosa (January 2, 1930 – May 12, 2016) was an Italian-American traditional popular music singer, who worked in both radio and television beginning in the 1950s. Julius La Rosa was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended P.S. 123K in Bushwick. At age 17, he joined the United […]

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Arrivederci Roma – Mario Lanza & Luisa di Meo

Arrivederci Roma Mario Lanza & Luisa di Meo   *   Born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mario Lanza was exposed to classical singing at an early age by his Abruzzese-Molisan Italian parents. His mother, Maria Lanza, was from Tocco da Casauria, a town in the province of Pescara in the region of Abruzzo. His father, Antonio Cocozza, was from Filignano, a town in the […]

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Jimmy Durante – (If you’re) Young at Heart

Jimmy Durante (If you’re) Young at Heart   * Jimmy Durante  Wonderful Italian Gentleman The youngest of four children Jimmy Durante was born to Rosa (Lentino) and Bartolomeo Durante, both of whom were immigrants from Salerno, Italy. * Jimmy Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York City.  Bartolomeo was a barber. Young Jimmy served as an altar […]

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