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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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Dean Martin – All I Do is Dream of You

Dean Martin All I Do is Dream of You *   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 the art of blackjack and […]

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Dean Martin – Coolest Cat Ever

Dean Martin  Coolest Cat That Ever lived * One of the undisputed kings of cool, Dean Martin is sometimes portrayed as a musical dilettante. Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Despite his legendary laid back vocal style Martin took his recording career very seriously and as with his pal Frank Sinatra lengthy stints […]

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Dean Martin & Ella Fitzgerald – PRICELESS – Will make you SMILE

Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald PRICELESS MOMENTS This will make you smile * These moments caught on video tape back in the day will never get old as far as I’m concerned. In this one Dean performs with Ella Fitzgerald in another PRICELESS MOMENT from The Dean Martin Show that was broadcast between 1965 and […]

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Dean Martin & The Mills Brothers – PRICELESS – Makes you Smile

Dean Martin & The Mills Brothers PRICELESS Moment Makes you Smile * If you remember the Dean Martin Show, broadcast between September 16, 1965 through April 5th, 1974, you will recall priceless moments like this one with the Mills Brothers.     Dean always said that his inspiration came from the Mills Brothers. And in […]

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Dean Martin – Volare

Dean Martin  Volare  * Dean Martin singing Volare here is a wonderful take on this hugely successful song. Did you know however that…. Volare (Nel Blu di pinto di blu) was first recorded in Italy by Domenico Modugno and it was a massive hit song winning first prize in 1958 at the San Remo song […]

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Andrea Bocelli – I Found My Love in Portofino

Andrea Bocelli I Found My Love In Portofino *   Love In Portofino is a 1958 songwritten by Leo Chiosso and Fred Buscaglione  The song was first interpreted by the author, Fred Buscaglione , only to be resumed in 1958 by Johnny Dorelli , with much more success, having made a more sentimental version of the original. Both in the version of Buscaglione and that of Dorelli , the song entered the […]

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Lou Monte – “Please Mr. Columbus” Very Cute Song

Lou Monte Please Mr. Columbus Turn the Ship Around   *   This is just another of the wonderful songs that Lou Monte wrote and performed. Really adorable.   Who was Lou Monte * Luigi Scaglione (later known by his performing name “Lou Monte”) was born to Italian immigrant parents. His mother died when he […]

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Andrea Bocelli – Besame Mucho

Andrea Bocelli – Besame Mucho   *   Recorded at Lake Las Vegas Resort. “Under The Desert Sky” (2006) – CD (DVD Included) Guitarist -Ramon Stagnaro (Peru), Pianist – David Foster LYRICS: (Consuelo Velazquez)       According to Velázquez herself, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time, […]

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Scapricciatiello – Jimmy Roselli

Scapricciatiello Jimmy Roselli  * Scapricciatiello sung by Jimmy Roselli was a very popular Neopolitan song from back in the day.  Jimmy Roselli was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He had success with the song “Mala Femmena”, which sold over three million records in 1963. It never was a hit song for him, but is considered […]

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