Italian Cafe

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Track Listing
1. Juke Box - Fred Buscaglione
2. Un - Quartetto Cetra Bacio a Mezzanotte
3. Cannelloni - Giorgio Conte
4. Che Coss� l'Amor - Vinicio Capossela
5. Petali e Mirto - Maria Pierantoni Giua
6. Gn� Gn� - Giorgio Conte
7. Piccolissima Serenata - Renato Carosone
8. Dentro al Cinema - Gianmaria Testa
9. Le - Daniele Silvestri Cose in Comune
10. Tu Vuo' Fa' l'Americano - Quadro Nuevo
11. La - Gianmaria Testa Traiettorie delle Mongolfiere
12. Carina - Nicola Arigliano

Product Information

Performers include: Gianmaria Testa, Vinicio, Renato Carosone, Giorgio Conte, Daniele Silvestri, Fred Buscaglione. Quartetto Cetra, Nicola Arigliano, Quadro Nuevo and Maria Pierantoni Giua.Liner Note Author: Jacob Edgar.Illustrator: Nicola Heindl.Translators: Julien Massardier; Diletta Giuntoli; Jorge Maldonado.This is a charming, if ultimately fairly inconsequential, collection of recordings from 1950s and 1960s Italy, along with a handful of songs by a few modern artists whose stylistic roots go back to the postwar era as well. The overall sound may come across as a bit kitschy to American ears -- there are lots of accordions and crooning, emotive vocals -- but if you spend some time with these recordings most of them will grow on you. Highlights include the quirky Vinicio Capossela's "Che Coss� l'Amor," Quadro Nuevo's jazzy instrumental "Tu Vuo' Fa' l'Americano," and Quartetto Cetra's slightly cute but really very engaging "Un Bacio a Mezzanotte." On the slightly less compelling side are Gianmaria Testa's contributions, the willfully goofy "Dentro al Cinema" and the self-consciously intense (and ultimately self-parodying) "La Traiettorie delle Mongolfiere," but the high points outweigh the low ones on this ultimately charming collection. Recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

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