Italian Love Songs (2CD SET)

Artist: Dean Martin
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143494963
Cat No: NOT2CD496


If you’re looking for the influence of Italy on popular music it’s interesting to compare the careers of two great Italian-American singers, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. While Ol’ Blue Eyes steered clear of recording much Italian-based music, his pal was happy to embrace his cultural heritage. Multi-talented Dean found fame not once but twice – the first time as part of a double act in the Fifties with comedian Jerry Lewis. But his relaxed singing style had caught the ear even earlier when he followed Frank Sinatra into New York’s Riobamba Room in 1943. And the Sinatra connection would later give him yet another claim to fame. He, Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr would together lead the Rat Pack, a selection of entertainers completed by actors Peter Lawford and Shirley MacLaine and comedian Joey Bishop which hobnobbed with presidents and starred on record, screen and stage in various combinations in the early Sixties.
This is a compilation of well-loved Italian love songs – second nature to a man who, like Sinatra, was the proud product of Italian immigrant parents. He was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Ohio in 1917 and, it’s said, spoke exclusively Italian for the first five years of his life. The result is a happy hour (and more) in the company of an acknowledged master.


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CD 1

1. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
2. That’s Amore
3. On An Evening In Roma (Sott’er Celo de Roma)
4. Buona Sera
5. Return To Me (Ritorna a Me)
6. Non Dimenticar (Don’t Forget)
7. Just Close Your Eyes
8. Napoli
9. Arrivederci, Roma
10. The Man Who Plays The Mandolino
11. There’s No Tomorrow (O Sole Mio)
12. Oh Marie
13. Write To Me from Naples
14. Tu sei bella, signorina
15. Sogni D’Oro
16. From The Bottom Of My Heart (Dammi, Dammi, Dammi)
17. Just Say I Love Her (Dicitencello Vuie)
18. You’re Breaking My Heart (Mattinata)
19. Innamorata (Sweetheart)
20. Senza Fine

CD 2

1. In Napoli
2. Come Back To Sorrento (Torna a Surriento)
3. Dame Su Amor
4. Bella, Bella, Bambina
5. I Have But One Heart (O Marenariello)
6. The Tricche Tracche (The Tree-Kay Trah-Kay)
7. Vieni Su (Say You Love Me Too)
8. Simpatico
9. (Ma Come Bali) Bella Bimba
10. Mambo Italiano
11. Cha Cha Cha D’amour (Melodie D’amour)
12. Sway
13. Besame Mucho
14. Magic Is The Moonlight (Te Quiero Dijiste)
15. Pardon (Pardoname)
16. Belle From Barcelona
17. Always In My Heart (Siempre en mi Corazon)
18. La Paloma
19. Giuggiola
20. Amor