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What Music Puts You in an Italian State of Mind?

What Music Puts You in an Italian State of Mind?

Dec 19th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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On an Evening in Roma -- dean martin

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Dec 19th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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Hello, All!

I had not checked this post of mine for awhile, and was delighted to see it close to the top of the Italy postings list!! Thank you, all of you, for your suggestions. I hope others will continue to add to the list.

Happy Holidays to each one of you.

P.S. LovesItaly-- I will look forward to your titles, when you have a chance to get to it. Thanks so much.
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Dec 19th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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Dog_Mother, I have not forgotten you, honest. You are on the top of my "mental list". Right now I am trying to finish wrapping all the Christmas presents. Of course if I got off Fodors it would go quicker, right? LOL.

Will be gone to SF until Wednesday night and than Thursday a couple of appointments and than to my daughter and SIL and kids Christmas Eve and Christmas. They only live 10 minutes away but I always stay there with them (a vacation in my own town!). And Christmas Day after opening presents etc. I am going to get the most up to date list of Italian CD's for you. They have so many.

The only question I have is, do you know somewhere where you can buy Italian CD's? We use to be able to order them through the Wherehouse but no longer. My kids have them sent to them by friends in Italy, England and Canada (the spoiled brats!). They burn me copies so that is how I have them, but they need to give me the new ones (maybe Christmas morning?). Anyway, I do not know where you live but that was my only concern, if you can get them where you are.

Do have a beautiful holiday. The best to you and your loved ones. And check back on this thread of yours after Christmas.
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Dec 19th, 2004, 03:21 PM
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I like to compile suggestions into a neat list I can put in my PDA for future reference. So, here are your suggestions so far:

Andrea Bocelli,
Andrea Mingardi
Buddy Greco
Carlo Bergonzi
Cavalleria Rusticana
Cecilia Bartoli
Cinema Paradiso
Claudio Baglioni
Connie Francis
Dean Martin - "That's Amore"
Dean Martin - On an Evening in Roma
Dominic Chianese, of Soprano's fame, has a recent CD called "Ungrateful Heart". The CD includes Italian standard love songs as well as songs about the loss of love, kind of like Italian blues.
Eh, Paisano!
Emilio Pericoli singing, Al Di La
Eros Ramazotti
Fabrizio de Andre
Francesco de Gregori
Franco Corelli
Funiculi Funicula Italian Mandoline Vol. 1 and 2
GEORGIA her Greatest Hits album, the song "E poi"
Gino Paoli
I Pagliacci.
Ivano Fossati
Jerry Vale
Laura Pausini
Licia Albanese
Ligabue "Giro d'Italia" (3 c.d. set). In particular, Piccola Stella Senza Cielo
Louie Prima, especially Angelina & Zooma Zooma
Lucio Battisti
Lucio Dalla
Madame Butterfly
Marcella Bella
Marco Masini
Maria Callas in Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca, Aida, Norma
Marina Rei
Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony
Paolo Conte
Respighi's Pini di Roma, Fontane di Roma and Feste Romane
Rounder Records, Italian Treasury series of regional Italian traditional folk music
Riccardo Cocciante
Roman Stornelli
San Remo CDs (from the Italian song festival)
Sergio Franchi
song called One Meatball
Tchaikhovsky - "Souvenir de Florence"
The Big Night soundtrack.
Rome Adventure, Theme song
Umberto Tozzi
Viva Italia Festive Italian Classics
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Dec 19th, 2004, 03:35 PM
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I wonder why you left out many of the suggestions.
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Dec 19th, 2004, 03:53 PM
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I didn't intend to leave out any specific suggestions (such as name of artist, album title, song title--things that I would need when I go music shopping). If I did leave out something such as that, I didn't intend to.

I DID leave out general suggestions, such as Italian operas, Neopolitan love songs, etc.

My apologies if my list didn't capture everything. It would never be my intention to slight anyone's favorite music.

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Dec 20th, 2004, 02:56 AM
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Thanks, cigalechanta, for the Paolo Conte suggestion. He's great!! I just downloaded about 13 songs onto my ipod.
Dec 20th, 2004, 03:44 AM
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No one has mentioned Mario Lanza?
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Dec 20th, 2004, 05:47 AM
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Here are a couple more of available on CD's
Italy after Dark
Bella Ragazza - Carlo Buti
Ungrateful Heart,Dominic Chianese
Hits, DominicChianese
Richard of LaGrange Park, Il..
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Dec 20th, 2004, 06:09 PM
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Marco Masini, "COLLEZIONE".
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Jan 8th, 2005, 04:59 PM
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I received a great CD from a friend for Christmas:

Bella Tuscany: Music Inspired by Tuscany

Copyright 2004 TELARC CD 80644

Beautiful classical music, all instrumental. Well known "tunes".
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Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:55 PM
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How about the Papi Chulo compilation. It transports me to many clubs in Rome
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Oct 3rd, 2005, 09:46 PM
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What a great thread!

My current hot fav. is Andrea Bocelli's
'A Night in Tuscany'. Beautiful DVD -
takes me there!!

I also attended Tosca in Florence this past May. Love Puccini.
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