Italian American Song

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mark Rotella talks about the “Italian decade”—the years after WWII when Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and other Italian voices established their smooth, stylish brand of pop. Amore: The Story of Italian American Song tells the stories behind 40 Italian American classics—from “O Sole Mio” to “Volare” to “I Wonder Why”—and shows how these songs became the soundtrack of postwar America.


Mark Rotella

Comments [2]

Greg in L.I.

"Lack of real knowledge"? Do you need to go to grad school to learn how something tastes? Chefs can stand up to internet criticism or be damned!

Oct. 25 2010 12:55 PM
Joe Adams

I hope Mark will cast a wild net and include people like Russ Columbo, Toni Arden,
Wingy Manone and Louis Prima.

Oct. 25 2010 06:59 AM

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