Eh, Paisano! 100% Italian-American Classics

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It's nice to be Italian. The wine is good, the food can't be beat, and it's comforting to know that you probably have a distant cugino who can take care of "that little problem you had upstate." Eh, Paisano! is another reason to celebrate the Italian-American experience, whether or not you're Italian. This collection of crooner classics reads like a set list for the local goodfella wedding singer. The immortal "That's Amoré" by Dean Martin real name Dino Paul Crocetti is almost as good as momma's homemade gravy or sauce, as Americans like to call it. Songs like Louis Prima's "Angelina and Zooma Zooma" and Lou Monte's "Peppino, the Italian Mouse" will get all the grandmas away from the buffet and doing the ...
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Editorial Reviews

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It's nice to be Italian. The wine is good, the food can't be beat, and it's comforting to know that you probably have a distant cugino who can take care of "that little problem you had upstate." Eh, Paisano! is another reason to celebrate the Italian-American experience, whether or not you're Italian. This collection of crooner classics reads like a set list for the local goodfella wedding singer. The immortal "That's Amoré" by Dean Martin real name Dino Paul Crocetti is almost as good as momma's homemade gravy or sauce, as Americans like to call it. Songs like Louis Prima's "Angelina and Zooma Zooma" and Lou Monte's "Peppino, the Italian Mouse" will get all the grandmas away from the buffet and doing the tarantella. And not even Tony Soprano could resist Julius LaRosa's hysterical "Eh, Cumpari?" There are also plenty of beautiful ballads that will leave you weeping in your chianti, dreaming of the homeland. So what if there's no Frank Sinatra on this disc? All the real Italians have all his music already anyway. Mangia! Chris my mother's Italian MacDermott
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The concept behind Eh, Paisano! 100% Italian-American Classics -- namely, 18 tracks of pop standards and Italian songs from the '50s and '60s, sung by crooners like Dean Martin, Louis Prima, and Lou Monte -- may be a little cutesy, but it works surprisingly well. Even with tracks by pop acts like Jay & the Americans and Connie Francis, the album is a focused, if occasionally campy, collection of classics like "Volare," "That's Amore," and "Eh Cumpari." It may be designed to appeal to the kitsch-addled hipsters of the '90s cocktail nation, but the music on Eh, Paisano! is so strong, such quibbles don't matter -- it's one of the most enjoyable collections of mainstream pop assembled in the mid-'90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227257729
  • Catalog Number: 72577
  • Sales rank: 12,497

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's Amore - Dick Stabile & His Orchestra (3:07)
  2. 2 Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno (3:36)
  3. 3 Mama - Connie Francis (3:58)
  4. 4 Angelina/Zooma Zooma - Louis Prima (4:21)
  5. 5 Mala Femmina - Jerry Vale (2:34)
  6. 6 Pepino the Italian Mouse - Lou Monte (2:40)
  7. 7 Spanish Eyes - Al Martino (2:46)
  8. 8 Eh, Cumpari - Julius LaRosa (2:26)
  9. 9 Cara, Mia - Jay & the Americans (2:34)
  10. 10 Piove (Ciao, Ciao Bambina) - Domenico Modugno (2:15)
  11. 11 Runaround - The Three Chuckles (3:07)
  12. 12 Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima (4:43)
  13. 13 Here in My Heart - Keely Smith (3:00)
  14. 14 For the First Time (Come Prima) - Tony Reno & The Sherwoods (2:10)
  15. 15 Al-Di-La - Emilio Pericoli (2:05)
  16. 16 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing - Al Alberts (2:59)
  17. 17 Darktown Strutters' Ball - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra (2:41)
  18. 18 Innamorata - Chrous (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dean Martin Track Performer
Al Martino Track Performer
Louis Prima Track Performer
Connie Francis Track Performer
Jay & the Americans Track Performer
Keely Smith Track Performer
Julius LaRosa Track Performer
Jerry Vale Track Performer
The Four Aces Track Performer
Tony Osborne Conductor
Al Alberts Track Performer
Domenico Modugno Track Performer
George Greeley Conductor
Lou Monte Track Performer
Emilio Pericoli Track Performer
Archie Bleyer Conductor
Joe Reisman Conductor
The Three Chuckles Track Performer
Percy Faith & His Orchestra Track Performer
Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra Track Performer
Chrous Track Performer
Tony Reno & The Sherwoods Track Performer
Dick Stabile & His Orchestra Track Performer
Mario Migliardi Organ
Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Phil Collins Composer
Julius LaRosa Arranger
Jerry Leiber Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Tony Banks Composer
Archie Bleyer Arranger
Irving Caesar Composer
Bob Fisher Remastering
Roger Graham Composer
Milt Kabak Composer
Bobby Kimball Composer
David Paich Composer
Jack Pleis Director, Orchestra Director
Joe Reisman Arranger
Mike Rutherford Composer
Billy Vera Liner Notes
Spencer Williams Composer
Phil Brito Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Harold Barlow Composer
Cesare Bixio Composer
Leonello Casucci Composer
Bruno Cherubini Composer
Paolo Citarella Composer
Tom Williams Art Direction
Totò Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
Julius Brammer Composer
Vincenzo di Paola Composer
Sanatro Taccano Composer
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