I chose this week’s theme thinking that today was the day we celebrated Columbus Day in the US. Well, that was last week, but it’s still a good theme. I found twenty artists who have ties to Italy, and where their stage names don’t indicate their Italian heritage, I’ll list their Italian names.
- Julius LaRosa, “Eh Cumpari”
- Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero (Connie Francis), “Lipstick On Your Collar”
- Catherine Gloria Balotta (Kaye Ballard), “In Other Words (Fly Me To The Moon)”
- Dino Paul Crocetti (Dean Martin), “Return To Me”
- Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (Frankie Laine), “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)”
- Louis Prima, “Buona Sera”
- Gennaro Louis Vitaliano (Jerry Vale), “Pretend You Don’t See Her”
- Walden Robert Cassotto (Bobby Darin), “Beyond The Sea”
- Vic Damone, “On The Street Where You Live”
- Jasper Cini (Al Martino), “Spanish Eyes”
- Pierino (Perry) Como, “Catch A Falling Star”
- Annette Funicello, “O Dio Mio”
- Francis Thomas Avallone (Frankie Avalon), “Venus”
- Robert Louis Ridarelli (Bobby Rydell), “Wild One”
- Fabiano Anthony Forte (Fabian), “Tiger”
- Frederick Anthony Picariello, Jr. (Freddy Cannon), “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans”
- Gaetano Alberto (Guy) Lombardo, “Boo Hoo”
- Domenico Modugno, “Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”
- Lorenzo Scapone (Enzo Stuarti), “Vesta La Giubba”
- Premiata Forneria Marconi, “Impressione di Settembre”
I didn’t include any Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. I figured enough of the other participants would have plenty of music by them.
That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for October 17, 2022. Ciao!