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julia90
08-04-11, 00:28
Battiato

Uccelli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_lZMLgN7R0

Voglio vederti danzare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGYFlitLXGk

Mal d' Africa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asg0fe1A9W0

julia90
24-09-11, 00:41
Negramaro
Meraviglioso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39bnRKiiCMw

julia90
24-09-11, 00:45
Battiato
La Cura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IldsVLoXLk

Riccardo
24-09-11, 02:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqpzn8pki0

Masterpiece by Caparezza.

julia90
30-09-11, 00:53
Laura pausini
Non C'è

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYvW2RT_FAs&feature=related

julia90
30-09-11, 00:57
Gigi D'Alessio
Miele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieuoEoE6Jhk

julia90
30-09-11, 01:04
Max Pezzali
Lo Strano Percorso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKBhNX5YKwg&feature=related

julia90
30-09-11, 01:12
Battiato
Sentimento Nuevo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INArHwWj1-w

julia90
30-09-11, 01:14
Battiato
Tutto L'Universo Obbedisce all'Amore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3fx5ioYavY

julia90
30-09-11, 01:51
Cartoon songs

Cristina D'Avena
Terry e Maggy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iucQPvF7plY

Cristina D'Avena
Piccoli Problemi di Cuore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsM2_H3qUnk

Cristina D'Avena
Batman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pTeuTIggB4

Cristina D'Avena
One Piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUjzAuciARE

Cristina D'Avena
Pollon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2-8wANWVag

Goga
30-09-11, 11:30
I loved the Italian music very much when I was a child in the eighties.

Maybe before your time, but these songs were very popular in the USSR!

Well, let's go back to the old days, back to the 80's! It were great times!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqnEy8iGZOA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0wZQbK938Y


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wA_0lSxkG8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJKX9Z86WuY

Goga
30-09-11, 11:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lASwxqAlnFs

julia90
02-10-11, 02:40
Thank you for that songs, these musicists are very famous abroad

Mzungu mchagga
02-10-11, 13:10
I remember these songs also from my childhood.

Reinaert
02-10-11, 13:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFpyhzQVhPk&feature=related

Nice song

Mzungu mchagga
03-10-11, 02:43
My favourites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y29eqvfI-w

and


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lblz8g5mQRk

Viktoriya
18-10-11, 13:56
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4ucvU1dkI

Io vivo per Lei is the best song for me.

julia90
19-10-11, 00:24
very good song, and expressive for the love for music

Viktoriya
25-10-11, 10:05
What about Lucio Dalla – Caruso? Do you like this song?

zanipolo
25-10-11, 10:57
What about Lucio Dalla – Caruso? Do you like this song?

he has a good live album with Francesco de Gregori called Banana Republic

julia90
25-10-11, 20:33
Summer/Beach songs

Luglio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3YmYDb_uZ0

Con Te sulla Spiaggia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSfX4fj9mt8

Abbronzatissima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zr5Z7KCZDU

Sapore di Sale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8y0-PoU_G4

Il Peperone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rkq-BquCxM

Sei diventata Nera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_CVvvj4rUE

Stessa Spiaggia, Stesso Mare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUzvdy5s9FI

Legata a un Granello di Sabbia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTB7KQZEjY&feature=related

julia90
20-11-11, 02:35
one of my favourite.. so powerful and energetic song

Laura Pausini Come se non fosse stato mai amore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krdr0_RjIoU&feature=related


another song and singer that makes me emotional
Nek Sei Grande

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9KrZxasrU

julia90
20-11-11, 23:30
Gigi D'Alessio & Anna Tatangelo
Le cose dette mai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAAFBMWRplg

julia90
28-12-11, 23:43
Tra Te e il Mare Pausini <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNkstCgcVW0

julia90
29-12-11, 01:17
A bit of italian dance, nowdays dance exhist less and less


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POO83Iirv2s&amp;feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSZ8yksk6T0&amp;feature=related

Bella Balla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyCiiDbfh88


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJbsY84ncPI&amp;feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=redAfu1a6ec&amp;feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R406jZB9Z_E&amp;feature=related

Cimmerianbloke
29-12-11, 07:16
One of my favourite songs in Italian ever, from Cuneo singer Gian Maria Testa. An artist worth listening to...

http://youtu.be/Je7lD_iXxqA

LeBrok
29-12-11, 10:28
Never heard of the guy, but I love this type of music, very nostalgic.

When I have a need to kick up my emotions a notch I go back to great W.Wysocky
He compares life to sleigh pulled by galloping horses who don't react to his persuasion of any kind to slow down.
(press the arrow to play under title Konie Narwiste)
http://ko-alka.wrzuta.pl/audio/aM3C5qbx6T5/konie_narowiste

Here is another of my favorite protest songs. Here W. Wysocki is compering life in CCCP to submarine where he is suffocating, shouting SOS, but people of free world can't hear or just ignore him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXl5ixBtjpY

Cimmerianbloke
30-12-11, 06:01
Happy you like Gianmaria Testa, Lebrok, he should be more famous, but it must be because he is still considered a Jazz artist. Check out his song "come di pioggia", and the whole "Altre latitudini", it's a gem. Why not start a russian music thread, I have to confess I only know the great band Melnitsa, famous in Ireland. You might start a Polish music thread too, by the way.

Another artist that should deserve more international attention for his work is Fabrizio De Andre, who passed away quite some time ago but had a major influence on Italian songwriting. Here is one of my favourite songs of his, Via del Campo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGpO4cepNAw

julia90
05-01-12, 23:25
Eros Ramazzotti
Un angelo non è

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ5eQI4T0Yo

Eros Ramazzotti
Il Buio ha i Tuoi Occhi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lk9qb41pGY

julia90
19-01-12, 00:00
Modà La Notte <3 <3 <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Ob_fTaWmI&amp;ob=av2e


Modà Arriverà <3 <3 <3 <3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fXDoj-rIo

julia90
01-02-12, 13:33
Nek Sul Treno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2NBwx6aOCg

Nek Contromano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aXl17CrgW8

julia90
20-02-12, 19:27
Eros Ramazzotti-Giorgia Inevitabile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HepSXZXDv0

Franco
20-02-12, 22:09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWWdI_qJE1Y&amp;feature=related

cycle
22-02-12, 11:25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqglqluqkw4

How on earth did Azerbaijan win this one.

julia90
25-02-12, 22:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhRE-xljuZM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZgxjt_pXsU&amp;feature=related

julia90
25-02-12, 23:01
Gocce di Memoria, she wrote it after the death of her boyfriend; very aching lyrics and melody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gft81t8xqQc&amp;ob=av3n

zanipolo
25-02-12, 23:43
@Julia

what do you think of NEK ?

julia90
25-02-12, 23:52
@Julia

what do you think of NEK ?

He's a great singer, i like pop-rock, he has not a powerful voice, but interesting one, sometimes metallic voice in him (not of metal genre, of course, but of his timbr)... i very much like him


However i bet you know the greatest italian singer is mina, with her voice she could do anything and trasmit every meaning.
Like the other i love her masterpiece
Il Cielo in Una Stanza, about love lust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11mejVpT6Yg

julia90
02-03-12, 20:39
another evocative song from Battiato... i very much like him and this song
L animale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBHlXwwDnVU

julia90
02-03-12, 21:01
No Time No Space-Battiato

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pftlFoIAyM

julia90
13-03-12, 21:35
Mango- Mediterraneo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VuD7oHMcHI

julia90
13-03-12, 21:49
This is not in italian, it's supposed to be in Latin, althought is maccheronic latin, with grammatic errors
Kronos-Roma Caput Mundi, the first part of the song is Eneide's first introduction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4qmxPgoaYo

julia90
13-03-12, 21:54
Same maccheronic Latin for this
Kronos-Salve Regina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLiqO3x0RVc

julia90
15-03-12, 00:03
Pazza Idea-Patty Bravo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VybuZK2Mofs

julia90
15-03-12, 00:12
La Bambola-Patty Bravo (maybe inspired by the book A Doll's House of Ibsen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJsuknycRf0

julia90
29-03-12, 23:45
Vivimi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECgXuyZ6jww

julia90
30-03-12, 00:22
La Tua Bellezza-Renga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSzv79iz3PM&amp;feature=relmfu

julia90
04-04-12, 21:39
Pazzo di Lei-Biagio Antonacci

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He2loX2juug

julia90
04-04-12, 21:48
Brivido Felino-Mina and Celentano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4RgOjkP60M

julia90
04-04-12, 22:02
Amore Bello-Claudio Baglioni

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhFQV9l7FUI

julia90
30-05-12, 01:13
Emma Marrone- Non è L'Inferno- about the actual political and people sovranity loss in italy and economic crisis here, against mario monti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH86V8vu1zE

Firestarts
31-05-12, 17:09
responses very good! )

oriental
20-09-12, 23:21
All I know is that Italian singers are very good Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra, Sergio Franki, etc.

Amory Blaine
21-09-12, 07:40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fpDe8Ywugs

julia90
30-09-12, 02:43
Biagio Antonacci-Non vivo più senza te
music inspired by traditional apulian pizzica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWaerdVfkUA

sumit_kumar
31-01-13, 14:18
nice songs really...

sumit_kumar
08-02-13, 11:01
great videos of italian music......really...

Goga
22-01-14, 21:46
I don’t know why, but I have a huge respect for the Italians. I just love them! This is such a great classic, only Italians are able to achieve this kind of triumphs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrlew2G6nvA

Angela
26-01-14, 03:22
I like her very much too, Goga...she's rather an institution in Italy.

This is another of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpVtgJyCtkk&amp;list=RDfYlCwFL4U7A

And here's a translation of the lyrics:
The voice of silence

I wanted to be alone for a while
to think, as you know,
and in the silence I heard
a voice inside myself
and many things that I thought were
dead came back to life,
and the person I loved so much
returned from the sea of silence
like tears flooding my eyes,
and the one I’m missing
in the sea of silence
you know I miss you very much
There are things in silence
that I never expected.
…I want a voice…
and suddenly you
realize that the silence
has the appearance of things you lost,
and I hear you, love,
I feel you in my heart,
you’re reclaiming the place that
you had never lost
that you hadn’t ever lost
that you hadn’t ever lost.

Angela
23-02-14, 02:35
Just because I was listening to it today...Elisa and Laura Pausini rock it out at a benefit concert for the Abruzzi...Tra Te e il Mare...Between You and the Sea...

I'm not afraid of you anymore...All my life is you
I live from the breaths you leave here
That I live on while you're away

I can't be divided between you and the sea anymore
I can't stay here and wait anymore

I wanted to live with you in your foreign city
Alone, but following my instinct
Alone, but always with you
I can't be divided between you and the sea anymore
I'm tired of waiting

No, my love, no!
I won't stay!
Either come back or stay there
I don't live anymoreN
I don't dream anymore
I'm afraid, please help me

My love, No!
I don't believe you anymore
Every time you leave, you swear it's the last time
I prefer to say good-bye

I search at night in every star for your reflection
But non basta...it isn't enough...I've grown

No, my love no, I can't stay
Either come back or stay there
I don't live anymore
I don't dream anymore
I'm afraid, help me

My love, No!
I don't believe you any longer
Every time you leave you swear it's the last time

I prefer to say good-bye
I can no longer be divided between you and the sea
I can't wait here any longer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1kAkjalxvQ

Angela
23-02-14, 02:48
I see that no one has posted "Caruso" by Lucio Dalla, one of my favorite songs. I prefer to listen to him sing his song, but you can't ever go wrong with Pavarotti, and the English subtitles, which are good, are right on the screen. I know some people like Lara Fabian's version, but I think she overdoes the emotion, when she doesn't need to...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDEdZfnULIg

kamani
23-02-14, 04:31
Italians rule when it comes to movies and music. They just remain unknown because of the language barrier, everybody speaks English. I'm yet to see masters of originality and non-conformism like Fellini and Sergio Leone. Spielberg in comparison is a child.

Angela
25-02-14, 00:16
Guys, I hope you don't mind, but I am asking the moderators to move the specifically film comments to a thread I've created for Italian cinema. I'd be happy to respond there with some thoughts about this.

Angela
25-02-14, 01:22
This is a similarly named song. It's called Mi Manchi, by Fausto Leali.

I infinitely prefer his original version, but again, the only version of the song with on screen English subtitles is the version by Andrea Bocelli.

This is the Bocelli cover of the song with nice accompaniment by Kenny G.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xG_wMCMjQI

I don't mean to sound ungracious about him; he has brought a larger audience to many of these Italian classics, for which I'm grateful.

This is the original version by Fausto Leali....a much more gut wrenching performance...nice visuals too, although as in most youtube posts for Italian songs, love only seems to exist between the young and the beautiful. Luckily for the rest of us, that isn't true in real life. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4LgHI3wnDc

Angela
25-02-14, 02:41
This is another Fausto Leali classic...A Chi..To Whom

These are the lyrics:
For whom / A chi
Will I smile / Sorriderò
If not you / Se non a te
For whom / A chi
If you, you aren't here, anymore / Se tu, tu non sei più qui
By now / Ormai
It's over / è finita
it's over, between us / è finita tra di noi
But maybe a bit of my life / Ma forse un po' della mia vita
Has remained in your eyes / è rimasta negli occhi tuoi
With whom else / A chi
Will I speak / Parlerò
If not with you / Se non a te
To whom else / A chi
Will I tell all my dreams / Racconterò tutti i sogni miei

You know / Lo sai
You've done me wrong / M'hai fatto male
Leaving me alone this way / Lasciandomi così
But it doesn't matter / Ma non importa
I'll wait for you / Io ti aspetterò
I'll wait for you / Io ti aspetterò

Repeat

A digitally remastered version of his performance of this song on RAI appeared within the last year on youtube: I love his voice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5U-sXzH2xw[/VIDEO]

This song was also part of the score for the sixties portion of one of my favorite Italian movies, La meglio gioventù...The Best of Youth...This is the trailer. The film is available with English subtitles, but this trailer was produced in France.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIozQwKTxp0

julia90
01-03-14, 03:42
Greats Poets, in italian Music

Franco Battiato (eh should get the nobel in litterature, non open to singers, like bob Dylan)
De Andrè (same sa battiato)
Gianna Nannini (same argoment above)

Lucio Dalla
Renato Zero
Vasco Rossi
Zucchero

Angela
14-06-14, 17:53
I quite like this modern song...I just think that pouf in his hair distracts from the music (and his beautiful face for that matter...what was he thinking?!)

L'Essenziale...The Essential Thing-Marco Mengoni

Heroes assert
“even if the game is difficult,
it’s to be played!”
Good for them then
if they mistake harm for good.
It happens also to us
we make war and then yearn for peace
and in my silence
I take away each one of your sorrows.
In order to appreciate what
I haven’t before known how to choose.

While the world falls to pieces
I put together new spaces
and desires that
belong also to you
because you’ve always been to me
what’s essential.

I will not accept
another mistake in judgment
love is capable of
hiding itself behind loving words
that I spoke aloud before when
they were empty and stupid.

While the world falls to pieces
I put together new spaces
and new desires that
belong also to you
While the world falls to pieces
I move away from the excess
and from the bad habits,
I’ll return to the origin
I return to you because you are for me
what’s essential.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRjK82bDLw

Once again, blocked by an ad...is it just me?

Here is the direct link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unRjK82bDLw

Maleth
14-06-14, 22:40
I quite like this modern song...I just think that pouf in his hair distracts from the music (and his beautiful face for that matter...what was he thinking?!)

L'Essenziale...The Essential Thing-Marco Mengoni

Heroes assert
“even if the game is difficult,
it’s to be played!”
Good for them then
if they mistake harm for good.
It happens also to us
we make war and then yearn for peace
and in my silence
I take away each one of your sorrows.
In order to appreciate what
I haven’t before known how to choose.

While the world falls to pieces
I put together new spaces
and desires that
belong also to you
because you’ve always been to me
what’s essential.

I will not accept
another mistake in judgment
love is capable of
hiding itself behind loving words
that I spoke aloud before when
they were empty and stupid.

While the world falls to pieces
I put together new spaces
and new desires that
belong also to you
While the world falls to pieces
I move away from the excess
and from the bad habits,
I’ll return to the origin
I return to you because you are for me
what’s essential.

Once again, blocked by an ad...is it just me?

Marco Mengoni participated and placed top 10 with this song in the Eurofestival last year (I think). Very nice song.

one of my favourites is Giuseppe Povia - Il bambini fanno ooh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0gj9VifVxg

Nobody1
17-06-14, 08:40
Since its World Cup times (who won WM 90 again?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SjeDxnsWYA

Angela
17-06-14, 19:01
Sorry, something went wrong with this post.

Angela
17-06-14, 19:04
Since its World Cup times (who won WM 90 again?)


I remember that WC well. I also remember the 2006 WC, one game in particular. http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/smile.gif

I've always been of two minds about this song. I like the lyrics very much; I've just always thought there's a disconnect between them and the...I don't know...tone of the music?




Cerco l’estate tutto l’anno

I look for summer all year long


e all’improvviso eccola qua.

And all of a sudden, here it is.


Lei é partita per le spiagge

She has left for the beaches,


e sono solo quassu’ in citta’ ,

And I’m alone up here in the city.


sento fischiare sopra i tetti

I hear whistling above the roofs...


un aeroplano che se ne va.

a plane that’s leaving.


Refrain




Azzurro,il pomeriggio é troppo azzurro

Blue, the afternoon is too blue


e lungo per me.

And long for me.


Mi accorgo

I realize


di non avere piu’ risorse,

That I have no more resources


e allora

so now


io quasi quasi prendo il treno

I could almost take the train


e vengo, vengo da te,

And come, come to you


ma il treno dei desideri

But the train of our desires


nei miei pensieri all’incontrario va.

In my thoughts runs backwards.







Sembra quand’ero all’oratorio,

It’s like when I was at the oratorio


con tanto sole, tanti anni fa.

With so much sun, so many years ago.


Quelle domeniche da solo

Those Sundays alone


in un cortile, a passeggiar…

Walking around in a courtyard


ora mi annoio piu’ di allora,

Nowadays I get more bored than I did then




Not even a priest to chat with.









I look for a bit of Africa in the garden




Between the oleander and the baobab




As I did when I was a kid




But there are people here, I can’t do that anymore




They’re watering your roses




But there’s no lion








Anyway, here's a version by the "Azzurri" of yesteryear...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXpmhSFKcr8

Nobody1
17-06-14, 19:26
I remember that WC well. I also remember the 2006 WC, one game in particular. http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/smile.gif
I've always been of two minds about this song. I like the lyrics very much; I've just always thought there's a disconnect between them and the...I don't know...tone of the music?

I like that song its just fun to "sing" along even if you have no clue what it is your singing (in the Hosen/90 tradition) good memories but many are lost if you know.....; I bet you liked 2006 but that wont happen this time shouldnt even have happened last time but such is football;
Memorable moments from Italy 90 was the Jugo-Klatsche (all three halfs) in Milano and than an entire Italian city (>70.000 cap stadium) supporting Argentina and not their own national team; reason was obvious however;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TClYDs3yG74

Angela
17-06-14, 19:55
If people choke, they choke...achievement in sports, like many other things in life, is as much a question of psychology as of skill and training and strategy. Also, some people don't seem to get it that insulting and disrespecting one's opponents can motivate those opponents to achievements that might not have been predicted. It's all Psych 101 and people skills 101. One can sabotage oneself.

However, this thread is about music, not sports. Perhaps we could keep on topic?

Maleth
18-06-14, 21:33
My favourite Italian song of all time:- Im happy Claudio also sang a song in Maltese language and looking forward to his concert in Valletta next July :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4a66X2QVE

Maleth
29-06-14, 09:00
Mina with grande grande grande released in 1973, and later a cover version by Shirley Bassey (Never Never Never) in the UK and remains one of her most known records.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4MsW-Saves

Angela
30-06-14, 07:08
I've loved almost everything Mina's ever sung, but this one really is special to me. This is the Shirley Bassey "English version". (I like her a lot too, but not as much as Mina. :smile:)

I think it's amazing what they did with the lyrics in this case. It's not the same words at all, but it's exactly what the song means, don't you think? Bassey gets the feelings exactly right.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsooGR166Gk

Maleth
30-06-14, 23:47
I've loved almost everything Mina's ever sung, but this one really is special to me. This is the Shirley Bassey "English version". (I like her a lot too, but not as much as Mina. :smile:)

I think it's amazing what they did with the lyrics in this case. It's not the same words at all, but it's exactly what the song means, don't you think? Bassey gets the feelings exactly right.

You are so correct. The only part left in tact in both languages is the catch phrases...love you hate you love you hate you, and many people refer both these versions with this part of the lyrics instead of the proper title of the songs :smile:

Angela
15-09-14, 19:50
The lovely and very young Gigliola Cinquetti with her Eurovision winner Non Ho L'Eta: I'm not old enough.

She was before my time, but my father force fed me this song. :) I think she was the Italian version of Sandra Dee. They even have the same round faced, very innocent look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOBQGO4Tya4

In case it gets cut up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOBQGO4Tya4

This was another one of her hits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWSpfnHOSw

Another era...

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 20:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=frr65AEiFs8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMso3-D560g&feature=player_detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgUtEben2CI&feature=player_detailpage

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 20:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ufQQ3r79EE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmmKcQ5ZsUk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnc70nT3DKo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSQdM7c23M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK5nY7epIaI

Simpatico ma scemo, hahahahaha, famosa quella batutta..

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 20:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPCswgQ350s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHldlliqeF0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raTXqHYdejQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBBeTHrG6Cs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wA_0lSxkG8

E la verita solo gli italiani sanno cantare, e come

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 20:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOKcxIujgE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1nrmqM0XWY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5q9aoJRyAs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqYABrVOvA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xci-v5IgrMs
Questa e bellisima e
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUe2gyPFRXM

Maleth
15-09-14, 21:04
Anna Oxa (I think she is of Albanian origins) is one of my Favorite singers since her win in Sanremo 1978 with 'Un emozione da poco. Love her voice. This is my fovrite song Quando nasce un amore.......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJsBxQF_vbY

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 21:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mczuDw7luUM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hX-5NAp41I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66TfPBEXPMw
E infine il blues non muore mai:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRDZjj7-tOk

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 21:15
Anna Oxa (I think she is of Albanian origins) is one of my Favorite singers since her win in Sanremo 1978 with 'Un emozione da poco. Love her voice. This is my fovrite song Quando nasce un amore.......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJsBxQF_vbY

Yes ANA HOXHA

King Bardhyl
15-09-14, 21:32
La canzone e italiana ma la voce arriva da oltre mare:
Signore e Signori
Elhaida Dani Adagiohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R8U5zhn4C4

Angela
15-09-14, 22:26
Gianna Nannini...perhaps my favorite after Mina:

Ammandoti-Loving You


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmSuvavAvRo

Loving you tires me, makes me empty inside
It's like laughing when you're crying
Loving you tires me, makes me sad
But what can you do, that's life
It's life, my life
Love me again, do it gently
For a year, a month, an hour, passionately
Loving you comforts me during the sleepless white nights
It brings back the old stories that went up in smoke
Loving you comforts me, makes me happy
What can you do, that's life
It's life, my life
Love me again, do it gently
For a year, a month, an hour just passionately
Love me again, do it gently
Just for an hour, passionately.

Ed.Perdutamente doesn't precisely mean passionately...it's sort of a combination, in this context, of passionately, desperately, in a way to bring loss of self. At least that's the closest I can get to it's meaning in English.

Bello E Impossibile: Beautiful And Impossible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcVVUR3VsI4

Sei nell'anima: You're In My Soul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy-7sNkrsUg

With Giorgia: Salvami-Save Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btHXf7PKraU

Maleth
16-09-14, 09:20
Here is another one of my old favorites that brings back so much nostalgia by Patti Bravo. This song 'La Bambola' (The doll) was featured in a sweet old movie (sorry cannot remember name) set up in Lampedusa (or Pantelleria cannot remember exactly)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J3CCHTic9w

Angela
16-09-14, 22:54
Lucio Dalla, singer/songwriter:

Piazza Grande, dedicated to a homeless man who lives in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, his native city. It's also an homage to the importance of the piazza to Italian society.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVe31Attuc&amp;list=RDzyVe31Attuc
Piazza Grande

There are no saints paying for my lunch
on the benches in Piazza Grande,
and when I hunger for merchants like me, there aren't any.

I sleep on the grass and I have a lot of friends around me;
the lovers in Piazza Grande,
I know everything about their troubles and loves, wrong or not.
According to me, I, too, need caresses.
According to me, I, too, need to dream.
I haven't got a proper family
and my home is Piazza Grande
to the ones who believe in me I give love and take love from them, as much as I have.
There are no generous women for me,
I steal love in Piazza Grande,
and thank goodness there are no rascals like me here.
According to me, I, too, need caresses.
I'd have to pray to God.
But I'll never change my life,
my way, what I am is what I wanted

White sheets to cover us, I haven't got
under the stars in Piazza Grande,
and if life has no dreams, I have them and I'll give them to you.
And if there won't be anymore people like me
I'd like to die in Piazza Grande,
amid the cats who have no owner, like me

Caruso: I've posted it before, but I can't help myself. :) Here it's sung by the composer/librettist himself towards the end of his life. The voice was going, but the passion and authenticity was there. Nobody did it better, not Pavarotti, not Bocelli, not Lara Fabian. The English translation appears on screen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN9g8POHl6A

I just happened to see it with Greek translation onscreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP7FnceHO4k

Attenti al Lupo-Beware of the Wolf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Iufw9-9AQU

There is a small little house with
many small, colored windows
And there is a little woman with
two big eyes made for watching
and there is a little man
who always comes back late from work
and he has a small hat,
and in it he carries a dream to accomplish
and the more he thinks about it, the less he wants to wait
My sweet love, don't worry,
life is a chain
which sometimes hurts a bit
But look how calm I am
Even when I cross the woods
Sure that good is behind me
I'm still watching out for the wolf
Watch out! Watch out for the wolf!
Living together. Living together
Downstairs there is small field
where the cicadas raise a din
And a sweet and delicate smell surrounds us,
My love, summer has arrived
And we lay down and we make love
In the middle of this cicada sea
This delicate little love,
It is so big that I can fly
The more I think about it, the less I can wait
My sweet love, don't worry,
life is a chain
sometimes it hurts a bit
But look how calm I am
Even when I cross through the woods
with the help of the good Lord,
I will always beware of the wolf
Watch out! the wolf!

Angela
17-09-14, 04:18
I love Ligabue,
Quella Che Non Sei: The One You Aren’t
An apt choice, I think, given a recent thread on this Board
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CDXw1cWmq4
(The one that you aren't ) (The woman you aren’t)
I have already seen you
you were in the middle of all the words that
you were never able to say.
You were in the middle of
a life that could have gone (somewhere) but
who knows where...
I’ve seen you play games with the mirror
and hurry to be grown-up
and then wanting to turn back
when you no longer can.
The one that you aren't
The one that you aren't, you’re not
but I’m here
and if it will be enough for you
The one that you aren't, you won't be
it will be enough for me.
There’s a cold place inside you
it’s the place no one has ever entered
The one that you aren't.
I have already seen you
you were in the middle of all of your excuses
without knowing for what.
You were in the middle of the person who says to you "choose: either whore or bride"
I have seen you embarassed by your mother
tear your surname apart
The one that you aren't
The one that you aren't, you’re not
but I’m here
and if it will be enough for you
The one that you aren't, you won't be
it will be enough for me.
There is a place inside you that you keep turned-off
it’s the place in which no one ever arrives
The one that you aren't.
I have seen you stay behind too much mascara
behind another hairstyle
you were behind a fear
that you never let go.
The one that you aren't
The one that you aren't, you’re not
but I’m here
and if it’s enough for you
The one that you aren't, you won't be
it will be enough for me.
There is a place inside you in which it is cold
it is the place in which no one has ever entered


Hai Un Momento Dio?-Do You Have a Moment, God?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqR02hSaP28


There’s a bit of traffic in my soul; I didn’t understand what time it is
The refrigerator’s empty but I want to talk…
Whether you’re an angel or a demon, I have three questions for you:
Who will buy Inter, where do you take me, and most importantly, why?
Because there has to be a reason, right?

Or maybe practical people understand life better

Do you have a minute, God?
Because I’m here, I’m here too
Do you have a minute, God?
Do either you or the ones who speak in your name have a moment for me?
I pay all my debts myself; if I break it I pay times three
How much do I have to pay to get an answer from you?
Come on, tell me, how much is it

You’re there but you won’t give me answers
You in your big beautiful coat, you don’t drink anything and I can’t feel you.
How is that possible. Why?
Because I do have something to believe in
Even though I can’t manage to remember what it is
Do you have a moment, God?
I know there’s a line, but do you have a moment for me?
Inside I’m always alone; you’re always alone too
What I feel, How I feel, What you feel, how you feel
They’ll never know
At least tell me if the journey is unique and if there’s a sun there
If you’re laughing, I won’t take offense,
that you’re not answering my questions
Or letting me wear your beautiful coat for a while
Do you have a moment, God?
Because I’m here and I’ll be here
Do either you or the ones who speak in your name have a moment for me?
Do either you or the ones who speak in your name have a moment for me?

Urlando Contro Il Cielo: Yelling at the Sky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zrbywNpiU4

Eri Bellisima: You Were Beautiful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMnswqHzzOk

Certe Notte: Some Nights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se1YVVWRiOs

Angela
17-09-14, 17:55
Tiziano Ferro: The Difference Between Me and You-La differenza tra me e te
He's not my favorite, but I think he's at his charming best here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KN_nyGehek

I haven't fully understood it
You andme
One of us knows how to hurt, the other one not that much, but...
You and me
It's almost a negation

I get lost in the details and in the mess, you don't
I fear my past and your past but you don't
You and me
I'ts clear
And it seems so hard.

My life always makes me sleepless
It makes me see how obvious it is
The difference between you and me
And then you ask me how am I
And your smile takes away the agony and the questions
About being right or being wrong, to torture me, to ask me "why"

The difference between you and me
How are you?
Fine
How am I?
I don't know
You and me
One of us laughs at himself, the other one cries for what he is not
And I think that's a mistake

Ah, I have many doubts, a beer and a few friends
You have many questions, some of them dreadful, let me tell you
Me and you
It's elementary
Don't want to get out of here

My life always makes me sleepless
It makes me see how obvious it is
The difference between you and me
And then you ask me how am I
And your smile takes away the agony and the questions
About being right or being wrong, to torture me, to ask me "why"

If my life could be restarted from time to time
The uselessness of this insecurity
I wouldn't tell you about it
But if on a fine day I were leaning out to see life
And all the the sadness was already gone
I would come to you


And I think its beautiful
And I think its beautiful

Perdono-Pardon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCbicziyB3k

A Duet with Laura Pausini: Vivimi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru78R2YTDEY

She has such an extraordinary instrument...I think it's time that she sang something other than love songs...they might not sellas well, but she certainly must have enough money by now.

Her popularity in the Spanish speaking New World, even among Hispanic Americans, is quite extraordinary, by the way. She releases Spanish language versions of all her songs almost as soon as the original Spanish versions.

Maleth
17-09-14, 18:50
Another old time favourite. Pazza Idea (Crazy Idea) Patty Bravo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv6XLKBanlI

Angela
17-09-14, 20:15
Very nice, Maleth :)

If we're going to talk about nostalgia...one of the first songs I ever learned to sing...Marina


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9lLUSx7__A

I'm not the only one that still likes it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9PdEOTvuSY

Or, of course, Volare...

The original...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4IjJav7xbg

Dean Martin singing it...sort of defines suave, charming, and funny...and good looking, of course!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JEQIQmQa-c

King Bardhyl
17-09-14, 20:30
Come mai hai dimenticato questo?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DVi0ugelc

King Bardhyl
17-09-14, 20:33
Anche questa e bellisima siii
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st_mJwP_D_8

Angela
17-09-14, 23:41
Come mai hai dimenticato questo?


Non l'ho dimenticato. :smile:

Post numero 93

Angela
18-09-14, 17:13
My favorite among the current batch of young singers: Marco Mengoni

Non Me Ne Accorgo-I don't notice it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KT6qLNDZ0
Direct link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0KT6qLNDZ0

(By the way, I couldn't believe how many of my young male relatives (and not so young!) were sporting beards this summer. I think it's a very unfortunate style choice, at least when the man looks like Marco Mengoni. Nonsensical.)

Do you know that music is pain?
Do you know that music is noise?
You know what? I feel good
You know what? I don't feel good
You won't ask me for permission,
if it's allowed
I leave promises to time
I leave the certainties for you
The guitar on the bed,
the verses that you have never written
I won't ask for your permission,
I prefer to burn on my own,
than to give into you right now
Where are you? In what part of the world?
Or are you still here and I don't notice it
You will find the balance I'm looking for,
or you will find it in every doubt you are
I wouldn't want to, I wouldn't want to,
but how much are you in a hurry to understand what we are?
Only the noise is what is left for you,
me, that is not capable to give it a name
And your slippery heart,
I cannot do otherwise than skate skate on it
You, in a corner alone
and I don't recognize you
Where are you? In what part of the world?
Or are you still here and I don't notice it
You will find the balance I'm looking for,
or you will find it in every doubt you are
I wouldn't want to, I wouldn't want to,
but how much are you in a hurry to understand what we are?
To understand what we are
To understand what we are
Or are you still here and I don't notice it
You will find the balance I'm looking for,
or you will find it in every doubt you are
I wouldn't want to, I wouldn't want to,
but how much are you in a hurry?
You already know what we are

Maleth
18-09-14, 18:25
Very nice, Maleth :)

If we're going to talk about nostalgia...one of the first songs I ever learned to sing...Marina

I'm not the only one that still likes it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9PdEOTvuSY

Or, of course, Volare...

The original...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4IjJav7xbg

Dean Martin singing it...sort of defines suave, charming, and funny...and good looking, of course!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JEQIQmQa-c

Oh yes Marina is the party song!.....allegria :) Great arrangement and performance there in the piazza festival - enjoyed it thanks. So now it seems there is no stopping for the nostalgia songs......Im a couple of Months late but here is another that takes me through the time tunnel.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHWy8pbJhKs

Angela
18-09-14, 19:56
Nice one, Maleth...That clip came from an Andre Rieu concert in Cortona.

Andre Rieu gets a bad rap for dumbing music down, but I think his concerts are great fun. I'm particularly fond of that one in Cortona...I was there, and I absolutely loved it.

He did all the great classics, from Marina to Sono L'Italiano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ritzrYQTsQ
I've seen web chatter to the effect that some young Italians don't get why foreigners so like this song. Well, the Italians at the concert certainly enjoyed it, as do all the Italians I know....

to the Italian anthem...got choked up there...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNfB-unpd0

to Mio Babbino Caro, which was even more emotional:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaQrgo2OZyY
Mr. Rieu's Italian is quite good...

to La Donna e Mobile and other selections from our operas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Taul3z3v_Q
He really shouldn't have been surprised that Italians like to sing along, or that many of us know the lyrics or at least the melodies to many of them even if we can't sing them! People also got emotional when he played Va Pensiero from Nabucco, (3:00) which I personally feel should be a sort of co-anthem.

to Once Upon A Time In The West:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf_KXyMaoB8

to the Godfather theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxxQcVd2MU

Maleth
19-09-14, 17:09
Nice one, Maleth...That clip came from an Andre Rieu concert in Cortona.

Andre Rieu gets a bad rap for dumbing music down, but I think his concerts are great fun. I'm particularly fond of that one in Cortona...I was there, and I absolutely loved it.

He did all the great classics, from Marina to Sono L'Italiano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ritzrYQTsQ
I've seen web chatter to the effect that some young Italians don't get why foreigners so like this song. Well, the Italians at the concert certainly enjoyed it, as do all the Italians I know....

to the Italian anthem...got choked up there...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNfB-unpd0

to Mio Babbino Caro, which was even more emotional:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaQrgo2OZyY
Mr. Rieu's Italian is quite good...

to La Donna e Mobile and other selections from our operas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Taul3z3v_Q
He really shouldn't have been surprised that Italians like to sing along, or that many of us know the lyrics or at least the melodies to many of them even if we can't sing them! People also got emotional when he played Va Pensiero from Nabucco, (3:00) which I personally feel should be a sort of co-anthem.

to Once Upon A Time In The West:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf_KXyMaoB8

to the Godfather theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxxQcVd2MU

Lucky you for being there. Great music. These open air concerts are just fabulous. I have to say I really like Andre Rieu musical arrangements and general performance. (never heard of them before) Im not a huge summer fan but surely something positive to be able to have these concertos al fresco :)

Maleth
01-10-14, 04:09
I am in Branduardi mood


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERukWHAkBIw

Maleth
01-10-14, 10:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkrCFYQOC84

Laila. Laila you
Laila. Laila oh ...
Her mouth is hiding three things:
white pearls in a row
a scent of grass
and a sip of cherry wine.
Laila. Laila you
Laila. Laila oh ...
Breath with a scent of grass.
Laila. Laila ...
Your mouth conceals three things:
are pearls in a row
your white teeth
and a sip of cherry wine.

Laila. Laila you
Laila. Laila oh ...
In your eyes I see three things:
Hindustan black diamonds
and the silks of Lahore.
Laila, Laila ...
In your eyes I see three things:
the burning flames of a volcano
and a sip of Cherry wine.

Three things in your heart:
the cobra of Burma.
all the flowers of Bengal
and a poisonous fruit!
Laila. Laila you
Laila, Laila oh ...
In your heart you hid three things:
Your sweet kiss I will lose
and a sip of cherry wine.

Laila is beautiful and poisonous ...
in his kiss the cherry wine,
in his heart the cobra of Burma.


Flames of a volcano in your eyes,
Silk is your desire!
Laila. Laila ...
You hide in the eyes of three things:
Hindustan black diamonds
and a sip of Cherry wine

Angela
02-10-14, 05:56
Since some of us are in a Branduardi frame of mind: Alla fiera dell'est (At the Eastern Fair)
"The Italian song “Alla fiera dell’est” (At the Eastern Fair) is a bit reminiscent of the kids’ song “The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. Both songs feature a repetitive tale that recounts a growing string of events that all start with one act (in the Italian, song buying a mouse at the Fair of the East, in the English song, swallowing a fly)..

Much-loved Italian folk singer Angelo Branduardi recorded “Alla fiera dell’est” in the 1970s, and it remains a popular folk song to this day among Italians of every age. The folk song 'features themes and patterns from ancient music, especially Renaissance and early Baroque, and showcases Branduardi himself on violin. It is based on an old Jewish song in Aramaic (“Chad Gadya”–One Kid Goat, sung at the end of the Passover Seder night service)."

http://italianowithjodina.com/2010/10/alla-fiera-dellest-italian-music-musica-italiana/

I was sung any number of lullabys by my mother built on a similar structure. My favorite was about a father going to the market and bringing home a golden ring for his beautiful daughter. :)

The Italian lyrics were written by his wife. It's become a children's song. Great for long car rides!
These are the lyrics in English:

http://italianowithjodina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cat-mouse.jpg (http://italianowithjodina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cat-mouse.jpg)ENGLISH LYRICS At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the cat came
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the dog came
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse.
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the stick* came (*also cane or club)
That hit/beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the fire came
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the water came
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the bull came
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the butcher came
who killed the bull
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the Angel of Death
on the butcher
who killed the bull
that drank the water
which extinguished the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And finally the Lord
on the Angel of Death
on the butcher
who killed the bull
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.


Good for children in its simple vocabulary and repetitiveness (good for learning Italian too!) but it also has a very catchy, sweet tune.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaeRmVy9fwI[/video]

Maleth
02-10-14, 13:10
Since some of us are in a Branduardi frame of mind: Alla fiera dell'est (At the Eastern Fair)
"The Italian song “Alla fiera dell’est” (At the Eastern Fair) is a bit reminiscent of the kids’ song “The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”. Both songs feature a repetitive tale that recounts a growing string of events that all start with one act (in the Italian, song buying a mouse at the Fair of the East, in the English song, swallowing a fly)..

Much-loved Italian folk singer Angelo Branduardi recorded “Alla fiera dell’est” in the 1970s, and it remains a popular folk song to this day among Italians of every age. The folk song 'features themes and patterns from ancient music, especially Renaissance and early Baroque, and showcases Branduardi himself on violin. It is based on an old Jewish song in Aramaic (“Chad Gadya”–One Kid Goat, sung at the end of the Passover Seder night service)."

http://italianowithjodina.com/2010/10/alla-fiera-dellest-italian-music-musica-italiana/

I was sung any number of lullabys by my mother built on a similar structure. My favorite was about a father going to the market and bringing home a golden ring for his beautiful daughter. :)

The Italian lyrics were written by his wife. It's become a children's song. Great for long car rides!
These are the lyrics in English:

http://italianowithjodina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cat-mouse.jpg (http://italianowithjodina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cat-mouse.jpg)ENGLISH LYRICS At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the cat came
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the dog came
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse.
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the stick* came (*also cane or club)
That hit/beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the fire came
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the water came
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the bull came
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the butcher came
who killed the bull
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And the Angel of Death
on the butcher
who killed the bull
that drank the water
which extinguished the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.
And finally the Lord
on the Angel of Death
on the butcher
who killed the bull
that drank the water
that put out the fire
that burned the stick
that beat the dog
that bit the cat
that ate up the mouse
that my father bought at the market.
At the Eastern Fair
for two coins
my father bought a mouse.


Good for children in its simple vocabulary and repetitiveness (good for learning Italian too!) but it also has a very catchy, sweet tune.

Interesting info thanks. I like this song very much too. I always got the impression that the lyrics have to do with some medieval story with the music to match. As you say they can seem to be designed for children because of their repetitive nature but very appealing to adults too :).

This was another hit I enjoy very much about grabbing the apple. Don't have time to translate as im in a little rush off to Athens soon (for a week :)....) Be back then as I am having a screen break haha.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaC0dvxgoH0

Angela
03-10-14, 02:13
An apt song for this Board today: La Storia Siamo Noi by one of our greatest songwriters/poets/singers, Francesco DeGregori. He's sort of like the Italian Bob Dylan.
Storia means not only Story but History. An apt translation of the song might be "We Are History".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-VpPGI2S50

We are history (the story), no one should be offended
We are all this meadow of needles under the sky
We are all history, pay attention
No one is excluded


We are history
We are these waves in the sea
This noise that breaks the silence
This silence so hard to explain (really to tell)


And after they tell you "We are all equal
We all steal in the same manner"
But there's only one way to convince yourself
To stay locked in your house when evening comes


But history doesn't stop
Only in front of one door
History enters all the rooms, and then it burns them down
History can be wrong but it also can be right

We are history

We are the ones who write the letters (the story)
We are the ones who have everything to win
Or everything to lose


And then the people (because people make history)
When it comes to choosing and acting
Have their eyes wide open
Because they know very well what they're doing

Those who have read millions of books
And those who don't even know how to speak
And that's why history can give you chills (or make you shudder?)

Because no one can change it

We are the history
We are fathers and sons
We are "Hello beautiful" (Ciao Bella)
And then we leave


History doesn't have secrets
History doesn't give you a pass
We are the history
We are these plates of wheat

I'm sure I didn't do it justice...too much of a rush. If anyone wants to contribute, I would appreciate it.

Maleth
02-03-15, 14:41
I never get tired of this song, My fovourite from Antonella Ruggiero of Mattia Bazar - what a voice :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKDHRpmG4rk&spfreload=1

Sile
02-03-15, 19:57
I grew up listening to the "classic" album.......banana republic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aulnb0JcblM

dalla and de gregori


or many of these types...like this ....black pope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ex_bYKZxc8

or their famous song by sales
Pin Floi

and
Olanda

Maleth
23-03-15, 23:07
Orieta Berti :heart:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vykru2P35Q

Angela
24-03-15, 00:16
Orieta Berti :heart:


You lovely man...of course you would like Orietta Berti...:smile:

My nonna from Parma sang all these songs to me...the first I ever learned...and I learned to dance to them by standing on my father's feet...I could die of nostalgia.

One of my favorites...O Morettino Mio...My Brunette Boy...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnBAh3_M4g

This one's nice too...Gigliola Cinquetti...La Domenica Andando Alla Messa...On Sunday Going To Mass...surrounded by suitors...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKQ4o9TJj4&index=23&list=PLA269B4EF63A1C117

Maleth
24-03-15, 00:32
...I could die of nostalgia.

Thats how I feel too and surely lift mood :). Thats another nice tune, there are so many more I can go on all night...........:cool-v:

My sister sung this by Rita Pavone at the parish hall many moons ago and won first price :grin:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ5Zwrcvvaw

Angela
24-03-15, 06:13
Thats how I feel too and surely lift mood :). Thats another nice tune, there are so many more I can go on all night...........http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/cool-v.gif

My sister sung this by Rita Pavone at the parish hall many moons ago and won first price http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/grin.png



How adorable she must have been! It reminds me of the funny songs about food we used to sing as kids...

La Bella Polenta was a big one. How much polenta I've eaten in my life...

What do they call these kinds of songs in English...where you add a new line and then repeat the whole thing over again from the beginning? Like The Twelve Days of Christmas. I'm having a synapse freeze. http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/smile.gif This is how you plant it, how it grows, how it flowers, how you stir it, how you slice it, and on and on...

Check out the little one...totally doing her own thing, as they say, what a sweetheart...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tOdDgq82f0

Apt in light of some recent Board discussions...a lovely waltz sung by Orietta Berte again...

Babbo Non Vuole: Father Forbids It (Really,it's Father Doesn't Like It or Want It)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5vu1faWaKM

Pretty girl with a blonde braid,
Young men spin like tops for you.

Neither your dad nor your mom wants it
How shall we ever make love?
Neither your dad nor your mom wants it
How shall we make love?


If you wish, come into the garden
oh beautiful girl, and you will find a jasmine flower
Refrain

A jasmine flower I will give to you,
As token of my true love.
Refrain

Then I will tell you that a rose in spring,
is not so dear as you are.
Refrain
Refrain

I don't know about anyone else, but I have a feeling that she went to the garden...:grin:

Maleth
24-03-15, 11:20
La Bella Polenta was a big one. How much polenta I've eaten in my life...

What do they call these kinds of songs in English...where you add a new line and then repeat the whole thing over again from the beginning? Like The Twelve Days of Christmas. I'm having a synapse freeze. http://cdn.eupedia.com/forum/images/smilies/main/smile.gif This is how you plant it, how it grows, how it flowers, how you stir it, how you slice it, and on and on...

Very nice tunes indeed and like the phrasing of the words. (same as the Branduardi ones) I think they are something between a riddle and a jingle - not sure what they are refered to.

Polenta is not something that ever caught locally :), but I know its very popular in ceratin (all?) parts of Italy. Maybe Hautville can say if its popular in Sicily? i have attempted to follow a recipe a couple of times, but never went back to make more of it. Im sure I will change my mind if I had 'properly' prepared it.

Angela
25-03-15, 04:46
Another classic...La Strada Nel Bosco...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9v_eKFnZ58
Pavarotti covered it too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsWi3_Eyd0c

The path in the wood

The first stars in the sky already shine,
Through the hawthornes wind whispers and goes.
The wood under the moon seems like magic,
It narrates passionate stories for you.
Come, there is a path in the wood,
I know the name of it,
Would you like to get to know it?
Come, that is the path of the heart,
Where love is being born
That will never die.
Down there beneath the trees,
Intertwined with blossoming branches,
There is a nest simple
As the dreams of your heart.
Come, there is a path in the wood,
I know the name of it,
Would you like to get to know it?
(intermezzo)
Down there beneath the trees,
Intertwined with blossoming branches,
There is a nest simple
As the dreams of your heart.
Come, there is a path in the wood,
I know the name of it,
Would you like to get to know it?











Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-strada-nel-bosco-path-wood.html#ixzz3VMCc0IzD

Yetos
25-03-15, 22:44
My roomate when was studing liked and was famnatic with Italian songs,
he even travel to a San Remo festival.

I remember one song I was used or 'forced' :laughing: to hear



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8XAHNbyWIs&amp;spfreload=10

Angela
26-03-15, 02:56
My roomate when was studing liked and was famnatic with Italian songs,
he even travel to a San Remo festival.

I remember one song I was used or 'forced' :laughing: to hear



I must say, Yetos, that particular song isn't quite to my taste. Poor you, if you had to listen to it all the time. :smile:

When I think of 60's Italian music one of the first songs that comes to my mind is A Chi-Fausto Leali...such a nice voice, and so handsome...

At Whom /A chi
Will I smile
If not at you
AT Whom else/A chi
if you aren't here anymore
But now
it's over
it's over, between us
But maybe a bit of my life
Remains in your eyes
With whom else/A chi
Will I speak
If not with you
To whom else/A chi
Am I going to tell all my dreams
You know
you have harmed me
leaving me alone this way
but it doesn't matter
I'll wait for you
I'll wait for you


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI4P3TIx_cE

Angela
26-03-15, 03:41
Another one I associate with the 60's...Se Telefonando-If By Calling-Mina
It's sort of like an Italian version of what Americans call a "Dear John" letter.:smile:


If calling you

When, as strangers, the wonder of the night blanketed the sea,

It surprised us, you and I.

Then, in the darkness, your hands
were suddenly on mine.

Our love has grown too quickly.

If I could call you
and say good-bye
I would call you.

If I could see you again
and be sure you wouldn't suffer
I would see you again.

If I could look in your eyes
and tell you “enough”!
I would look at you.

But I can't explain to you
that our new born love
is already over.

If I could call you
and say “goodbye”
I would call you.

If I could see you again
and be sure you wouln't suffer,
I would see you again.

If I could look in your eyes
and say “enough”!
I would look at you.

But I can't explain to you
that our newborn love
is already over.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW1iqgPg88Y
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Mars
27-03-15, 12:17
Let's add some rock to this playlist :-)
This song tastes like fog, cold winter mornings and 'underground' passions digging inside. Very northern italian mood, if one actually exists ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8p3oWFSbrk

Angela
27-03-15, 16:45
Let's add some rock to this playlist :-)
This song tastes like fog, cold winter mornings and 'underground' passions digging inside. Very northern italian mood, if one actually exists ;-)


My goodness, stereotypical thinking, much? :smile: Are you quite sure you haven't taken to spending time on Nordicist dominated anthrofora? Be careful, your IQ is likely to drop 20 points in a month!:laughing:

Seriously, of course there are differences between northern Italian and southern Italian musical traditions, more in the past than now, one being the presence of choral singing in the north versus it's relative paucity in the south. There's also the fact that "Central" European medieval forms had more influence in the north and different influences affected the south. There are whole treatises written about the subject, the most well known being that of Alan Lomax.

Extracts of his book are on the web:
http://books.google.com/books?id=iqsoOWIqIAsC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=Italy&f=false

(If you ever get a chance, you might want to take a look at his book "The Best Year of My Life". It's a volume of ethnographic plates he took during his trip to Italy. )

http://www.pontuali.com/marco/it/chi-sono/79-notte-bianca-a-roma-13-14-settembre-2008.html

"Italy's folk music is sometimes divided into several spheres of geographic influence, a classification system of three regions, southern, central and northern, proposed by Alan Lomax in 1956 and often repeated. Additionally, Curt Sachs proposed the existence of two quite distinct kinds of folk music in Europe: continental and Mediterranean, and others have placed the transition zone from the former to the latter roughly in north-central Italy, approximately between Pesaro and La Spezia The central, northern and southern parts of the peninsula each share certain musical characteristics, and are each distinct from the music of Sardinia."


However, "deep feelings" even repressed feelings, are present in southern Italian music as well as in northern Italian music. The fact that a video features cold and fog doesn't make the song more profound, and nor does lack of a melody, rhyme, figurative language or singing ability.

You might have a point in terms of depression and mental disorders. There's definitely a correlation north versus south in Europe for depression and suicide, and also, if I remember correctly, for schizophrenia, but I don't know off hand of a study for Italy that finds the same thing.

Anyway, if you want a foggy setting and dark mood...Loredana Berte, from Reggio Calabria for our non-Italian posters. Also, one from Gianna Nannini, overcast and dreary, and certainly sad, but no fog or snow. She's Tuscan, so not quite northern. :grin:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlUvsLcvmq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G5d3f7-4uY

Mars
27-03-15, 19:44
My goodness, stereotypical thinking, much? :smile: Are you quite sure you haven't taken to spending time on Nordicist dominated anthrofora? Be careful, your IQ is likely to drop 20 points in a month!:laughing:
Holy crap, nordicism, no! :embarassed: Nuotando nell'aria has very refined lyrics. Cristiano Godano, the author, associated the memory of a lost love - still hurting him - to a general wintry 'feeling'. One of the lyrics for example states "intanto, l'aria intorno è più nebbia che altro, l'aria, è più nebbia che altro" that I can roughly translate as "meanwhile, air around here is mostly fog, air is mostly fog" or stuff like that. The band is from Cuneo, Piedmont, fog is omnipresent there during winter, so it probably inspired their poetic :satisfied:
P.S. It's the second time today I read about Lomax... I'm reading a book written by David Byrne speaking about him (among others). I'm checking those link out.

Angela
27-03-15, 20:48
Holy crap, nordicism, no! :embarassed: Nuotando nell'aria has very refined lyrics. Cristiano Godano, the author, associated the memory of a lost love - still hurting him - to a general wintry 'feeling'. One of the lyrics for example states "intanto, l'aria intorno è più nebbia che altro, l'aria, è più nebbia che altro" that I can roughly translate as "meanwhile, air around here is mostly fog, air is mostly fog" or stuff like that. The band is from Cuneo, Piedmont, fog is omnipresent there during winter, so it probably inspired their poetic :satisfied:
P.S. It's the second time today I read about Lomax... I'm reading a book written by David Byrne speaking about him (among others). I'm checking those link out.

Well, there is that....lots of songs about floods in Liguria:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dMBJpIxEPA

My ancestral home was nearly washed away twice in the last five years.

There's nothing sadder or more depressing than rain, in my estimation, or more unhealthy, especially in stone houses when it's cold. Whenever romantics start talking about "sunny Italy", I always want to tell them to spend a winter in Liguria. Whatever were English people thinking...poor Keats...he should have gone to North Africa or somewhere.

I may have misdirected you about Lomax's book of ethnographic plates from Italy. It's not The Best Year of My Life but "The Happiest Year of My Life".

I just googled it and found these links:
https://books.google.com/books?id=0mKTAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA182&dq=The+Happiest+Year+of+My+Life-Alan+Lomax&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z5UVVdijMZXIsATd-ICQAg&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Happiest%20Year%20of%20My%20Life-Alan%20Lomax&f=false

http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/happiest-year-my-life-alan-lomax-italy-1954 (http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/happiest-year-my-life-alan-lomax-italy-1954)

The pictures can be found accompanying the CD compilations, of which there are many, but have also been compiled here:
L’anno piu felice della mia vita-Un viaggio in Italia 1954-1955, by Goffredo Plastino, Il Saggiatore, Milan 2008 - See more at: http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/happiest-year-my-life-alan-lomax-italy-1954#sthash.zuXsD417.dpuf

Maleth
27-03-15, 23:48
My roomate when was studing liked and was famnatic with Italian songs,
he even travel to a San Remo festival.

I remember one song I was used or 'forced' :laughing: to hear

Sorry I do not understand the suffering.... I think its one of the great oldies :grin:

Mars
29-03-15, 23:45
Dolcenera is an amazing track about natural disasters, and the feelings they arouse. It was written in memory of the 1970 flood of Genoa. My parents often told me about that disastrous event, they were in their early 20s at the time.

Maleth
11-06-15, 20:41
One of my Italian favorites of all time, Amore per te by Mango. First time to the beach this year, sea still very cold but it was great anyway. Now relaxing listening to this while my Kebabs are getting grilled on the Barbq......WITH LOTS OF BURING BENGAL SPIRAL INSECTICIDE SMOKE.....THEY ARE KILLING ME. But im ok now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu6EloawB14&list=PLD15E6D5DAC1FA734&index=12

Angela
11-06-15, 21:14
I also like Bella D'estate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMJfXPEQf8

And Come monnalisa...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-STs5MewDw

I hesitated to link to the above, given the visuals for modern Italian songs, but what the heck, I'll just advise that it's not PG13!:grin:

You got the grill...let's hope everybody and their uncles don't now expect you to be doing all the entertaining for everybody all summer!:smile:

Maleth
12-06-15, 00:24
I also like Bella D'estate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMJfXPEQf8

And Come monnalisa...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-STs5MewDw

I hesitated to link to the above, given the visuals for modern Italian songs, but what the heck, I'll just advise that it's not PG13!:grin:

I do like those songs too. I like Mango general speaking, quite suiting and nice rhythms.


You got the grill...let's hope everybody and their uncles don't now expect you to be doing all the entertaining for everybody all summer!:smile:

I love it experimented a little now and your advise works best plain and simple good ingredients work best :good_job:. I have first test tomorrow, lets see how it goes, but all relaxed and in control. I think its going to become a (good) habit :cool-v::grin:. I HOPE my enthusiasm lasts :rolleyes2:

Goga
16-10-15, 22:31
Beautiful!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KydRylshAV0&list=FLd9-4yYg1iy0-iZMhXPfe_Q&index=25

Angela
19-10-15, 21:51
Yes, it is beautiful, Goga. I think this one is beautiful too, but sad not joyous. The translation into English is on the screen for those who don't understand Italian. Fwiw, I don't take it to be a song about the physical death of a beloved woman, but about the death of love.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqmvnMQZOgM

In case it cuts out and you can't read the words:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqmvnMQZOgM

Angela
30-10-15, 04:45
All other versions pale by comparison, "Perdere L'amore", To Lose Love, Massimo Ranieri:

English translation:

And now go away
I want to be alone
with the sadness
flying in its own sky

I never asked who you were
why did you choose me
me, who until yesterday
thought I was a king

To lose love
when night comes
when the hair
gets a silver shade
you risk going mad
your heart can break

To lose a woman
and want to die
let me shout
and renounce the sky
throwing stones at
all my dreams still flying
I'll make them fall one by one
I'll break the wings of destiny
and I'll have you near again

Anyway, I understand
and I admit I made mistakes
I was making the choices for you
who knows what I thought I was doing
and now what's left
of all the time we spent together
is a very lonely man
who still loves you

To lose love
when night comes
when on your face
there's a wrinkle that wasn't there before
you try to reason
pretend to be indifferent
untill you realize
that it's no use
and you'd like to scream
and suffocate the sky
hit your head
against the wall a thousand times
breathe in her scent from the pillow
blame destiny
for not having you near

To lose love
damned night
and you pick up the pieces
of an imaginary life
you think that tomorrow
is a new day
but you keep on repeating: "I wasn't expecting this!"
"I wasn't expecting this!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSGzcJpFyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSGzcJpFyM

Sedlar
12-11-15, 16:05
Nek - Laura non c´e

Angela
28-11-15, 17:32
This is a Neapolitan song, "Cu'mme", or "With me" by Mia Martini and Roberto Murolo.

It's a sad topic, but beautifully expressed.
With me



Come down with me
find in the depths of the sea
all things that here will never be
Come on with me
and begin to take in
how futile is suffering

Look at this sea here
drenching us with fear
it’s only after to teach something

Ah! How can it be
to keep tormenting our soul that wants to spree
if you don’t get to the seabed
you will never know
No! How can it be
to take away merely
whatever that’s in thee
and dare to leave your heart
lonely amid the street ah
Take off with me
and start singing a prayer
along the notes in the air
Don’t open an eye
just continue to fly
while the wind’s carrying
us to the sky
To where there are
the most beautiful words
by the hand they’ll lead us high
Ah! How can it be
to keep tormenting our soul that wants to spree
if you don’t get to the seabed
you will never know
No! How can it be
to take away merely
whatever that’s in thee
and dare to leave your heart
lonely amid the street ah


Here is the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhdeuCCY8N8



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhdeuCCY8N8

Maleth
29-11-15, 16:16
[QUOTE=Angela;471738]This is a Neapolitan song, "Cu'mme", or "With me" by Mia Martini and Roberto Murolo.

It's a sad topic, but beautifully expressed.
With me


I like it very much and the rhythm besides the expressive lyrics. I just come back from Naples, been for the day to accompany a friend to buy some of the famous Neapolitan crib figures. Streets were so packed could hardly walk trough. Very unusual town is Naples. Had a an unforgettable time touring some places to the south, Lecce, Ostundi, and hosted by a friend who lives in a village on the mountains around Basilicata, with the most beautiful sunrise one can possibly get over the dolomites. :)

Angela
29-11-15, 17:06
[QUOTE=Angela;471738]This is a Neapolitan song, "Cu'mme", or "With me" by Mia Martini and Roberto Murolo.

It's a sad topic, but beautifully expressed.
With me


I like it very much and the rhythm besides the expressive lyrics. I just come back from Naples, been for the day to accompany a friend to buy some of the famous Neapolitan crib figures. Streets were so packed could hardly walk trough. Very unusual town is Naples. Had a an unforgettable time touring some places to the south, Lecce, Ostundi, and hosted by a friend who lives in a village on the mountains around Basilicata, with the most beautiful sunrise one can possibly get over the dolomites. :)

Unusual is a good word. :) I've never actually stayed in Napoli. We stay on the Costa Amalfitana, often in Sorrento, because it's centrally located, although one magical stay was in Ravello. If there's a heaven on earth Ravello is in the running for it, in my opinion.

Napoli is certainly the place for presepi. As I'm sure you know, since the days of St. Francis they've been a very important part of Christmas. When I was a little girl, my parents bought a set with about two dozen pieces, the characters all recognizably Italian peasants, down to the clothing and faces, an exposition on Italian rural life rather than the Palestine of 2000 years ago. It was my responsibility to set it up, and I took it very seriously, creating hills and valleys covered with grass and moss, sometimes sprinkled with snow, putting the infant Jesus in his crib only on Christmas Day. As an adult I bought some pieces in Napoli of more artistic merit, but they don't mean anywhere as much to me as that old, battered set.

It's figurines like this that I adore:
http://www.napoliunplugged.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Neapolitan-Creche-figurine.jpg

During the Holiday Season, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City always hosts their "Angel Tree and Baroque Neapolitan Creche", which is a must for any trip to the city during that time.
http://kudago.com/media/images/event/42/3b/423b029b4979161b13db4d615792b951.jpg


This Italian American cultural presentation has close up pictures of many of the figurines. The pieces and the pictures are glorious.
http://magnagrece.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-look-at-metropolitan-museum-of-arts.html

A local church that has a lot of Italian American congregants and that even still has a weekly Mass in Italian has collected dozens of large size figurines bought in Napoli, larger than those at the Met, and more of them. Their display has people coming for miles to see it.

Maleth
29-11-15, 18:19
[QUOTE=Maleth;471797]

Unusual is a good word. :) I've never actually stayed in Napoli. We stay on the Costa Amalfitana, often in Sorrento, because it's centrally located, although one magical stay was in Ravello. If there's a heaven on earth Ravello is in the running for it, in my opinion.

Napoli is certainly the place for presepi. As I'm sure you know, since the days of St. Francis they've been a very important part of Christmas. When I was a little girl, my parents bought a set with about two dozen pieces, the characters all recognizably Italian peasants, down to the clothing and faces, an exposition on Italian rural life rather than the Palestine of 2000 years ago. It was my responsibility to set it up, and I took it very seriously, creating hills and valleys covered with grass and moss, sometimes sprinkled with snow, putting the infant Jesus in his crib only on Christmas Day. As an adult I bought some pieces in Napoli of more artistic merit, but they don't mean anywhere as much to me as that old, battered set.

It's figurines like this that I adore:
http://www.napoliunplugged.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Neapolitan-Creche-figurine.jpg

During the Holiday Season, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City always hosts their "Angel Tree and Baroque Neapolitan Creche", which is a must for any trip to the city during that time.
http://kudago.com/media/images/event/42/3b/423b029b4979161b13db4d615792b951.jpg


This Italian American cultural presentation has close up pictures of many of the figurines. The pieces and the pictures are glorious.
http://magnagrece.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-look-at-metropolitan-museum-of-arts.html

A local church that has a lot of Italian American congregants and that even still has a weekly Mass in Italian has collected dozens of large size figurines bought in Napoli, larger than those at the Met, and more of them. Their display has people coming for miles to see it.


They are indeed famous and renowned for their expression and finesse. My best friend is well into them and its not just the immediate look but the age and the original completeness of the figurines. He was happy with what he bought :). My father always used to build a presepjo like you with special type of stone we call gargazza. Cribs are still very popular locally with many being mechanized and open for public viewing during the Christmas period in nearly all districts.

Maleth
30-11-15, 19:24
Angelo Branduardi mood


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqtOHDK8JM

Angela
30-11-15, 20:47
[QUOTE=Maleth;471872]Angelo Branduardi mood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqtOHDK8JM

Did you know it was originally a Gaelic song? I didn't, not originally.

I hope you don't mind, Caro Maleth: :)

The Dark Haired Lady and the Hunter



I will not climb the hill
and I will not catch my prey,
my voice I have lost
and I can sleep no more...
The black-haired lady
comes always to my mind
and I know I'll not capture
my prey.
I was not with her on the mountain
when the wind called to us,
I was not with her in the woods,
in the hidden darkness...
The black-haired lady
comes always to my mind
and I know I'll not capture
my prey.
I would love you, my beautiful lady,
I would marry you, if God wills,
with you I'll depart for faraway Holland...
You have taken my heart and my prey
will I lose.
I have no more luck,
and I cannot find sleep,
my heart is troubled,
and soon I'll be grey...
The black-haired lady
comes always to my mind
and I know I'll not capture
my prey.
You are always in my mind
and against all will I have you
and then with you will I travel,
crossing the sea.

Maleth
01-12-15, 11:06
[QUOTE=Maleth;471872]Angelo Branduardi mood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqtOHDK8JM

Did you know it was originally a Gaelic song? I didn't, not originally.

I hope you don't mind, Caro Maleth: :)

The Dark Haired Lady and the Hunter



I will not climb the hill
and I will not catch my prey,
my voice I have lost
and I can sleep no more...
The black-haired lady
comes always to my mind
and I know I'll not capture
my prey.
I was not with her on the mountain
when the wind called to us,
I was not with her in the woods,
in the hidden darkness...
The black-haired lady
comes always to my mind
and I know I'll not capture
my prey.
I would love you, my beautiful lady,
I would marry you, if God wills,
with you I'll depart for faraway Holland...
You have taken my heart and my prey
will I lose.
I have no more luck,
and I cannot find sleep,
my heart is troubled,
and soon I'll be grey...
The black-haired lady
comes always to my mind
and I know I'll not capture
my prey.
You are always in my mind
and against all will I have you
and then with you will I travel,
crossing the sea.






Oh I didn't know that :). many thanks for the lyrics it always make it sound more interesting. Its one of my favourites. Angelo Branduardi's Music has to power to transport me :)

Angela
09-01-16, 19:41
A Sicilian dialect song. I was reminded of it by a poster on anthrogenica. Apparently said poster is unaware that both Italian and Ashkenazi music of the 19th and 20th century, and indeed the music of many European countries, was influenced by music forms created in Eastern Europe, to wit, Polkas and Mazurkas. I'm afraid there is no particular similarity between Ashkenazi music and southern Italian/Sicilian music, but rather similar influences influenced both of them.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQAz6tvBVU

Angela
18-01-16, 17:16
A modern Italian song based on the tango, and no, it's not because there was a mass migration of Argentinians to Italy. :) Italy has adopted many "foreign" forms of music and incorporated them into its own canon, including the waltz, the mazurka, the polka, and later, the tango.

This is the translation:

He, he's crazy about her
and so he can't find any peace anymore
He, he's a game for her, a toy
She's so good, but more cunning than a gypsy
He, he's crazy about her
So young, but at heart an actress

She's like salt, she hurts but also brings
that something extra when there's little taste
Love and salt of a life that has meaning
Only when the pleasure is nice and slow

He he he, he's made of her
When he pretends that one day he'll be able to do without her
He he he, he's full of her
In his eyes yellow fields of grain in which they lose themselves

She's like salt, she hurts but also brings
that something extra when there's little taste
Love and salt of a life that has meaning
Only when the pleasure is nice and slow

She's like salt, she hurts but brings
that something extra when there's little taste
Love and salt of a life.."

This is the video with the most PG13 visuals I could find that still had good audio quality:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2SoPXNYD4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2SoPXNYD4

Angela
19-01-16, 20:12
A modern Italian song based on the tango, and no, it's not because there was a mass migration of Argentinians to Italy. :) Italy has adopted many "foreign" forms of music and incorporated them into its own canon, including the waltz, the mazurka, the polka, and later, the tango.

This is the translation:

He, he's crazy about her
and so he can't find any peace anymore
He, he's a game for her, a toy
She's so good, but more cunning than a gypsy
He, he's crazy about her
So young, but at heart an actress

She's like salt, she hurts but also brings
that something extra when there's little taste
Love and salt of a life that has meaning
Only when the pleasure is nice and slow

He he he, he's made of her
When he pretends that one day he'll be able to do without her
He he he, he's full of her
In his eyes yellow fields of grain in which they lose themselves

She's like salt, she hurts but also brings
that something extra when there's little taste
Love and salt of a life that has meaning
Only when the pleasure is nice and slow

She's like salt, she hurts but brings
that something extra when there's little taste
Love and salt of a life.."

This is the video with the most PG13 visuals I could find that still had good audio quality:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2SoPXNYD4

Sorry, bad links, both of them.
I 've corrected it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2SoPXNYD4

Maleth
17-02-16, 10:56
A Sicilian dialect song. I was reminded of it by a poster on anthrogenica. Apparently said poster is unaware that both Italian and Ashkenazi music of the 19th and 20th century, and indeed the music of many European countries, was influenced by music forms created in Eastern Europe, to wit, Polkas and Mazurkas. I'm afraid there is no particular similarity between Ashkenazi music and southern Italian/Sicilian music, but rather similar influences influenced both of them.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQAz6tvBVU

Very nice. Its a style that was very popular locally, but then like many other Sicilian influences.

Maleth
21-02-16, 13:45
March is round the corner. Love this song by Lucio Battisti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jET8mmn5IJA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jET8mmn5IJA

Angela
21-02-16, 17:33
I love it too, for its sweet melancholy...

"fiumi azzurri e colline e praterie
dove corrono dolcissime le mie malinconie
l' universo trova spazio dentro me
ma il coraggio di vivere quello ancora non c'è."

From the gardens of March to the flowers of April...from melancholy to still searing although quiet heartbreak..."Ballad of Lost Love"-Fabrizio de Andre. I have to be in a good place to even listen to this. (The English translation is on screen for non Italian speakers and they're good.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpwZGVRutVA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpwZGVRutVA

Maleth
22-02-16, 16:41
From the gardens of March to the flowers of April...from melancholy to still searing although quiet heartbreak..."Ballad of Lost Love"-Fabrizio de Andre. I have to be in a good place to even listen to this. (The English translation is on screen for non Italian speakers and they're good.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpwZGVRutVA



I like the style very much. Never heard of Fabrizio de Andre. I will check out some more of his songs :)

Angela
23-02-16, 15:36
His style actually varied quite a bit over the years and depending on the subject matter. It's part of what makes him great. This one, "Winter", you might like although it has a more jazzy, bluesy sound. I love the lyrics, as I love all his lyrics...one of our greatest ever singer-songwriters.

There are about five translations floating around on the internet for this song as we all try to get it right. This is the best I've seen; better than mine, I have to admit. :) The translator doesn't do a word for word translation, as I'm sure you'll see, but he captures the poetry of it. The visuals are quite lovely too.

"The fog is rising on snowy mounds,
as does a cypress on burial grounds;
a hazy-looking, tall church belfry
marks out the border between earth and sky.


But you are leaving, why don’t you stay:
the snow’ll be gone in just one day,
past happiness will bloom once more
as the warm winds of Summer soar.


And even light looks dead and glum
in the faint shadow of times to come,
where even dawn is growing dull
and every face is a waxen skull.


But you are leaving, why don’t you stay:
you’ll see, the snow will die away,
we’ll love once more, we won’t be sour,
in the blithe season of the mayflower.


The weary land beneath the snow
is sleeping quietly in its deep woe,
and Winter reaps toil and travail
since ancient times of weep and wail.


But you who linger, why are you staying?
Another Winter will soon be preying,
more snow will fall to console this field,
to a frosty Winter you can’t but yield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sarqCMpwPTs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sarqCMpwPTs

Maleth
26-02-16, 10:38
His style actually varied quite a bit over the years and depending on the subject matter. It's part of what makes him great. This one, "Winter", you might like although it has a more jazzy, bluesy sound. I love the lyrics, as I love all his lyrics...one of our greatest ever singer-songwriters.

You are right he does change styles. Very interesting

Angela
03-03-16, 17:36
A beautiful song from Francesco DeGregori: "BelAmore", Beautiful Love. It has an old folk song quality and the visuals of beautiful women are lovely.

"Bellamore Bellamore do not leave me,
Bellamore Bellamore do not forget me.
Rose of Spring, island in the sea,
lamp in the evening, Polar Star.
Bellamore Bellamore, let me watch you,
in the moon and in the sun let me watch you.
Crumbs on the snow, fireflies in the glass,
Bellamore Bellamore, let me see you.
Come and sit here, come and rest here,
on this chair shaped like a flower.
This coming night will not give pain,
This night will pass without hurting you.
This night will pass, or we will let it to pass.
Bellamore Bellamore, do not go away.
You know the tears and how handle them.
Bellamore Bellamore do not leave me,
You do not believe in miracles, but you make them.
Bellamore Bellamore let me sing you,
in the rain and wind, let me sing you.
Paradise and poison, sugar and salt,
Bellamore Bellamore, let me consume you.
Come here and cover, came here and heat,
on this chair shaped like a flower.
This coming time will not give pain,
This time will pass without harming us.
This time will pass and we or we will let it to pass."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb5ocG0MQKA&list=PLa3pQvnJLLvoMWTQpEFFhkFZvSp2kPCgs&index=27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb5ocG0MQKA&amp;list=PLa3pQvnJLLvoMWTQpEFFhkFZ vSp2kPCgs&amp;index=27

Garrick
01-05-16, 04:42
Dalida - Quelli erano giorni


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xAEhGm3USc

Mars
01-05-16, 12:53
Beautiful ballad by songwriter Gigi Restagno from Turin, performed by two members of the band Subsonica from Turin, who were friends with him (Restagno died 20 years ago).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLREYscAqwA

Angela
01-05-16, 17:04
Dalida - Quelli erano giorni


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xAEhGm3USc

It's a beautiful song in any language. Of course, I love it, being a queen of nostalgia.:) It always makes me emotional.

@Mars,
I hadn't heard that song before...very nice.

Mars
01-05-16, 22:58
@Mars,
I hadn't heard that song before...very nice.
Yes, it's not a popular song, because Restagno died just before releasing a real album. He was very popular as an "alternative" chansonnier in the mid 90s Turin (and neighboring areas) only. A very unlucky guy.

Angela
01-06-16, 17:22
A German tenor singing an old Italian song in Iceland with Icelandic subtitles (I assume?) on screen, and here I am writing about it in English.

Jonas Kaufman-Non ti scordar di me-Don't forget me

I'm very critical in general, but in my opinion he does a very nice job...technically good and very expressive and emotional.

"The swallows have gone
from my cold and bleak country
looking for spring and violets,
nests of love and happiness.
So has my little swallow gone
without leaving me a kiss
without a good-bye.


Do not forget me.
my life is bound to yours
I love you more and more
You're always in my dreams.


Do not forget me.
my life is bound to yours
there is always a nest
in my heart for you.


Do not forget me
my life is bound to yours
there is always a nest
in my heart for you.


Do not forget me!
Do not forget me!"

He does an even better job of Core 'Ngrato-Ungrateful heart.

"Catherine, Catherine, why do you tell me these bitter words?
why do you tell me these words that torment my heart, Catherine?
Don't forget that I gave you my heart, Catherine, don't you forget

Catherine, Catherine, why do you say these words that make me angry?
You don't think about my pain. You don't think about it, you don't care.

Ungrateful heart, you have stolen my life
Ungrateful heart, all is finished and you don't care any more.

Ungrateful heart, You have stolen my life.
Ungrateful heart, All is finished and you don't care

Catherine, I even went into the church and prayed to God.
And I spoke to the confessor:
I am suffering because of her...
I am suffering,
I am suffering, you can't believe my suffering
And the confessor, such a holy man,
told me "My son
let her go!."


Non Ti Scordar di Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm-8oSylij8


Core 'Ngrato-A romantic, handsome tenor, as they so often aren't, and with the emotive power of an Italian tenor. I may be in love. :)

Franco Corelli he isn't, but he's way up there. (As someone commented before me, I don't know if even he knew he could do it that well. He's extremely pleased with himself, as he should be...and as the orchestra was...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDXm-8oSylij8&v=yUoIeSsCG6I

Angela
04-06-16, 02:51
This is the great Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling, one of my personal favorites, performing Mattinata, or "Morning", an Italian popular song written around the turn of the century and dedicated to Caruso. Bjorling wouldn't have been a singer I wanted to see on stage as his acting is wooden, and he has very little facial expression, but he had a voice made for audio recording, pure, silvery yet still warm and soft all the way up to high C, technically wonderful but seemingly effortless, and with the ability to transmit the emotion by caressing each sound with his voice. He never had the power of a Pavarotti, and couldn't have carried very well on stage, but a really wonderful singer in his own way. I also like the vibrato he uses, as did my father's favorite tenor, Beniamino Gigli, but I realize tastes have changed a bit.

I learned one new thing about him this year. One critic maintains that one of the reasons he was able to maintain the quality of his voice into the higher registers, with his voice never becoming strident or thin, is because the umlauted vowels of Swedish are quite pronounced, and this helps in reaching the high notes and trimming away the roughness.

Anyway, here is Mattinata: (The context is that a man has been serenading the lady of his choice all night, and here it is dawn, and she still won't arise and respond to him. )

"Dawn, wearing a white dress,
Is already allowing the sun to cross the threshold;
With her rosy fingers she is already caressing
The masses of flowers

All around her creation
Seems to tremble
But you don't rise, and
I'm sadly singing in vain.

Put your white gown on as well
and let your cantor cross the threshold!
Where you are not, there is no light
Love is born where you are.

Where you are not, there is no light
Love is born where you are."

This is a performance for a movie, so miked up. I've also provided a link to a different version, that of Sergio Franchi, which came much later. It was a great crossover hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525o_MPTXc0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525o_MPTXc0


The Sergio Franchi version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8QmyhZpVMM

Angela
04-06-16, 18:22
This is the great Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling, one of my personal favorites, performing Mattinata, or "Morning", an Italian popular song written around the turn of the century and dedicated to Caruso. Bjorling wouldn't have been a singer I wanted to see on stage as his acting is wooden, and he has very little facial expression, but he had a voice made for audio recording, pure, silvery yet still warm and soft all the way up to high C, technically wonderful but seemingly effortless, and with the ability to transmit the emotion by caressing each sound with his voice. He never had the power of a Pavarotti, and couldn't have carried very well on stage, but a really wonderful singer in his own way. I also like the vibrato he uses, as did my father's favorite tenor, Beniamino Gigli, but I realize tastes have changed a bit.

I learned one new thing about him this year. One critic maintains that one of the reasons he was able to maintain the quality of his voice into the higher registers, with his voice never becoming strident or thin, is because the umlauted vowels of Swedish are quite pronounced, and this helps in reaching the high notes and trimming away the roughness.

Anyway, here is Mattinata: (The context is that a man has been serenading the lady of his choice all night, and here it is dawn, and she still won't arise and respond to him. )

"Dawn, wearing a white dress,
Is already allowing the sun to cross the threshold;
With her rosy fingers she is already caressing
The masses of flowers

All around her creation
Seems to tremble
But you don't rise, and
I'm sadly singing in vain.

Put your white gown on as well
and let your cantor cross the threshold!
Where you are not, there is no light
Love is born where you are.

Where you are not, there is no light
Love is born where you are."

This is a performance for a movie, so miked up. I've also provided a link to a different version, that of Sergio Franchi, which came much later. It was a great crossover hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525o_MPTXc0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525o_MPTXc0


The Sergio Franchi version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8QmyhZpVMM

I'm not happy with the selection of Mattinata I posted for Jussi Bjorling. It's not fair to him as the quality is very poor. Here is his studio version, so of course his lack of power was not an issue. As I said, a voice made for the recording studio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwkEFTMs6kE
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Angela
06-06-16, 20:14
The American singer Josh Groban performs a lot of Italian songs of the popular variety, both in his CDs and on stage. I think he does a really good job, better than does Michael Buble.

This is him singing "Mi Mancherai", I will miss you, from the wonderful film "Il Postino", with the incomparable Massimo Troisi, whom I just adore . He has what is to me that particularly Neapolitan fluidity and grace when using his hands while speaking, although raised to an even higher level. (I'll provide a link for that as well.)

There's a very emotive, heartfelt, violin solo by an Asian girl in the very beginning which is also very nice.

Mi Mancherai-]

"I'll miss you if you go away,
I will miss your serenity
Your words that are like songs to the wind
And the love you'll carry away.

I'll miss you if you go away
I don't know how I'd live
And joy, my friend,
Would go away with you.

I will miss you, I will miss you.
Why are you leaving?
Why did love fade for you
Why? Why?
I know nothing will change for me

I feel you inside myself.

Repeat

I will miss the intensity of the days and nights
We spent together
Your smiles when it gets dark
Your childish naivete

I will miss you my love
I look at myself, and
There is an empty space inside me
And joy, my friend, leaves with you."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJwNS-FPXOI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJwNS-FPXOI

This version of him singing it is of better audio quality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWDqWSgHR68

Il Postino: It's the complete movie with English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWWpRJayP5Q

Angela
11-06-16, 18:18
Non Vivo Piu Senza Te-Biagio Antonacci. Since some of the lyrics are a little risque' I won't translate all of them. Suffice it to say that he can't live any longer without her, but as he's pining away, lonely and crying while in the Salento there's this woman (married, maybe older?), and even though he keeps saying No, signora, no, he likes her..maybe it's the fields of poppies intoxicating him, maybe it's the light, the heat, maybe it's the strong wine, maybe it's that damn pizzica! Yes, indeed, it's all those things and an importuning woman. That's why things happen. Excuses, excuses! :)

Besides being a great fun, summer, dance song, I think it's an interesting blend of South American and Pizzica rhythms. From the comments, some of the Pizzica purists hate it, but my attitude is that's how music changes and has always changed...through cross fertilization from different areas.

Anyway, I can't live without you anymore.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxCso8WgvGg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxCso8WgvGg

Angela
19-06-16, 22:03
Such an emotional time if you've lost a beloved father. Sometimes I torture myself by listening to "Lauretta Mia", an Italian song that is supposed to be a serenade by a father to his adored daughter on the eve of her wedding. This version has the English lyrics on screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iknhM32kxY

In retrospect I feel sorry for what my husband had to witness on my wedding day...you would have thought I was going to my death when I left my parents to go on my honeymoon trip. :) My father had to take me aside and speak sternly to me, telling me I'd be back and that they'd still be there, and this was disrespectful to my husband. I was right in a way, though. You come back, but what's that old saying? You can never really go home again.

Angela
30-06-16, 19:05
This is a Neapolitan song from the fifties called “Guaglione” or “Boy” or maybe “Kid” is a better slang term in English. Italian Americans say "walyon". :) It sometimes has street kid connotation, although I don't know if that's true in the context of the song. I only knew it from my parents’ records and as a lively dance song. It’s only when I got older and really listened to the words and found a translation into Italian that I realized it’s actually quite sad. The context is that a “kid”, maybe an adolescent, although it could be a young man, is infatuated with a young woman and spends all his time pining outside her window. The “advice” of the older man is quite cruel in the way it’s expressed.

It reminds me of the following scene from “Cinema Paradiso” which I watched again last night. No matter how often I watch it I wind up in buckets of tears. Alas, even in Italy this custom, perhaps this innocence, has disappeared.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIoambABq5g

Here are the lyrics in English:
You're always there, planted
In the middle of the street,
You no longer eat, no longer sleep
What melancholy!
Hey, boy why all
this jealousy?
You want to suffer.
You want to die.
Who's asking you to do it?


Go run to your mamma's arms
Don't be a stupid, silly boy
Tell her the truth
Your mamma will understand


You keep on passing by this balcony
But you're only a boy
You don't know about women,
You're too young!
You're a kid.
What do you think will happen?
Go and play soccer...
What are these tears for?
Go away, don't make me laugh!


Run into your mamma's arms,
Don't be silly, kid.
Tell her everything
Your mamma will understand


Don't dye it, don't stroke it
that thin moustache
She's not for you, they don't search for you
Those pretty eyes
Forget about it, go and play
With the girls your own age
Don't be discouraged,
There's time enough
For you to get in trouble!


Forget about the one
You want to kiss, boy,
Because if she tells her father,
Who knows what will happen
Repeat

This is the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Q5fUQV838

It was ruined, in my opinion, by Perez Pardo, the Cuban band leader, by giving it a Mambo beat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfxv_lw2CDw

Maleth
02-07-16, 16:36
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO2NWjPKsbM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO2NWjPKsbM

Here we go summer mood :cool-v:

Angela
02-07-16, 19:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO2NWjPKsbM

Here we go summer mood :cool-v:

Ah, I had forgotten that one. :) So nice.

Do you remember Gabriella Ferri and "Tutti al mare", "Everyone to the sea"?

Great pictures of Italian "beach life" in this one, including a surprise at the end for anyone who thinks Italians are the same color year round! :)

I do love the "bagni"; it's such a civilized way of going to the beach, imo. I can rarely convince my American friends of that, however. Imagine, they want to be alone at the beach if possible! :)

They also like to "rough" it: sand sticking to your sun-screened body, miles to walk to the restrooms, drinks from the cooler (that you had to drag to the beach) that are warm by the time you drink them, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, then carting all that junk home in the car with your now sun burnt body glued to the seats, not to mention some shrieking kids in the back seat. YUCK! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhLnxiSxp24&index=24&list=PLmXXU-QTjOUdaJ1bdAIGBGoYCIGVEKHyz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhLnxiSxp24&amp;index=24&amp;list=PLmXXU-QTjOUdaJ1bdAIGBGoYCIGVEKHyz

Garrick
03-07-16, 03:20
Domenico Modugno, La lontananza (1970)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wGn7dlJYmY

Maleth
03-07-16, 10:03
Ah, I had forgotten that one. :) So nice.

Do you remember Gabriella Ferri and "Tutti al mare", "Everyone to the sea"?

Great pictures of Italian "beach life" in this one, including a surprise at the end for anyone who thinks Italians are the same color year round! :)

I do love the "bagni"; it's such a civilized way of going to the beach, imo. I can rarely convince my American friends of that, however. Imagine, they want to be alone at the beach if possible! :)

They also like to "rough" it: sand sticking to your sun-screened body, miles to walk to the restrooms, drinks from the cooler (that you had to drag to the beach) that are warm by the time you drink them, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, then carting all that junk home in the car with your now sun burnt body glued to the seats, not to mention some shrieking kids in the back seat. YUCK! :)

Oh...I never heard this song before, but really like it and sound better with those summery images these oldies give such a wonderful feeling of days gone by :)

Maleth
03-07-16, 10:07
Domenico Modugno, La lontananza (1970)

:good_job: another of those classics :)

Angela
03-07-16, 17:49
My kids absolutely loved the group dancing on the beach, particularly the funny ones. (They loved the beach and water volleyball too, and the various paddle boats they could take out, and the games room, and the pool...I could go on and on!) I can't find some of the old ones, but now as Italians are getting more into the internet world they are recording them. It's not just kids who join in either, and of course there were a lot of dances based on current hits, often with a Latin American beat.

Here's "Maria Gallina"...Maria the chicken. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zMB_dTaJ6U

This one is great too: "Pulcino Pio". It requires a lot of coordination to do this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqlzx3sAe2c

Maleth
03-07-16, 18:27
taste of salt, taste of the sea :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWgJjtmr7Yk

Angela
03-07-16, 18:57
I guess the uploader has a "thing" for Stefania Sandrinelli. :) I always like her too; not as obvious as some other Italian actresses, but lovely, I think.

Anyway, it didn't load properly for me, so if you don't mind, this is the direct link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWgJjtmr7Yk

Garrick
04-07-16, 21:49
:good_job: another of those classics :)

Thanks.

More classics, Lucio Dalla, Piazza Grande (1972)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Fh8r5d8xs

Angela
09-07-16, 19:22
Nek's (and assorted random Italians') cover of the great Mina hit...Se Telefonando. Nek's version is nice, but he can't match Mina's. I posted a translation at the end. The words are simple. It's the Ennio Morricone music and the singing of it that make this song an icon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqGiKdy8xjs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqGiKdy8xjs

"I've never understood why this isn't popular in the English speaking world. It has all the bells and whistles of an awesome Phil Spector production. The chorus and key changes (I think that's what I'm hearing) are incredible. Plus, most English speakers swear that Italian sounds beautiful even if you don't understand it. This could have easily been a number one hit in the U.S. and U.K. back in the day if it were marketed correctly. I wish somebody would upload the live performance that was taken down. So beautiful."

If you can, put the volume way up. :) I often play Mina while cruising in the car. With this one you can really belt it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJUE_REskv8

Se Telefonando-If, by calling you...

The wonder of the night
wide opened on the sea
surprised us when we were still strangers.
You and I.


Then,in the darkness your hands
were suddenly on my hands,
it happened too quickly this love
affair of ours.


If by calling you
I could say “goodbye”
I would call you.


If by seeing you again
I could be sure that you are not suffering,
I would see you again.


If by looking into your eyes
I could say “enough”
I would look at you.


But I don’t know how to explain to you
that our new-born love
is already over.


If by calling you
I wanted to say goodbye
I would call you.


If by seeing you again
I could be sure that you are not suffering,
I would see you again.


If by looking into your eyes
I could say “enough”
I would look at you.


But I don’t know how to explain to you
that our new-born love
is already over.

I used the lyrics from "Lyrics Translate" but adjusted them a bit.

Angela
16-07-16, 23:18
Tuscan singer Nada: "Ma Che Freddo Fa" - How Cold It Is. I only wish. :)

"In winter the tired sun goes to bed early.
It can’t take it anymore
It can’t take it anymore.
The night now descends
with its cold hands upon me.
But it's so cold.
But it's so cold.
A caress would be enough
for a heart of a girl.
Maybe, then, yes - I would love you.


What is life
without love?
It is a lone tree
with no more leaves.
And the wind,
like a cold wind,
that makes the leaves fall,
it knocks my hopes down
but what is this life
if you miss it?


I feel like a butterfly
that that doesn't fly to flowers anymoremore
that flies no more
that flies no more.
I am burnt from the fire
of your great love
that has already faded
but it's so cold
but it's so cold.
You, boy, have disappointed me.
You stole from my face
that smile that wont' return.


What is life
without love?
It is a lone tree
with no more leaves.
And the wind rises
like a cold wind
that makes the leaves fall,
it knocks my hopes down
but what is this life
if you are missing?


You don't love me anymore.
It's cold.
What is life
if you are missing?
You don't love me anymore.
It's cold."

She was so impossibly young when this came out.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9pUULLdjtwI/hqdefault.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etA0FQ_oBGI


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9pUULLdjtwI/hqdefault.jpg

HYGILI4K
29-07-16, 03:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSR5lX8Umy0

Angela
02-08-16, 19:19
Io di Notte Sono Qui-Al Bano. "At night I'm here", or At night I'm still here.

It's one of those great, old, "slow dance" songs. :)

"At night I'm here
and think once again of you.
And it seems to me that
you are near me.

At night I'm here
without asking myself why.
I'm thinking of my life
that is so bound to you.

I'm a man like those
who don't know to forget
and because of that I still hope that
you'll come back to me."

This version with Greek subtitles has nice visuals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBRxa4aefsg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBRxa4aefsg

Maleth
02-08-16, 21:46
Io di Notte Sono Qui-Al Bano.

What a voice. Al-Bano as in Romina e Al Bano?

Angela
02-08-16, 22:44
What a voice. Al-Bano as in Romina e Al Bano?

Yes. Really a remarkable voice when he was in his prime. I like the things he did alone a lot more than the duets with Romina, although they were fun, like Felicita' which I'll link to below.

First, though, listen to this...good, yes?

Nel Sole-In the Sun...
"In the sunWhy
but why does tonight
have the longest hours
that never pass
But why does every minute
last an eternity


When the sun returns
and in the sun I come to you
I become a different man
and can no longer do anything without you
When the sun returns
and in the sun I come to you
My love, my love run towards me
and the night will never come again


But why
but why are my thoughts
always the same
and never change
But why does silence
continue to talk to me of you


When the sun returns
and in the sun I come to you
My love, my love run towards me
and the night will never come again



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb7W3xxuvlo

Felicita' just isn't in the same league, for me, anyway. In America they call it bubble gum music. Plus, I'm not a fan of her voice. I'm in the minority, however. Sixty one million hits for that versus under a million for the others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0wZQbK938Y

Tu, Soltanto Tu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pIaxj-K5cM

Maleth
03-08-16, 18:30
Yes. Really a remarkable voice when he was in his prime. I like the things he did alone a lot more than the duets with Romina, although they were fun, like Felicita' which I'll link to below.

Same, I really like the old solo songs though, never heard of them before. I was never really fond of him singing with Romina (although they still bring some kind of nostalgia) but were to poppish for me.

Angela
06-08-16, 19:29
Very cute...the song as well as the singers :). Simona Molinari (Italian) and Peter Cincotti (Italian American) in "In cerca di te": I stroll the city streets in search of you. Two Neapolitans separated for generations who found each other. :) The lyrics make it sound very heavy, lugubrious, almost, but it's not like that at all.

"Through the city's streets I walk alone
passing through the crowd that does not know
that does not see my pain
looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have.
I look at every face and it's not you
every voice I hear isn't you
Where are you lost love?
I'll see you again, I'll find you, I'll follow you.
I try in vain to forget
you never forget your first love
there is written a name, a single name at the bottom of my heart
I have recognized you, and now I know that you are my love,
my true love, my great love.


Through the city's streets I walk alone


Passing through the crowd that does not know
that does not see my pain
looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have.


Through the city's streets I walk alone
passing through the crowd that does not know
that does not see my pain
looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have.


I try in vain to forget
you never forget your first love
there is written a name, a single name at the bottom of my heart
I have recognized you, and now I know that you are my love,
my true love, my great love.


Through the city's streets I walk alone


Through the city's streets I walk alone
(through the city's streets I walk alone)
Through the city's streets I walk alone
(through the city's streets I walk alone)


looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have."

They're from Lyrics/Translate: I couldn't do any better, so I used them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDm_dbfAH0A


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDm_dbfAH0A&amp;list=PLC860C54E92AAD702&amp;index= 10

Angela
06-08-16, 22:09
Very cute...the song as well as the singers :). Simona Molinari (Italian) and Peter Cincotti (Italian American) in "In cerca di te": I stroll the city streets in search of you. Two Neapolitans separated for generations who found each other. :) The lyrics make it sound very heavy, lugubrious, almost, but it's not like that at all.

"Through the city's streets I walk alone
passing through the crowd that does not know
that does not see my pain
looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have.
I look at every face and it's not you
every voice I hear isn't you
Where are you lost love?
I'll see you again, I'll find you, I'll follow you.
I try in vain to forget
you never forget your first love
there is written a name, a single name at the bottom of my heart
I have recognized you, and now I know that you are my love,
my true love, my great love.


Through the city's streets I walk alone


Passing through the crowd that does not know
that does not see my pain
looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have.


Through the city's streets I walk alone
passing through the crowd that does not know
that does not see my pain
looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have.


I try in vain to forget
you never forget your first love
there is written a name, a single name at the bottom of my heart
I have recognized you, and now I know that you are my love,
my true love, my great love.


Through the city's streets I walk alone


Through the city's streets I walk alone
(through the city's streets I walk alone)
Through the city's streets I walk alone
(through the city's streets I walk alone)


looking for you, dreaming of you, that I no longer have."

They're from Lyrics/Translate: I couldn't do any better, so I used them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDm_dbfAH0A


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDm_dbfAH0A&list=PLC860C54E92AAD702&index= 10

Sorry, I had to correct all the links.

To make up for it: the same duo:

Felicita'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpzsVERfW44&index=1&list=PLUjKLwNAtD5-whRWc3HSh-via0Q4OkvGQ

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EZmcCZCwEE&list=PLUjKLwNAtD5-whRWc3HSh-via0Q4OkvGQ&index=3

Angela
17-08-16, 16:16
This is from another great talent who died too young...of suicide at 29...Luigi Tenco. I love all his songs...who knows how many more wonderful ones he might have given us if he hadn't given in to his despair? It seems so senseless...young, talented, a marvelous voice, beautiful, in love. I wonder if there was some genetic component? There is some mystery regarding the death of his father at a young age as well.

Well, here are two of his great songs...Lontano, Lontano or Far Away, Far Away and Vedrai, You'll See...I've also provided the translations. I quoted Othello recently in another thread : "She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I did love her that she did pity them". This is part of Tenco's appeal, I think. There's nothing quite so seductive sometimes as sorrow and suffering.

"Far away

Far away, far away in time
something in someone else's eyes
will make you think of my own eyes
those eyes that loved you so much


Far away, far away in the world
in a smile on the lips of someone else
you will find my shyness
that you loved to make fun of (http://lyricstranslate.com/en/make-fun).


Far away, far away in time
the expression on a face glimpsed by chance
will remind you of my face
that sad look you used to love so much


Far away, far away in the world
you will be with someone else
suddenly, without rhyme or reason
you will find yourself talking about me


... a love now too far away.."

Such simple words, but sung so searingly...

Vedrai, Vedrai...You'll see, You'll see

"When I return home in the evening
I barely can even talk
please don't look at me with that tenderness
as if I were a disappointing child
Yes, I know. This surely is not the life
that you dreamed one day the two of us we'd share


You'll see, you'll see,
You'll see that it will change
maybe it won't be tomorrow
but one day it will all change


You'll see, you'll see,
I am not finished yet
I can't tell you how or when
but one day it will all change


I'd rather see you crying,
accusing me of failing you
then see you always react so tenderly
so accepting of what little I give you
when I think of you, I despair
because I just can't give you anymore.


You'll see, you'll see,
You'll see that it will change
maybe it won't be tomorrow
but one day it will all change


You'll see, you'll see,
I am not finished yet
I can't tell you how or when
but one day it will all change"

Lontano, Lontano...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIC7BxnnQu8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIC7BxnnQu8

Vedrai, Vedrai...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bag7r33dexk

Garrick
29-08-16, 02:48
Claudio Baglioni - E tu (con testo)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_akV1uW09l4

Angela
29-08-16, 06:16
Claudio Baglioni - E tu (con testo)

youtube;_akV1uW09l4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_akV1uW09l4

It sounds good in Spanish too.

If you're up for a little nostalgia and haven't run across it yet...here he is performing when impossibly young...and thin! His hair must have weighed more than the whole rest of his body! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su9u6-RWdwk

"E adesso non ci sei che tu, soltanto tu, sempre tu"...I like this very much as well...a summer love...Accoccolati ad ascoltare il mare, quanto tempo siamo stati senza fiatare...seguire il tuo profilo con un dito...e baciarti le labbra, con un filo d'erba...the English translation just doesn't cut it.

Here he is singing Questo Piccolo Grande Amore at San Remo...and accompanying himself on piano. God, I loved him. I've added the translation for those who don't know Italian. He and his wife were like a golden couple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78vsr_blqqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78vsr_blqqI

I can't do any better than this...it's from Lyrics Translate:

"Her thin T-shirtso tight, to the point that I was imagining everything
and her childlike air
I never told her, but I was crazy about it


And clear summer nights
the sea, the games, the fairies
and the fear and desire to be naked
a kiss on salty lips
a fire, a few laughs
and making love down by the lighthouse
I really love you...I swear I love you...
I love you, I love you truly...


And she
she looked at me with suspicion
Then she smiled and held onto me so tightly
And I
I never understood anything
but I see now and I can’t get it out of my mind
that she...


She was
a little big love
just a little big love
nothing more than this...nothing more...
I miss her to death
I miss her little big love
now that I would know what to say
now that I would know what to do
now that
I want a little big love...


That strange walk of hers
that I’d have recognized anywhere
She used to tell me "you're a hopeless case"
but I never believed it


And long breathless races
towards fallen stars
and hands always anxious about the forbidden things
and the off-key songs
we shouted to the sky up there
"Whoever reaches that wall first ..."
I'm not sure if I really love you...
I’m not...I'm not sure...


And she
stopped talking all of a sudden
but I could clearly see the pain on her face
And I
I don’t know how long she cried
And only now am I realizing
that she ...


She was
a little big love
just a little big love
nothing more than this... nothing more...
I miss her to death
I miss her little big love
now that I would know what to say
now that I would know what to do
now that
I want a little big love"

Angela
04-09-16, 18:52
Another oldie but goodie: Ti Amo, "I love you", by Umberto Tozzi

This clip is interesting in that he's singing the Spanish version. The up side is that the English translation appears on screen. He's so young here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPx4178mLUQ

This is the original Italian version with a nice series of pictures of him over the years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyTz-KBXkYY

Angela
17-09-16, 19:10
Giorgia: Come Saprei

A very provocative song, I think, even if there's nothing explicit about it or the video...

It really should be I would like to know, or I would know, but I don't think that's the way it would be said in English.

How can I know
How can I understand the man you are.
I want to understand.
I want to discover
The fantasies you want made real
I would reach inside
Deep inside of you
Deep into your silences
Becoming more excited
Ever more excited
I want to know how
To astound the man you are
When you're there
And you don't know how or which
path to take
I want to know how
To attract your eyes
Attaching them to mine
Excited, ever more excited
In a solitary world
Why don't you stay with me a while
I want to know how
To love you in a way
No one else would ever know how to do
I want to know how
to be the one who will succeed
You don't know it yet
But I will give
My whole soul to it
You are my life
To live now
I want to know how
I wish our connection was already
Skin to skin
I want there to be sparks
Every time I'm with you
I want to know how
To love you in a way
No one else can ever know how to do
I want to know how
To be the one who succeeds
You don't know yet
But I will give
My whole soul
You are my life
To live
I would know how
How much love there is
Ready to explode in me
Yes, now
I want to know

She tugs at my heart, Giorgia, not just because of her wonderful voice, but because of the way she looks, and that beautiful smile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDaT9RvgHpY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDaT9RvgHpY

Maleth
01-10-16, 13:33
An oldie I still like to listen to - Montagne verdi (Green Mountains)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1nQq-25zfE&list=RDB1nQq-25zfE&index=1

Angela
01-10-16, 16:14
An oldie I still like to listen to - Montagne verdi (Green Mountains)



That is definitely an oldie but a goodie. I always think of my dad's mountains when I hear that song. :)

Can you believe the hair, though? Oy Vey! It's always a shock looking at the fashion and hair styles of past decades.

I was having a discussion about jealousy on a thread recently and started thinking about songs about it. Spoilt for choice in the realm of Italian music!

Vasco Rossi:
It's not jealousy
What I feel
What I feel inside
It's a sickness
That I don't understand.
Just tell me a lie
It doesn't matter
As long as you're mine
What importance does it have
The rest is madness
The rest is fantasy
The rest is my fault
My fault and that's it
Don't go away
Stay near me
Stay very close to me
Don't go away
Not even with your eyes
When you're sitting next to me
Because jealousy
is just this
Because jealousy is nothing
Nothing but my fault
Repeat

It's not a pretty song, but it's almost hypnotic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYu0kfGWBFQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYu0kfGWBFQ

Adriano Celantano:
Tango della Gelosia
Jealousy,
say again that you love me
in my heart i feel
a presentiment
hold me tight,
forgive me please
for this moment
you don't have to forget it


what kind of woman are you
what do you want
what do you want from me
where will you go
when you're not with me what will you do
what kind of woman are you
you never smile
you'll enjoy being with me


love means jealousy
nobody knows that better than i do
I won't sleep at night thinking about you
By day I'll be sad that you'll cry


love means jealousy
for the one who falls in love with you
remain with me, cm'on don't say no
why are you doing this, not saying yes to me
hold me tight
please kiss me cm'on
this is the moment
that you mustn't forget


what kind of woman are you
what do you want
what do you want from me
where will you go
what will you do when I'm not with you
what kind of woman are you
you never smile
you'll enjoy being with me


love means jealousy
nobody knows that better than i do
tomorrow i'll leave on the bus
and i swear i won't come back


if love means jealousy
then i'm crazy for you
it's better this way than suffering more and more
i know that
you'll regret,it, you'll look for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jJUOf6pZqQ

Maleth
01-10-16, 17:18
That is definitely an oldie but a goodie. I always think of my dad's mountains when I hear that song. :)

Can you believe the hair, though? Oy Vey! It's always a shock looking at the fashion and hair styles of past decades.

I believe you are referring to the era of permed hair :). Everyone was doing it. It was massive. Believe it or not I had my hair permed when I was 18. The hairdresser said your hair is already wavy why do you want to perm it? I said I want real curls. Oh well...the reason? I liked Brian May (from Queen) guitar playing.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxdgIRVEQAT99wYOxlESoUCzppB1N9t 6FfwJMgCEvB7bow7mJf

I will NEVER show the photos from that time these days to anyone.........and never forget that horrible acid like liquid I had to inhale and endure. Those were the days when most ladies had rollers in their hair during the day. So funny. Nice memories tho.


I was having a discussion about jealousy on a thread recently and started thinking about songs about it. Spoilt for choice in the realm of Italian music!

I never thought about that, but its probably very true. Although John Lennons Jelous guy was one of my favourits songs, also the cover version by Brian Ferry :).

I like Vasco rossi very much....with Vita spericolta topping my list.

Angela
11-10-16, 18:14
A modern Italian song and singer I like, and I don't like many nowadays. :)

Giovanni Caccamo-Non Siamo Soli-We Aren't Alone

"We're Not AloneLet's go away, elsewhere
Out of here, I've lost my limitations
I'd smile tomorrow
Looking at the sky I recognize
Happiness


We're alone everyday
We're not alone
Hands in the bright night touch us
We're alone everyday
We're not alone
Glances will fly to the sky
With no tears


I'll wait, maybe
That from the border I'm taken to where you were
I'd erase adverse distances
These fears
If my pain had a meaning
I'd surprise myself


We're alone everyday
We're not alone
Hands in the bright night touch us


You can't hate
I don't know how to love
But I'd want to smile
Even if you're not here now
Let's throw away the pain around us
Tomorrow, as you return,
Another night will shine again


Hands in the bright night touch us."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhRX3DzcDcI&list=PLz8JsiLUtVnAoMPp-DdFl9Va_FFn2ekLM&index=33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhRX3DzcDcI&amp;list=PLz8JsiLUtVnAoMPp-DdFl9Va_FFn2ekLM&amp;index=33

Angela
09-02-17, 22:43
"God, How Much I Love you"-Gigliola Cinquetti. The English subtitles appear on screen.

It came to mind because we were discussing how some people seem to be able to cheat time to some degree. She was still a teenager here...so impossibly young and innocent. It was before my time, but her records were played a lot at home.

"Dio, come ti amo":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWSpfnHOSw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWSpfnHOSw

Azzurro
09-02-17, 23:54
I don't know if anyone posted this song yet, but this song along with Con Te from Andrea Bocelli are my absolute favourites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0Ks4cujNU

It's Erba di Casa Mia from Massimo Ranieri, I would listen to it all the time as a little kid, I even took my mom's cd and put in my car :)

Azzurro
10-02-17, 00:04
Would like to post another song, this song was very popular this summer in Italy, it brings good memories of the trip, its one of the few songs that me and cousins can actually sing together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKT_euhimTk

Its from J-AX & Fedez

Angela
10-02-17, 00:38
We obviously listen to very different Italian radio stations. :) I like Massimo Ranieri, however. I've posted a lot of his work over on the Italian folksong and dialect thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWlyUkOuTxg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaeqZ6__F7k

As you say you're a dialect speaker you won't need my translations.

You might also like Gigi d'Alessio.

This is more on my wave length as far as current actual singers in Italian are concerned.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLErvGY18zQ&index=5&list=PL3WATaB8O49GWqeqDxiN8C2WiYaPACk6C


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLErvGY18zQ&amp;index=5&amp;list=PL3WATaB8O49GWqeq DxiN8C2WiYaPACk6C

Azzurro
10-02-17, 02:40
We obviously listen to very different Italian radio stations. :) I like Massimo Ranieri, however. I've posted a lot of his work over on the Italian folksong and dialect thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWlyUkOuTxg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaeqZ6__F7k

As you say you're a dialect speaker you won't need my translations.

You might also like Gigi d'Alessio.

This is more on my wave length as far as current actual singers in Italian are concerned.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLErvGY18zQ&index=5&list=PL3WATaB8O49GWqeqDxiN8C2WiYaPACk6C


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLErvGY18zQ&amp;index=5&amp;list=PL3WATaB8O49GWqeq DxiN8C2WiYaPACk6C

Yes I do :), Gigi is very good, for me this is my favourite song from him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWtL6nfV5HM

Yes very true I prefer classic Italian music and dialect music

The radio station in Montreal is on an AM channel and they always play the classics. Actually maybe you can help me, the last time I went to Italy 11 years ago there was a song that I really liked but could never find it again, the chorus contains "Stop! Domentica per che" I was 11 its hard to remember the rest of the lyrics.

Angela
10-02-17, 03:52
Yes I do :), Gigi is very good, for me this is my favourite song from him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWtL6nfV5HM

Yes very true I prefer classic Italian music and dialect music

The radio station in Montreal is on an AM channel and they always play the classics. Actually maybe you can help me, the last time I went to Italy 11 years ago there was a song that I really liked but could never find it again, the chorus contains "Stop! Domentica per che" I was 11 its hard to remember the rest of the lyrics.

You probably had trouble finding it because "domentica" is neither standard Italian nor dialect. Domenica would mean Sunday. Dimentica would mean forget. Perhaps you meant the Tiziano Ferro song "Stop...Dimentica". This is the English translation.

"One look that breaks the silence
One look has said what I think
One, one look
One look could last whole day
The departure without coming back
One, one look
Everything that I know, I will tell you
And everything that you don't know
to say, the sea explains
I feel something big
bigger than this town
The lie that breaks every silence
is the lie that I say only if I dont think
Please don't stop now
Because later you cant


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


One great story as a world
one story long as a day
One, one story
One lie of only one word
is your most charming story
One, your story


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


Everything that I know I will tell you
Everything that you don't know to say, the sea will explain
Please don't stop
Now, because later you cant


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


Stop! forget
it isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop! Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me
stop! forget


He performs it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxXA-ffMOyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxXA-ffMOyM

Azzurro
10-02-17, 06:13
You probably had trouble finding it because "domentica" is neither standard Italian nor dialect. Domenica would mean Sunday. Dimentica would mean forget. Perhaps you meant the Tiziano Ferro song "Stop...Dimentica". This is the English translation.

"One look that breaks the silence
One look has said what I think
One, one look
One look could last whole day
The departure without coming back
One, one look
Everything that I know, I will tell you
And everything that you don't know
to say, the sea explains
I feel something big
bigger than this town
The lie that breaks every silence
is the lie that I say only if I dont think
Please don't stop now
Because later you cant


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


One great story as a world
one story long as a day
One, one story
One lie of only one word
is your most charming story
One, your story


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


Everything that I know I will tell you
Everything that you don't know to say, the sea will explain
Please don't stop
Now, because later you cant


Stop, forget about it
This silence
isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop, Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me


Stop! forget
it isn't worth a word
not even one, and therefore
Stop! Forget because
everything will go its way
forget because
forget for me
stop! forget


He performs it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxXA-ffMOyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxXA-ffMOyM


Yes this is the song!!! Thank you very much, I appreciate it :) I really have to improve on my writing, I always have problems with the vowels, its an issue I even have with French.

Angela
20-02-17, 00:29
Umberto Tozzi and Raf: People of the Sea


I was too lazy to translate it, but luckily someone else had already done it:

People of The Sea-Gente di mare"We, people from the plains
Excellent drivers in the city
Are always a little scared of the sea
Because of the idea of too much freedom


And although we have the salt in our hair
We have the depth of the sea in our souls
And freezing women in their shawls
Waiting for something which nobody knows


People of the sea, who leave it behind
Going to where they like, they don’t know where
People dying of nostalgia
But when they go back after one day, they die
Of the desire to go away


(People of the sea)
And when we stop on the shore
(People who go)
Our look goes to the horizon
(People of the sea)
Bringing our thoughts adrift
Because of the idea of too much freedom


People of the sea, who leave it behind
Going to where they like, they don’t know where
Buccaneer people who are no more
Faraway people carrying in their hearts
This big blue brother
At the other side of the sea, there’s someone who
There’s someone who knows nothing about you


People of the sea, who leave it behind
Going to where they like, they don’t know where
We, prisoners of these cities
We always live for today and for yesterday
Nailed down by reality,
and the people of the sea go"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixyuRNCzMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixyuRNCzMs

Seanp
20-02-17, 12:09
Puorte o’ calzone cu ‘nu stemma arreto
‘na cuppulella cu ‘a visiera alzata.
Passe scampanianno pe’ Tuleto
camme a ‘nu guappo pe’ te fa guardà!

Tu vuò fa l’ americano!
mmericano! mmericano
siente a me, chi t’ ho fa fa?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda
ma se bevi whisky and soda
po’ te sente ‘e disturbà.


Tu abballe ‘o roccorol
tu giochi al basebal ‘
ma ‘e solde pe’ Camel
chi te li dà? …
La borsetta di mammà!


Tu vuò fa l’ americano
mmericano! mmericano!
ma si nato in Italy!
siente a mme
non ce sta’ niente a ffa
o kay, napolitan!


Tu vuò fa l’ american!
Tu vuò fa l’ american!


Comme te po’ capì chi te vò bene
si tu le parle ‘mmiezzo americano?
Quando se fa l ‘ammore sotto ‘a luna
come te vene ‘capa e di:”I love you!?”


Tu vuò fa l’ americano
mmericano! mmericano
siente a me, chi t’ho fa fa?
tu vuoi vivere alla moda…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqlJwMFtMCs

Angela
22-02-17, 21:02
Sophia Loren's version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJKXMRii668

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJKXMRii668

Seanp
23-02-17, 08:57
Modern remix :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkjljBNTLs4

Angela
05-03-17, 19:42
The lovely Gigliola Cinquetti singing a song about the destruction of the environment.

The Black Rose

An evening rose
never turns black.


They've destroyed the swallow's nest,
they've thrown a stone even up there,
they've cut the wings of a butterfly
and the butterfly doesn't move anymore.


They are changing the world,
they are killing me.
But an evening rose
never turns black.


They've brought a man to the frontier
and from that day he hasn't been seen anymore.
They've thrown ink in the creek
and you can no longer see anything there.


They are changing the world,
they are killing me.
But an evening rose
never turns black


And everything goes, everything goes
until the earth will explode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4YOHNB7XQY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4YOHNB7XQY

Angela
27-03-17, 02:24
Comfort: Carmen Consoli and Tiziano Ferro.

"If this city isn't sleeping
Well then that makes two of us
Who are sleepless In order to prevent your escape
I locked the door and handed the key to you
Now I am sure of the difference
Between closeness and vicinity
It's in the way you move
In a sheltering tent in this desert of mine

Maybe it's because it's been raining since July
Or the world that explodes in tears
Maybe it's because you haven't gone out for months
You're tired or you've simply used up your smiles

To lift the heart with both hands, it takes courage
And blindfolded eyes on a sky that has turned its back on youu
Patience, our home, contact and your comfort
It's my business
It's something that has to do with me

If this city is confusing
Well then that makes two of you
Who can prevent my escape.

It shut my eyes and handed the key to you
Now I am sure of the difference
Between distance and separation

Maybe it's because it's been raining rain since July
Or the world that's been exploding in tears
Maybe it's because you haven't gone out for months
You're tired or you've simply used up your smiles

To lift the heart with both hands, it takes courage
And blindfolded eyes on a sky that has turned its back
Patience, our home, courage and your comfort
It's my business
It's something that has to do with me


Maybe it's the summer rain
Or God watching us from above
Maybe it's because you haven't gone out for months
You're tired or you've simply used up your breaths

To lift the heart with both hands, I need a vision
That comfort that has to do with you
That comfort that has to do with you
To lift the heart with both hands, it takes courage
And so much, so much love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H-WHLI8YNg&index=11&list=PL08MW4hWrm0L_FjhrPNgNcv-gAKHIHaGK


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H-WHLI8YNg&amp;index=11&amp;list=PL08MW4hWrm0L_FjhrPNgNcv-gAKHIHaGK

Angela
28-04-17, 19:55
"Open the windows: it's spring"

The first red rose has already blossomed
And violets are shyly arising
The first swallow has already come back
It is starting to pirouette in the clear sky
The nice weather is arriving to announce itself

Open the windows to the new sun
It's springtime
It's springtime
Let some fresh air in
With the scent of gardens and meadows in bloom

Open the windows to new dreams
Beautiful girls
In love
It may be the most beautiful dream that you dream
There will be happiness tomorrow

Among the silvery clouds in the sky
The moon has already made a date with someone
Open the windows to the new sun
It's springtime
The festival of love

La, la, la...
Open the windows to the new sun

On the sill a small nightingale
With tender wings and fluffy feathers
Has already shyly taken off
And it has started to pick on the window pane
It wants to bring its most beautiful message

It's springtime
It's springtime

Open the windows to the new dreams
To the hopes
To the illusions
Let the ultimate song in
That will softly drop on your hearts

Among the silvery clouds in the sky
The moon has already made a date with someone
Open the windows to the new sun
It's springtime
The festival of love

La, la, la...
Open the windows to the first love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OyN8K0GfUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OyN8K0GfUg

davef
03-05-17, 06:53
Open the windows, it's spring time. Inflammation, coughing, malaise, running nose, suffering, lymphatic swelling, feeling like crap...spring time..

Angela
19-07-17, 00:11
Noemi and Fiorells Mannoia: L'amore si odia

"Come here, come here, because I have to tell youAll those things, things that you didn't want to hear, suffer, enjoy or finish
Come here, come here, always the same story
An unstable, unstable equilibrium that collapses in the wind of a new glory, love hates
Ah, if it was that easy, ah, if he was still in love with me
And you know every petal pretends to be a rose
For every drop I would like a flood over everything
But you do not deserve more than a beat of this life
For everything that matters if it matters you are like glue between my fingers
Come here, come here, I did love you
But talking about it again is useless, useless, it doesn't make sense to think about you, to understand, to try or to disappear
Come here, come here, the usual words
Of a fragile, fragile feeling, like asphalt consuming the sole, love hates
Ah, if it was all easy
Ah, if she was still in love with you
And you know every petal
Pretends to be a rose
For every drop I would like
A flood over everything
But you do not deserve more than a beat of this life
For everything that matters
If it matters
You are like glue between my fingers
And you know every petal pretends to be a rose
For every drop I would like a flood over everything
Everything
But you do not deserve more than a moment of my life
For everything that matters
If it matters, you are the imprints on my fingers"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUWl1LDQFfk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUWl1LDQFfk

Bergin
19-07-17, 01:57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZE1Hd23rcM

Pax Augusta
19-07-17, 05:26
Baustelle - Charlie fa surf


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8ULqPXErs

Pax Augusta
19-07-17, 05:28
Baustelle - Amanda Lear


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBUpxPakteU

Pax Augusta
19-07-17, 09:00
Thegiornalisti - Completamente


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkfJ7-GS9yk

Seanp
20-07-17, 21:25
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yb9tFjnRO4

Angela
20-07-17, 23:12
Some people are just a disgrace to Italians.

Seanp
21-07-17, 11:04
Some people are just a disgrace to Italians.

"There's no such thing as good money, or bad money. There's just money."

- Charlie Lucky Luciano

Pax Augusta
21-07-17, 16:32
One of my favourite songs in Italian ever, from Cuneo singer Gianmaria Testa. An artist worth listening to...

http://youtu.be/Je7lD_iXxqA

I do agree with you, Gianmaria Testa has been one of the greatest Italian singer and artist of recent years. Unfortunately, he passed away prematurely a year ago.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je7lD_iXxqA

Seanp
21-07-17, 20:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGDEUlJzznw

Angela
26-07-17, 00:28
Jonas Kaufmann singing "Parla Piu Piano"...Speak Softly Love, otherwise known as the Godfather song, and a lovely job he does of it too.

"Speak softly and no one will hear,We live our love, just the two of us
Nobody knows the truth,
Not even the sky that's watching us from above


I'll stay by your side,
My love, always.


Speak softly and come closer to me,
I want to feel my eyes inside of you,
Nobody knows the truth,
It's such a great love, it can't get any greater than this.


I'll stay by your side,
My love, always.


Speak softly and come closer to me,
I want to feel my eyes inside of you,
Nobody knows the truth,
It's such a great love, it can't get any greater than this."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvkVakdV4z8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvkVakdV4z8

Sile
16-09-17, 20:11
An Italian who is Central-italian and East Asian mix ......................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPQ6_F-xfo

and she also singing in Spanish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7nnLjqXOg

Pax Augusta
16-09-17, 21:08
An Italian who is Central-italian and East Asian mix ......................
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPQ6_F-xfo
and she also singing in Spanish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7nnLjqXOg


Her surname is Nahun, it doesn't sound Italian. Most likely Italian Jewish more than Asian.

Syd
17-09-17, 00:31
One of the most beautiful love songs.


https://youtu.be/wU1v2VaaGb0

Angela
08-10-17, 20:50
"Heartsick"-Gigi Alessio and Lara Fabian


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry1wFMwwidc&amp;list=PLX9rFghMxVJVLe-pZFMbgjZgPlHqE7bo9&amp;index=6

Angela
01-11-17, 23:14
C'e Tempo-There's time, by one of our great songwriter-singers, Ivano Fossati, from Genova.

There’s A Time
They say there’s a time for planting
And one that you enjoy anticipating
A dreaming time that comes at night.
And a daytime one that unfurls
Like a linen sheet in the wind.
There’s a time that’s denied and one that is secret
A distant time which belongs to others
A time when it would have been better to leave
And a time when we two should have spoken
There’s a time which is perfect for silence
Watching the movement of the sun in summertime
And knowing how to tell our children about
The mute hour of the fairies
There’s a day when we lost ourselves,
Like a ring lost in a field
And a whole future plan that we could never make come true
Time escapes us, but there’s nothing to fear
Sooner or later it will catch us up again
Because there’s time, there’s time, there’s time, there’s time
For this infinite sea of people

I just quickly did this, so if someone has some corrections, that would be great.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TuriFVjibc

Syd
13-11-17, 19:03
The location of this video is very familiar to me.

Piccola Anima

Little soul
You run as if
You were a sparrow
Scared to death.
Somebody is here for you
If you look closely, you will see him in front of you
He also runs not to have to escape
If you look closely you will see me standing in front of you
if you speak in a low voice, I hear you louder.
It won't be easy to explain
What I want from you
I even don't know when and why I have lost the words,
But if you are leaving, take my eyes with you.
Little soul,
The lamp light accompanies you at home
You are in love and you are lonely.
That infamous man have never understood you
You know that it is not hard to breathe
It's the love that keeps you alive.
It won't be easy to explain
What I want from you
I even dont know when and why I have lost the words,
But if you are leaving, take my eyes with you.
Walking lets all the sorrow go away
Do you want to have a walk together?
You deserve all the beauties in the world
People say that there is nothing more fragile than a promise
And I won't ever promise you anything.
It won't be easy to explain
What I want from you
I even don't know when and why I have lost the words,
But if you are leaving, take my eyes with you.
Little soul
You are not little at all.


https://youtu.be/JaB1wdm9pTo

exceededminimumso..
10-12-17, 02:45
Mi Senti EP, 5 covers of Italians Mina, Patty Pravo, Lucio Battisti and Gino Paoli and one original, sang by someone who "does not speak a word of Italian"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKt9OPui9UA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXkkxTMbBQo

exceededminimumso..
10-12-17, 03:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3fsCDZzNTQ
2:45 Someone's not impressed

alexfritz
15-12-17, 04:31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=droXbrOdPgo

Angela
15-12-17, 05:38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=droXbrOdPgo

Never heard of him. I also highly doubt he had any Italian in him, whatever that wiki article might say. I'd be shocked to find out there were any Italians in Alabama until pretty recently. He looks like a typical black man from Alabama, maybe fleeing the discrimination there and inventing an identity for himself, like Melungeons spinning yarns about being Portuguese.

If this is what comes to your mind when you think about Italian music perhaps you should work your way through the thread and listen to real Italians singing.

alexfritz
15-12-17, 06:06
Never heard of him. I also highly doubt he had any Italian in him, whatever that wiki article might say. He looks like a typical black man from Alabama, maybe fleeing the discrimination there and inventing an identity for himself. If this is what comes to your mind when you think about Italian music, you know as little about it, it seems, as you know about your own ancestry or any other matters Italian.

well angela, the title of the thread is 'songs in italian' and i guess that explains itself; too bad you havent but at least now you have heard of him;

i just read your add on about 'slaves in portugal' and 'discrimination in alabama' ??? do you have a problem with afro-americans singing in italian? and what does any of that has to do with the song? an immense popular song in late 60s italy? but those are questions i dont really want an answer to;

Angela
15-12-17, 06:13
well angela, the title of the thread is 'songs in italian' and i guess that explains itself; too bad you havent but at least now you have heard of him;

Sorry, I don't think I missed much. Gosh, your response was a bit late in coming to still be using a sentence I removed ten minutes ago, probably less than a minute after I posted it. I decided to be more tactful.

Tastes are subjective after all, and if this is the kind of Italian music they play in Germany and you have very little interaction with Italian culture, I suppose it's to be expected.

I obviously thought better of being so short with you. Never post when you're tired is probably a good rule to follow.

alexfritz
15-12-17, 06:37
Sorry, I don't think I missed much. Gosh, your response was a bit late in coming to still be using a sentence I removed ten minutes ago, probably less than a minute after I posted it. I decided to be more tactful.

Tastes are subjective after all, and if this is the kind of Italian music they play in Germany and you have very little interaction with Italian culture, I suppose it's to be expected.

I obviously thought better of being so short with you. Never post when you're tired is probably a good rule to follow.

seriously angela, i think anyone can spot that 'rocky roberts' is an artistic name and any italian can know that he is from the usa because of his accent (part on why he was popular), you do know that there was post-war a lot of american military in italy and a great love of american culture the same in germany; this is another very popular italian song (that you should know) but be aware he is an ethnic istriot and popular in yugoslavia;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4Drurp8uiE

davef
15-12-17, 07:48
Sorry, I don't think I missed much. Gosh, your response was a bit late in coming to still be using a sentence I removed ten minutes ago, probably less than a minute after I posted it. I decided to be more tactful.

Tastes are subjective after all, and if this is the kind of Italian music they play in Germany and you have very little interaction with Italian culture, I suppose it's to be expected.

I obviously thought better of being so short with you. Never post when you're tired is probably a good rule to follow.

It can't be too late! Possible scenario:
At 5:02 alex clicks "reply with quote" and has the text box open with your quote between the quote tags.
At 5:03 you update your post while Alex is still in the middle of writing his post or is off doing something else with the text box still open.
At 5:06 he submits his post with your older quote still intact.

This reminds me of a race condition, an issue that relates to multiple threads accessing the same data producing unintended results due to poorly managed access:
"As a simple example, let us assume that two threads want to increment the value of a global integer variable by one. Ideally, the following sequence of operations would take place:


Thread 1
Thread 2

Integer value





0


read value


0


increase value


0


write back


1



read value

1



increase value

1



write back

2


In the case shown above, the final value is 2, as expected. However, if the two threads run simultaneously without locking or synchronization, the outcome of the operation could be wrong. The alternative sequence of operations below demonstrates this scenario:


Thread 1
Thread 2

Integer value





0


read value


0



read value

0


increase value


0



increase value

0


write back


1



write back

1


In this case, the final value is 1 instead of the expected result of 2. This occurs because here the increment operations are not mutually exclusive (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutually_exclusive). Mutually exclusive operations are those that cannot be interrupted while accessing some resource such as a memory location."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_condition


I love computer architecture, would love to take more classes on that!
ok sorry for being off topic, this is "songs in Italian" not "songs in computers" lol. Hmmmm..I can imagine a "songs in computers" thread with various songs in 8 bit NES style!!! 8 bit NES should be a new musical genre, imo!

exceededminimumso..
15-12-17, 08:51
ok sorry for being off topic, this is "songs in Italian" not "songs in computers" lol. Hmmmm..I can imagine a "songs in computers" thread with various songs in 8 bit NES style!!! 8 bit NES should be a new musical genre, imo!

https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/Chiptune/
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/Nintendocore/

There's at least 3 albums in chiptune style made by Italian artists
https://rateyourmusic.com/customchart?page=1&chart_type=top&type=album&year=alltime&genre_include=1&include_child_genres=1&genres=Chiptune&include_child_genres_chk=1&include=both&origin_countries=italy&limit=none&countries=

2 of them are instrumental



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNArLodcVMU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT3xGThLQSE)

Angela
15-12-17, 16:53
seriously angela, i think anyone can spot that 'rocky roberts' is an artistic name and any italian can know that he is from the usa because of his accent (part on why he was popular), you do know that there was post-war a lot of american military in italy and a great love of american culture the same in germany; this is another very popular italian song (that you should know) but be aware he is an ethnic istriot and popular in yugoslavia;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4Drurp8uiE

Good grief: it sounds like a blend of Italian pop and American cowboy music!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZAL5hZ-wN8

However, I'm going to be on my best behavior seeing as you're a foreigner: whatever floats your boat, Alex...:)

I still have this niggling sensation that you're pulling my leg, though.

I happen to know quite a few of what used to be called Yugoslavs, Croatians, in fact, because a good number of them own Italian restaurants in New York (and pretend to be Italian for business purposes...speak quite good Italian in fact). We used to go to an actual Croatian restaurant in Queens at 11PM when they closed up. The band very often played Italian music, especially when I walked in, but it was dance music. This certainly didn't make the list. :)
I guess they shared my taste in music.

They actually knew a lot about Italian music. I wasn't very happy with their public pretense about being Italian, but hey, it prepared me for the internet genetics world. :)

Ed. Yes, I'm aware it was popular in Italy, too. Rare, I know, but even Italians sometimes have lapses in taste. :grin: After all, lots of people really liked Al Bano and Romino Power!

Angela
15-12-17, 18:12
Gigliola Cinquetti:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC2HLlzQV7M

Angela
15-12-17, 20:20
One of my favorite Italian songs from the late 60s...A Chi, Fausto Leali. So handsome too, which always helps...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI4P3TIx_cE


It was used as part of the sound track for La Meglio Gioventu', one of my favorite films. I still cry like a baby at parts of it, laugh more, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZVNtCtnOSI

alexfritz
16-12-17, 05:35
Good grief: it sounds like a blend of Italian pop and American cowboy music!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZAL5hZ-wN8

However, I'm going to be on my best behavior seeing as you're a foreigner: whatever floats your boat, Alex...:)

I still have this niggling sensation that you're pulling my leg, though.

I happen to know quite a few of what used to be called Yugoslavs, Croatians, in fact, because a good number of them own Italian restaurants in New York (and pretend to be Italian for business purposes...speak quite good Italian in fact). We used to go to an actual Croatian restaurant in Queens at 11PM when they closed up. The band very often played Italian music, especially when I walked in, but it was dance music. This certainly didn't make the list. :)
I guess they shared my taste in music.

They actually knew a lot about Italian music. I wasn't very happy with their public pretense about being Italian, but hey, it prepared me for the internet genetics world. :)

Ed. Yes, I'm aware it was popular in Italy, too. Rare, I know, but even Italians sometimes have lapses in taste. :grin: After all, lots of people really liked Al Bano and Romino Power!

def more rocky roberts than endrigo, but those are italian classics; however as you said tastes differ and i have a strong feeling you will dislike the next song as well and i am not pulling your leg but this is a classic as well;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToCn1dQlxDM

Angela
16-12-17, 06:35
def more rocky roberts than endrigo, but those are italian classics; however as you said tastes differ and i have a strong feeling you will dislike the next song as well and i am not pulling your leg but this is a classic as well;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToCn1dQlxDM

I know. I do like it.

I was born in Italy, spent my childhood there, spent every summer there after that, studied at university there for a year, and went back at least two to three times a year after I began my professional life. Now that I'm more independent I spend about two months a year there, and will retire there for six months a year. I consume Italian newspapers and magazines, tv, and radio virtually every day and have done for as long as I can remember. I also majored in Italian history, and have been studying genetics for about ten years now, particularly with an eye to understanding Italian genetics.

With all due respect I don't need you to instruct me on things Italian.

As I said, perhaps you might want to scroll back up through this thread and the one on Italian folk music as well.

Salento
16-12-17, 07:02
I know. I do like it.

I was born in Italy, spent my childhood there, spent every summer there after that, studied at university there for a year, and went back at least two to three times a year after I began my professional life. Now that I'm more independent I spend about two months a year there, and will retire there for six months a year. I consume Italian newspapers and magazines, tv, and radio virtually every day and have done for as long as I can remember. I also majored in Italian history, and have been studying genetics for about ten years now, particularly with an eye to understanding Italian genetics.

With all due respect I don't need you to instruct me on things Italian.

As I said, perhaps you might want to scroll back up through this thread and the one on Italian folk music as well.

The 1st time I saw Celentano was at a concert in a stadium, I was only 10 years old, and probably I was the youngest in the entire arena.
Belle memorie che mi rimangono da quando ero bambino. [emoji4]

davef
16-12-17, 07:36
I know. I do like it.
I was born in Italy, spent my childhood there, spent every summer there after that, studied at university there for a year, and went back at least two to three times a year after I began my professional life. Now that I'm more independent I spend about two months a year there, and will retire there for six months a year. I consume Italian newspapers and magazines, tv, and radio virtually every day and have done for as long as I can remember. I also majored in Italian history, and have been studying genetics for about ten years now, particularly with an eye to understanding Italian genetics.
With all due respect I don't need you to instruct me on things Italian.
As I said, perhaps you might want to scroll back up through this thread and the one on Italian folk music as well.
You seem to know a lot about genetics considering your educational background in a non scientific field; what triggered your interest and what resources were you utilizing when you first began studying (did you buy textbooks to study on your own free time? Did you go back to school to get a bachelors in molecular biology?)?

Angela
16-12-17, 18:08
You seem to know a lot about genetics considering your educational background in a non scientific field; what triggered your interest and what resources were you utilizing when you first began studying (did you buy textbooks to study on your own free time? Did you go back to school to get a bachelors in molecular biology?)?

Is this show and tell day? :)

I also studied Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern archaeology. However, it was my post graduate degree which taught me how to think and reason logically. Anyway, I've already given out too much personal information. I'm not handing out my curriculum vitae.

In terms of genetics, my interest was piqued all the way back at university when I read a paper by Luca Cavalli-Sforza about his research in the Cedra Valley in the Apennines south of Parma and Reggio Emilia. That is where my father's family has lived since at least the 1500s. His relatives were part of the study. Over the years I've read everything Cavalli-Sforza published, including "The History and Geography of Human Genes", "Consanguinity, Inbreeding and Genetic Drift in Italy", "Genes, People, and Languages", etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Luca_Cavalli-Sforza

Then I discovered the dienekes blog; I think I read every single post.

At one point I got "Principles of Population Genetics". It's certainly not easy going, but I believe in challenging myself.
https://books.google.com/books?id=SB1vQgAACAAJ&source=gbs_book_other_versions

Every time a paper comes out that introduces a new statistical method for computational genetics I try to wrap my head around it. I'm no statistician, but I'm not innumerate either.

Satisfied?

davef
16-12-17, 18:21
Is this show and tell day? :)

I also studied Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern archaeology. However, it was my post graduate degree which taught me how to think and reason logically. Anyway, I've already given out too much personal information. I'm not handing out my curriculum vitae.

In terms of genetics, my interest was piqued all the way back at university when I read a paper by Luca Cavalli-Sforza about his research in the Cedra Valley in the Apennines south of Parma and Reggio Emilia. That is where my father's family has lived since at least the 1500s. His relatives were part of the study. Over the years I've read everything Cavalli-Sforza published, including "The History and Geography of Human Genes", "Consanguinity, Inbreeding and Genetic Drift in Italy", "Genes, People, and Languages", etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Luca_Cavalli-Sforza

Then I discovered the dienekes blog; I think I read every single post.

At one point I got "Principles of Population Genetics". It's certainly not easy going, but I believe in challenging myself.
https://books.google.com/books?id=SB1vQgAACAAJ&source=gbs_book_other_versions

Every time a paper comes out that introduces a new statistical method for computational genetics I try to wrap my head around it. I'm no statistician, but I'm not innumerate either.

Satisfied?
Nope, I'm not. I still need a detailed resume and your academic transcripts...
Joking aside, I can see how studying archaeology can spark an interest in population genetics, i would expect some carryover and overlap in terms of material. I'm satisfied ;).

Angela
16-12-17, 19:32
The 1st time I saw Celentano was at a concert in a stadium, I was only 10 years old, and probably I was the youngest in the entire arena.
Belle memorie che mi rimangono da quando ero bambino. [emoji4]

Memories from childhood are particularly sweet, for music as for everything else.

My father was in his thirties when I was born, and his mother was in her late thirties when he was born, so my music memories are of Carlo Buti records, which my grandmother, who lived with us for a good part of the time, loved, Italian folk songs, which she loved and sang, and my father's opera. I think the first song I learned to sing was "Quel mazzolin di fiori". :) I learned to dance to Carlo Buti songs, with my feet on top of my father's shoes. He was opera mad so that was always playing.

As for "modern" music, I remember Mina, and fun songs my mother played, like an old record of Marina, or Volare, things like that, and then the music of the 60s and 70s. My father wanted me to be just like Gigliola Cinquetti, which is why I know her songs so well. Then, of course, my own taste determined my "play list". By the later years I was only in Italy in the summer except for that one university year, and there was no internet connection to Italian radio for a while, so I couldn't listen to it the way I do now, so some songs I missed. Celentano, except for a few songs, just wasn't on the list. I wasn't a big fan of Al Bano and Romina Power, either, although I liked some of their songs. We're all different. As an adult, and here in America, I was exposed to the traditional Neapolitan canon and now adore it. I also now adore pizzica music. :)

I have lots of favorites, although favorites tend to change a bit. I've posted their songs above. My tastes run to pop and rock in terms of "modern" Italian music.

An homage to the past...Gigliola Cinquetti...I'm not old enough...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bTv1-fb61U


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bTv1-fb61U

Salento
16-12-17, 19:59
Memories from childhood are particularly sweet, for music as for everything else.

My father was in his thirties when I was born, and his mother was in her late thirties when he was born, so my music memories are of Carlo Buti records, which my grandmother, who lived with us for a good part of the time, loved, Italian folk songs, which she loved and sang, and my father's opera. I think the first song I learned to sing was "Quel mazzolin di fiori". :) I learned to dance to Carlo Buti songs, with my feet on top of my father's shoes. He was opera mad so that was always playing.

As for "modern" music, I remember Mina, and fun songs my mother played, like an old record of Marina, or Volare, things like that, and then the music of the 60s and 70s. My father wanted me to be just like Gigliola Cinquetti, which is why I know her songs so well. Then, of course, my own taste determined my "play list". By the later years I was only in Italy in the summer except for that one university year, and there was no internet so I couldn't listen to Italian radio the way I do now, so some songs I missed. Celentano, except for a few songs, just wasn't on the list. I wasn't a big fan of Al Bano and Romina Power, either, although I liked some of their songs. We're all different. As an adult, and here in America, I was exposed to the traditional Neapolitan canon and now adore it. I also now adore pizzica music. :)

I have lots of favorites, although favorites tend to change a bit. I've posted their songs above. My tastes run to pop and rock in terms of "modern" Italian music.

An homage to the past...Gigliola Cinquetti...I'm not old enough...


This a funny song/animated video with Mina e Celentano, I believe is a mix of Italian and a dialect from Foggia.
“Che t'aggia di?”

https://youtu.be/p3TZrdNmdbc

@davef Follow the 11th Commandments: “Fatti i Caz.... tuoi”

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:06
For a change, the current Italian Top Ten

the first in the Italian Top Ten is Ed Sheeran - Perfect

I'm posting ony Italian artists

2# Coez - La Musica Non C'è


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5cL3rpp4SU

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:06
3# Fedez - Favorisca i sentimenti


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgR-Ah63bM

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:08
4# Shade feat. Federica Carta, Irraggiungibile


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0vs8J_hex0

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:09
# 6 Salmo - Perdonami


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVd99E_xqo

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:12
#7 Maneskin - Chosen


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWVMcigVt48

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:15
#8 Enrico Nigiotti - L'amore è video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xdAHVUzUQ

Angela
16-12-17, 20:17
This a funny song/animated video with Mina e Celentano, I believe is a mix of Italian and a dialect from Foggia.
“Che t'aggia di?”

https://youtu.be/p3TZrdNmdbc

@davef Follow the 11th Commandments: “Fatti i Caz.... tuoi”

:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: :laughing:

I don't understand all of it, but most of it. Mina did pretty well, I think. Amazing how they got his animated character to look so much like him. Very funny.

I have to say this is more my style, though. :smile:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6s_kjlhP5U

Btw, I should have used your answer instead. :grin:

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:18
# 11 Giorgia, Marco Mengoni - Come neve


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCmnysYyWoc

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:19
#17 Cesare Cremonini - Poetica


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3tqZtXsQH4

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:21
# 23 Jovanotti - Oh, Vita!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-GNzvc7j3A

Angela
16-12-17, 20:34
@Pax,

The one by Enrico Nigiotti is blocked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnQPjPRcfE8

Thank God for me, Italy still produces songs like this too, and they're playing on the top 40 type stations I listen to. :)

Giorgia and Marco Mengoni...Come Neve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCmnysYyWoc&amp;list=PLMmVJHHEJ42__aBpje4s7xMw 7N5G-jm4-&amp;index=3

Elisa...Ogni Istante
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOUWpJCzkdc

Ermal Meta and Elisa...Piccola Anima...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaB1wdm9pTo&list=PLMmVJHHEJ42__aBpje4s7xMw7N5G-jm4-&index=7

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 20:43
@Pax,

The one by Enrico Nigiotti is blocked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnQPjPRcfE8

It's strange.

Enrico Nigiotti same song in another video. Is this working?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucfw82ToIlc

Angela
16-12-17, 20:54
It's strange.

Enrico Nigiotti same song in another video. Is this working?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucfw82ToIlc

Yes, it does. This happens to me a lot if I'm using a playlist type of post on youtube. Some play and some say it's blocked. Then if I search for the song individually it almost always works. I don't know why it happens, but it does. Dumb.

Pax Augusta
16-12-17, 21:01
Thank God for me, Italy still produces songs like this too, and they're playing on the top 40 type stations I listen to. :) Giorgia and Marco Mengoni...Come Neve

Giorgia is from Rome, Marco Mengoni is from Viterbo, they both are very popular in Italy. Salmo is Sardinian, Enrico Nigiotti and Jovanotti (Lorenzo Cherubini) both are Tuscan (Livorno and Cortona), Cesare Cremonini is from Bologna (Emilia). When they all speak their accents are easy to recognize. I think there is no Ligurian in the current Top 50. : )