I thought I would share my favorite new musical obsession with you. I love the cover art, and loooove a few of the songs on this new CD of mine. We are about to embark on a great new journey in learning to speak Italian. Many of the songs on this CD are either IN Italian, or have some Italian lyrics. Don’t let that scare you off, though. I got it at Starbucks… and for under 15$, you can pick up a copy for your Valentine.
I have had these songs playing in my head since I picked up the CD. The sad thing is… since I don’t know how to speak Italian yet, I can’t SING with them. I just mumble incoherently to the tune and blare out the few words I do know. I sound like a huge geek. That’s OK, though… since everyone else in my house is doing the same thing!
Here’s a quote from the inside cover:
“Step inside, it’s pure romance, baby. Passione, if you know what I’m saying. Amore, my friend! Sure the smoke gets in your eyes. Sure the rhythm plays an unforgiving bongo beat on your heart. Small price to pay for one bella notte weaving its magic spell of enchantment around you on a long, drifting, drunken note. Now… come dance with me or call for another cappuccino.”
Here’s the line up:
Lhasa – de cara a la pared
Dean Martin – on an evening in roma
Louis Prima & His Orchestra – just a gigalo/i ain’t got nobody
Pink Martini – amado mio
Paolo Conte – via con meLhasa – el desierto
Rosemary Clooney – mambo italiano
Bobby Darin – beyond the sea
Ennio Morricone – titoli (from a ‘fistful of dollars’)
Domenico Modugno – nel blu dipinto di blu (volare)
Paolo Conte – alle prese con una verde milonga
Lou Monte – that’s amore
Muhal Richard Abrams, Sharon Freeman, Chris Stein & Deborah Harry – la dolce vita suite
I’m off to rest my eyes and get to bed. See you tomorrow! Ciao, baby.