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Canzoni dei nostri nonni

by Quartetto Ducati

Great Italian songs!! Classic world famous Italian love songs, with vocals, guitar, accordion, violin, and percussion. The most romantic and melodious songs ever written. And some great humorous tracks, too!
Genre: World: Mediterranean
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  Song Share Time Download
1. O Marenariello
2:55 $0.99
2. Comme Facetta Mammetta
3:30 $0.99
3. A Vucchella
3:17 $0.99
4. Marechiare
3:20 $0.99
5. Tra veglia e sonna / Speranza perduta
3:31 $0.99
6. Mamma
2:41 $0.99
7. Tu vuo fa l'Americano
2:11 $0.99
8. Non ti scordar di me
4:03 $0.99
9. Non dimenticar
3:11 $0.99
10. Chitarra Romana
3:13 $0.99
11. Caruso
3:53 $0.99
12. Pasta e fagioli
1:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Canzoni Dei Nostri Nonni", in English, "Songs of Our Grandparents", contains songs that are classic Italian songs that are favorites of all time. They range from the late19th century, such as "O Marenariello", "Marechiare", and "A Vucchella" to more modern pieces such as "Tu Vuo Fa l'Americano" ( 1957), "Caruso" (1985) and "Pasta e Fagioli" (2008). They are dedicated to the memories of our beloved ancestors.

If you aren't fluent in Italian, here is the gist of each song:

O Marenariello: we live and work and make love by the sea, and I am so happy I could die
Comme Facetta Mammetta: what did your mother do to make you so beautiful?
A Vucchella: your lips are like passionate little rose petals
Marechiare: when the moon shines on Marechiare, even the fish want to make love
Tra Veglia e Sonna/ Speranza Perduta: two great Italian mazurkas, skillfully performed by Mike Girodano on accordion
Mamma: mother, you are my most beautiful song, and I will never leave you
Tu Vuo Fa l'Americano: you want to be an American, you smoke, play baseball, dance to rock and roll
Non Ti Scordar Di Me: don't forget me
Non Dimenticar: don't forget you are my darling, no matter how far away you are
Chitarra Romana: I play my guitar to soothe my broken heart
Caruso: the dying Enrico Caruso sits on a terrace overlooking Sorrento, and sings his final love song
Pasta e Fagioli: a lively mandolin instrumental, featuring Dave Setteducati

As you realize from the description of each song, Italians like to sing about LOVE. The only exception is "Tu Vuo Fa..." which is a humorous piece, and of course the two instrumental tracks included. But most of these songs are very romantic love songs.

We have tried to capture the spirit of one of our live concerts. Dave Setteducati is the primary vocalist and bandleader, but the talent in the group is so great he shares the limelight by featuring others on certain tunes. Mike Giordano does a fantastic job on his accordion instrumentals. Lora Kendall, whose grandfather was an early organizer of the Sons of Italy in America, creates a sweet duet with Dave on "Mamma". Paula Cali Setteducati does a very sweet version of "Non Dimenticar".

These songs have been recorded by many other artists. We have tried to capture the flavor of Italian street singers and folk artists on this recording. These would be versions you would here on the streets of Napuli, or Roma, or Palermo. As such, we have used the traditional instruments of street performers: accordion, guitar, violin, and tambourine. We diverge from this approach on "Caruso", which features the wonderful electric guitar that plays a bittersweet counterpoint to Dave's wailing vocal above the broad accordion track that Mike has created. Walk the streets of Italy and you will inevitably come across someone singing.

We hope that this music stirs the memories within you, or help to create new memories for you. This is the music we love, and we hope the love in the music is so great that it touches you too.



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