• Lou MONTE - American Italian Style - The Hits and More

During the fifties it seemed that, with a few exceptions, all the top male vocalists in the States were of Italian-American extraction and one look over Lou Monte's list of recordings it is clear that he certainly falls into that category.

Lou Monte's first two records caused a stir - especially the dramatic, 'A Baby Cried' and later when he turned the Italian lights on New Orleans with his Anglo-Calabrese working of 'Darktown Strutters Ball'. Lou added his magic formula to his version of 'Italian Huckle-Buck', but perhaps his best loved and best known hit came in the form of 'Lazy Mary'.

We have also included a special bonus track at the end of disc 1 in the form of, 'Dominick the Donkey' which is outside the timeframe of this set. The song was one of many novelty tracks that Lou cut and we have included it quite simply because due to Chris Moyles & Dominic Byrne of BBC Radio 1 fame championed it to become Christmas No.1, sadly it only reached No. 3 in the end. However it still stands as Lou's only British chart entry.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. A BABY CRIED
2. ONE MOMENT MORE
3. (At the) DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL (Italian Style)
4. CAT'S WHISKERS
5. CHAIN REACTION
6. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL
7. IN MY DREAMS
8. ITALIAN HUCKLE-BUCK
9. JUST LIKE BEFORE
10. ROULETTE
11. VERA'S VERANDA
12. WON'T YOU FORGIVE ME
13. DREAMBOAT
14. ITALIAN JINGLE BELLS
15. KING OF THE RIVER
16. NINA THE QUEEN OF THE TEENERS
17. PONY TAIL
18. SANTO NATALE
19. THE ITALIAN WALLFLOWER (I'll Dance With Her, Henry)
20. WITH YOU BESIDE ME
21. YALLER YALLER GOLD
22. ASK YOUR HEART
23. IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMIN' I'D'VE BAKED A CAKE (Italian Style)
24. IF I WAS A MILLIONAIRE
25. ROMAN GUITAR (Chitarra Romana)
26. SOME CLOUD ABOVE
27. CALYPSO ITALIANO
28. HA! HA! HA! (Che Lla La!)
29. MUSICA BELLA (The Beautiful Music of Love)
30. ROUND AND ROUND MY HEART
31. SOMEONE ELSE IS TAKING YOU HOME
32. DOMINICK THE DONKEY

Disc 2

1. THE WIFE (La Mogliera)
2. ANGELINA
3. ANGELIQUE
4. BELLA NOTTE
5. EH MARIE, EH MARIE
6. FASCINATING RHYTHM
7. I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
8. JEALOUS OF YOU (Tango Della Gelosia)
9. LAZY MARY (Luna Mezzo Mare)
10. LIZA (All the Clouds Roll Away)
11. MARIANNA
12. MINE
13. ROSINA! (The Menu Song)
14. SKINNY LENA
15. STRADA NFOSA
16. THE SHEIK OF ARABY (The Sheik of Napoli)
17. TOMBOLEE TOMBOLA
18. WHERE DO YOU WORK MARIE (Where Do You Work-A John)
19. ALL BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS
20. HAVE ANOTHER
21. PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA
22. PIZZA BOY U.S.A.
23. SANTA NICOLA
24. SOLO PAR TE (Only For You)
25. THE ANGEL IN THE FOUNTAIN
26. THE ITALIAN COWBOY SONG
27. GUARDA CHE LUNA
28. REMEMBER THIS GUMBA
29. HEY GUMBAREE (Bib-a-dee Bob-a-dee-Bu)
30. JUST SAY I LOVE HER
31. MAMA (Mamma)
32. WHEN I HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS (Comm'a bella 'a stagione)

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 10/05/2013
UPC Bar Code No 604988072921

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Lou MONTE - American Italian Style - The Hits and More

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