Putumayo Presents - Italian Cafe

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Under ,
This is a charming, if ultimately fairly inconsequential, collection of recordings from 1950s and 1960s Italy, along with a handful of songs by a few modern artists whose stylistic roots go back to the postwar era as well. The overall sound may come across as a bit kitschy to American ears -- there are lots of accordions and crooning, emotive vocals -- but if you spend some time with these recordings most of them will grow on you. Highlights include the quirky Vinicio Capossela's "Che Cossè l'Amor," Quadro Nuevo's jazzy instrumental "Tu Vuo' Fa' l'Americano," and Quartetto Cetra's slightly cute but really very engaging "Un Bacio a Mezzanotte." On the slightly less compelling side are Gianmaria Testa's contributions, the willfully goofy "Dentro al Cinema" and the self-consciously intense (and ultimately self-parodying) "La Traiettorie delle Mongolfiere," but the high points outweigh the low ones on this ultimately charming collection. Recommended. ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide

[01]. Juke Box - Beretta
[02]. Un Bacio a Mezzanotte - Garinei, P.
[03]. Cannelloni - Conte, Giorgio
[04]. Che Cossè l'Amor - Capossela, Vinicio
[05]. Petali e Mirto - Giua, Maria Pierant
[06]. Gnè Gnè - Conte, Giorgio Listen
[07]. Piccolissima Serenata - Carosone, Renato
[08]. Dentro al Cinema - Testa, Gianmaria
[09]. Le Cose in Comune - Miceli, Vincenzo
[10]. Tu Vuo' Fa' l'Americano - Carosone, Renato
[11]. La Traiettorie delle Mongolfiere - Bertone, F.
[12]. Carina - Poes, R.

FLAC tracks(EAC Rip): 260 MB | MP3 - 320 kbs: 110 MB | Full Scans

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