Jerry Vale Sings the Great Italian Hits [Original LP]

Jerry Vale Sings the Great Italian Hits [Original LP]

by Jerry ValeJerry Vale


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Released as a companion piece to Columbia/Legacy's Greatest Hits collection, Jerry Vale Sings the Great Italian Hits features 18 Italian songs Vale recorded for Columbia Records during the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Like any Italian-American crooner, he learned these songs from his family and continually returned to them over the years. He didn't record a full album of Italian songs until 1962, when he cut two that year. Ten tracks from those two albums are featured here -- the remaining cuts date from 1955, 1966, 1967, and 1970. The remarkable thing about Sings the Great Italian Hits is that it all sounds as if it comes from the same recording session. That's how consistent Vale's performances are -- even though this disc contains sessions helmed by four different producers, it all holds together. Also, these 18 songs -- including "Innamorata (Sweetheart)," "Volare," "Ciao, Ciao, Bambina," "O Sole Mio," "Arrivederci, Roma," "Summertime in Venice," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," and "More" -- are among his best vocal performances, illustrating what a fine vocalist he could be. For some tastes, the collection may be a little ballad-heavy, but this remains one of the very best Vale compilations released in the CD era.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643193849
catalogNumber: 31938


  1. Innamorata
  2. Volare
  3. Ciao Ciao Bambina
  4. Non Dimenticar
  5. O Sole Mio
  6. Mama
  7. Arrivederci Roma
  8. Al-Di-La
  9. Mala Femmena
  10. Ah! Camminare
  11. Summertime in Venice
  12. Come Back to Sorrento
  13. Luna Rossa
  14. Amore, Scusami (My Love, Forgive Me)
  15. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  16. Rusella 'E Maggio!
  17. Oh Marie
  18. More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Vale   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Jerry Vale   Liner Notes
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Norman Newell   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Nino Oliviero   Composer
Phil Brito   Composer
Milton Schafer   Composer
Harold Barlow   Composer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Bruno Cherubini   Composer
Marcello Ciorciolini   Composer
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Edoardo Verde   Composer
Audio 2   Composer
Sandro Giovannini   Composer
Pietro Garinei   Composer
Renato Rascel   Composer
Vito Pallavicini   Composer
Kermit Goell   Composer
Gino Mescoli   Composer
Francesco Migliacci   Composer

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