How does Fishpond Work?

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Golden Hits

Album: Golden Hits
# Song Title   Time
1)    Lazy Mary (Luna Mezzo Mare)
2)    Roman Guitars (Chitarra Romana)
3)    Pepino, The Italian Mouse
4)    Mama
5)    Darktown Strutters' Ball
6)    Please Mr. Columbus (Turn the Ship Around)
7)    Sheik of Araby, The
8)    When I Hold You in My Arms (Comm'e Belle a Stagione)
9)    Eh Marie, Eh Marie
10)    Pepino's Friend Pasqual (The Italian Pussycat)
11)    Mala Femmena
12)    What Did Washington Say (When He Crossed the Delaware)
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Originally released on Reprise (6118).
  • While certainly not the most comprehensive of the Lou Monte greatest-hits compilations out there, Golden Hits is still a fun collection of some of what the singer offered his listeners. Sung in a mixture of English and standard and dialectic Italian, the 12 songs on the album show off Monte's strong clear voice, various influences (besides Italian folk, also there's jazz and traditional American pop), and sense of humor (as, for example, he pretends to be Luigi, a sailor on one of Columbus' ships, asking him to "turna da ship around"). It's Italian enough that listeners looking for that type of music should be satisfied, but it also has enough American sensibility to not put off non-Italian speakers. And while tracks like "Witch Doctor," "Angelina," "Calypso Italiano," and the Italian-American holiday favorite "Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey" are unfortunately not included, Golden Hits still has enough on it -- "Roman Guitars," "Eh Marie, Eh Marie," "Lazy Mary" -- to make it a worthwhile and enjoyable selection. ~ Marisa Brown
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Comedy » Music Comedy
This title is unavailable for purchase as none of our regular suppliers have stock available. If you are the publisher, author or distributor for this item, please visit this link.
Back to top