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Domo Emigrantes Buy the CD “Domo Emigrantes,” a compilation of Italian folk music by the Italian band Domo Emigrantes. Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.
  • Domo Emigrantes

    If your family came from Southern Italy, then “Domo Emigrantes” is the CD for you.

    The traditional folk songs from Naples and the regions of Calabria, Sicily, Apulia and Abruzzo are sung in the dialects of their originations.

    “Domo Emigrantes” bears the name of the group of musicians now taking Italy by storm.

    The group began in Lodi, outside Milan, with a mission to preserve the traditional music of Italy’s South. The music bonds perfectly on key with all 10 songs standing out as true Italian folk classics. One highlight is “Pizzica di San Vito,” a rollicking tune carried forward by the accordion. Also catchy is “Sala da Barba,” a song of upbeat mandolin playing that reminds one of the Old Country. The harmonies are excellent in the memorable “Fiori di tutti I fiori,” a song that captures a setting in an Italian village.

    “Domo Emigrantes” captures the Italian heart in both language and spirit. It is a wonderful CD guaranteed to always put you in the mood for Italy.

Cuore: The Italian Sessions

Buy the CD “Cuore: The Italian Sessions,” a compilation of Italian folk music by Italian Canadia blues star Rita Chiarelli. Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

  • Cuore: The Italian Sessions

    Rita Chiarelli lives the conglomeration of cultures: Canadian, American and Italian.

    Originally from Ontario, Rita is the daughter of Italian immigrants; her mother came from Rome and her father from Sicily. From her biography, it would seem Rita did not stray too far from her Italian roots as she lived for many years in Italy.

    Yet, it was the spirit of Mississippi that eventually won Rita’s heart. To hear her sing is to hear the ghost of Janis Joplin.

    “Cuore: The Italian Sessions” shows a blues singer seduced by the spirit of Italy. It is a beautiful song that resonates. Another is “Malafemmina,” sung to Rita when she was a child by her parents. She brings it back to life in a passionate rendition. “Comme Facette Mammeta” is one of many highlights on the CD. The song is possessed by the spirit of the South. “Tu Vu, Fa, L’ Americano” captures the cultural crossroads that Italians experience in America. We are torn by two cultures, one of the East, the past, and one of the West, tomorrow.

    “Cuore” is a marvelous CD of traditional Italian folk songs and one that all Italian Americans will truly savor.

PIZZICA

Buy the CD "Pizzica Indiavolata” by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

  • Pizzica Indiavolata

    Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) is in many ways a family business.

    Mauro Durante, who plays violin, drums and sings, is the band leader, who inherited the position from his father Daniele who founded CGS in 1975. As its name signifies, the seven person ensemble plays the traditional music of Italy's Puglia region. Salentino is the small city in Italy from where the band originated near the southeastern tip of the Italian peninsula. Part of the band's name Canzoniere Grecanico means "Greek Songbook," a reference to Puglia's old and continuous connection to Greece.

    "Pizzica Indiavolata" features 13 tracks ranging from ballads to serenades to work songs. The first is "Nu Te Fermare" which means "Don't Stop" a rollicking synthesis of electric and acoustic instruments in a song about Italy's unemployed. In "Bella ci Dormi" we hear the vocals of the entrancing Maria Mazzotta as she sings to life an ode to a lost love. Another ballad is "Tira Cavallo" sung by Giancarlo Paglialunga. Several band members come together in tight harmonies making the music resonate.

    Singer songwriter Piers Faccini is a guest on the album. He sings in English "La Voce Toa," a beautiful song about love and commitment. Besides Faccini, there is the guest appearance by Ballake Sissoko, who plays an instrument from New Guinea called the kora. His playing is featured in "Aremu an me gapa," ("Who Knows If You Love Me") and "E chora tu an emu" ("The Dance of the Wind").

    All the great instruments of Italy's folk music are featured in "Pizzica Indiavolata" including the violin, played in a fast-paced tempo, and also the zampogna, flutes, harmonica, the accordion, the guitar and tamburella.

    For great Italian folk songs with a link to Italy's Puglia region, "Pizzica Indiavolata" is a great CD for your Italian music collection. Buy it today from PRIMO!

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    Buy the CD "The Italans” exclusively from PRIMO
    Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

    • The Italians

      The 50s, 60s, and 70s - Great years! Great music!

      Be it Pop, Rock and R&B; Italian Americans were at the forefront of the music scene. With the passion of Italy in their blood, they sang their songs with soulful perfection.

      Now comes "The Italians," an overdue tribute to Italian Americans of the Baby Boom generation who sang the best songs of the times. "The Italians" bring home the greatest hits of Top 40, sung and performed by top Italian American entertainers.

      Featured are the greatest songs of Johnny Maestro & the Crests, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avallone, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Nick Santamaria & the Capris, Connie Francis, Dion, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Sonny & Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Tufano and Giammarese (The Buckingham's), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Jim Croce, and Bill Conti (Rocky's Theme).

      Celebrate the past, celebrate top Italian American talent and, above all else, a celebrate great music...with "The Italians," the perfect CD for any occasion.

      Buy "The Italians" today!

     

    Buy the CD "Focu d'Amore” exclusively from PRIMO
    Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

    • Focu d'Amore

      Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino performs the folk music of the Puglia region.

      Mauro Durante, who plays violin, drums and sings, is the band leader, who inherited the position from his father Daniele who founded CGS in 1975. As its name signifies, the seven person ensemble plays the traditional music of Italy's Puglia region. Salentino is the small city in Italy from where the band originated near the southeastern tip of the Italian peninsula. Part of the band's name Canzoniere Grecanico means "Greek Songbook," a reference to Puglia's old and continuous connection to Greece.

      "Focu D'Amore" features 13 tracks. There is "Beddhu stanotte" a rollicking dance song. The second "Nenia grika" which is a soft and sensual romantic song with a beautiful solo violin. "Dumenica marina,""Canzune all ruvescia," "Nu pizzicu e pizzicarella," "Ronda," and "Pizzica caddhipulina" are tarantellas where the tamburellos are played prominently. "Tuppe tuppe" shows the diversity of Canzoniere with a polka-like tune and Mexican-style trumpet. "Cogli la rosa" almost sounds Morrocan with an erotic sounding horns. "Zumpa ninella" captures the celebratory spirit of the South. "La furesta" and "Il mito" contains haunting vocals by Maria Mazzotta and the profound violin of Mauro Durante. "Quistione meridonale" is a song about the South and as such representative of the spirit of Canzoniere.

      The great Italian folk songs of the Puglia region are captured once again by Canzoniere Grecanica Salentino. "Focu D'Amorie" is a great CD for your Italian music collection. Buy it today from PRIMO at www.primomagazine.com or call toll free 866-677-7466.

     

     

    Buy the CD "Sinatra With Love” exclusively from PRIMO
    Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

    • Sinatra With Love

      With his signature black suit, tie and fedora hat, rain coat over his shoulder, Frank Sinatra stands in front of a pink wall.

      It is signature image of Sinatra on the cover of the CD “Sinatra with Love.” Ole Blue Eyes will have a place in every Italian American’s heart. He is the ultimate urban crooner who sings the songs of love and romance.

      “Sinatra with Love” contains 16 songs ranging from “Moonlight Becomes You” to “My Foolish Heart.” Different stages of Sinatra’s life can be heard on the CD: From his early crooner days after he left the Tommy Dorsey orchestra to the period of kinglike status of the late 1970s when his strong voice took on a smoky maturity.

      Great singers can only sing songs that match their voice and status. Thus, Sinatra sings the masterful works of great song writers such as Jerome Kern, Sammy Kahn and Cole Porter. We hear “The Look of Love,” “The Tender Trap,” “Some Thing’s Gotta Give,” “I Love You,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”

      Some songs have been remastered to fully capture their vitality. “Misty” stands out among the perennial favorites as does “My Foolish Heart,” and “Moonlight Becomes You.”

      “Sinatra with Love,” is a CD that everyone will like. Old, young, married, single - it doesn’t matter - everyone loves Sinatra. And why not? His voice is the best and his songs remind us that no matter how times change, love and romance remain forever.

      “Sinatra with Love” is available through PRIMO. Buy this CD today!

     

    Buy the CD "Italia Guitar Duos” exclusively from PRIMO
    Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

    • Italia Guitar Duos

      Although considered an instrument of America and the backbone of rock, blues and country, the guitar has a far deeper legacy, a stringed instrument that brought to life classical and Baroque music compositions from Italy.

      “Italia Guitar Duos” is the brainchild of Joachim Schrader and Jan Erler, guitar players from Germany who spent years studying the interpretations of Italian compositions by Heinrich Albert. In the early 20th century, Albert, who was a renowned composer, began transferring the musical pieces of Italians for guitar-only performances. Schrader and Erler rediscovered Albert’s work and thus named their guitar-playing duet after their newfound hero. The CD “Italian Guitar Duos” is a new recording of Albert’s interpretations of Italian compositions.

      “Italia Guitar Duos” gives new life to the extraordinary musical works from Italy. Expertly played on guitar are compositions from Italy’s classical and Baroque music eras; many of which are from Southern Italy, with particular emphasis in Naples. We hear the works of Ferdinando Carulli and Domenico Scarlatti, from Naples, and Domenico Cimarosa, from Caserta. Their work, from the 17th and 18th centuries, can be heard on the CD in the soft yet distinct sounds of the classical guitar. Mauro Giuliani was a composer and master string instrument player from Apulia. His composition “La Gazza Ladra” is played on guitar. Another composer highlighted is Gioachino Antonio Rossini, born in Pesaro, Le Marche region, in 1792.

      Perhaps the most famous of composers to have his work played in “Italia Guitar Duos” is none other than Nicolo Paganini. His works Cantabile and Tarantella are brought to new life in expert guitar renditions by Schrader and Erler.

      “Italia Guitar Duos” is a perfect CD to get revel the beauty of Italian guitar compositions. Buy this CD today!

     



    Buy the double CD "Canzoni Villanesche” exclusively from PRIMO. Yours for only $19.95! Free shipping and handling included.

    • Canzoni Villanesche: Neapolitan Love Songs of the 16th Century

      A  double set CD celebrates the music of Naples in the Baroque era.

      The 16th century, Neapolitan musicians and composers invented the genre of "Canzoni Villanesche,” celebrated throughout Europe. At first, they were songs of humor that made light of the literary madrigal. The genre then developed as great composers came to Naples such as Adrian Willaert (“A quanda, a quand'haveva una vicina”) and Orlando di Lasso (e.g., “Sto core mio se fosse di diamante and O Lucia miau, miau”). “Canzoni Villanesche” evolved into a refined genre of the late 16th-century madrigal.

      This CD contains 34 outstanding pieces, such as “Madonna mia la vostra alma bellezza” by Vincenzo Fontana, “Baciami, vita mia, baciami anchora,” by Baldassare Donato, “S’io dormo aggio gran male,” by Meo Fiorentino, and more.

      The music is in Italian with a wide range of beautiful melodies, which are both soothing and inspiring.

      Total time: 120 minutes.

      “Canzoni Villanesche” is a CD that will sooth the spirit with beautiful compositions. Buy this CD today!

     

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