Italian Singers

There was a time when singers of Italian descent were at the top of the popular music world. They appeared on early television shows like the Toast of the Town with Ed Sullivan. Names included Louie Prima, Vic Damone, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Julius La Rosa, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Buddy Greco.

They had a practiced kind of talent. Each had his own style and big smile. They were recognizably Italian. Those under fifty years of age likely never heard the voices of any of them. Those, like me, who are over fifty loved them.

However, nothing in entertainment remains popular forever. The television shows they appeared on began to be replaced as viewing public tastes had changed; dramatic series replaced live performance shows.

About the same time, classic night clubs featuring bands and big name performers were being replaced by disco lounges using recorded pop music. There was no interest in live vocalists (Italian or otherwise) backed by bands.

These voices from the past can still be heard on old vinyl records or streamed into your home from free or paid subscription music services. Those services are not all the same so study those differences before signing up. And then add some Italian voices to the mix; sing along.

About authorbillramsey

During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
This entry was posted in, Memories, Music, Radio and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Italian Singers

  1. allenrizzi says:

    Ben detto amico mio!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s