A musical full house with the queen: the Italian American world of the crooners

Aug 02, 2023 636

BY: Simone Schiavinato

The last of the iconic quartet has departed. The alluring realm of the grand crooners has closed its doors, ending a golden era etched in the warmth, perfection, and emotional richness of hundreds of songs. Music and ambiance; an intimate, entrancing tone that required no special effects to capture the stage. Just the voice, the performance, the sensuality of music were sufficient.

Each had their unique style, hits, repertoire, yet a shared thread ties them together. Their names were Dino Paolo Martino Crocetti, Pierino Ronald Como, Francis Albert Sinatra, Anthony Dominick Benedetto. Or as we know them, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. These four crooners par excellence, stalwarts of American musical history, share their roots in the vast Italian-American family. 

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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