A Tribute to Our Irreplaceable Italian American Mothers

May 10, 2020 1570

BY: Basil M. Russo

What is the most beautiful love song ever written? Was it a song of passion sung by a young man to profess his unending love to his sweetheart? Or maybe a song of joy from a young woman in response to a marriage proposal? If you ask me, it was neither. Of the thousands of love-songs written throughout the years, perhaps the most beautiful, the most passionate, and the most tender is a song composed in Italy in 1940 by Cesare Andrea Bixio and with lyrics by Bixio Cherubini.

This particular song was first recorded by Beniamino Gigli in Italy in 1941 and has since been sung by Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Sergio Franchi, Connie Francis and Jerry Vale, among so many others. It’s title is one simple word; but, it’s a word which can convey more emotion, love, intensity and passion than any other word in our language… The title of this song is “Mamma.”

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