I have some family commitments to attend to which will mean little or no time for any computing, so I will not be publishing any posts during the forthcoming week. I am therefore leaving you with a selection of Italian music to listen to if you happen to call by, which I hope you will enjoy.
Do let me know if you particularly like any of the music I have chosen to share as maybe I can then feature it in a Sunday Song post sometime with lyrics and translations for these and other songs by these artists. I have included some links so that you may discover more about these artists if you wish to do so, just click on the blue names to take you to the relevant singers Official Websites, Wikipedia or YouTube pages.
My first choice Le Notti di Maggio - The Nights of May or as we would more likely say May Nights which is sung by Fiorella Mannoia and was originally released in 1988.
My next choice is Franco Battiato singing Era De Maggio – It Be May which was originally released by him in 2001. He is appearing in concert at the ippodromo-le-capannelle in Rome on 15th June 2011. He sings this song in a Neapolitan dialect.
My third choice is Lina Sastri, a Neapolitan actress and singer performing Torna Maggio - Back in May. It includes the words but bear in mind it is another Neapolitan song, performed in dialect rather than Italian. I was unable to discover when Lina originally recorded this number, but this particular video was added to YouTube just last year and is beautiful.
This next video has more beautiful scenery and flowers to accompany Fabio Concato singing Fiore di Maggio – Flowers of May originally released in 1984.
I think I have done well to find four songs that have Maggio – May in the title although I am a little disappointed that none of them are more recent so I decided to round the selection off with a couple of songs that were in the Italian charts in May 2010.
This first one was Number One in the Top Twenty Charts in Italy for May 2nd 2010, Ligabue performing Un Colpa All’ Anima - A Shot At 'Soul. According to the artist biography I read this artist is often called the Italian Bruce Springsteen due to the similar impact he has on his audiences.
By the end of May 2010 an artist I featured on Sunday Song earlier this year Cesare Cremonini was heading up the charts, at number four with Mondo – World which also featured another favourite artist of mine Lorenzo Jovanotti who has been a Sunday Song artist a number of times the latest on April 17th 2011
With thanks as always to my sources of information which were the artists Official Websites, Wikipedia, YouTube and Google and Graphics Fairy. I also make sure that I inform all the people whose videos I use that I have done so by sending them a message with a link. It just seems polite to thank them for making the videos available for embedding, after all I hope people would do the same if they were to use any of mine. I know that is unlikely, but you never know my own video making efforts may one day improve.
A big thankyou then to all the YouTube video contributors who have helped me to compose my musical posts.
Happy Listening my friends.