Hetty & the Jazzato Band – Tu Vuo’ Fa’ L’Americano


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An evening pause: The title means “You Want to Be American”. The song was written in 1956, and is “about an Italian who affects a contemporary American lifestyle, drinking whisky and soda, dancing to rock ‘n roll, playing baseball and smoking Camel cigarettes, but who still depends on his parents for money.”

Hat tip Tom Biggar.

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  • Dick Eagleson

    The goddess-in-human-form Sophia Loren sang this little ditty in It Started in Naples, a 1960 comedy-romance also starring Clark Gable in one of his last performances. Released as a 45rpm single, I believe her version was also a modest hit on the pop charts of the time. In addition to her physical gifts and acting talent, Loren was a good singer and had a significant recording career in the 50’s and 60’s. She could dance too.

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