Tuesday, July 22, 2008

AL DI LA

Emilio Pericoli was, I believe, the first Italian popular singer I ever heard, long before I studied Italian or realised that the country would become the love of my life and teaching the language [along with French] my means of making a living for so long!

I still have some 45 rpm records and a vinyl LP of Pericoli and I thought he was so handsome and sophisticated. I used to imagine him zooming around Rome on a Vespa in those innocent days, before tourists had to watch out for bag-snatchers and pickpockets in every crowded location. Yes, as a follow-up to last night's post, I do have to say that there are places where you have to be careful here, too, just as you would in big cities anywhere in the world.

But enough of that. Here, for your enjoyment, is Emilio:

11 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I have never heard a Italian popular singer.maybe I should listen more often...he has a beautiful voice..and very handsome indeed :-)

CherryPie said...

Sounds so romantic :-)

Richard Havers said...

I've always hankered after an Alfa Romeo

Girl on the Run... said...

Belissimo! Grazie! M

leslie said...

Ah...romance! Let's hope it's in the wind. :)

Sally said...

Oh for the songs of our youth........ Pleased to say that Naples is back to normal, no rubbish anywhere and I heard on the news that they have now reached a permanent agreement with the unions - vediamo!

mutleythedog said...

I am afraid I didnt listen.. each to their own I know. You would not like my music either...

marymaryquitecontrary said...

I am sure he is singing marymaryquitecontrary please be mine. I cannot I already have a husband.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Anne. I think he was, and still is, handsome, too! Glad you think so, cherrypie. Ah, me too, Richard! Ciao, M - auguri. I always do, Leslie! Hi, Sally. Thanks for the update and I am very glad to hear that. Well, Mutley.. "there we are, then". Oh, he must be, MM, and is surely devastated that you are already spoken for!

annechung said...

Oh my God, where did you dig out this song. I remember it from way, way back, gosh, I can't remember when. Back when I was growing up in British North Borneo, once in a while a foreign song would break into the English music scene like Edith Piaf's song and this one. Thank you!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, annechung. I hope the memories it brought back were happy ones.

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