Friday, May 21, 2010

Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pulled Me Back In!

For those not familiar with the above quote, it is a line from the Sopranos, where Silvio Dante was mocking Michael Corleone, in The God Father.

I just thought it was an appropriate title for my post tonight, considering I just received my latest musical treasure from Amazon. com. It's called Mob Hits - Music From And a Tribute To the Great Mob Movies. Oh yes dear readers, it's Mafia Night at Melissa's Meanderings tonight.

Now, I don't know if this coincides with your musical tastes or not, but I just love this stuff. I used to hear this kind of music back in the sixties, especially when visiting my aunts up in Pennsylvania. Although my family is not Italian, we are talking about Italian/American crooners here. Singers like Dean Martin, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Julius La Rosa, along with Rosemary Clooney, Lou Monte, and Loui Prima. If you've ever seen The God Father trylogy, or any of Martin Scorsese's mob movies, like Good Fellas, or Casino, then you know what I'm talking about.

But it get's even better. Mob Hits wasn't the only CD treasure I received. I also got two great Frank Sinatra CD's; Classic Sinatra - His Greatest Performances 1953-1960, Sinatra - Nothing But The Best, and Dino - The Essential Dean Martin. Oh, how I love Frank and Dino!

So I'm probably going to be on a mob music jag for the next few days. Please forgive me if start sounding like Paulie Walnuts. And speaking of the Sopranos, who can ever forget that great scene, where Tony wanted to buy some waterfront property, but the owner didn't want to sell to him, so he had his thugs park their boat in front of his house and blast this on their high powered system during his dinner party:

Melissa XX


Stace said...

I love this song... Thanks for posting it. Now to install spotify and see if they have some crooners on there :)


Anji said...

Dean martin is one of my favourites. Enjoy your music!

The Wandering Star said...

Casino of one of my favorite movies ever! Glad you mentioned it.

Leslie Ann said...

I grew up with 8-tracks in the car. From time to time, my mom would ditch Simon and Garfunkel or John Denver, for Jerry Vale or Perry Como. Oh, how my brother and I complained. I still cannot fathom the appeal of either. No passion.

Mob rules!