Monday, December 17, 2018


Next up in our series of Christmas around the world is this collection of Christmas music from Italy, first shared around here back in 2012.  Not to be confused with the full Christmas album put out by Sergio Franchi on RCA also in 1965, this is a various artists collection disguised to look a little like a full album of his.  In fact, I think I thought it was the same record for several years before I actually picked it up and looked. I could be wrong but I sorta liked this record better than the real deal, it's much more varied and I love foreign versions of American Christmas songs.  There's some real gems on here, I'm sure you'll love it.  I've also re-encoded it this year to full 320 bitrate, so you need to grab it even if you still have it from last time.  This is Buon Natale-Christmas In Italy With Sergio Franchi And Favorite Italian Stars (4 Corners Of The World (Kapp) FCS-4223, Stereo, 1965).

1. Sergio Franchi With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Franco Cassano-Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle (O' Bambino)
2. The Radar Quartet-Jingle Bells
3. Achille Togliani And The Comet Quartet-E' Natale (It Is Christmas)
4. The Padova Chorus-Adeste Fideles
5. The Radar Quartet-Babbo Natale
6. Sergio Franchi With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Franco Cassano-Santa Notte
7. Sergio Franchi With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Franco Cassano-Bianco Natale (White Christmas)
8. The Radar Quartet-Frosty L'Omino Di Neve (Frosty The Snowman)
9. Achille Togliani And The Comet Quartet-Buon Natale All'Italiana
10. The Alpi Chorus-Canto Della Nativita (O Tannenbaum)
11. The Radar Quartet-Tony DeVita, Soloist-Sott L'Albero Di Natale
12. Sergio Franchi With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Franco Cassano-Fra L'Orrido Rigor



Buster said...

Yeah, I imagine they featured Sergio because he was all over American TV at the time. I couldn't stand him; not sure how I would react to him now.

Rich said...

Thank you, Ernie.


Kwork said...

Background music for a meal at the Olive Garden. LOL! Seriously, thank you.

Der Bingle said...

Oh hey! I didn't notice that one here at your place when I shared it at mine! :-)

Ernie said...

I made sure to wait a little while. I share out so much, and I don't want to step on anyone's toes. :)