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The Italians: The Next Generation
- Sixteen Candles
Johnny Maestro & The Crests
- O Dio Mio / Annette Funicello
- Venus / Francis Avallone (Frankie Avalon)
- Beyond the Sea
Robert Cassotto (Bobby Darin)
- Turn Me Loose / Fabiano Forte (Fabian)
- There's a Moon Out Tonight
Nick Santamaria & The Capri's
- Mama / Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero (Connie Francis)
- The Wanderer / Dion DiMucci (Dion)
- Walk Like a Man / Francis Castelluccio (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
- I Got You Babe
Salvatore & Cher (Sonny and Cher)
- These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Tufano & Giammarese (The Buckingham's)
- Groovin' / Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)
- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Jim Croce
- Rocky's Theme / Bill Conti
One of the strongest continuing influences on American popular music has been the Italians. Originally it was the crooners and then it was the rock-n-rollers. The Italians "The Next Generation" gathers fifteen hits, all recorded by Italian-Americans, that helped shape the musical soundtrack of the '50s through the 1970s.
In addition to smash singles by singers including The Four Seasons, The Rascals, Annette Funicello, Bobby Darin, Dion DiMucci and Jim Croce, the album also includes a 24 page booklet telling the story of the Italians, from their original immigration to their prominent place in popular music. As a special bonus, the package includes a DVD, featuring a short film "Growing Up Italian," by award-winning documentarian Marino Amoruso. A fantastic one of a kind collection of music and video that will appeal to every generation. Everyone loves rock-n-roll and traditions, so this is the collection.