Acquaragia Drom / Mister Romano
Album:Mister Romano Collection:World
Artist:Acquaragia Drom Added:Aug 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-11 Pull Date:2004-12-13 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Dec 12Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7Oct 31Oct 24

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 02, 2015:Everything A to Z week 18
Tammurriata Del Camafro
4.Dec 10, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 2
Traden Roma
2.May 16, 2009:Music Casserole
Valzer Roulotte
5.Dec 07, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Ripabottoni Brun Brun
3.Mar 27, 2008:World Beat
Marcetta Funerea
6.Nov 30, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Mister Romano

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-04 
I’m going to run away and join their circus. This is wacky, wonderful fun, thinly disguised as great Italian Gypsy music. One minute you’re eating peanuts and dancing with the fat lady, the next minute the clown is making you cry. Don’t ask me to explain, just listen and play this, dammit. Wonderful vocals, an extremely talented band and lots of passion. A mix of Gypsy Swing and Italian folk with a whisper of darkness to even the happiest of tunes that makes this fascinating and sometimes unsettling. One of my favorite CDs of the year.

*1. Lively. Children’s chorus, strings, vox, it’s wild.
2. Beautiful fem vox, midtempo w/longing & emotion.
*3. Dark but bouncy w/great interludes of brass & vox.
4. Hyper-fast w/a frantic, almost surreal speed & energy.
*5. A bit of swing, a hint of tarantella…like Django meets Fellini.
6. Wailing male vox/accordion/clarinet. Dark, downtempo, cool.
7. Uptempo w/great strings & warm, bouncy fem vox.
*8. Slightly manic, great vox/per/strings.
*9. Slow at first, then picks up, then slow. A bit of Klezmer.
10. Fast & bouncy dance w/big chorus & lots of energy. Fun.
*11. Uptempo mix of vocals, swinging clarinet, perc, strings.
12. Basically a continuation of 11 though somehow it’s darker.
*13. Mouth harp, perc, vox. Wicked-scary fast.
14. Slow a capella. Sad, haunting, very powerful.

Track Listing
1.Mister Romano 8.Tammurriata Del Camafro
2.Valzer Roulotte 9.Marcetta Funerea
3.Ripabottoni Brun Brun 10.Shanandoi & Satanasso
4.Saltarello Neforaro 11.Ahi Mia Titina
5.Traden Roma 12.Recherce La Titina
6.Il Vino 13.Pizzica Paliakos
7.Andro Verdan 14.Domani Partiamo