Various Artists / Italian Cafe
Album:Italian Cafe Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2005
Label:Putumayo World Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-18 Pull Date:2005-09-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 11, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Le Cose in Comune
4.Dec 28, 2013:Music Casserole
Che Cosse L'amor
2.Mar 18, 2015:3-18-2015
Juke Box, Che Cosse L'amor, Una Bacio a Mezzanotte
5.Jun 22, 2013:Music Casserole
Dentro Al Cinema
3.May 16, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
6.May 14, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-15 
[coll]: “Italian Café”
Putumayo, 2005

A collection of breezy, swingin', street-corner-loungin', Vespa-ridin', chain-smokin' tunes from the 1950s and 60s, plus newer stuff from current artists who have inherited and incorporated that vibe. Putumayo’s collections are always good, but I honestly can’t remember the last time I enjoyed one this much. Tremendous fun from start to finish!

Every track is radio-worthy! Fo’s picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9

1. 2:21 – laid back and oh-so suave. A happy 50s stroll, like a theme song.
2. 2:13 – swingin’ 50s vocal quartet, very cute tune, utterly infectious.
3. 2:54 – supercool, lazy vocal with small jazz combo, slap bass, steel gtr.
4. 4:13 – quick jazz-tango-meets-Cuba feel, sexy vocal, light ‘em up.
5. 3:23 – young fem singer/songwrtr, strong touches of Portugal & Brazil.
6. 3:27 – bouncy guitar, laid back vocal gets silly, nice bass & clarinet.
7. 3:23 – 50s Italian-folk/lounge. Think Dean Martin or “Never on Sunday”.
8. 3:42 – too cool for the room: whispery vox/guitar/trumpet a la P. Conte.
9. 4:16 – so catchy: steady monotone vox over cool jazzy walking riffs.
10. 3:56 – 50s tune, modern band: jaunty instrumental with accordion.
11. 3:28 – husky poetic vocal with 2 guitars. More serious than other tracks.
12. 3:17 – breezy, happy jazz ditty: singer is 80! Nice little tenor sax solo.

[Fo] - 7/15/05

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Buscaglione, FredJuke Box
2.Quartetto CetraUna Bacio a Mezzanotte
3.Conte, GiorgioCannelloni
4.Capossela, VinicioChe Cosse L'amor
5.Giua, Maria PierantoniPetali E Mirto
6.Conte, GiorgioGne Gne
7.Carosone, RenatoPiccolissima Serenata
8.Testa, GianmariaDentro Al Cinema
9.Silvestri, DanieleLe Cose in Comune
10.Quadro NuevoTu Vuo Fa L'americano
11.Testa, GianmariaLa Traiettorie Delle Mon...
12.Arigliano, NicolaCarina