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album cover scans and, sometimes,
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Monday, May 24, 2010

The Gaylords: Let's Have a Pizza Party

Back in the 60s and 70s, when you went to an Italian Restaurant in the US, chances are good that you heard Italian Music being pumped through the sound system. Mandolin and Accordian would serenade you as you enjoyed your Spaghetti and sipped your Chianti.

Nowadays, most of the better Italian restaurants with which I'm familiar have no music playing (canned or otherwise) and the popular chains are usually brightly lit, loud, and feature Soft Rock or New Age-ish background music. Thank God for Unlimited Salad and Breadsticks!

This record reminds me of the stuff they played back in the old days. The Gaylords were Ronald L. Fredianelli, Bonaldo Bonaldi and Don Rea (with Bill Christ replacing Fredianelli when the latter did a stint in the US Army). Fredianelli later took the stage name Ronnie Gaylord and Bonaldi became Burt Holiday.

Most of their records were of Italian folk melodies translated to and sung in English, thereby introducing them to a wide American audience. This one, though, consists of Italian Songs sung in Italian and played in the old country Italian style.

Find more info on The Gaylords here:




  1. Ah Marie
  2. Neapolitan Nights
  3. Quando Mi Bacio Teresa
  4. Ti Voglio Tanto Bene
  5. Sicilian Tarantella
  6. La Romanina
  7. Bionda Biondina
  8. Scrivimi
  9. Sbarazzina
  10. Panzy
  11. Carmela
  12. Non Ti Scordar Di Me (Say You Will Not Forget)