Review of Italian café - Various artists Album by Putumayo Records
Italian caf - Various artists ( Putumayo World Music) - (22/06/05) - Album Review
( Putumayo World Music)
An intoxicating blend of Italian songs from the 50s and 60s and contemporary music inspired by this bygone era, I promise you this album will put a lit Modiano in your mouth, a scooter between your legs and whisk you around the cafs of Milan.
If you are a fan of compilations and need a good collection of classic Italian caf music then this is the one. It is a little disappointing that the great Paolo Conte doesn’t make an appearance but a couple of the tracks come from his little brother Giorgio (two tracks by the same artist on a compilation of music form the whole of Italy?, surely there was a wider choice?, oh well).
‘Juke box’ by Fred Buscaglione is the opening track and a great choice to open the album with; his approach to English is almost comical and sets the light hearted mood for the rest.
Italian Caf is a charming collection that will appeal to listeners of any generation.This is one that will remain in my car ready to be popped on the moment I am at traffic lights, the sun is out, my windows are down and there’s some sexy ragazza crossing, and I’m a seventeen year old happy hardcore fan!!