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Calabria Bella, Dove T'hai Lasciate?: Italian Folk Music Collected in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, Vol. 2

Various Artists
Calabria Bella, Dove T'hai Lasciate?: Italian Folk Music Collected in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, Vol. 2

This album, released by Folkways Records in 1979, is the second volume of Italian folk music collected by producer Anna Chairetakis. It follows In Mezz’una Strada Trovai una Pianta di Rosa: Italian Folk Music Collected in New York and New Jersey, Vol. 1, released the same year. Chairetakis puts the lesser-known Italian folk style of la musica popolare in the spotlight, examining how Italian immigrants living in America retain their musical culture. The music includes a variety of instruments and musical tempos and styles, running the gamut from soothing lullabies to bouncy polkas. The liner notes include commentary from Chairetakis on the importance of this undertaking with background information and lyrics to the songs.

Track Listing

101
La Zita e la Maddalena - Tarantella with Vocals Raffaela Montagna De Franco and Giuseppe De Franco 2:06
102
Villanella di Acri - Immigration Song in 3-Part Harmony Annunziata Chimenti, Angelo Gencarelli, Annunziato Chimenti, Francesca Feraco, and Raffaela De Franco 2:59
103
Serenata di Amore Giuseppe and Raffaela De Franco 2:49
104
Tarantella con Chitarra Battente Giuseppe De Franco, Federico Gencarelli, Nino Curatolo, and G. Pellitteri 1:50
105
Venerdi Santo - Processional Hymn Francesco Chimenti, Annunziato Chimenti, Angelo Gencarelli, Giuglio Gencarelli, A. Chimenti, Maria Melito, and Raffaela De Franco 1:47
106
La Strina di Sabato Santo - Vocals with Chitarra Battente / Tarantella Cosentina-I (medley) Carmine Ferraro, Raffaela De Franco, Giuseppe De Franco, Antonio Di Giacomo, Domenico Retacco, Fausto De Franco and Antonio Mastrolia 4:42
107
Lassa Piglia - Serenade in 3-Part Harmony Angelo Gencarelli, Francesco Chimenti, Annunziato Chimenti, Giuglio Gencarelli, and Francesca Feraco 2:24
108
Giuglia - Cantastoria (Ballad) with Guitar Carmine Ferraro 2:59
109
Valzer - Waltz, Concertina Giuseppe De Franco 1:23
201
Ballo del Piffero - Zampogna (Bagpipes) and Ciaramella Michele Montelone, Francesco Crudo, Nino Curatolo, V. De Luca, F. Gencarelli, and A. Chimenti 2:17
202
If Your Breast Were Made of Glass - 3-Part Chorus Angelo Gabriele and Emilio and Teresa Francese 3:01
203
La Palumba - Serenade with Concertina Angelo Gabriele 2:20
204
Tarantella Cosentina-II Giuseppe Luzzi and Antonio Di Giacomo 4:35
205
Ninna Nanna - Lullabye Raffaela De Franco 1:03
206
Piso Piselli - Child's Game Raffaela De Franco 0:20
207
Tip Tap for Dancing - Flute and Triccaballacca Giuseppe and Fausto De Franco 1:27
208
Whete Nde Magli - Albanian Chorus Silvio and Ermelinda Tudda and Maria Frasetti 1:37
209
Canzuna del Calabrisello - Vocal with Guitar Michele Monteleone 3:19
210
Polka Angelo De Caro, Nino Curatolo, and A. Gabriele 2:42

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