I've already expressed my love of Lou Monte on a previous post. This is the most recent addition to my Lou Monte record collection. I got this about 6 months ago in a used book and record store back in my hometown of Palatine, IL, when I was visiting last fall. I was so excited to find this record because I had been looking for it for many years. I have the second Pepino record and I love that so much. I had to hear the record that started it all.
I am happy to report that the record met my expectations and then some. Not only is there a great Pepino song, there are other instant classics like "Calypso Italiano", "Tici Ti - Tici To - Tici Ta", "PLease Me Colombus", "Twist Italiano". There are some other great songs that also merit mention. "Show Me The Way To Go Home" is great. I love it because it is the drinking song Quint and Hooper sing in "Jaws". That is my favourite scene in "Jaws".
"Oh Tessie" is great is great. It is basically Bill Baily won't you come home with different lyrics. Many are in Italian, which I love.
"Eh Marie, Eh Marie" is nice as well. I have Lou singing this song on some other albums, but it is always an up beat number. This is a romantic ballad that would be prefect for a romantic dinner on a promenade in Italy. It was a nice surprise.
"Sixton Tons" is also a great song on it's own, but here it gets the Italian treatment. Again I have a soft spot for that.
Overall the album is great from start to finish. I hope you like it as much as I do.
01 Pepino, The Italian Mouse.m4a
02 Calypso Italiano.m4a
03 Oh Tessie.m4a
04 Tici Ti - Tici To - Tici Ta.m4a
05 Show Me The Way To Go Home.m4a
06 What Did Washington Say (When He Crossed The Delaware).m4a
07 Please Mr. Columbus (Turn The Ship Around).m4a
08 A Good Man Is Hard To Find.m4a
09 Eh Marie, Eh Marie.m4a
10 Sixteen Tons.m4a
11 Mala Femmena.m4a
12 Twist Italiano.m4a
The whole thing here.