AMORE: The Story of Italian American Song
- 300 Pages
- Medium Format
- Lightly Illustrated in B&W Photos
- Released: September 14, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Description by OLDIES.com:
Rotella follows the music from the opera houses and piazzas of southern Italy, to the barrooms of the Bronx and Hoboken, to the Copacabana, the Paramount Theatre, and the Vegas Strip. He shows us the hardworking musicians whose voices were to become ubiquitous on jukeboxes and the radio and whose names-some anglicized, some not-have become bywords for Italian American success, even as they were dogged by stereotypes and prejudice.
Amore is the personal Top 40 of one proud son of Italy; it is also a love song to Italian American culture and an evocation of an age that belongs to us all.
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