ITALY - SONGS BY THE DIMARA SISTERS

 
 


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ITALY - THE DIMARA SISTERS
SIDE A
ARRIVEDERCI ROMA
BELLA RAGAZZA
I HAVE BUT ONE HEART
LA CAMPAGNOLA
LA SBARAZZINA
MAMA
SIDE B
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN
SANTA LUCIA
TIC TI TIC TA
SORRENTO
LA SPAGNOLA
NON DIMENTICAR

ITALY - THE DIMARA SISTERS  [  BACK ]
ARRIVEDERCI ROMA
BELLA RAGAZZA
I HAVE BUT ONE HEART
LA CAMPAGNOLA
LA SBARAZZINA
MAMA
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN
SANTA LUCIA
TIC TI TIC TA
SORRENTO
LA SPAGNOLA
NON DIMENTICAR
 
 

 
 

The Di Mara Sisters

What pictures will be conjured up when the Roulette album "Italy starts to play for you?
Will you sit back and see the pretty faces of The Di Mara Sisters Rose, Lillian and Marisa? Or will you, perhaps, see the faces of Italy . the leaning Tower of Pisa ... Capri and the Bay of Naples ... the Grand Canal of Venice ... the Ponte Vecchio in Florence ... the 18th Century Fontana Di Trevi in Rome, where you wish on a coin ... the famed Appian Way, pausing along one of the hairpin turns for a breath-taking view of this lengendary city.

Whether we are Italians or not, we can all feel and understand the songs of Italy. There is a mood established that surmounts the barriers of a foreign language or a strange land. It's a natural liking we all have for sunny skies, laughing children and starry-eyed lovers.

It is the magic of the country ... the heart of the people, that the Di Mara Sisters have captured in their first American recording.
Those lilting Italian melodies they learned on Papa Di Mara's knee now blossom forth as full-grown songs, like roses blooming under sunny Italian skies.

To hear the songs of The Di Mara Sisters is to realize the gaiety and good nature of the Italian people. Songs like "Santa Lucia," "Tic Ti Tic Ta," "Sorrento," and "Arrivederci Roma" prove the point. So do "U.S.-fashioned" songs such as "I Have But One Heart" and "Three Coins In the Fountain." These and others in the set help point up the zest for living and singing that the Italians have handed down from generation to generation.

The three Di Mara Sisters, who came to the United States in 1953, are the result of a happy union between America and Italy.
Their mother, a U.S. citizen, met Senor Di Mara while on a visit to Italy. They fell in love and married.

The daughters acquired their musical heritage from Papa, an-outstanding accordionist and representative of the famed Vicardi Accordion Company. After leaving Papa's knee, they continued their musical studies with various professional teachers, including the well-known Maestro Sciorelli.

Although "La Rai," the television station servicing the Rome area, is not yet a tourist attraction, it may well become an important landmark. For it was there that the Di Mara Sisters were introduced, professionally, to the Italian people. And the same can be said, perhaps on a lesser scale, about the Club Alamo in Detroit. For it was there, in 1955, that the Di Maras were introduced to the American people.

Since then, they have been appearing in clubs and television, winning the hearts of the citizens of their adopted country.

RECORDING SUPERVISION - HUGO & LUIGI
ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY TONY DANNON
COVER PHOTO - SHOSTAL (R. Gerlach)
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LEE GORDON RECORDS PTY. LTD. 151 BAYSWATER RD., RUSHCUTTERS BAY

 
     
   
   

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