Italian Treasury: Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta ()


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Another set culled from Alan Lomax's incredible library of field recordings, Italian Treasury: Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta is actually one of the most important. Recording over a short span of only two weeks in the fall of 1954, Lomax and his partner, Diego Carpitella, committed these performances to tape just a few years before the Piemontese traditions drastically changed due to the arrival of television in the area and the mass migration of the area's youth to large cities. Lomax and Carpitella were the first to make ...

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  1. Monferrina
  2. Erano Tre Sorelle (There Were Three Sisters)
  3. Io Parto Per l'America (I'm Leaving for America)
  4. Che Bel Felice Incontro (What a Fortunate Encounter)
  5. E Picchia Picchia la Porticella (Knock, Knock On That Little Door)
  6. Donna Donna (Woman Woman)
  7. O Pinota, Bèlla Pinota
  8. Cantè J'Euv (Singing for Eggs)
  9. La Filera (The Spinning Girl)
  10. Maria Giuana
  11. Mamma Mia Vöi Maritarmi
  12. Tarantella
  13. Dove Sei Staito O Bell'alpino (Where Have You Been, Handsome Soldier)
  14. Quei Cacciatori (Those Hunters)
  15. E Mi Vöi Cul Giuvanin (I Want That Johnny)
  16. La Ricciola (Curlyhead)
  17. E la Picundria Malinconia (Hypochondria and Melancholy)
  18. Trenta Giorni (Thirty Days)
  19. Brando
  20. Mamma Mia Dammi Cento Lire (Mother, Give Me a Hundred Lire)
  21. Tutti Mi Chiamano Bionda (Everyone Calls Me Blonde)
  22. Eviva 'L Munfrà (Hurray for Monferrato)
  23. La Valdôtaine
  24. Jodler
  25. Hirondelle Légère (Swallow So Light)
  26. Salla de Carnaval (Carnival Dance)
  27. Sylvie Ô Ma Sylvie (Silvia, Oh My Silvia)
  28. Né Né Mon Poupòn (Lullaby)
  29. Dze lo Si Beun Que Tè Mélie (I Know Perfectly Well That You, Amelia)
  30. Pappa Rogne (Papa Will Scold)
  31. N'Èn Marià Noutra Fringuetta (We've Married Off Our Fringuetta)
  32. J'Ai Fait une Maîtresse (I've Had a Sweetheart)
  33. Ètoile des Neiges (Star of the Snows)
  34. Bells of an Alpine Cattle Herd
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