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Music by Franco Migliacci

Originally Performed by Domenico Modugno

"Nel blu, dipinto di blu" (Italian pronunciation: "In the blue [sky] [as I was] painted blue" or "In the blue-painted blue [sky]"), popularly known as "Volare", is a song recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, it was released as a single on 1 February 1958.

Winning the eighth Sanremo Music Festival, the song was chosen as the Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958, where it won third place out of ten songs in total. The combined sales of all the versions of the song exceed 22 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular Eurovision songs of all time and the most successful Sanremo Music Festival song ever.

It spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was Billboard's number-one single for the year. Modugno's recording subsequently became the first Grammy winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1959. The song was later translated into several languages and it was recorded by a wide range of performers.

    Release Date: 1958
1959 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year

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The Rat Pack : The Very Best of the Rat Pack : Solo : Songbook : 884088548407 : 1617803642 : 00307209

The Rat Pack : The Very Best of the Rat Pack

Here are vocal/piano arrangements of all 18 tunes from this greatest hits CD.

Songlist: Ain't That A Kick In The Head, The Birth Of The Blues, Come Fly With Me, EEE-O-Eleven, Everybody Loves Somebody, I Get A Kick Out of You, I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, I've Got You Under My Skin, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Luck Be A Lady, Me And My Shadow, Ring-A-Ding Ding, Sam's Song, Too Close For Comfort, Volare, Who's Got The Action, Witchcraft, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

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Voicing: Solo | 4012b | Songbook | $17.95

Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680050283 : 1941566278 : 00142699

Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me

Example vocals and separate background tracks on CD are provided in this collection of 9 big band standards voiced for men.

Songlist: There'll Be Some Changes Made, God Bless the Child, How High the Moon, Why Don't You Do Right!, Come Fly with Me, I Apologize, Volare, Candy Man, The Way She Makes Me Feel

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Voicing: Solo | 4146b | Songbook | $24.95 | With Piano

Five Live : Take Two : 00  1 CD

Five Live : Take Two

The (you guessed it!) five members of Five Live met while singing together in the Swingle Singers. One by one they left the group to pursue individual careers as free-lance singers. Collectively, they worked in just about every different type of musical work, opera, jazz, avant-garde film, and radio session work. Although each enjoyed the work immensely, they realized that they all missed close harmony singing. One night after a good meal and a few glasses of wine they began to sing for fun and the rest, as they say, is history. Five Live was born to create a more gutsy/pop sort of sound with five singers, three men and two women. Their program contains humor and energy with an international repertoire ranging from "Yesterday" by the Beatles to rhythmic Latin American favorites such as "Bambaleo" by the Gipsy Kings. Along the way you'll be treated to a truly original rendition of "Don't Worry Be Happy." (Hah, you thought it couldn't be done!) You'll find a medley of Edith Piaf tunes, "Volare," "Sir Duke," "Send In The Clowns," and more. All these have been crafted with a touch of jazz and a wide brush of pop sounds by some of the best trained voices around. They are Sarah Eyden - soprano, Carol Canning - alto, Andy Busher - Tenor, Ben Parry - baritone, and David Porter Thomas - bass. You will find that the beauty and comfortable familiarity of the songs will foster listening to Five Live over and over

Songlist: Boy From New York City, Besame Mucho, Overture "Marriage of Figaro", Don't Worry Be Happy, Uptown Girl, Piaf Medley, Volare, Drive My Car, Yesterday, Sir Duke, Send In The Clowns, The Winner Takes It All, Vem Kan Segla, Bambaleo

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4433c | 1 CD | $13.95 | A Cappella

Kirby Stone Four : "Go" Sound / The Kirby Stone Touch : 00  1 CD : 6649

Kirby Stone Four : "Go" Sound / The Kirby Stone Touch

In 1959 The Kirby Stone Four developed a unique "feel free" vocal jazz sound, a blend of Jazz, Swing and The Big Beat - a happy sound that became a trend called the "Go" Sound. The group is kind of a cross between the Hi-Lo's and the Four Freshmen, and we get 2 LPs-worth (24 songs) of jazz-band accompanied, bright, fast-moving, 50s jazz-pop. Some of our favorites: "Coffee Time," "The Pussy Foot," "Don't Cry Joe," "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," "Fake Out Baby," "Volare," "Hambone," "I Love Paris," "Lullaby of Birdland," "Red Shoes" and "Don't Stop," but they're all a kick!

Songlist: The "I Had a Dream" Rock, Coffee Time, S'posin', You're My Thrill, Spring Is Here, The Pussy Foot, You Do Something To Me, Don't Cry Joe, Buck Dance, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Fake Out Baby, Sweet Nothings, Volare, When The Sun Comes Out, Everything's Coming Up Roses, When Your Lover Has Gone, Hambone, Ti-Pi-Tin, I Love Paris, Lullaby of Birdland, Lasus Trombone, I Love You, Red Shoes, Don't Stop

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4476c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Accompanied

Ray Charles Singers : Something Wonderful & Rome Revisited : 00  1 CD : 5055122112563 : SEPI1256.2

Ray Charles Singers : Something Wonderful & Rome Revisited

Ray Charles (not the more familiar R&B recording star, but longtime arranger and vocalist for Perry Como and his "Perry Como Show"), knew quite a lot about entertainment and how to put together a vocal ensemble and get the most out of them. This re-release is a bright, sweet, sincere collection of pop tunes and Broadway hits, as innocent, upbeat, schmaltzy, silly and entertaining as mainstream variety shows were in the mid-to-late 60's.

Songlist: Misty, These Foolish Things, Embraceable You, Goodbye, Vieni, Vieni, Tell Me That You Love Me, Volare, Non Dimenticar, Traveling Down A Lonely Road, Ferryboat Serenade (Funiculi-Funicula), Nina, East Of The Sun, No Voce, Na Chittara,, Woodpecker Song, Summertime In Venice, Santa Lucia, My Old Flame, Paradise, For All We Know, Soft Lights And Sweet Music, I'm Over Here, Don't Blame Me, My Ideal

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22221c | 1 CD | $13.95

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