Caterina Valente – Girltalk – The Way We Were (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 52:56 minutes | 553 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Caterina Valente (born 14 January 1931) is an Italian-French multilingual singer, guitarist, dancer, and actress. Valente is a polyglot; she speaks six languages, and sings in eleven. While she is best-known as a European performer, Valente also spent part of her career in the United States, where she performed alongside Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Perry Como, and Ella Fitzgerald, among others.
In 1955, she was featured on The Colgate Comedy Hour with Gordon MacRae. In 1958, she filmed the musical comedy Hier bin ich – hier bleib ich (Here I Am, Here I Stay) which featured a guest appearance by Bill Haley & His Comets. During Haley’s segment, Valente sang a duet with Haley on a newly recorded version of his song “Vive la Rock and Roll”.
Caterina Valente also appeared at least once on the world famous weekly Ed Sullivan Show with her brother Silvio Francesco playing horn performing a special skillful song duet on the episode also featuring Leslie Uggams, Joan Rivers, Tony Holland, the Schaller Brothers, Eric Brenn, and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
In the mid 1960s, Valente worked with Claus Ogerman and recorded material in both Italian and English that he arranged/conducted and/or composed on the Decca and London labels. Valente was a favorite of singer Perry Como, making eight guest appearances on his NBC Kraft Music Hall television program from 1961-66. She was a frequent guest on The Dean Martin Show.
1. Caterina Valente – Chiquilin De Bachin
2. Caterina Valente – Martina (Les Enfants Qui Pleurent)
3. Caterina Valente – And So It Goes
4. Caterina Valente – Gigi
5. Caterina Valente – Prelude No. 3
6. Caterina Valente – With a Song in My Heart
7. Caterina Valente – Andantino (Sonata in C Minor) / The Most Beautiful Sea
8. Caterina Valente – The Way We Were
9. Caterina Valente – All of a Sudden My Heart Sings
10. Caterina Valente – Tout Ca (Count Every Star)
11. Caterina Valente – Eu N~ao Existe
12. Caterina Valente – Bolero
13. Caterina Valente – Papa N’as Pas Voulu
14. Caterina Valente – Qui’en Ser’a