Music Mondays with NXNY

September 20, 2010

The 2010  House Smash hit remixed by Yolanda Be Cool got there sample from the Italian singer Renato Carosone,

Carosone was born in Naples. He studied piano at his hometown’s Conservatory and obtained his diploma in 1937, when he was just 17. He soon signed a contract as a band leader for a tour of Africa. After that job, he ended up in Addis Ababa working as a pianoplayer. In a short while he became quite famous there and had several gigs as band leader. He returned toItaly only in 1946, after the end of World War II.

Those ten years spent abroad had exposed him to new rhythms and new sounds, but, in spite of his international success, Carosone was a stranger to the Italian audience. He had to start his career afresh, playing the piano in some small dance-hall bands.

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