Bing Crosby and Dean Martin
Irish / Italian Medley
Historically much old-time music of the USA grew out of the music of Ireland, England and Scotland, as a result of cultural diffusion. By the 1970s Irish traditional music was again influencing music in the USA and further afield in Australia and Europe. It has occasionally been fused with rock and roll, punk rock and other genres, as in certain recordings of Horslips, Thin Lizzy, The Corrs, The Chieftains, Enya, Clannad, Riverdance, and Van Morrison.
Bing Crosby was the fourth of seven children: His mother was a second generation Irish-American. His father was of English descent; some of his ancestors had emigrated to America in the 17th century, and included Mayflower passenger William Brewster.
Italian folk music has a deep and complex history. National unification came quite late to the Italian peninsula, so its many hundreds of separate cultures remained un-homogenized until quite recently compared to many other European countries. Moreover, Italian folk music reflects Italy’s geographic position at the south of Europe and in the center of the Mediterranean Sea: Arabic, African, Celtic,Persian, and Slavic influences are readily apparent in the musical styles of the Italian regions. Italy’s rough geography and the historic dominance of small city states has allowed quite diverse musical styles to coexist in close proximity.
Dean was born in Steubenville, Ohio, to an Italian father, Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti and an Italian-American mother, Angela Crocetti. His father, a barber, was originally from Montesilvano, in Abruzzo, and his maternal grandparents’ origins are believed to be also from Abruzzo. Dean’s first language was an Abruzzese dialect of Italian, and he did not speak English until he started school at the age of 5.
Everybody that Loves Dean and Bing, Loves Life
Everybody Loves Life
From You Tube
Dominic and Frank Celebrating wonderful moments in Life
Irish Proverb: – “It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.”
Italian Proverb – “Beware of One that has Nothing to Lose.”