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Ungrateful Heart
Salvatore Gambardella, Dusty Micale
Ungrateful Heart
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

Often typecast as, in Harry Dean Stanton's words, "mean-dogs, psychos and drifters," what's an unsung character actor to do? If you're The Sopranos' Dominic "Uncle Junior" Chianese, you take an unlikely tip from ol' H.D. h...  more »

      
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All Artists: Salvatore Gambardella, Dusty Micale
Title: Ungrateful Heart
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Grandstand
Release Date: 6/3/2003
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 828308000122, 082830800012

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Often typecast as, in Harry Dean Stanton's words, "mean-dogs, psychos and drifters," what's an unsung character actor to do? If you're The Sopranos' Dominic "Uncle Junior" Chianese, you take an unlikely tip from ol' H.D. himself, open up your heart and just plain sing. While the actor/singer canon is often too easily characterized as Shatneresque, stage and screen veteran Chianese has tapped into something considerably richer than mere musical ego on this collection. Inspired by the songs his Neopolitan grandfather Domenico sang him as a boy, the Bronx native expands the theme of his notable Sopranos third-season finale, "Core'n Grato," (which translates as "Ungrateful Heart"), interweaving the expected standards ("O Sole Mio," a vocal version of Rota's Godfather theme, "Torna Surriento") with the less familiar songs of longing and betrayal--essentially the Neopolitan version of the blues--that are the album's real thematic grist. Dominic is no Tony Bennett, and he knows it. But his sweetly plaintive renditions (augmented by his own acoustic guitar and evocative whistling and underscored by the spare, sympathetic arrangements of producer Nick Addeo) come straight from the heart, a place practiced chops often overlook. His own bright, buoyant composition, "Song A Napoletano," closes out the collection with a line that sums up this corner of Chianese's soul: "If I don't sing, I die!" --Jerry McCulley

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OH MY!! What a Great CD!!!
Louis Diloreto | Williams,CA | 03/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am so glad I got this CD. I wish my mother were alive today. This is the kind of music she loved so much and sang to us when we were young.. Love it !!"
They do not make music like this anymore
LIV2DRV | Seattle, WA USA | 01/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They do not make music like this anymore. This will send your heart to the time when tradition and family meant something.

One of my favorite CD's to relax to and of course play while making macaroni and gravy..
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Live performance a must see
vivica | 02/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Vivienne from NY

Seeing his live performance is a must for all who are family orientated. He shows how his grandfather was so much the reason he performs and sings from the heart with love."