Nicola Arigliano

Profile:
Italian singer.

Born 06-Dec-1923 in Squinzano, Italy.
Died 30-Mar-2010 in Calimera, Italy.

After long ranks in Northern Italy's night clubs, he was noticed by a TV producer who let him make his debut in sketches and music turns for some variety shows. First records date 1956 and they are 78rpm, mostly consisting of Neapolitan songs, recorded for Italian RCA; with the migration to 45rpm, under Columbia label, here it comes the first success with "Simpatica", by Garinei, Giovannini e Kramer. In 1958 he took part to "Canzonissima" and subsequently he drew attention to himself in a show conducted by Lelio Luttazzi, where he took part as a regular guest together with Mina, entitled "Sentimentale". The homonymous theme became a hit, recorded by both the singers in two different versions. In the meanwhile Nicola went on to improve his great passion, jazz, taking part to festivals and dedicated performances (for example 1959 Festival del jazz, together with Franco Cerri), and highlighting himself thanks to his crooner style. In this period his greatest hits: "Un giorno ti dirò", "Amorevole", "I sing ammore", "My wonderful bambina", "I love you forestiera". The titles in two different languages were an habit of songwriters at the end of the 50's, who saw "postcard-songs" as a way to promote our tourist beauties (the most famous example will have been "Arrivederci Roma" by Renato Rascel). In 1963 he was the protagonist of another saturday night show, "Il cantatutto", together with Milva and Claudio Villa, wherein he enjoyed swapping his repertoire with the two other colleagues and performing gags and comic sketches. In 1964 he took part to Festival di Sanremo with "Venti chilometri al giorno", and afterwards started a long and very lucky career as an advertising testimonial, which ensured him very good receipts, also when his music engagements will have become less frequent, thanks to generation replacement and arrival of beat wave. Arigliano surprisingly came back to television in 1977 in several episodes of "Non stop", a show by Enzo Trapani dedicated to cabaret. In 1985 he made a live record "Mario Schiano presenta Nicola Arigliano al night club Il Sorpasso - Con l'orchestra I Primi" where, in spite of the title, Mario Schiano was not there: he was, in fact, the promoter of some music performances near Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome to celebrate the PCI's overtaking of DC during European election of 1984 (this thing explains night club's name "Il Sorpasso"); but in the record played some of the most famous Italian jazz musicians, like Marc 4 keyboard player, Antonello Vannucchi, Gegè Munari on drums and Giorgio Rosciglione on double bass. More recently (1996) he won Premio Tenco for his album "I sing ancora"; in 2001 he published "Go man!", album recorded live in Milan that houses some of the most famous Italian jazz musicians: Franco Cerri, Enrico Rava, Gianni Basso, Bruno De Filippi, Renato Sellani and Massimo Moriconi. In 2005, 81 years old, he was the oldest singer taking part to Festival di Sanremo: on the occasion he introduced the song "Colpevole" (accompained by Antonello Vannucchi of Marc 4 and Franco Cerri), winning the Critics Prize. On 2005 summer he turned his band upside down opting for a formation without piano, replaced by accordion and guitar. With this versatile band he started a particularly fervent and industrious moment of his career earning everywhere unanimous consents. His last performance (with the inseparable Frank Antonucci on guitar, Reverendo Otis on double bass, Al Ventura - accordion and Santi Isgrò - drums) dates back to September 8th, 2007 on the occasion of the Award to the career that his hometown Squinzano wanted to bestow upon him.
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Artist

Albums

33 - QP 4031 Nicola Arigliano - Nicola Arigliano album art Nicola Arigliano Nicola Arigliano(10", Album) Columbia 33 - QP 4031 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
QP 4037 Nicola Arigliano - Devi Ricordare album art Nicola Arigliano Devi Ricordare(10", Album) Columbia QP 4037 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
QP 4036 Nicola Arigliano - Nicola Arigliano album art Nicola Arigliano Nicola Arigliano(10", Album) Columbia QP 4036 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
QPX 8009 Nicola Arigliano - Successi Di Nicola Arigliano album art Nicola Arigliano Successi Di Nicola Arigliano(LP) Columbia QPX 8009 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
SCXQ 8254 Nicola Arigliano - In Stereo album art Nicola Arigliano In Stereo(LP, Album, Promo) Columbia SCXQ 8254 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
Nicola Arigliano - The Heart Of Italy - Romantic Songs by Nicola Arigliano album art Nicola Arigliano With Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra Nicola Arigliano With Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra - The Heart Of Italy - Romantic Songs by Nicola Arigliano (Album) Capitol Records US 1961 Sell This Version
33QPX 8028 Nicola Arigliano - Uno Che Sta Pensando A Te album art Nicola Arigliano Uno Che Sta Pensando A Te(LP, Album) Columbia 33QPX 8028 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
33QPX 8055 Nicola Arigliano - Cantatutto album art Nicola Arigliano Cantatutto(LP, Album) Columbia 33QPX 8055 Italy 1964 Sell This Version
Nicola Arigliano - Non Importa Quando album art Nicola Arigliano Non Importa Quando (Album) Emidisc (2) Italy 1973 Sell This Version
LPX 94 Nicola Arigliano - I Quattro Musicanti album art Nicola Arigliano, Lucio Dalla, Daniele Formica, Ornella Vanoni, Anna Identici, Franco Spadavecchia Nicola Arigliano, Lucio Dalla, Daniele Formica, Ornella Vanoni, Anna Identici, Franco Spadavecchia - I Quattro Musicanti(LP, Album) Fonit Cetra LPX 94 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
33-ST 012 Nicola Arigliano - Amorevole album art Mario Schiano Presenta Nicola Arigliano Mario Schiano Presenta Nicola Arigliano - Amorevole(LP) Soundstudio (2) 33-ST 012 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
54 1186481 Nicola Arigliano - I Sing "Ammore" album art Nicola Arigliano I Sing "Ammore"(LP, Album) EMI 54 1186481 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
ONIX 003 Nicola Arigliano - I Sing Ancora - Live In Matera album art Nicola Arigliano I Sing Ancora - Live In Matera(CD, Album) Onix Jazz Club ONIX 003 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
CD Onyx 006 Nicola Arigliano - Nu Ritratto - Live In Matera 2 album art Nicola Arigliano Nu Ritratto - Live In Matera 2(CD, Album) Onyx JazzClub CD Onyx 006 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
W178.2 Nicola Arigliano - Italian Crooner  album art Nicola Arigliano Italian Crooner (CD) Philology W178.2 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Nicola Arigliano - Go Man! album art Nicola Arigliano Go Man! (Album) NuN Entertainment Italy 2001 Sell This Version
NUN 0145902 Nicola Arigliano - My Name Is Pasquale! album art Nicola Arigliano My Name Is Pasquale!(CD, Album) NuN Entertainment NUN 0145902 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
TWI CD AS 08 46, N.22 Nicola Arigliano - My Wonderful Nicola album art Nicola Arigliano My Wonderful Nicola(CD, Album) Twilight Music, Via Asiago, 10 TWI CD AS 08 46, N.22 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
CGDU 200003 Nicola Arigliano - Inediti album art Nicola Arigliano Inediti(CD, Album) Nuova Canaria CGDU 200003 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
Nicola Arigliano - Una Sera Allo Studio 7 Di Napoli album art Nicola Arigliano Una Sera Allo Studio 7 Di Napoli Studio 7 (15), Studio 7 (15) Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CFP 4004 Nicola Arigliano - Nicola Arigliano album art Nicola Arigliano Nicola Arigliano(LP, Album) Edipan CFP 4004 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nicola Arigliano - Nel Blu, Dipinto De Blu album art Nicola Arigliano Nel Blu, Dipinto De Blu (Single) Columbia Germany 1958 Sell This Version
SCMQ 1160 Nicola Arigliano - Carina / Cercavo Una Donna album art Nicola Arigliano Carina / Cercavo Una Donna(7") Columbia SCMQ 1160 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
SCMQ 1151 Nicola Arigliano Con Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra Nicola Arigliano Con Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra - Brivido Blu / Questo Nostro Amore(7") Columbia SCMQ 1151 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
SEMQ 89 Nicola Arigliano - Angel Eyes album art Nicola Arigliano Angel Eyes(7", EP) Columbia SEMQ 89 Italy 1958 Sell This Version

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