Umberto Marcato

Umberto Marcato

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Umberto Marcato (b. 1936 in Padua, Italy) is an Italian singer, currently living in Sweden.

Marcato started his career at the age of 18, when he became the singer of the Casamatta Orchestra, led by Luciano Viani. With the orchestra, he toured in Italy and later on, in the rest of the Europe. In 1957, during a successful tour in Scandinavia, the orchestra signed a contract with the Swedish Karusell, and recorded four songs: "Maruzzella", "Lazzarella", "Guaglione" and "Chella llà". These songs were a success in Sweden, but also in Finland.

In the early 1960's, Marcato recorded "Volare", "Ciao ciao bambina", "Come prima", "Romantica" and "Tintarella di luna", among others. In 1963, he also recorded several songs in Finnish, composed by Toivo Kärki, including "Marja-Leena" and "Liljankukka". In 1964, together with the singer Siw Malmkvist, Marcato released the song "Sole sole sole" which was a small success all over the world, including the US (#58) and Canada (#32).

Since his start at Karusell, Marcato had worked with the producer, and friend, Simon Brehm. When Brehm died in 1967, Marcato stopped singing and established a record distribution company in Italy. He returned to performing three years later, touring Sweden with Gert Geller's orchestra.

In the 1990's Marcato had his own record company in Italy, it released some records by Swedish artists, including Lena Philipsson and Arvingarna. He still continued touring Sweden, and in 2009 he returned to Finland, as part of the "Sinitaivas" tour. Marcato is still performing in both Finland and Sweden.
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Umberto Marcato Discography Tracks

Albums

Umberto Marcato Romantica! (Album) Kapp Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Umberto And The Casamatta Orchestra* Volare Karusell Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
2494 516 Umberto Marcato Itália Com Amor - As Mais Belas Canções Românticas(LP, Album) Polyfar 2494 516 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
MRLP 102 Umberto Marcato Ma Quando Torno A Padova...(LP, Gat) UM Records (2) MRLP 102 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato A Venezia (Album) Elektra Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato Disco Romantico (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1980 Sell This Version
ORK 78628 Umberto Marcato Disco Romantico Vol. 2(Cass, Album) Gala Records (4) ORK 78628 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
ORL 8774 Umberto Marcato Una Sera...(LP, Album) Ricordi ORL 8774 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
GLLP 91003 Umberto Marcato Canzone D'Amore(LP) Gala International GLLP 91003 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ORL 8736 Coro Di Voci Bianche Con Cristina Paltrinieri E Umberto Marcato Coro Di Voci Bianche Con Cristina Paltrinieri E Umberto Marcato - Canta Natale(LP) Gala Records (4) ORL 8736 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato Romantico Italiano Gala Records (4) Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato Rose Ricordi Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato Quanti Momenti (Album) Ricordi Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato Italian Songs Forever (Album) Big Bag Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
BBRCD 137 Umberto Marcato Umberto Marcato Med Vänner(CD, Album) Big Bag BBRCD 137 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato The Romantic Voice Of Umberto Marcato Kapp Records Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
ORK 78567 Umberto Marcato Le Ho Cantate Anche Io(Cass, Album) Gala Records (4) ORK 78567 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SSLP3 Umberto Marcato På Svenska (LP, Album) Hendrix Music Production SSLP3 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
KL-1114 Umberto Marcato The Romantic Voice Of Umberto Marcato(LP, Album, Mono) Kapp Records, Vene Vox KL-1114 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KSEP 3050 Umberto Marcato Et Luciano Viani Et Sa Orchestra Casamatta* Umberto Marcato Et Luciano Viani Et Sa Orchestra Casamatta* - Guaglione(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3050 Sweden 1957 Sell This Version
Umberto* Volare (EP) Karusell Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
Umberto* Umberto (EP) Karusell Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
K-228X Umberto Marcato Volare(7") Kapp Records K-228X US 1958 Sell This Version
KSEP 3129 Umberto Marcato Come Prima(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3129 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato San Remo 1959 (EP) Karusell Sweden 1959 Sell This Version

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