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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Albums

Umberto Marcato - The Romantic Voice Of album art Umberto Marcato The Romantic Voice Of (Album) Karusell US 1959 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Romantica! album art Umberto Marcato Romantica! (Album) Kapp Records Colombia 1960 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Volare album art Umberto And The Casamatta Orchestra* Volare Karusell Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
2494 516 Umberto Marcato - Itália Com Amor - As Mais Belas Canções Românticas album art Umberto Marcato Itália Com Amor - As Mais Belas Canções Românticas(LP, Album) Polyfar 2494 516 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
FLC 5004 Umberto Marcato - Umberto Marcato album art Umberto Marcato Umberto Marcato(LP) Four Leaf Clover Records FLC 5004 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
MRLP 102 Umberto Marcato - Ma Quando Torno A Padova... album art Umberto Marcato Ma Quando Torno A Padova...(LP, Gat) UM Records (2) MRLP 102 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - A Venezia album art Umberto Marcato A Venezia (Album) Elektra Italy 1977 Sell This Version
FLC 5025 Umberto Marcato - The Best Of album art Umberto Marcato The Best Of(LP, Album) Four Leaf Clover Records FLC 5025 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Disco Romantico album art Umberto Marcato Disco Romantico (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Solo Per Amore - Disco Romantico 2 album art Umberto Marcato Solo Per Amore - Disco Romantico 2 (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1981 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Una Sera ... album art Umberto Marcato Una Sera ... (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Le Ho Cantate Anche Io album art Umberto Marcato Le Ho Cantate Anche Io (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Canzone D'Amore album art Umberto Marcato Canzone D'Amore (Album) Gala International (3) Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ORL 8736 Umberto Marcato - Canta Natale album art 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 album art Umberto Marcato Romantico Italiano Gala Records (4) Italy 1985 Sell This Version
TGLPP 8 1004, TGLPP 81004 Umberto Marcato - Le Più Belle Canzoni Italiane Vol. 3 album art Umberto Marcato Le Più Belle Canzoni Italiane Vol. 3(LP, Album) Gala Records (4), Gala Records (4) TGLPP 8 1004, TGLPP 81004 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
TGLPP 8 1002, TGLPP 81002 Umberto Marcato - Le Più Belle Canzoni Italiane Vol. 1 album art Umberto Marcato Le Più Belle Canzoni Italiane Vol. 1(LP, Album) Gala Records (4), Gala Records (4) TGLPP 8 1002, TGLPP 81002 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
TGLPP 8 1003 Umberto Marcato - Le Più Belle Canzoni Italiane Vol. 2 album art Umberto Marcato Le Più Belle Canzoni Italiane Vol. 2(LP, Album) Gala Records (4) TGLPP 8 1003 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Romantico Italiano album art Umberto Marcato Romantico Italiano (Album) Bluebird (2) Finland 1987 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Quanti Momenti album art Umberto Marcato Quanti Momenti (Album) Ricordi Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Rose album art Umberto Marcato Rose Ricordi Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - Italian Songs Forever album art Umberto Marcato Italian Songs Forever (Album) Big Bag Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
BBRCD 137 Umberto Marcato - Umberto Marcato Med Vänner album art Umberto Marcato Umberto Marcato Med Vänner(CD, Album) Big Bag BBRCD 137 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Umberto Marcato - På Svenska  album art Umberto Marcato På Svenska (Album) Hendrix Music Production Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
MRLP104 Umberto Marcato - Discotheque Evergreens album art Umberto Marcato Discotheque Evergreens(LP, Album) UM Records (2) MRLP104 Italy Unknown Sell This Version