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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.
Variations:
KSEP-3050, KSEP 3050 Umberto Marcato - Guaglione album art Umberto Marcato Et Luciano Viani Et Sa Orchestra Casamatta* Umberto Marcato Et Luciano Viani Et Sa Orchestra Casamatta* - Guaglione(7", EP) Karusell, Karusell KSEP-3050, KSEP 3050 Sweden 1957 Sell This Version
KSEP 3113 Umberto Marcato - Volare album art Umberto* Volare (EP) Karusell KSEP 3113 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
KSEP 3108 Umberto Marcato - Umberto album art Umberto* Umberto (EP) Karusell KSEP 3108 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
CF 02 Umberto Marcato - Min Melodi album art Lill-Babs / Umberto Marcato Lill-Babs / Umberto Marcato - Min Melodi(7") Min Melodi CF 02 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
K-228X Umberto Marcato - Volare album art Umberto Marcato Volare(7") Kapp Records K-228X US 1958 Sell This Version
KEP 9000 Umberto Marcato - Volare album art Umberto* Volare(7", EP) Smash Records (4) KEP 9000 Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
KSEP 3129 Umberto Marcato - Come Prima album art Umberto Marcato Come Prima(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3129 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
KSEP 3157 Umberto Marcato - San Remo 1959 album art Umberto Marcato San Remo 1959 (EP) Karusell KSEP 3157 Sweden 1959 Sell This Version
KR 24.014x45 Umberto Marcato - Piove (Ciao Ciao, Bambina) album art Umberto Marcato Piove (Ciao Ciao, Bambina) (Single) Artone KR 24.014x45 Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version
45-K-15086 Umberto Marcato - Papa' Nun Vou' album art Umberto Marcato Papa' Nun Vou'(7", Single) Karusell 45-K-15086 Finland 1959 Sell This Version
45-HL-1463 Umberto Marcato - Come Prima (For The First Time) / Fantastica album art Umberto* Come Prima (For The First Time) / Fantastica(7") London Records 45-HL-1463 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
KSEP 3150 Umberto Marcato - Arrivederci Roma album art Umberto Marcato Arrivederci Roma(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3150 Sweden 1959 Sell This Version
KSEP 3197 Umberto Marcato - Carina album art Umberto Marcato Carina(7", EP, Top) Karusell KSEP 3197 Sweden 1959 Sell This Version
KSEP 3189 Umberto Marcato - Papa' Nun Vou' album art Umberto Marcato Papa' Nun Vou'(7", EP, Top) Karusell KSEP 3189 Sweden 1959 Sell This Version
KSEP 3151 Umberto Marcato - Mattinata album art Umberto Marcato Mattinata(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3151 Sweden 1959 Sell This Version
KFF 332 Umberto Marcato - Never On Sunday album art Umberto Marcato Never On Sunday (Single) Karusell KFF 332 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
KSEP 3215 Umberto Marcato - Tintarella Di Luna album art Umberto Marcato Tintarella Di Luna (EP) Karusell KSEP 3215 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
KSEP 3203 Umberto Marcato - Umbertos Bästa! album art Umberto Marcato Umbertos Bästa!(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3203 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
KSEP 3226 Umberto Marcato - Il Nostro Concerto album art Umberto Marcato Il Nostro Concerto(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3226 Sweden 1960 Sell This Version
KSEP 3229 Umberto Marcato - Al Di La album art Umberto Marcato Al Di La (EP, Single) Karusell KSEP 3229 Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
KSEP 3246 Umberto Marcato - La Novia album art Umberto Marcato La Novia(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3246 Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
17.158 Umberto Marcato - Il Nostro Concerto album art Umberto Marcato Il Nostro Concerto(7", EP) Discophon 17.158 Spain 1961 Sell This Version
KSEP 3231 Umberto Marcato - Besame Mucho album art Umberto Marcato Besame Mucho(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3231 Sweden 1961 Sell This Version
KSEP 3267 Umberto Marcato - Taca Taca album art Umberto Marcato Taca Taca(7", EP) Karusell KSEP 3267 Sweden 1962 Sell This Version
340 633 PF Umberto Marcato - Una Melodia D'Amore / Resterá album art Umberto Marcato Ja Jorma Veneskosken Yhtye* Umberto Marcato Ja Jorma Veneskosken Yhtye* - Una Melodia D'Amore / Resterá(7", Single) Philips 340 633 PF Finland 1963 Sell This Version