Gorni Kramer

Real Name:
Francesco Kramer Gorni
Profile:
He was born Kramer Gorni at Rivarolo Mantovano (Lombardy). Despite the exotic sound of Gorni Kramer in Italian language, which lead part of his audience to believe he was a foreigner or had adopted a fancy pseudonym, it was his real name. Gorni was in fact his family name, and Kramer his first name, after the US cyclist Frank Kramer who became road race world champion in 1912, who Gorni's father was a fan of. Kramer learnt music at a very young age, thanks to his father (see: Gallo (8)), a musician. The first instrument he learned how to play was the accordion, with which he performed as a child in his father's band. He then studied double bass at the Conservatory in Parma and obtained his diploma in 1930. He started working as a musician for dance bands, then in 1933, aged 20, he formed his own jazz group. This new American musical genre was forbidden by the Italian fascist regime, but Gorni Kramer could get to know it thanks to some fellow musicians who worked on board the liners connecting Europe and North America. In the middle of 1930s he became a successful songwriter. He composed the music for "Crapa pelada" - lyrics by Tata Giacobetti - a 1936 hit performed by Alberto Rabagliati. In 1939 he wrote "Pippo non lo sa", one of Trio Lescano's most famous songs. In spite of his songs' popularity, Gorni Kramer and his orchestra were still ignored by the Italian state radio EIAR, who boycotted them because they played jazz. During World War II, he worked with Natalino Otto, a singer also banned by EIAR because of swing. Kramer wrote "Ho un sassolino nella scarpa", one of Otto's greatest hits. In the period he also began a long-lasting cooperation with Quartetto Cetra - for them he wrote memorable songs such as "Nella vecchia fattoria", "In un palco della Scala", "Donna", "Concertino". In 1949 Gorni Kramer started working for Garinei and Giovannini, a very famous duo of impresarios who produced musical comedies. Writing music for their shows was his main activity for the following ten years. Their most successful productions were Gran Baldoria, Attanasio cavallo vanesio, Alvaro piuttosto corsaro, Tobia candida spia, Un paio d’ali. They featured very popular songs such as "Un bacio a mezzanotte", "Non so dir ti voglio bene", "Le gocce cadono", "Chèrie", "Simpatica". Gorni Kramer debuted on television in 1957 with Il Musichiere music show hosted by Mario Riva. He composed the show's theme song "Domenica è sempre domenica". Other shows ensued: Buone vacanze, Giardino d'inverno, L'amico del giaguaro, Leggerissimo. In mid 1960s Gorni Kramer gradually reduced his public performances, but he continued to work as a music publisher and a TV author. He died in Milan in 1995.
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Albums

MODQ 6286 Gorni Kramer - Canzoni Di Kramer Garinei E Giovannini album art Gorni Kramer, Lucia Mannucci, Emilio Pericoli Gorni Kramer, Lucia Mannucci, Emilio Pericoli - Canzoni Di Kramer Garinei E Giovannini(10", Album) Odeon MODQ 6286 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
1978 Gorni Kramer - Noi Duero album art Franco Cerri, Gorni Kramer Franco Cerri, Gorni Kramer - Noi Duero(LP) Malobbia SPA 1978 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
ZNLKR 33173 Gorni Kramer - Celebri Valzer Vol.2 album art Gorni Kramer Celebri Valzer Vol.2(LP) K (5) ZNLKR 33173 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
LIL 820005 Gorni Kramer - I Miei Musichall album art Gorni Kramer I Miei Musichall(LP, Album) Life Collection (2) LIL 820005 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
CD 22178 Gorni Kramer - Un Paio D' Ali album art Gorni Kramer Un Paio D' Ali(CD) SAAR Records CD 22178 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
COM 143 Gorni Kramer - Canzoni Di Sempre album art Memo Remigi Canta Gorni Kramer Memo Remigi Canta Gorni Kramer - Canzoni Di Sempre(CD, Album) Idea Records COM 143 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
TWI CD AS 06 26 Gorni Kramer - The Smile Of Swing album art Gorni Kramer The Smile Of Swing(CD, Album) Twilight Music TWI CD AS 06 26 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
LP 20002 Gorni Kramer - Le Celebri Orchestre Di Kramer album art Kramer* Le Celebri Orchestre Di Kramer(LP) Combo Record LP 20002 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TW 4066 Gorni Kramer - La Mia Donna Si Chiama Desiderio / Merci Beaucoup album art Renato Rascel, Gorni Kramer Renato Rascel, Gorni Kramer - La Mia Donna Si Chiama Desiderio / Merci Beaucoup(Shellac, 10") Odeon TW 4066 Italy 1953 Sell This Version
45-TA 4002 Gorni Kramer - I Pattinatori / España album art Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* - I Pattinatori / España(7", Single) Athénée 45-TA 4002 Greece 1961 Sell This Version
M.CR. 542 Gorni Kramer - Celebres Tangos album art Kramer Con Su Orquesta Tipica Argentina* Celebres Tangos(7", EP) Marfer M.CR. 542 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
Ld L 7664 Gorni Kramer - Si Si Si La La La album art Gorni Kramer Si Si Si La La La(7") Durium Ld L 7664 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
CBS 2087 Gorni Kramer - Prego, Sorrida album art Gorni Kramer Prego, Sorrida(7", Single) CBS CBS 2087 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
45-CRG 123 Gorni Kramer - Sul Bel Danubio Blu / La Comparsita album art Grande Orchestra Di Vienna Dir. Kramer*, Kramer E La Sua Orchestra Tipica Argentina* Grande Orchestra Di Vienna Dir. Kramer*, Kramer E La Sua Orchestra Tipica Argentina* - Sul Bel Danubio Blu / La Comparsita(7") Melody (8) 45-CRG 123 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
EP 10135 Gorni Kramer - I Celebri Valzer Di Waldteufel album art Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* - I Celebri Valzer Di Waldteufel(7", EP) Combo Record EP 10135 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CO 6001 Gorni Kramer - Oh, Lola ! album art Gorni Kramer Oh, Lola !(7", EP) Disques Holiday CO 6001 France Unknown Sell This Version
8535 Semprini*, Gorni Kramer Semprini*, Gorni Kramer - Dedicato A Te(Shellac, 10", EP) Fonit 8535 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
BEP.6055 Gorni Kramer - Accordion Polka / Brilliant Polka / Italian Polka / Bella Bambina album art Kramer* Aund Wolmer* Kramer* Aund Wolmer* - Accordion Polka / Brilliant Polka / Italian Polka / Bella Bambina(7", Maxi) London Records BEP.6055 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EP 10008, F 10008 EP Gorni Kramer - Valzer Imperiale album art Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* - Valzer Imperiale(7", EP) Combo Record, Combo Record EP 10008, F 10008 EP Italy Unknown Sell This Version
C.16195 Gorni Kramer - Air Mail Special / Tarantella Boogie album art Kramer* And Wolmer* Kramer* And Wolmer* - Air Mail Special / Tarantella Boogie(Shellac, 10") Decca C.16195 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EP 10136 Gorni Kramer - Vecchia Vienna album art Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* - Vecchia Vienna(7", EP) Combo Record EP 10136 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
5020 Gorni Kramer - Sul Bel Danubio Blu / Voci Di Primavera album art Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* Grande Orchestra Di Vienna* Diretta Da Kramer* - Sul Bel Danubio Blu / Voci Di Primavera(7") Combo Record 5020 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
C.16199 Gorni Kramer - Accordion Polka / Bella Bambina album art Kramer* And Wolmer* Kramer* And Wolmer* - Accordion Polka / Bella Bambina(Shellac, 10") Decca C.16199 UK Unknown Sell This Version
337 Gorni Kramer - Accordion Polka / Brilliant Polka album art Kramer* And Wolmer* Kramer* And Wolmer* - Accordion Polka / Brilliant Polka(Shellac, 10") London Records 337 US Unknown Sell This Version
339 Gorni Kramer - Italian Polka / Bella Bambina - Mazurka album art Kramer* And Wolmer* Kramer* And Wolmer* - Italian Polka / Bella Bambina - Mazurka(Shellac, 10") London Records 339 US Unknown Sell This Version