Sergio Bruni

Real Name:
Guglielmo Chianese
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Sergio Bruni (stage name of Guglielmo Chianese, 15 September 1921 – 22 June 2003) was an immensely popular Neapolitan singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was often called "The Voice of Naples". Born in the commune of Villaricca, near Naples, Italy, by nine years of age he had already started attending a school of music. Two years later he was playing clarinet in a local band, which was his first experience as a professional musician. In 1938 his family moved to nearby Chiaiano, where he started work as a labourer. In September 1943, while at home convalescing from the Italian army, he heard of the popular uprising going on against Nazi troops occupying his city of Naples at the time. With a number of acquaintances he joined a group of volunteers to oppose the German army in the vicinity. While returning from action he was seriously injured in a fire-fight with German soldiers, which left him with a permanent limp. After his release from hospital he returned to studying music under Vittorio Parisi and made his singing debut at the Royal Theater in Naples on 14 May 1944. In October 1944 he won a singing competition which resulted in a contract with Radio Naples, where he worked under the guidance of Gino Campese. In 1948, he married Maria Cerulli. They had four daughters. Over the following years he had many successes, both live and and in studio. In 1960, after having spent a period of his life in Rome, he returned to his home in Naples to more fully concentrate on his lifetime love for Neapolitan songs. He had a big hit with Carmela in 1975, which has since become a classic of the Neapolitan genre, and this was followed up by the album Levate 'a maschera Pulecenella, which led to major television and stage appearances the following year. In March 2000, he left Naples to join his daughters in Rome. In 2001, he recorded his last song, "Ma dov'e'", sung with Lino Blandizzi. He died with his family in Rome on 22 June 2003.
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QFLP 4014 Sergio Bruni - Canzoni Indimenticabili album art Sergio Bruni Canzoni Indimenticabili(10", Album) La Voce Del Padrone QFLP 4014 Italy 1955 Sell This Version
T-10018 Sergio Bruni - Neapolitan Songs album art Sergio Bruni Neapolitan Songs(LP) Capitol Records T-10018 US 1956 Sell This Version
MOFB 64, MOFB-64 Sergio Bruni - Festival Da Canção Napolitana De 1958 album art Sergio Bruni Festival Da Canção Napolitana De 1958(LP) Odeon, Odeon MOFB 64, MOFB-64 Brazil 1958 Sell This Version
Sergio Bruni - Pentagramma Napoletano album art Sergio Bruni Pentagramma Napoletano (Album) La Voce Del Padrone Italy 1963 Sell This Version
OLP - 310 Sergio Bruni - Sull'Acqua album art Sergio Bruni Sull'Acqua(LP, Album) Odeon OLP - 310 Venezuela 1963 Sell This Version
Sergio Bruni - My Naples album art Sergio Bruni My Naples (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Germany 1964 Sell This Version
QELP 8153 Sergio Bruni - 'O Ritratto 'E Napule album art Sergio Bruni 'O Ritratto 'E Napule(LP) La Voce Del Padrone QELP 8153 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
QELP 8165 Sergio Bruni - Omaggio A Vian album art Sergio Bruni Omaggio A Vian(LP, Album) La Voce Del Padrone QELP 8165 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
C 048-50409 M Sergio Bruni - Senza Guapparia album art Sergio Bruni Senza Guapparia(LP, Album) Emidisc (2) C 048-50409 M Italy 1970 Sell This Version
3C 048-17643 Sergio Bruni - Bruni Special N. 2 album art Sergio Bruni Bruni Special N. 2(LP) Columbia 3C 048-17643 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
3 C048-17741 Sergio Bruni - 'Ncopp' 'A Ll'Onna album art Sergio Bruni 'Ncopp' 'A Ll'Onna(LP, Album) EMI, Columbia 3 C048-17741 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
C 048-50442 M Sergio Bruni - Vienetenne A Positano album art Sergio Bruni Vienetenne A Positano(LP) Emidisc (2) C 048-50442 M Italy 1971 Sell This Version
3C 048-51452 M, 048-51452 Sergio Bruni - Suonno A Marechiare album art Sergio Bruni Suonno A Marechiare(LP) Emidisc (2), Emidisc (2) 3C 048-51452 M, 048-51452 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
REL-ST 19153 Sergio Bruni - Le Canzoni Di Napoli album art Sergio Bruni Le Canzoni Di Napoli(LP) Variety (2) REL-ST 19153 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
REL-ST 19170, REL ST 19170 Sergio Bruni - Le Canzoni Di Napoli - Vol. 2 album art Sergio Bruni Le Canzoni Di Napoli - Vol. 2(LP) Variety (2), Penny (2) REL-ST 19170, REL ST 19170 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
3C 048-17898 Sergio Bruni "Canti Nuovi"(LP) Columbia 3C 048-17898 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
TPL1 1111 Sergio Bruni - La Serenata Di Pulcinella album art Sergio Bruni La Serenata Di Pulcinella(LP) RCA TPL1 1111 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
SKAG 55335 Sergio Bruni - Levate 'A Maschera Pulicenella album art Sergio Bruni Levate 'A Maschera Pulicenella(LP, Album) CAM SKAG 55335 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
LP LV 3308 Sergio Bruni - Funiculì Funiculà album art Sergio Bruni Funiculì Funiculà(LP) Lineavis LP LV 3308 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
SKI 5053 Sergio Bruni - Sergio Bruni Roberto Murolo album art Sergio Bruni - Roberto Murolo Sergio Bruni - Roberto Murolo - Sergio Bruni Roberto Murolo(LP, Album) K-Tel SKI 5053 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
GX LP 1037 Sergio Bruni - Canzoni Di Successo album art Sergio Bruni Canzoni Di Successo(LP) Discoring 2000 GX LP 1037 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
3302, 3303, 3304, 3305 Sergio Bruni - Sergio Bruno Napoli LA sua canzone album art Sergio Bruni Sergio Bruno Napoli LA sua canzone(4xLP) GM Italy, GM Italy, GM Italy, GM Italy 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
54 1186311 Sergio Bruni - Sergio Bruni album art Sergio Bruni Sergio Bruni(LP, Album) EMI 54 1186311 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
CGDLL 106 Sergio Bruni - L'Oro Puro Di Napoli album art Roberto Murolo - Claudio Villa - Sergio Bruni Roberto Murolo - Claudio Villa - Sergio Bruni - L'Oro Puro Di Napoli(CD, Album) Green Line Records CGDLL 106 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
JLP 23 Sergio Bruni - Tutto Azzurro Vol.3 album art Sergio Bruni Tutto Azzurro Vol.3(LP, Album) Jumbo-Record (2) JLP 23 Italy 1989 Sell This Version

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