VA - Putumayo Presents: Vintage Italia
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 34:34 min | 196 MB
Label: Putumayo World Music – PUT 364-2 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
After the destruction wrought by World War II, it’s no wonder Italians of the 1950s wanted to put the past behind them and enjoy life for a change. The American GIs who filled the post-war bars and nightclubs of Italy’s cities in search of a little R&R (aka Roman Romance) brought with them a taste for the swinging jazz sounds that were all the rage back home. Before rock & roll took the world by storm, cool cats were dancing to big bands like Glen Miller and Benny Goodman. American jazz was as irresistible to Italian teenagers as pizza pie was to New Yorkers, and people from both sides of the Atlantic were looking for a taste of what the other had to offer.