James Stemple and the Swing Dolls | The Italian Life's for Me (La Vita Italiana Fa Per Me)

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The Italian Life's for Me (La Vita Italiana Fa Per Me)

by James Stemple and the Swing Dolls

A vintage, 1940's Italian tune sung by The Swing Dolls - an 'Andrews Sisters' style Female vocal trio singing in Italian in both the original and contemporary remix format used for the Fiat 500 "Wedding" commercial.
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1. The Italian Life's for Me (La Vita Italiana Fa Per Me) [Remixed Version]
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2. The Italian Life's for Me (La Vita Italiana Fa Per Me) [Original Version]
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Album Notes
These tracks were written in a Neapolitan 1940's vintage style - reminiscent of "La Trio Lescano" an Italian Female vocal trio of the period. The recordings feature the Swing Dolls (http://www.theswingdolls.com/Swing_Dolls/welcome.html) and studio legend Gene Cipriano (playing alto saxophone and clarinet) as well as pianist Chris Dawson. The track was composed by James Stemple (http://JamesStemple.com/) and the lyrics were written by Andrea Lee Davis who also wrote the vocal arrangement and sang with the The Swing Dolls. The lyric captures the capricious frivolity and joy of Italian life.

The contemporary version was remixed by Benjamin Kahle. When Gene Cipriano came to my studio at The Lot in West Hollywood, he mentioned that he had done his first recording session on The Lot - back when it was known as Goldwyn Studios - playing all of Tony Curtis' sax solos on "Some Like It Hot." (!) Quite a chunk of history, indeed.

This track was used for the Fiat 500 "Wedding" promo for the LA Auto show.

Enjoy! Viva Italia!

-- James Stemple


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