YouTube’s Italian Music Vault

YouTube user Flaniman2 is the man for all classic Italian pop music fans.  His channel is dubbed “Tele Ricordi (La TiVù che non c’è più)” and his posts are made up of performances from mainly the 60s to the  80s of classic Italian hits performed live on music and variety shows, with a bunch of international hits sprinkled in.

♫ Ivano Fossati ♪ La Mia Banda Suona Il Rock ♫ Video & Audio Remastered HD

Stefania Sandrelli / The Music of “I Knew Her Well”

Happy birthday to Stefania Sandrelli who turns 70 today!   One of Sandrelli’s early films, and unknown to US audiences, was “Io la conoscevo bene,” a 1965 comedy-drama from Antonio Pietrangeli considered a classic in Italy.   The movie was released in the US this year as part of the Criterion Collection and is recommended not only for Sandrelli’s star performance and the movie’s comparisons to La Dolce Vita, but music fans would appreciate the soundtrack containing classics from Mina, Sergio Endrigo, Ornella Vanoni and Peppino DiCapri.

Stefania Sandrelli (Io la conoscevo bene) – Sergio Endrigo (Mani bucate)