Antonio Scognamiglio

Bologna, Italy
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Neapolitan songs

My father was Neapolitan and loved his hometown very much. During the 20 years he spent working in the North of Italy, he always wanted to get back to Naples. And he finally succeeded in 1972.
I was already in Bologna with Claudia (we got married in 1973) and did not follow him as the rest of my family did.
Yet I spent most of my childhood summer holidays in Naples and love so much the city and its culture.
So I decided to record a selection of songs (the Neapolitan songs are the most ancient and best known Italian songs) among my repertory of about 60 Neapolitan songs.

13 songs are also available in YouTube in three different videos:

If you only wish to listen to the single songs, hereafter are the relevant links to the mp3's:

  1. 'A tazza 'e caf (Giuseppe Capaldo / Vittorio Fassone)
  2. 'A vucchella (Francesco Paolo Tosti / Gabriele d'Annunzio)
  3. Dicitenciello vuje (Enzo Fusco / Rodolfo Falvo)
  4. Dduje paravise (Ciro Parente / E.A. Mario)
  5. Era de maggio (Salvatore Di Giacomo / Mario Pasquale Costa)
  6. I' te vurria vas (Vincenzo Russo / Eduardo Di Capua / Alfredo Mazzucchi)
  7. Lacreme napulitane (Libero Bovio / Francesco Buongiovanni)
  8. Luna nova (Salvatore Di Giacomo / Mario Costa)
  9. Malafemmena (Antonio De Curtis "Tot")
  10. Napule (Pino Daniele)
  11. 'Na sera 'e maggio (Gigi Pisano / Giuseppe Cioffi)
  12. Passione (Libero Bovio / Ernesto Tagliaferri / Nicola Valente)
  13. Reginella (Libero Bovio / Gaetano Lama)
  14. Voce 'e notte (Edoardo Nicolardi / Ernesto De Curtis)

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La Posteggia

The "posteggiatori" were Neapolitan street musicians (the "Posteggia" became very popular in the 19th century) who performed traditional songs accompanied by traditional instruments (guitar and mandolin).

I recorded some Neapolitan songs using the same type of instrumentation.

I hope you like them.

  1. 'Era de maggio (Salvatore Di Giacomo / Mario Pasquale Costa)
  2. Reginella (Libero Bovio / Gaetano Lama)
  3. Passione (Libero Bovio / Ernesto Tagliaferri / Nicola Valente)
  4. 'A vucchella (Francesco Paolo Tosti / Gabriele d'Annunzio)
  5. A tazza 'e caf (Giuseppe Capaldo / Vittorio Fassone)
  6. 'A vucchella (Francesco Paolo Tosti / Gabriele d'Annunzio)
  7. Lacreme napulitane (Libero Bovio / Francesco Buongiovanni)

These songs are also available on Youtube:

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Floridiana

"Floridiana" is a large and beautiful park on the slopes of the Vomero hill in Naples.

It is a mythical place of my childhood and, in the early 1960s, in that park I attended a Neapolitan song festival.

I therefore performed six Neapolitan songs (using the traditional Neapolitan instruments, guitar and mandoline) imagining to hold a concert in the Floridiana park.

  1. Dicitenciello vuje (Enzo Fusco / Rodolfo Falvo)
  2. Dduje paravise (Ciro Parente / E.A. Mario)
  3. 'Na sera 'e maggio (Gigi Pisano / Giuseppe Cioffi)
  4. Voce 'e notte (Edoardo Nicolardi / Ernesto De Curtis)
  5. I' te vurria vasa' (Vincenzo Russo / Eduardo Di Capua / Alfredo Mazzucchi)
  6. Malafemmena (Antonio De Curtis)

These songs are allso available on Youtube:


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