Label: Zeus - BE 0015 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Italy • Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Canzone Napoletana
Mario Merola April 6, — November 12, was an Italian singer and actor, most prominently known for having rejuvenated the traditional popular Neapolitan melodrama known as the sceneggiata.
He was nicknamed the King of the sceneggiata to be able to give this kind typically a regional and a national popularity and success unknown before, to make a film genre, representing all of this even off the stage, so being able to put a face to sceneggiata. Born into a poor family of NaplesMerola held a number of day jobs ranging from kitchen help to longshoreman at the port of Naples until one of his songs, Malu Figliuwas used successfully in a sceneggiatapromoting him into the limelight.
Merola was at the height of his popularity in the s and s. With the proceeds of the first vocal Pusilleco Addiruso - Mario Merola - Volume I manages to marry Rosa Serrapiglia, April 5,with whom he had three children: Roberto organizer of musical eventsLoredana housewife and Francescosinger, too, who in recent years has accompanied the father on numerous occasions, among them the performance at the Festival of Naples inwhere they won the first prize with the song L'Urdemo emigrante The last immigrant.
The first public performance of Merola happens by chance, at the beginning of the sixties, from just had sounded the siren of the lunch break at the port of Naples and Merola, along with colleagues unloaders, walked in the square near the church of Sant 'Anna to the Marshes to attend the party on the occasion of the celebration of the Virgin Mary.
The singer who had produce, Mario Trevicame to the event with a ten-minute delay. In this expectation colleagues Merola led Miscavige to get on stage and perform, for the first time, from before a public.
Inhe made his debut at the Festival of Naples with the song Doce e' 'o silenzio Sweet is the silencecoupled with Elsa Quarta. In he continued his participation in the Festival of Naples Pusilleco Addiruso - Mario Merola - Volume I the songs and Femmene e tamorre and Ciento catene one hundred chainsin Allegretto ma non-troppo happy but not tooin Cchiu' forte stronger and Comm'a 'nu Sciummo like a river in with 'O masto the masterciente appuntamente hundred appointments which he wrote the music and Abbracciame hug and in with 'Nnammurato 'e te!
After the interruption of the Festival init will be taken thirty years later, in In this latest edition Merola and his son Francescowill perform with the song L'urdemo emigrante the last emigrantcoming to a total of eight investments. In the s, he went to the White House as the representative of the classic Neapolitan song and there he sang for an hour.
He recorded approximately 40 CDs of sceneggiata music and has extensive credits in filmed versions of this Neapolitan form, newer ones as well as "classical" works from earlier in the 20th century. He toured abroad with a Neapolitan company to bring the sceneggiata to emigrant Italian communities elsewhere. Although better known as a singer, Merola starred in several Italian crime thrillers, usually playing a good-hearted gangster a guappo.
One of Merola's most renowned movies was Zappatorewhere he plays a father who Pusilleco Addiruso - Mario Merola - Volume I tirelessly to make his son into a lawyer, only to have his son turn his back on him. On the occasion of the Festival of Sanremoalong with Nilla PizziWessWilma GoichManuela VillaTony SantagataJimmy FontanaGianni NazzaroLando FioriniRosanna Fratello and Giuseppe Cionfoliis part of Team Italy, cosituitosi 's event, and sings the song Una vecchia canzone italiana An old Italian songwill affect a disc of the same name that contains 12 tracks including one sang together and the other individually by each member of the group, Merola an occasion to affect an unreleased track Acqua salata Blu salt water blue.
Engages as a composer, in fact, is the author of the music of some songs, including: Ciento appuntamentePassione Pusilleco Addiruso - Mario Merola - Volume I Eternal Passion and Eternamente tua Eternally Yoursthree of its major topics. InMerola went into coma when he was hospitalized for three weeks at the hospital Vecchio Pellegrini of Naples.
That was the most disturbing episode as a crisis cardio-respiratory did fear the worst. On that occasion, for the first time, the sleep was induced by drugs. Merola, on that occasion, he recovered. Inhe published his autobiography Napoli solo andata Il mio lungo viaggio Napoli one way My Long Journey written with journalist Geo Nocchetti, Merola in the book talks about his Sinterklaas Kapoentje - Kinderkoor Laetitia - De Mooiste Sinterklaasliedjes, his achievements, Ich Bin Frei (Maxiversion) - Tommy Fischer - Ich Bin Frei and many other things concerning him.
The book, Merola, accompanying it also features many photos. He died aged 72 in November 12,after having been in intensive care in San Leonardo hospital in Castellammare di Stabia Napleswith breathing difficulties. Present the political authorities, colleagues and, in the square outside the church, some 40, people. At least half of the people followed the coffin in procession to the Monumental Cemetery of Naples, where the artist This I Know - Gloria - One Day At A Time buried.
During the Festival of Sanremothe singer Bono Vox of U2who was performing the song The ground beneath her feetfell into the pit and came across Mario Merola: once before he pays homage with a bow, while the neapolitan singer applauded him. Hugo Race in published The Merola Matrixan album of 16 songs in which Race uses the voice of old songs and even some movie scenes of Merola making a mix between his music and that of the artist in neapolitan. Inthe singer recorded the album neomelodico Mauro Nardi sings Merola where he plays 16 tracks not belonging to the genus neomelodico, but in the classic neapolitan song, Merola achievements, Nardi that pays homage to running them.
In he opened the restaurant-museum in Naples Felicissima Sera Happy eveningnamed after the myth of Mario Merola. The venue accompanied by photos, objects, records, posters, costumes, letters, covers Pusilleco Addiruso - Mario Merola - Volume I newspaper headlines of the singer, was born thanks to the children of Roberto and Francesco, Mimmo and Valentino Manna and with the collaboration of the design Nadia Wanderlingh.
Inthe great singer, in the district Sant'Anna alle Paludi in Naples, is erected a commemorative plaque bust. The plaque created by sculptor Dominico Sepe, reads: Mario Merola ambassador of Neapolitan songs in the world. On September 18,we held the first memorial Mario Merola a musical event dedicated to the great singer.
In November was held in the Vigevano Rally in honor of the king of sceneggiata Mario Merola, a concert in honor of Merola which brought together many of his fans from all over Europe.
In was founded on the YouTube channel Mario-Merola Storya channel that contains several songs by the great artist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Mario Merola lawyer. Categories : births deaths Musicians from Naples Italian male film actors Italian male actors Italian male Pusilleco Addiruso - Mario Merola - Volume I 20th-century Italian singers 20th-century male singers.
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