Al Martino

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Biography

Alfred Cini, 7 October 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The son of Italian immigrants, a fact that was evident in his style and manner, Martino worked as bricklayer in his father’s construction business before being encouraged to become a singer by his friend Mario Lanza. After singing in local clubs, and winning Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he recorded ‘Here In My Heart’ for the small BBS record label. It shot to number 1 in the US chart, and reputedly sold over a... Read more

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swing
60s
oldies
jazz
lounge
male vocalists
easy listening
al martino
crooners
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