Mario Lanza

The Mario Lanza Shows

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For The Mario Lanza Shows, On the Air released not one, but two half-hour episodes of The Mario Lanza Show, both recorded in June 1951 with guest Gisele MacKenzie and accompaniment by the Ray Sinatra Orchestra. Coming complete with a whitebread advertisement for Coca-Cola, Lanza reprises some of his favorite songs, including his introductory theme "Be My Love," "Hello Young Lovers," "Lady Be Good," and "Because." Not to be forgotten in Lanza's repertoire, of course, are Italian standards, and he performs plenty of them: "Funiculi, Funicula," "A Vucchella," "Torne a Sorrento," and "Serenade (Rimpianto)." Unfortunately, the sound is about as dusty as the old radios that first tuned this show in, and Lanza is continually interrupted by commercials, features for the orchestra, and a few for guest MacKenzie.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:39 SpotifyAmazon
2
0:31 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:52 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:52 Spotify
5 3:59 SpotifyAmazon
6
0:33 Spotify
7 1:59 Spotify
8 2:11 Spotify
9
0:55 Spotify
10 2:29 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:52 Spotify
12 3:36 SpotifyAmazon
13
1:32 Spotify
14 1:32 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:23 Amazon
16 3:26 Spotify
17 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:35 Spotify
19
1:09 Spotify
20 3:35 SpotifyAmazon
21 1:55 Spotify
22 2:51 Spotify
23 3:50 SpotifyAmazon
24
2:44 Spotify
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