paolo_conteSmoke a dozen packages of Morte Sicuro per day, and maybe you’ll sound like Italian cantautore Paolo Conte someday. The former lawyer with the gravelly voice wrote Italy’s not-all-too secret national anthem Azzurro in 1968 for Adriano Celentano, before he became a superstar himself with Gelato al limon and, of course, Via con me (»s’wonderful, good luck, my babe«) in the early Eighties, combining jazz and cabaret style with melanconia, eleganza, senso and disinvoltura. Occasionally, Conte also sings in French, as on his 2010 album Nelson – a true padrone of chanson.

Paolo Conte w/ Laura Conti – C’est beau
Paolo Conte – Enfant prodige

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  1. Sky

    Almost everything by PC is fun. Personal fave is Jimmy, Ballando from 1987.

  2. calle

    Always wanting to check him out, any recommendation of a good record to start with ?