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Nicola Arigliano

voc, 1923-2010 IT
Singer / Producer of Pop and Jazz

Italian singer. Born 06-Dec-1923 in Squinzano, Italy. Died 30-Mar-2010 in Calimera, Italy. After long ranks in Northern Italy's night clubs, he was noticed by a TV producer who let him make his debut in sketches and music turns for some variety shows. First records date 1956 and they are 78rpm, mostly consisting of Neapolitan songs, recorded for Italian RCA; with the migration to 45rpm, under Columbia label, here it comes the first success with "Simpatica", by Garinei, Giovannini e Kramer. In 1958 he took part to "Canzonissima" and subsequently he drew attention to himself in a show conducted by Lelio Luttazzi, where he took part as a regular guest together with Mina, entitled "Sentimentale". The homonymous theme became a hit, recorded by both the singers in two different versions. In the meanwhile Nicola went on to improve his great passion, jazz, taking part to festivals and dedicated performances (for example 1959 Festival del jazz, together with Franco Cerri), and highlighting himself thanks to his crooner style. In this period his greatest hits: "Un giorno ti dirò", "Amorevole", "I sing ammore", "My wonderful bambina", "I love you forestiera". The titles in two different languages were an habit of songwriters at the end of the 50's, who saw "postcard-songs" as a way to promote our tourist beauties (the most famous example will have been "Arrivederci Roma" by Renato Rascel). In 1963 he was the protagonist of another saturday night show, "Il cantatutto", together with Milva and Claudio Villa, wherein he enjoyed swapping his repertoire with the two other colleagues and performing gags and comic sketches. In 1964 he took part to Festival di Sanremo with "Venti chilometri al giorno", and afterwards started a long and very lucky career as an advertising testimonial, which ensured him very good receipts, also when his music engagements will have become less frequent, thanks to generation replacement and arrival of beat wave. Arigliano surprisingly came back to television in 1977 in several episodes of "Non stop", a show by Enzo Trapani dedicated to cabaret. In 1985 he made a live record "Mario Schiano presenta Nicola Arigliano al night club Il Sorpasso - Con l'orchestra I Primi" where, in spite of the title, Mario Schiano was not there: he was, in fact, the promoter of some music performances near Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome to celebrate the PCI's overtaking of DC during European election of 1984 (this thing explains night club's name "Il Sorpasso"); but in the record played some of the most famous Italian jazz musicians, like Marc 4 keyboard player, Antonello Vannucchi, Gegè Munari on drums and Giorgio Rosciglione on double bass. More recently (1996) he won Premio Tenco for his album "I sing ancora"; in 2001 he published "Go man!", album recorded live in Milan that houses some of the most famous Italian jazz musicians: Franco Cerri, Enrico Rava, Gianni Basso, Bruno De Filippi, Renato Sellani and Massimo Moriconi. In 2005, 81 years old, he was the oldest singer taking part to Festival di Sanremo: on the occasion he introduced the song "Colpevole" (accompained by Antonello Vannucchi of Marc 4 and Franco Cerri), winning the Critics Prize. On 2005 summer he turned his band upside down opting for a formation without piano, replaced by accordion and guitar. With this versatile band he started a particularly fervent and industrious moment of his career earning everywhere unanimous consents. His last performance (with the inseparable Frank Antonucci on guitar, Reverendo Otis on double bass, Al Ventura - accordion and Santi Isgrò - drums) dates back to September 8th, 2007 on the occasion of the Award to the career that his hometown Squinzano wanted to bestow upon him.

  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Colpevole (con Orchestra) on Colpevole by Nicola Arigliano
Maramao Perchè Sei Morto on Colpevole by Nicola Arigliano
Ain't She Sweet on Colpevole by Nicola Arigliano
Carina - 2004 Remaster on Made In Italy by Nicola Arigliano
I Sing "Ammore" - 2004 Remaster on Made In Italy by Nicola Arigliano
Come Prima - 2004 Remaster on Made In Italy by Nicola Arigliano
Buonasera Signorina on Colpevole by Nicola Arigliano
My Wonderful Bambina on Colpevole by Nicola Arigliano
20 Km Al Giorno - 2005 Digital Remaster on Collezione Italiana by Nicola Arigliano
Marilù - 2005 Remaster on Collezione Italiana by Nicola Arigliano

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
All The WayNicola Arigliano2014Single
IneditiNicola Arigliano2011Album
Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano2011Album
Come PrimaNicola Arigliano2010Single
Il Re Dello SwingNicola Arigliano2010Compil.
The Complete EditionNicola Arigliano2010Compil.
Made In ItalyNicola Arigliano2009Compil.
Studio CollectionNicola Arigliano2005Compil.
ColpevoleNicola Arigliano2005Single
ColpevoleNicola Arigliano2005Compil.
I Swing AncoraNicola Arigliano2004Compil.
Made In ItalyNicola Arigliano2004Compil.
My Name Is Pasquale!Nicola Arigliano2002Album
Go Man!Nicola Arigliano2001Album
Italian CroonerNicola Arigliano1999Album
Nu Ritratto - Live In Matera 2Nicola Arigliano1999Album
I grandi successi di Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1998Compil.
I Sing Ancora - Live In MateraNicola Arigliano1995Album
Le Più Belle Di Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1989Compil.
Le Più Belle Di Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1989Compil.
AmorevoleMario Schiano Presenta Nicola Arigliano1984Album
I Sing "Ammore"Nicola Arigliano1984Album
I Quattro MusicantiNicola Arigliano, Lucio Dalla, Daniele Formica, Ornella Vanoni, Anna Identici, Franco Spadavecchia1981Album
Non Importa QuandoNicola Arigliano1973Album
L'improvvisata/Tirami Su La VitaNicola Arigliano1972Single
La Prima Notte / L'Amore Viene E Se Ne VaNicola Arigliano1970Single
L'amore Viene E Se Ne Va / In Una SeraNicola Arigliano / I Migrants1970Single
Nathalie / LontananzaNicola Arigliano1968Single
La Gente / Dimmi Di NoNicola Arigliano1967Single
Le Mie Vacanze Con LauraNicola Arigliano1965Single
20 Kilometri Al GiornoNicola Arigliano1964Single
20 Kilometri Al GiornoNicola Arigliano1964Single
San Remo: 1964Tony Renis, Pino Donaggio Y Nicola Arigliano1964Compil.
CantatuttoNicola Arigliano1964Album
Uno Che Sta Pensando A TeNicola Arigliano1963Single
Solo Un'EstateNicola Arigliano1963Single
Tutto Va Bene / AttesaNicola Arigliano1963Single
Se Tu VuoiNicola Arigliano1963Single
Ma Non Ci Sei / IndifferenteNicola Arigliano1962Single
Più Vicino / Ad Ogni AngoloNicola Arigliano1962Single
Georgine Georgette (Just For Tonight)Nicola Arigliano1962Single
Uno Che Sta Pensando A TeNicola Arigliano1962Album
Uno Che Sta Pensando A Te / BalliamoNicola Arigliano1962Single
Hey! / Non Importa QuandoNicola Arigliano1962Single
Romantico AmoreNicola Arigliano1961Single
Love In Portofino / Penita ContigoVittorio Paltrinieri E Il Suo Complesso, Nicola Arigliano1961Single
C'Era Una Volta... Un Cerbiatto / Natale Mi Portera'Nicola Arigliano1961Single
The Heart Of Italy - Romantic Songs by Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano With Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra1961Album
Permettete SignorinaNicola Arigliano1960Single
Swing A Go-GoNicola Arigliano1960Single
Amor / MeravigliosaNicola Arigliano1960Single
Permette SignorinaNicola Arigliano1960Single
In StereoNicola Arigliano1960Album
Arigliano A NapoliNicola Arigliano1960Single
Attesa ("The Big Hurt")Nicola Arigliano1960Single
Successi Di Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1960Album
Quando piange il ciel / Di giorno in giornoNicola Arigliano, Franco Cerri And His International Trio1959Single
Ada / Abbassa La Tua RadioNicola Arigliano1959Single
Come Un Angelo / Noi SiamoNicola Arigliano1959Single
9º festival De Sanremo 1959Nicola Arigliano1959Single
Come Un AngeloNicola Arigliano1959Single
All The WayNicola Arigliano1959Single
AmorevoleNicola Arigliano1959Single
Notte, Lunga NotteNicola Arigliano - Franco Cerri And His International Trio1959Single
Devi RicordareNicola Arigliano1959Album
My Wonderful BambinaNicola Arigliano1959Single
Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1959Single
PioveNicola Arigliano1959Single
Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1959Album
Devi Ricordare...Nicola Arigliano Complesso Dir. Da Pino Calvi1959Single
Piove / Per Tutta La VitaNicola Arigliano1959Single
I Sing "Ammore"Nicola Arigliano1959Single
Come PrimaNicola Arigliano1959Single
ArrivederciNicola Arigliano1959Single
Come Prima / Boccuccia Di Rosa / Il Mio Angelo (My Special Angel) / FantasticaNicola Arigliano1959Single
Festival Del Jazz - Sanremo 1959Nicola Arigliano Con Franco Cerri And His International Trio1959Single
Donna / Raggio Di SoleNicola Arigliano Con Pino Calvi E Il Suo Complesso1959Single
Tua / Un Bacio Sulla BoccaNicola Arigliano Con Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra1959Single
My Wonderful BambinaNicola Arigliano1959Single
Un Giorno Ti Dirò...Nicola Arigliano1959Single
Un Giorno Ti Dirò...Nicola Arigliano1959Single
Io Sono Il Vento / Partir Con TeNicola Arigliano1959Single
Was It You / IncantevoleNicola Arigliano1959Single
One For My BabyNicola Arigliano1958Single
Nicola AriglianoNicola Arigliano1958Album
Nel Blu, Dipinto De BluNicola Arigliano1958Single
Brivido Blu / Questo Nostro AmoreNicola Arigliano Con Pino Calvi E La Sua Orchestra1958Single
Con Tutto Il Cuore («With All My Heart»)Nicola Arigliano ,con Pino Calvi1958Single
Carina / Cercavo Una DonnaNicola Arigliano1958Single
My Funny ValentineNicola Arigliano1958Single
Angel EyesNicola Arigliano1958Single
Sixteen Tons / One For My BabyNicola AriglianoSingle
Tris D'AssiDomenico Modugno, Nicola Arigliano, Joe SentieriCompil.
Nicola Arigliano In IngleseNicola AriglianoSingle
Una Sera Allo Studio 7 Di NapoliNicola AriglianoAlbum
Bella RivieraJula De Palma, Nicola Arigliano, Pino CalviSingle
nessuno ha mai vistoNicola AriglianoSingle
Non Sei BellissimaNicola AriglianoSingle
Con Tutto Il CuoreNicola AriglianoSingle
You And MeNicola AriglianoSingle
Il Sole Nel CuoreNicola AriglianoSingle
Alle Cascate Del NiagaraNicola AriglianoSingle
JessicaNicola AriglianoSingle
AffascinanteNicola AriglianoSingle
SentimentaleNicola AriglianoSingle
Il Mio AngeloNicola AriglianoSingle
Giro,GiroNicola AriglianoSingle
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