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Paul Marinaro: Without A Song

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There are tribute albums and then, there are musical homages that have far more personal meaning for an artist then dedications to other musicians. Such is the case for Chicago-based singer Paul Marinaro whose debut album Without A Song is a heartfelt tip of the hat to his 85-year old father Joseph, whose unfulfilled dreams of becoming a professional singer, inspired the making of this recording. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, the young Marinaro was surrounded by music at home where dad could be heard singing the standards and playing Sinatra. Influenced by Joe's love for the classics and the ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Paul Marinaro: Without A Song

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At first blush, Chicago singer Paul Marinaro's debut recording, Without A Song, is a well-meaning vanity recording that turns out to be...well, well-meaning. That impression is forgivable only for those not living in the Chicago area. Further reading reveals that this recording had its genesis in some 78 rpm acetates Marinaro found of his father singing the Frank Sinatra hits of the day, that “day" being 1947. What Without A Song is, is an exquisitely programmed 21st century love letter from a son to his father. Any fear that this is one more banker who thinks he can sing jazz ...



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