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Mob Hits
Various Artists

Sitting in his bathtub one evening, law student David Brinker reflected on his love of mob movies, like The Godfather and Goodfellas. More specifically, he thought about the great music that often accompanied these films—ballads by crooners like Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, and Jerry Vale, and swingin' numbers by the likes of Louis Prima. Wouldn't it be great, thought Brinker, to have a compilation of those great mob hits?


Hear Samples of
Mob Hits

Mambo Italiano: Rosemary Clooney
Volare: Dean Martin
Love Me The Way I Love You: Jerry Vale
My Way; Paul Anka

(Requires Windows Media)

The rest, as they say, is history. After selling more than 80,000 copies of his double-CD collection, Mob hits: Music From And A Tribute To The Great Mob Movies, on late-night television and through the internet, Brinker's brainchild is not hitting store shelves across America. If you love songs like "Volare," "That's Amore," "Oh Marie," "Buona Sera," and "Angelina Zooma Zooma"—not to mention instumentals from the Godfather movies—then baby, this collection is for you. The production quality is top-knotch, the songs are classics, and the lyrics will make you laugh out loud (just wait till you hear Clooney's tough Brooklyn girl accent on "Mambo Italiano").

The two Mob Hits CDs would be a surefire smash at your next party, with 22 fun and campy chestnuts that you'll be humming for days after. Oh, and if you want to know where to get the best Italian pasta sauce in America, just check the liner notes.

- Leslie Rosenberg

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