1/25/14

MEATBALL HEROES PT. 3--JIMMY ROSELLI MAKES THE WISEGUYS WEEP



Here's the sort-of great Jimmy Roselli (see an earlier 'Meatball' post for more info on this cavier of meatball) singing "Little Pal"--a particular favorite of the wise guys as its narrative concerns a father saying goodbye to his little son as he prepares to "go away" on some unspecified trip. Steaming pile of schmaltz though it is, I defy you to stay stone-faced and tear-free through this recording. As Orson Welles once said (referring not to this song but to Leo McCarey's great 1936 tearjerker "Make Way For Tomorrow") "It could make a stone cry."




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