Giuseppe Mango

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Mango
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Background information
Born (1954-11-06) 6 November 1954 (age 60)
Origin Lagonegro, Italy
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock, world music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1976-present

Mango, stage name of Giuseppe ("Pino") Mango (6 November 1954), is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. He is known for his style which fuses pop, folk, world music, the frequent use of odd time signatures and for his high vocal range.

Biography[edit]

Mango was born in Lagonegro, in the province of Potenza. He grew up listening mainly to blues and hard rock music, his favourite musicians include Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Peter Gabriel. He began his musical activity as a teen, playing with several local bands. In 1975, he moved to Rome and recorded his first album, La mia ragazza è un grande caldo (1976).

Two songs from the record, "Per te che mi apri l'universo" and "Tu pioggia io mattino", attracted the attention of Patty Pravo, who put them in her album Tanto (1976) and the title of the second song was changed in "Per amarti d'amore". Mia Martini also liked Mango's music and put the song "Se mi sfiori" in the album Che vuoi che sia... se t'ho aspettato tanto (1976).

In 1985, he participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, performing the song "Il viaggio", from the album Australia, released on the same year. In 1986 he released the album Odissea, which contains some of his most famous songs, "Lei verrà" and "Oro". 1987's Adesso includes the successful single "Bella d'estate", co-written with Lucio Dalla. Other notable records are Sirtaki (1990), Come l'acqua (1992) and Disincanto (2002).

His last work is La terra degli aquiloni, released in 2011. Mango also recorded three albums in Spanish language.

Cover[edit]

Some of his songs were rearranged by Italian and foreign artists:

Artist Song Year Album
Mia Martini Se Mi Sfiori 1976 Che vuoi che sia... se t'ho aspettato tanto
Patty Pravo Per Te Che Mi Apri L'Universo
Per amarti d'amore (Tu pioggia io mattino)
1976 Tanto
Patty Pravo Sentirti 1978 Sentirti/Notti Bianche
Scialpi Nero e blu 1983 Es-tensioni
Loretta Goggi Lei verrà (feat. Mango) 1986 C'è poesia
Leo Sayer The Moth And The Flame (Tu...si) 1990 Sanremo Music Festival
Mina Oro 1994 Canarino mannaro
Hélène Ségara Tu peux tout emporter (Amore per te) 2000 Au nom d'une femme
Mietta Sentirti 2003 Per esempio... per amore
Eleftheria Arvanitaki Min Orkizesai (Come Monna Lisa) 2007 Dinata 1986–2007
Neri per caso Bella d'estate (feat. Mango) 2008 Angoli diversi
Wender Lei verrà (feat.Saretta) 2010 Alpacaaaa
Antonella Lo Coco Disincanto 2012 Cuore scoppiato

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Albums recorded in Spanish[edit]

  • Ahora - Fonit Cetra/BMG Ariola - 1987
  • Hierro y Fuego - Fonit Cetra/BMG Ariola - 1988
  • Sirtaki - Sanni Records - 1991

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