Toni Santagata

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Toni Santagata
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Toni Santagata (1983)
Born Antonio Morese
9 December 1935 (1935-12-09) (age 82)
Sant'Agata di Puglia, Foggia, Italy
Occupation Singer, comedian, actor

Toni Santagata, stage name of Antonio Morese (born 9 December 1935) is an Italian folk singer, composer, comedian and actor. He is sometimes credited as Tony Santagata or Alfonso Santagata.

Life and career[edit]

Toni Santagata (2009)

Born in Sant'Agata di Puglia, Foggia, Santagata debuted as a comedian at the Derby club in Milan, with the show Toni Santagata e il suo cabaret, later also released as an album.[1] In the following years he embraced folk music, both recording some classics of the Apulian tradition and composing songs.[1] In 1973 Santagata won the folk section of Canzonissima with "Lu maritiello";[1] the song was also his major hit, peaking at the sixth place on the Italian hit parade.[2]

Discography[edit]

Album
  • 1968 - La vita di Padre Pio
  • 1969 - Ciccillo Provolone
  • 1970 - Toni Santagata, le sue canzoni, il suo cabaret
  • 1975 - Lu maritiello ed altre canzoni
  • 1975 - Vino Vino
  • 1976 - Festa grande
  • 1977 - Lu maritiello ed altri successi
  • 1982 - Squadra Grande
  • 1982 - Quant'è bello lu primm'ammore
  • 1983 - Unicus
  • 1984 - Ti mando un fax
  • 1994 - Storie italiane
  • 2002 - Padre Pio
  • 2006 - Idee da cantare
  • 2010 - Quant'è bello lu primm'ammore e altri successi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391. 

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