Jerry Vale Dies at 83

I didn't see anything about this on the Internet until I saw an obscure Associated Press story on the passing of Jerry Vale. Some of you gavones may not know who Jerry Vale was, so I am providing a link to one of his fine recordings on You Tube.


Jerry was from The Bronx. He grew up poor and earned money in High School by singing in clubs in New York City. This was long before Rock & Roll. Growing up in an Italian-American family, I am familiar with his music. His popularity peaked in the 1950s, however his songs will live on in the music piped into many of your better Italian restaurants. Jerry Vale died this past weekend, at home, in his sleep. He was 83.

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