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Singer Jerry Vale dies
KESQ ^ | 5/18/2014 | Bianca Rae

Posted on 05/18/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT by Borges

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - KESQ and CBS Local 2 learned singer Jerry Vale passed away Sunday morning in hospice care with family by his side.

At the age of 15, he started singing professionally in supper clubs. Known for singing primarily love songs, Vale went on to record more than 50 albums.

Vale received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on December 5th, 1998. His star is at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

Vale and Rita, his wife of over 40 years, resided in Palm Desert.

Vale was 81 years old.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: jerryvale; music

1 posted on 05/18/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Long life. Lots of tunes. Hopefully he is in Heaven. Prayers to family. Never heard of him.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Borges

Made a brief cameo in Goodfellas.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 5:10:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: napscoordinator

You’ll likely remember this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RKMuyG_G4

You Don’t Know Me - Jerry Vale


4 posted on 05/18/2014 5:11:12 PM PDT by abb
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To: napscoordinator

We really old guys know who he was. Had a nice voice and style.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 5:13:08 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: napscoordinator
Dang man. I just heard this guy's song Pretend You Don't See Her in the movie Goodfellas. Didn't know who he was, but I kind of liked the song in a sad sort of way.
6 posted on 05/18/2014 5:13:31 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: dfwgator

And in Casino


7 posted on 05/18/2014 5:14:00 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Guess Scorcese was a fan.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 5:14:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: abb

That’s precisely what society is missing today, love songs.......Life was better back then because of those songs.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 5:17:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Borges

Saw Sinatra on an old tonite show on youtube a few days ago call him Jerry Fail.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 5:19:06 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: napscoordinator
Maybe you knew him as Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano.

The name didn't mean anything to me either, but I remember having heard "You don't know me" and "I can't stop loving you."

11 posted on 05/18/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: napscoordinator
Growing up in the 1960s, my parents had an old stereo in a wooden cabinet. Played albums from all the Italian singers — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino and Jerry Vale. All these guys knew how to sing a love song. You don't find singing like that today.

Rest in peace, Mr. Vale.

12 posted on 05/18/2014 5:24:48 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Vaquero
Frank and Jerry Vale were friends 'til Daddy died. The Jerry Fail thing was a nickname, all in fun, because Jerry has such a beautiful voice.

They were good pals.

13 posted on 05/18/2014 5:26:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

I should attribute my quote, that was from Nancy Sinatra.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 5:26:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hot Tabasco

Amen.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 5:27:08 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: napscoordinator

Nice sentiment. You could have left off the last comment!
Have you ever heard about class?


16 posted on 05/18/2014 5:30:40 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: abb

Jerry Vale - Speak Softly Love (theme from ‘The Godfather’)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y06QkeuUokY


17 posted on 05/18/2014 5:32:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Borges

RIP.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 5:33:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fatnotlazy
Growing up in the 1960s ... albums from all the Italian singers — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino and Jerry Vale.
After I got out of the Marines in the late 60s, I hung out in a bar frequented by the WWII generation.
The jukebox was filled with all those singers' songs plus others like the Mills Brothers, Dorseys, etc.
Every time I hear those wonderful old songs I think of the great times we had in that bar.
19 posted on 05/18/2014 5:37:29 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Borges
Innamorata (lover), 1956
20 posted on 05/18/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Borges

Al Di La , this is a good song by Jerry Vale:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/al-di-la-lyrics-jerry-vale.html

“Birth name Gennaro Luigi Vitaliano”, I guess they figured, Jerry Vale would be easier to remember!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Vale


21 posted on 05/18/2014 5:46:01 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: abb
You Don’t Know Me - Jerry Vale

When I was a senior in high school, about a thousand years ago, I was a little awkward when there were lasses in the neighborhood. That lasted through 11th, 12th and into 13th grade.

This song forced me to take a run at it, and it made life a whole lot more fun. I don't know that my personality changed, but when I took a run at it I discovered that my suave, cosmopolitan friends were a every bit as terrified of rejection as I was. When I started dating seniors, at first, then the college lasses, my suave, cosmopolitan friends started asking me if Miss So and So had a sister or a cousin or a friend who would like to join us at a drive-in movie or a dinner and a walk by the lake.

Life was simpler in those days...or maybe not. The lasses were sure lookers, all of 'em.

Then Uncle Sam called. There I discovered that the most suave and sophisticated of the other enlisted men related to the fine lasses we met at inverse success to the amount they bragged about conquests.

All I can say is, thank you Jerry Vale, and RIP.

22 posted on 05/18/2014 5:47:27 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Borges

I actually met Jerry one time at a Mets game-in high school(it was probably 67 or 68),my buddy and I were on the subway going to Shea for a midweek game when we were off during spring break. Some guy on the subway asked if we had tics-sold us two really cheap. Turned out they were field level, six rows back on the homeplate side of the Cubs dugout- two rows in front was Jerry Vale-he graciously signed our scorecards. A great singer- RIP


23 posted on 05/18/2014 5:47:50 PM PDT by pineybill (or)
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To: fatnotlazy

I’m building an LP collection of the greats. Coming from estate sales they’re not that expensive. Still have my Dad’s 1956 custom hi-fi cabinet with Pioneer components.

It’s poignant to get a stack of LPs from eBay each with a return address label showing the owner. Many from New Jersey but I picked up twenty-five Carmen Cavallaro LPs from an estate in Butte, Montana!

Some wonderful listening but I am transcribing them to other media. Stacking the ol’ turntable is fun but then I have to get the records back in the jackets & back on the shelf.

Jerry Vale is one more to be missed. Is it already 20 years since Dean Martin passed on? Dinah Shore died that same year. Time marches on.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 5:51:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

I’m hoping my brother has my parents’ old albums. They have great sentimental value to me.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 5:58:31 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

I have listened to the “big band””crooners” types of stations for years even if it’s not the kind of music I grew up with.

Sammy Davis Jr., Perry Como, Martin Denny, Bobby Vinton, the Tiki Lounge, a whole lot of good music is out there to appreciate.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 6:05:12 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Borges

Same age as me——another one bites the dust.

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27 posted on 05/18/2014 6:07:02 PM PDT by Mears
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To: BatGuano

Your right. Sorry.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Long life. Lots of tunes. Hopefully he is in Heaven. Prayers to family. Never heard of him.

Ditto. But I've heard of him.

29 posted on 05/18/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: stevem

It was a kinder, gentler time...


30 posted on 05/18/2014 6:42:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Borges

He had a beautiful voice.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: napscoordinator
Aaaa, whatsamatta for you you don no Momma Vitaliano's boy?

32 posted on 05/18/2014 7:18:25 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Borges

Condolences to family and friends of Jerry Vale.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oldhunk

yeah. I would get a blank stare from most of my coworkers if I mention any of these pre British Invasion acts.

There was this guy Dino Martin, and this other one Frank ‘The Chairman’ Sinatra. My grandfather is buried next to Eddie Fisher in SoCal.


34 posted on 05/18/2014 8:05:49 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: fatnotlazy
You don't find singing like that today.

You certainly don't. The current group of "singers" could not come close to the notes and style of a Jerry Vale, even if they were inclined to sing songs of such beauty...which I doubt.

35 posted on 05/18/2014 8:13:58 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You are right on the mark, Hot.

[That’s precisely what society is missing today, love songs.......Life was better back then because of those songs.]

And the main thing about music of the earlier years is that songs were not age specific......everyone old or young sang and enjoyed these songs. Music brought us together, not like separating us today.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 9:01:53 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Took in a dinner show at the Sands in 1974. First half—Jerry Vale with about a 70 piece orchestra. Fantastic!

Second half—Bob Newhart.

Great time to be alive.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 9:22:54 PM PDT by PeteyBoy (Better a TEApartier than a teabagger be.)
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To: Oldhunk

Jerry Vale was a good one, and yes we oldsters do remember him. RIP.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 9:23:43 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

My parents had a Jerry Vale album I played all the time. It was love songs in different languages. Bella!

Rest in peace Mister Vale. Your music was one of the many pleasant memories of my childhood.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 12:26:10 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Borges

The first time I heard this was while watching the movie “Goodfellas”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VYyU7_MCoo


40 posted on 05/19/2014 12:55:36 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: dfwgator

the Carson show I was watching had Frank on the couch then Rickles came out and did a very short skit totally geared towards Frank...the usual guinea-wop stuff that Rickles will use when he is not mocking any other nationality or race (which I love by the way as an American of Italian descent). Rickles did a “...I can listen to any one of your Goomba singers..”(rough paraphrase)...to which Frank replied “ who....Jerry Fail...”

that’s it...


41 posted on 05/19/2014 4:25:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Borges

I loved all his songs. And he never had to grab his crouch.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 4:55:50 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: PapaNew; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
You have to view Jerry Vale singing "Pretend You Don't See Her' in "Goodfellas" to appreciate the full impact of the scene and his beautiful voice. It's a haunting five minutes.

I remember like yesterday when "Sam" (Dooley Wilson) sang "As Time Goes By" in "Casablanca". You have to grasp the whole Bogie/Bergman-in-wartime-Casablanca thing unfolding on the screen to fully appreciate the song.

Likewise. you have to see "Goodfellas" to get the full impact of Jerry Vale singing his love song to the suddenly-quiet, pensive gangsters and their women in the nightclub scene. It's unforgettable as far as movie songs go.

Rest in Peace, good fella!

Leni

43 posted on 05/19/2014 5:18:21 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

I just saw Goodfellas for the first time recently and several times since. It is a gripping scene, like so many in that movie. Something about that movie.


44 posted on 05/19/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT by PapaNew
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