Ciletti was my uncle and Godfather, a man who loved music, loved
to sing and to tell stories. Fred transfered the songs below to cassette
from 78rpm shellac discs probably in the mid-eighties. All five songs
began life as instrumentals, Fred included alternate versions of tracks
four and five with him singing along. I integrated these into one
While the arrangements range from the cartoonesque style
of Karl Stalling (of Looney Tunes fame) to "muzak," they are somehow soothing
and otherworldly - as if travelling through time - an echo from a radio
broadcast sent long ago.
Presented here in Fred's original order, are three instumentals
to set the mood, followed by two outstanding vocal performances.
All should certainly be of interest to those who may have grown up with
Here to email comments, recollections or corrections.
1- With a Song in My
2 - Easter Parade
3 - Instrumental (anyone
know the name of this song?)
4 - Somebody Loves You
5 - Night and Day