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Jerry Vale Studio albums

I Remember Buddy (1958)
I Remember Russ (1958)
The Same Old Moon (1959)
Jerry Vale's Greatest Hits (1961)
I Have But One Heart (1962)
Arrivederci, Roma (1962)
The Language of Love (1963)
Be My Love (1964)
Till the End of Time (1964)
Christmas Greetings from Jerry Vale (1964)
Have You Looked Into Your Heart (1965)
There Goes My Heart (1965)
It's Magic (1966)
The Impossible Dream (1967)
Time Alone Will Tell and Other Great Hits of Today (1967)
I Hear a Rhapsody (1968)
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (1968)
This Guy's In Love with You (1968)
Till (1969)
As Long As She Needs Me (1969)
Where's the Playground Susie? (1969)
We've Only Just Begun (1971)
The Jerry Vale Italian Album (1971)
I Don't Know How to Love Her (1971)
Sings the Great Hits of Nat King Cole (1972)
Alone Again (Naturally) (1972)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1973)
What a Wonderful World (1973)
Jerry Vale's World (1974)
Free as the Wind (1974)

Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin

Sammy Davis Jr Story

Dean Martin Live in Las Vegas

Frank Sinatra
with Dean Martin

Playing with The Rat Pack 1960s & 70s
with Dean Martin

Las Vegas in 1977

John Oliver: Las Vegas Is the Worst Place on Earth!

Jerry Vale

More Jerry Vale

George Burns

Don Rickles' Last Carson Appearance

Joan Rivers vs Johnny Carson

Angie Dickinson

Remembering Bobby Darin

Who Killed Elvis?

Viva Las Vegas!

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Las Vegas1967


Las Vegas in the 1950s

MORE Las Vegas in the 1950s

Lola Falana

Don Rickles

Don Rickles' Last Show

Don Rickles vs Merv Griffin

Sonny & Cher

The Supremes

Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows

Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy

Louis Prima

Pat Cooper

Johnny Carson

Mort Lindsey


TV's The Las Vegas Show

Red Buttons

Ernest Borgnine on Frank & Dean

Harlan Ellison vs Frank Sinatra

Demond Wilson on The Dean Martin Roasts, Las Vegas, and Walking Out on Sanford & Son

Liberace, Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Gleason Attempted an Intervention on Elvis in Las Vegas

What Las Vegas Looked Like Under Lockdown

Sammy Davis Jr.'s Home Was Looted!

Very Revealing Interview with Sammy Davis Jr.

Las Vegas in the 1940s

Frank Sinatra's Last Major Interview

Portrait of Frank Sinatra in 1959
Frank Sinatra in
Monte Carlo 1959

Drummer Hal Blaine on Recording with The Rat Pack

Marty Allen Almost Cost Me My Foot!

Home Movies of Las Vegas During The Strip’s Golden Age

Donny & Marie Are Calling It Quits

Totie Fields

Sinatra's First Palm Springs Home

Phyllis Diller: An Appreciation

Steve Allen

Rich Little

Betty White on Don Rickles

Totie Fields

Sinatra's First Palm Springs Home

Phyllis Diller: An Appreciation

Steve Allen

Rich Little

Betty White on Don Rickles

Elvis' Background Singers

Wayne Newton

George Carlin

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme

Redd Foxx

Las Vegas & The Mob

Henny Youngman

Rodney Dangerfield

How Las Vegas Has Changed Since the 1970s

How Las Vegas Has Changed Since the 1960s

More on How Las Vegas Has Changed Over the Years

Vegas Fashion

Joan Rivers

Las Vegas Postcards

TV's The Magician and Las Vegas

BONUS: Garry Shandling in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Legend Jerry Vale

"Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold." - Jerry Vale

One of the titans of the strip, crooner Jerry Vale packed the houses in Vegas and on the road. He's considered one of the finest Italians singers of all time, his rich tenor bathed each and every song he sang with an authenticity other singers lacked.

Jerry Vale first hit the charts in 1953 with “You Can Never Give Me Back My Heart” and followed that up with “Two Purple Shadows.”

Known for his distinctive high-tenor voice, wide vocal range, and romantic crooning, he was most popular in the mid-1950s and early 1960s but continued to be a big draw on the Las Vegas Strip well into the 1990s.

His speciality was Italian love songs and no one sang them better, like this classic Al-Di-La:


Born on July 8, 1930 as Genaro Louis Vitaliano, Jerry Vale began his career playing New York supper clubs as a teen then went on to record more than 50 LPs. His versions of "Volare," ''Innamorata" and "Al Di La" became classic Italian-American songs but his highest charting hit was "You Don't Know Me."

Jerry Vale had his own acclaimed TV series in 1972, Jerry's World, which brought Las Vegas entertainment to the small screen.

Here's an interview from 1986:


He also made stellar cameo appearances as himself in the 1990 film Goodfellas and the 1995 film Casino, both directed by Martin Scorsese, lending the film an added layer of authenticity.

Vale was a friend of Frank Sinatra and an honorary pallbearer at Sinatra's funeral on May 20, 1998.

Jerry Vale passed away in 2014 after many years of retirement in Palm Springs & Las Vegas.

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Jerry Vale / Las Vegas headliner


Tony Horowitz, trumpet player for Louis Prima's band 1974-1975: So we hooked up wih various acts when we were doing the summer theater curcuit, whether it was Sergio Franchi, or Jerry Vale or The Golddiggers. It was a wonderful experience being with The Golddiggers. They held forth like nobody's business, they sang, they danced, they were terrific. You're talking the major leagues here.

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