Can-Con 45 Of The Day - November 9

Can-Con 45 Of The Day - November 9

Postby radiofan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:55 pm

Today's Can-Con 45 was an early hit for Gino Vannelli ... From 1974, "People Gotta Move" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhjX6-iWIAg

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - November 9

Postby Richard Skelly » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:55 pm

Whatever happened to Gino Vanelli? He enjoyed even bigger hits than People Gotta Move during his lengthy tenure with A&M Records. In the early '80s, Gino charted reasonably well with Black Cars. Then he got precious with a lurch into modern opera. After that...who knows? I'm not aware of any gigs he's done in Greater Vancouver. (He'd easily sell out a venue like River Rock.)

Makes you wonder if his magnificent mane of jet-black hair has fallen out. Or, is he simply one of the lucky few pop artists to have invested wisely, found domestic contentment and left his fans wanting more? His brother Ross, who helped create Gino's signature sound, has kept busy with a recording studio that's been used by Burton Cummings, among others, in recent years.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - November 9

Postby Richard Skelly » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:03 am

Forgot to mention Gino's other brother Joe Vanelli. He's credited on People Gotta Move and engineered Above The Ground, Burton Cummings 2008 solo release. Ross played guitar on that album. Both siblings may very well run the studio tegether.
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Re: Can-Con 45 Of The Day - November 9

Postby jon » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:13 am

Interesting items from Wikipedia:
  1. "Vannelli resides in Oregon where he is active as a music teacher. He continues to perform throughout North America"
  2. "Not to be confused with Gino Vanelli."
  3. "Gino Vanelli (26 March 1896, Bergamo - 9 April 1969, Monza) was an Italian operatic baritone who had an active international career from 1917 until his retirement in 1955. He made several recordings for HMV and Columbia Records, including complete recordings of the operas La boheme, Pagliacci, and Madama Butterfly."
Especially interesting when you note that it is the opera singer's name that is on the record label, even the writing, producing and arranging credits.

"Hey, Gino, you lost one of you N's. No big deal. You still got two left."
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