Vessella’s Italian Band
1911 (Victor 16899-A)
Vessella’s Italian Band – Funiculi Funicula]
“O Sole Mio”
Michele Rinaldi cornet solo with Vessella’s Italian Band
1911 (Victor 16899-B)
Michele Rinaldi – O Sole Mio]
Here are two famous late 19th century Neapolitan songs – a genre that I am fond of.
“O Sole Mio” was composed in 1898.
Vessella’s Italian Band recorded for Victor, Brunswick and Edison. Its leader, Oreste Vessella was born in Italy in 1882 and emigrated to the United States in 1901.