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Jimmy Roselli

Jimmy Roselli - They Used to Call Her Mary Now They Call Her Ma

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They Used to Call Her Mary Now They Call Her Ma

By  Jimmy Roselli

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A great addition to complete your collection of Jimmys work. Here are 12 great songs from Jimmy.

A major movie about the life of Jimmy Roselli is coming in late 2018, based on a book by David Evanier. Soon a new generation will be made aware of the talent, resolve and impact of the great Jimmy Roselli!

There were two great singers from Hoboken, New Jersey: Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Roselli, whose staggering vocal range, passion and authority outstripped his world famous rival. Despite being a beloved entertainer among Italian mobsters, and particularly their wives and mothers, Jimmy refused nonetheless to be beholden to the Mafia. Accordingly, Jimmy was left unprotected when, ostensibly under Sinatra's order, the music industry blackballed Roselli for three decades. Largely guided by his own erratic integrity, the mercurial Roselli never received the worldwide fame his talent deserved, and whatever success he did achieve was owed in part to the selfless actions of those who cared for him most. Jimmy's aggressively supportive wife, Donna, convinces him to start his own record label, and Mafia soldier and Jimmy's childhood friend, Matty, makes the ultimate sacrifice, all in the best interest of an unsung entertainer who by his own admission, was most happy when in the company of his hometown pals.

''Make the Wiseguys Weep'' will be Merchant Ivory s first feature since 2009's The City of Your Final Destination. Based on a novel by David Evanier, and adapted for the screen by Ric Menello (The Immigrant, Two Lovers), the film traces the life and career of singer Jimmy Roselli, who is blacklisted from the music industry in the 1960's following an altercation with Frank Sinatra.

Make the Wiseguys Weep is a sincere tale about the influence of the Mafia in showbiz, of Italian-American culture and music heritage, and of a thrilling, unsung entertainer.


1 They Used To Call Her Mary 2:40
2 I Wish You Love 3:13
3 I Lost All My Love For You 2:14
4 It's Been A Long Long Time 2:03
5 Heartaches 2:37
6 Sleepytime Gal 2:54
7 It Doesn't Hurt To Say You're Sorry 2:33
8 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 2:21
9 I'll Never Let You Cry Over Me 2:31
10 East Of The Sun 2:25
11 It Takes But A Moment To Fall In Love 2:55
12 I'm Gonna Change Everything 2:26

Product details

  • Audio CD (December 27, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: April 6, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: M&R Records
  • ASIN: B000008P7W

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