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Six years after he introduced this character in the courtroom comedy ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/ My Cousin Vinny]'' (and one year before he retired from acting, not to mention a few years after the peak of the lounge music revival) Joe Pesci released an album in character: ''Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You'' (1998). The resulting mix of covers and originals (including a mob-themed take on Blondie's "Rapture") was not received well. [http://www.allmusic.com/album/vincent-laguardia-gambini-sings-just-for-you-mw0000601106 Allmusic]'s review describes it as "a set of songs that seems to exist primarily as a showcase for Pesci's penchant for the word "f*ck" and its variants than any real musical aspirations."  
 
Six years after he introduced this character in the courtroom comedy ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104952/ My Cousin Vinny]'' (and one year before he retired from acting, not to mention a few years after the peak of the lounge music revival) Joe Pesci released an album in character: ''Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You'' (1998). The resulting mix of covers and originals (including a mob-themed take on Blondie's "Rapture") was not received well. [http://www.allmusic.com/album/vincent-laguardia-gambini-sings-just-for-you-mw0000601106 Allmusic]'s review describes it as "a set of songs that seems to exist primarily as a showcase for Pesci's penchant for the word "f*ck" and its variants than any real musical aspirations."  
  
Fun fact: This was actually Pesci's second album. In 1968, as "Joe Ritchie," he released ''[http://www.discogs.com/Joe-Pesci-Little-Joe-Sure-Can-Sing/release/2843924 Little Joe Sure Can Sing!]'', an album of pop covers. A few years before that he played guitar for "Peppermint Twist" combo Joey Dee and the Starliters before Jimmy James (aka Jimi Hendrix) took over. What.
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Fun fact: This was actually Pesci's second album. In 1968, as "Joe Ritchie," he released ''[http://www.discogs.com/Joe-Pesci-Little-Joe-Sure-Can-Sing/release/2843924 Little Joe Sure Can Sing!]'', an album of pop covers. A few years before that he played guitar for "Peppermint Twist" combo Joey Dee and the Starliters before Jimmy James (aka Jimi Hendrix) took over. Wait, what?
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:52, 16 January 2018

Six years after he introduced this character in the courtroom comedy My Cousin Vinny (and one year before he retired from acting, not to mention a few years after the peak of the lounge music revival) Joe Pesci released an album in character: Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You (1998). The resulting mix of covers and originals (including a mob-themed take on Blondie's "Rapture") was not received well. Allmusic's review describes it as "a set of songs that seems to exist primarily as a showcase for Pesci's penchant for the word "f*ck" and its variants than any real musical aspirations."

Fun fact: This was actually Pesci's second album. In 1968, as "Joe Ritchie," he released Little Joe Sure Can Sing!, an album of pop covers. A few years before that he played guitar for "Peppermint Twist" combo Joey Dee and the Starliters before Jimmy James (aka Jimi Hendrix) took over. Wait, what?