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Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You [Explicit Lyrics]

Joe PesciAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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listen10. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Album Version) [Explicit] 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 13, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000DCHN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Your eyes do not deceive you--that is indeed the actor Joe Pesci on the cover of this album of "songs," which includes one celebrity "rap." In the annals of celebrity musical undertakings, Pesci's disc does not approach the sublimely horrible work of, say, William Shatner. And the disc is intended to be humorous, as Pesci revisits the character Vincent LaGuardia Gambini from the Oscar-winning hit My Cousin Vinny. Fans of that film and of Pesci's wise-guy character acting will no doubt look beyond the disc's major faults and just enjoy it as a good laugh. It does bear noting, however, that the guy has no business even pretending to sing (let alone rap); he's more in love with words like "bitch" and "fuck" than a hyperactive delinquent 13-year-old, and the lounge- and swing-inspired music is uninspired hack work. There is a cleaned-up version of the disc, but it's hard to imagine there being much left after the edits. --Mike McGonigal


Pesci, who was a lounge singer before he was an actor, cracks and croons profane and hilarious. -- Entertainment Weekly

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Little Joe sure can sing! February 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is actually Joe Pesci's second album. His hard to find first album came out in 1968 and consisted mostly of covers of Beatles and Bee Gees songs (I actually have a copy of it). Thirty years later, he released this second album. It is ostensibly performed as the character he played in My Cousin Vinny, but some of the songs don't seem to be performed by Vinny. For example, in the song "Wise Guy", he refers to himself as "Pesci". Anyway, most of the songs here are played for laughs, but some of them are done more or less seriously. The songs that are played for laughs are fairly amusing, although most of laughs come from hearing Joe sing vulgarities. As for the serious songs, they are fairly decent, but Joe is no Tony Bennett. But I will admit that this album is better than most albums recorded by actors.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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When I first saw this on the shelves, I thought to myself, "oh no, not ANOTHER album by some movie/TV celebrity who thinks he has singing ability!" If it isn't a Star Trek alum (Shatner, Nimoy, Nichelle 'Uhura' Nichols, Brent 'Data' Spiner, and Tim 'Tuvok' Russ) manglin' the hits, it's some sports figure (Iverson, Shaq, Deion, et al) rappin' it up. But, after borrowing Joe Pesci's 'Vincent LaGuardia Gambini' CD from a former co-worker, I was in for a pleasant surprise: I discovered the guy who answers half of George Carlin's prayers isn't all that bad when it comes to musical talent!
Joe Pesci combines the qualities of his notable mob characters from 'GoodFellas' and 'Casino', and throws in a bit of his comedic personas from 'The Super', 'My Cousin Vinny', and the 'Lethal Weapon' flicks into a reasonable and delightfully profane lounge act. I dare say Joe may provide a real challenge against Howard Stern's Losers in a battle of the bands competition!
The big highlights of this album include 'Yo Cousin Vinny', which features a little bit of old-country Italy charm mixed with the average Joe's (Doh!) gripes about his ne'er-do-well relatives always hittin' him up for favors. Pesci even takes a crack at this tune in Italian and Spanish! 'Wise Guy' is his somewhat mellow effort at rap, which recounts a day in the life of a mob hood. 'Take Your Love And Shove It', with its fast-paced jazz beat, is about as far away from low key & touchy-feely as a breakup song can get. Joe gets his wiseguy blues on in 'I've Got News For You'. The Ballad of 'Robbie Hood' puts a modern & subversive spin on the classic tale of wealth redistribution. Oh yeah, let's not forget a cut to celebrate the yuletide. This is where 'If It Doesn't Snow For Christmas' comes in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than a novelty... March 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
A lot of reviewers ignore or dismiss a truth in this disc: Pesci's not a bad jazz singer. While it's pretty obvious that most of the songs on this disc are clearly intended to go straight to the hands of Dr. Demento ("Take Your Love and Shove It" is justly praised as the Single Man's Lament), some, like the sublime "How Do You Like Me, So Far" have a smooth smokiness that cries out for a bourbon and soda. I'd be perfectly happy to hear Pesci follow it up, this time freed from all expectations of camp. Pretty decent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am speechless... October 11, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Where to start.. well.. I don't know whether to die laughing or recoil in horror. but I do know that it is the best album ever..
The funniest thing about it is that Joe Pesci sings... I don't think the songs themselves are particularly funny.. but there are some hilarious lyrics ("your brother didn't like me I hit him with a truck")
I recommend this Cd to anyone. It is entertaining only because of it's stupidity factor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pat Martino plays on this album January 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Fans of the guitarist Pat Martino should note that he plays on this album. Interestingly when Pat met Joe after his brain operation Joe said, "you don't remember me do you". Pat said, "yeah, your the famous actor, my cousin vinny". He did not remember that they were friends before his operation. There are many other notable celebrities and musicians on this record. Personnel includes: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei (vocals); Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, accordion, piano, celeste, bass, background vocals); David Spinozza (acoustic, nylon string & electric guitars); Tommy DeVito (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Pat Martino (guitar); Lenny Pickett (flute, alto & tenor saxophones); Lawrence Feldman (flute, tenor saxophone); Robert Franceshini (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Lew Soloff, Byron Stripling, Barry Danielian (trumpet); Ozzie Melendez (trombone); David Bargeron (bass trombone); Chris Palmeri (piano); Cory Rooney (keyboards); Zev Katz (acoustic bass); Shawn Pelton (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); The Barrio Boyzz (background vocals).

Recorded at The Hit Factory and Sony Music Studios, New York, New York.
Engineers include: Glen Marchese, Jason Goldstein.
Audio Mixers: Glen Marchese; Tony Maserati.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It ain't sinatra,but it ain't telly savalas either.... October 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I am not sure what to make of Joe Pesci's album...He sings ok,but then so do I(while in the shower)and nobody has asked me to record an album...A lot of the stuff on the album was intended to be funny,if swear words,dirty mouth and gutter talk is your idea of humor...but even with all of the profanity thrown in the songs are hardly amusing...So is this a vanity item for Pesci,or does he expect to be taken seriously,either as a vocalist,or as the gutter-mouth generation's Lou Monte?In any event the album is a novelty,like the two albums that Telly Savalas put out when he was riding high as teevee's"Kojak",or the drivel the star trek gang has foisted upon the world over the years...Sure,Pesci does manage to sound better than Savalas,Shatner,John Wyane(whose patriotic album is excruciating to listen to),Robert Mitchum(who actually thought his 1950s vocal effort was first class),and all of the other non-singer actor-celebrities that have put out similiar fare,but then MOST people with even a modest singing voice sound better than these people do...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Pesci Sings Just For You!
This album is great. Most people don't believe you when you tell them that Joe Pesci is a singer. Joe Pesci covers various musical genres - rap & hip-hop (written by Nas),... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Greg H.
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome
it was everything I expected,unfortunately I loaned it out,and it was week when I have the monies,i will order it again!!!
Published 15 months ago by peter tymofy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great comedy album
This is quite an entertaining album, not the best singer in the world, but still funny and worth the purchase!
Published on September 18, 2011 by G. Atkinson
1.0 out of 5 stars Vincent Laguardia Gambini Sings Just for You
A friend asked me to buy this CD for him online as a gift for his sister. I was very pleased that the CD arrived in much less time than projected. Read more
Published on October 23, 2010 by NoAngel416
1.0 out of 5 stars Musical Information about Joe
If you look at the liner notes of this album there is a name that should pop out to you if you are a Four Seasons fan. That is Tommy DeVito, who plays guitar throughout the album. Read more
Published on March 3, 2010 by Nancy E. Mcclelland Mcclelland
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Pesci Sings! Too funny!
What's this gangster doing these days!? This cd is funny and entertaining! Most libraries don't carry it cause it has some funny adult language.
Published on May 17, 2008 by David Colvin
3.0 out of 5 stars you could do better
a fun CD but you'd do much much better with Falling in Love Again (Joey Defrancesco/joe Doggs pesci). Gambini is a 1 or 2 times listen. Read more
Published on November 2, 2006 by Larry Brill
5.0 out of 5 stars JOE BLOWS YOU AWAY!
So, you think Joe was great in Goodfellas and Casino? Nobody disputes that. But he saves his best for this recording. You just got to love this album! Read more
Published on January 29, 2004 by richieo
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 hillarious songs, the rest, blah
i LOVE Joe Pesci: He is HILLARIOUS in every movie I see with him in it, from Home Alone to My Cousin Vinny. Read more
Published on January 15, 2003 by "man_in_the_box"
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