With the sad news of James Gandolfini’s passing the other day, I thought it fitting to do sort of a tribute to his amazing work as Tony Soprano in HBO’s wonderful hit series The Sopranos. I also think he should be remembered for all the other wonderful characters he has played in his tragically short life and the great work he did to help our veterans. His role as the head of the Soprano family was truly his best. It would be very hard to picture anybody else in that role. He was tough, menacing and a killer, but he also had a side that was sweet, dutiful and caring. He was, in a sense, a lot like all of us, navigating through a world we never chose and trying to make some sense of it. Pick your favorite tunes from the show and tunes from some of the other classic American mob movies.
The Sopranos – Soundtrack – Woke Up This Morning
“The Beast in Me” by Nick Lowe
Cecilia Bartoli, Vivaldi, Bajazet, “Sposa son disprezzata”
Rags To Riches – Tony Bennett
Donovan / Atlantis