Vale, the romantic contemporary vocalist and pop icon from the 50s &
60s is still wowing audiences in the 1990s!
The Quintessential Jerry Vale
July 8th 1932, Genero Louis Vitaliano was born of Italian heritage; his
mothers side of the family from Naples Italy and his fathers side of the
family from Calabria Italy. As a boy, Jerry Vale shined shoes and worked
in a factory to help with family finances. Jerry sang and studied the piano
in his spare time. His vocal career started when he joined a singing trio
in 1951 he auditioned for Mitch Miller and was signed to a recording contract.
Jerry made his first record in 1952 "You Can Never Give Me Back My Heart".
career sprung into action with the release of his first chart toppers "Innomarata"
and "You Don't Know Me". Other charted hits were to follow with "Have You
Looked Into Your Heart", "Mala Femmina", and "Two Purple Shadows". The
Ed Sullivan show, Steve Allen show, and the tonight show were just a few
of his notable TV appearances.
and the renowned Carnegie Hall is filled to capacity. Jerry's performance
is unsurpassed which is evident by hundreds of fans wanting to shake his
hand after his stirring performance. Jerry was booked again into Carnigie
Hall 2 years later, and again the Hall could hold no more cheering fans!
was one of the biggest headlining performers though out the 60s and 70s
on the Las Vegas strip. His appearances continue today at the well known
"Boulder Station" which is packed to standing room only.
only has Jerry performed at some of the most renowned night clubs, casinos,
dinner clubs, concert halls and opera houses, but he also was the mascot
singer of the national anthem for the Sox. Jerry had no trouble hitting
those impossible high notes.."and the rockets red glare...."!
1972 Jerry Vale had his own TV show called "Jerry Vales World". It ran
in syndication for one year. Little is known of this show because it was
shown in a limited viewers area. Two excellent hit singles that became
very popular with jukeboxes came from that show, "All I Ever Wanted" and
"Just In Time". According to Robert Vale, Jerry's son, that TV show will
be released onto video tape at a future date.
popularity is more than ever. He makes appearances of more than 30 weeks
per year. He's recently performed for audiences up to 7000 people. Some
of his shows are shared with Connie Francis, Al Martino, Frank Sinatra
Jr., and Anna Marie Albergetti.
Can see Jerry Nightly on television advertising "Mob Hits". He's
also appeared on "Politically Incorrect".
recently was honored when his Gold Record recording of the "National Anthem"
was inducted into the "Baseball Hall Of Fame"...The only song EVER to receive
such an honor.
in Jerry's busy schedule are radio appearances and award dinners.
Vale recently signed with Pat Boones new recording company "Gold Records"
for all NEW recordings coming soon of Jerry Vale along with other crooners.
Jerry Vale has his own production company called "Jerifka".
Jerry's not touring he enjoys playing golf, visiting with his close friends
the "Sinatra's" and most importantly, being with his beautiful wife Rita
and his two children Robert and Pamela.