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The Quintessential Jerry Vale 
Jerry Vale, the romantic contemporary vocalist and pop icon from the 50s & 60s is still wowing audiences in the 1990s! 
  Born 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 around 1950.

Then 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". 

 Jerry's 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. 
1962 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! 

Jerry 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. 

 Not 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...."! 

In 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. 
Jerry's 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. 

 You Can see Jerry Nightly on television advertising "Mob Hits".  He's also appeared on "Politically Incorrect". 

 Jerry 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. 

Included in Jerry's busy schedule are radio appearances and award dinners. 

 Jerry 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". 

 When 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.