An Incredible Singer: Al Martino
You Could Feel The Love Pouring
Out From The Hearts Of
...And Mr. Martino certainly deserved the ovations he received. He poured his heart and soul into every song he sang. You could feel the vibes coming from Al's sensational voice, as he sang from his heart each one of his hit songs and some... to a captivating audience.
His voice indeed is filled with the smoothness combination of milk and honey in his delivery. I may add, his voice is truly a well placed 'Bel-Canto' voice of delivery. Every note was in perfect pitch, and his phrasing was just unbelievable impeccable. He's a singer who takes good care of his voice, and it showed in his one hour and five minute steady performance on July 19th which was the first night I had attended his performance, and during the entire Martino performance, under the hot spotlights and humid weather, I did not see him once pick-up a drink of water, on stage and this was quite a comment that was said from fans who were present. If anyone felt the heat from the humid weather and the spotlights. It was Al Martino. A trouper...This man continued singing song after song, without stop. With each song Al sang, he was cheered and applauded and hailed with standing ovations. The Milwaukee fans loved him, and they were proud to show their love to this sensational singer who is one of the best singers of our time, and indeed a tough act to follow. And Radio stations need to wake up and give this man more than equal time in playing his beautiful songs!!
His Italian repertoire of such songs as Sorrento, Mama, and some, were delivered with great poise and he commanded the Italian diction with a 'Primo Classo' right to the max.
You couldn't hear a pin drop as Al sang his heart out to a gratifying Milwaukee, Wisconsin audience. On several occasions as Al Martino was singing, I would turn to look at the faces of the audience, to study their reactions and impressions. The many smiles of delight were beaming on their faces, and some of the faces projected a lost of deep wonderful memories of nostalgia of the Al Martino flair of songs, in which he has brought fantastic memories to us all.
One woman sitting next to me said: "He sings so beautiful with ease, and his voice never has changed. Isn't he wonderful?"
A married couple of 50 years told me; "Our wedding song played at our wedding reception was "Here In My Heart" which was our favorite song when we started to date before we got married."