"Eh, Cumpari” it's Julius La Rosa

Feb 09, 2016 1734

by Paul Sciria

Julius La Rosa grew up in Brooklyn, NY listening to records by Frank Sinatra and bands like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Harry James. After finishing high school, La Rosa joined the Navy and was soon singing with the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C.

It was with the Navy band that the "Old Redhead," Arthur Godfrey, the #1 personality in broadcasting, heard him sing and told him to come see him when he was discharged. La Rosa did just that and soon after was appearing on Godfrey's television show. 

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Source: http://lagazzettaitaliana.com/

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