Selling Italy by the sound: cross-cultural interchanges through cover records

  title={Selling Italy by the sound: cross-cultural interchanges through cover records},
  author={Paolo Prato},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={441 - 462}
Abstract Since the beginning of modern canzone, cover versions have represented a shortcut to importing and exporting songs across national borders. By breaking language barriers, these records have played the role of ambassadors of Italian music abroad and, vice-versa, of Anglo-American music at home. Although cover records mania boomed especially in the 1960s, the history of Italian popular music is disseminated by such examples, including exchanges with French- and Spanish-speaking countries… 
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