Gino Paoli & Emilio Pericoli With Giampiero Boneschi & His Orchestra - WB 5259 - (Condition - 85-90%) - 78 RPM

Gino Paoli (born 23 September 1934 in Monfalcone) is an Italian singer-songwriter. He is a seminal figure who has written a number of songs widely regarded as classics in Italian popular music, including: "Il cielo in una stanza", "Che cosa c'è", "Senza fine" and "Sapore di sale".

Paoli was born in Monfalcone, a little town near Trieste, but moved to Genoa at a young age. After several different jobs, he was signed to Ricordi with friends and fellow musicians Luigi Tenco and Bruno Lauzi. His first success was the single "La Gatta", which has been used in Italian language teaching classes in American middle schools and high schools. "Il cielo in una stanza" was composed in 1959. According to Paoli, the lyrics came to him while lying on a brothel bed. Gazing at the purple ceiling, he thought, "Love can grow at any moment at any place". Mina's single release of the song topped the list of annual sales in Italy and reached Billboard Hot 100. Video performances of the song were included in the movies "Io bacio... tu baci" and "Appuntamento a Ischia". Later it was featured in the "Goodfellas" movie. Carla Bruni Sarkozy covered the song (mixing French with her native Italian) in her debut album ("Quelqu'un m'a dit").


Emilio Pericoli (7 January 1928 – 9 April 2013[1]) was an Italian singer. He was born in Cesenatico, Romagna.

Pericoli's success was closely tied to the Sanremo Festival. He recorded a cover version of the song, "Al di là", by festival winner Betty Curtis. The song was an international success, hitting the charts in the U.S. (#3 AC, #6 Pop) and #30 in UK. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In 1962, Pericoli entered the festival himself. Together with composer Tony Renis he sang the ballad "Quando, quando, quando", featured in the movie The Easy Life, which initially failed to chart but later became one of the best-known Italian hits. A year later, Pericoli returned to San Remo with Renis again, with the song "Uno per tutte". He placed among the winners, and won a spot in the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest, where he placed third, behind the winners Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann and runner-up Esther Ofarim.


Giampiero Boneschi is a Italian composer, arranger, keyboardist, conductor and producer, born January 31st, 1927 in Milan, Italy. Perhaps best known for his early ventures in electronic music, being one of the first Italian artists who started using synthesizers in the early 70's. Husband of singer Nuccia Bongiovanni.

Record Details


Gino Paoli & Emilio Pericoli With Giampiero Boneschi & His Orchestra - WB 5259


Gino Paoli & Emilio Pericoli


Gino Paoli, Carlo Donida & Mogol

Conducted By

Giampiero Boneschi


Private Songs




WB Records

Releasing Year


Made In



The Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Serial No

WB 5259

Side One

  • Sassi

Gino Paoli

Side Two

  • Al Di La

Emilio Pericoli



10 Inches


78 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Lyrics - 1 Gino Paoli
Lyrics - 2 Carlo Donida
Lyrics - 3 Mogol
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label WB Records
Language Italian
Releasing Year 1962
Size 10 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Singer - 1 Gino Paoli
Singer - 2 Emilio Pericoli
Side1 - Song1 Sassi
Side2 - Song1 AL Di La

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Gino Paoli & Emilio Pericoli With Giampiero Boneschi & His Orchestra - WB 5259 - (Condition - 85-90%) - 78 RPM

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