Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa Pesci

Joe Pesci's musical career started in the 1960's as one of the guitar players of Joey Dee and the Starliters. Other early famous members of The Starliters were Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers) and Jimmy James (Jimi Hendrix).
Later on Pesci went solo under the name Joe Ritchie, but unlike the ones mentioned before, Joe Pesci wasn't very succesful and started an acting career. He won several prizes, one of which was an Oscar for his supporting role as Tommy DeVito in Martin Scorsese's Good Fellas.

In 1992 Joe Pesci played the character Vincent LaGuardia Gambini in the movie 'My Cousin Vinny'. Six years later Pesci released an album as Vincent LaGuardia Gambini called 'Sings Just For You', which contained the xmas track 'If It Doesn't Snow For Christmas'. Explicit lyrics of course.

Vincent LaGuardia Gambini - If It Doesn't Snow For Christmas


designwallah said...

I have to say that Pesci seems to be a bit of a jerk - a one trick pony that can't seem to do anything original. This is, of course, before I've listened to his Christmas song...