The Archivio Storico della Canzone Napoletana is a project proposed by Radio-RAI,
created in collaboration with the Campania Region, the Province of
Naples and the City of Naples, with the precise objective of
collecting, documenting, digitalising all the available examples of
Neapolitan musical repertoires and placing them at the disposal of the
From Enrico Caruso and Fernando De Lucia to Almamegretta and 99 Posse,
on an itinerary which includes Gennaro Pasquariello and Gilda
Mignonette, Nino Taranto and Maria Paris, Sergio Bruni and Roberto
Murolo, Renato Carosone and Mario Merola, Peppino Di Capri and Pino
Daniele, Nino D'Angelo and Gigi D'Alessio... But also Elvis Presley
and Paul Mc Cartney, Dulce Pontes and Caetano Veloso, Mireille Mathieu
and Charles Aznavour, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa.
«'O ssaccio!... nun m' 'o ddi!... t'aggio capito: / mo ca te so' marito / te cride 'e cummannà» (I know... you don't have to tell me... I know what you mean: / now that I'm your husband / you think you can boss me around). These are the first few lines of Te lasso, one of Francesco Fiore's greatest hits that was put to music by the maestro Gaetano Lama and published by La Canzonetta company in 1924. The following year, the Neapolitan actor and director named Ubaldo Maria Del Colle directed and performed in a film with the same name that was inspired by the song itself composed by the Fiore-Lama duo. The version of Te lasso that we are proposing for your entertainment is performed by Salvatore Papaccio.