Back in 2011, a group of Italian-American friends in Nashville, many of them songwriters, musicians or members of the music industry, decided to gather in a music studio to make a Christmas record. They had already been getting together for years as Mangia - an Italian-American supper club of sorts, complete with homemade food, wine and jokes. Making music together was a natural extension. As a music group, they christened themselves The Men of La Mangia. The five songs recorded that night, most in one take after plenty of wine, were released online for all to enjoy.

On December 7, 2015, those same men, with a few new friends in a somewhat different configuration, returned to the studio to add a few more songs - Volume Due - to the collection. We hope you enjoy!

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Download Individual Tracks:

Volume Due

New! Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)

New! Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)

New! Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Volume Uno

Shake Hands With Santa Claus

Jingle Bell Rock

Dominic The Donkey

Christmas Tears

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Who are the Men of La Mangia?

The Men of La Mangia are, in various configurations:
Steve Marcantonio, Nick Pellegrino, Dino Elefante, Sandy Gennaro, Billy Falcon, Joe Pagetta, Vince Santoro, George Marinelli, Josh Leo, Denis Rizzardi, Mark Chirico, Chris DiCroce, Felix Cavaliere and, always in spirit, Al Bunetta.

 

Copyright 2015 The Men of La Mangia