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E. A. Mario

Giovanni Gaeta (1884 – 24 June 1961) was the real name of the Italian poet, writer and musician better known as E. A. Mario. He took the E of his assumed name from the initial letter of the pseudonym Ermes under which he wrote for the newspaper Il Ventesimo; the A came from Alessandro, the paper's chief editor; and Mario was the name of its Polish director.

Gaeta composed and wrote the lyrics to more than 2,000 works in Italian and Neapolitan. In 1918, he wrote La leggenda del Piave, which at the birth of the Italian Republic was a candidate for the Italian national anthem. His other famous works include Santa Lucia luntana, Balocchi e profumi, Vipera, Rose rosse, and O' Paese dò sole.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 5, 1884 (Naples), Died June 24, 1961 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, speaker, songwriter, leader, author

Notes: Primary pseudonym used by G. E. Gaeta (Giovanni Ermete Gaeta).

See Also: Gaeta, G. E. Mario, E. A.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9389 10-in. 8/30/1910 Bolero d'amore Gina Ardito ; Eugenio Torre Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9496 10-in. 10/4/1910 Ammore 'e femmena Giovanni Colamarino Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9622 10-in. 11/11/1910 Ammore 'e femmena Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14356 10-in. 1/21/1914 Amor mio (My love) Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15369 10-in. 11/10/1914 Comme se canta a Napule Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17237 10-in. 3/1/1916 Canzone di trincea Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17255 10-in. 3/3/1916 La canzone dell' Adriatico Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17852 10-in. 6/13/1916 Stornelli semplice Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22909 10-in. 6/10/1919 Stornelli del mare Coppia Voccia Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and violin lyricist  
Victor B-22923 10-in. 6/18/1919 Stornelli al vento Coppia Voccia Female-male vocal duet, with violin and guitar lyricist  
Victor B-24374 10-in. 8/11/1920 'O festino Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24376 10-in. 8/11/1920 'A legge Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24395 10-in. 8/20/1920 La leggenda del Piave Clara Matera Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24761 10-in. 12/28/1920 A llibertá Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with harp, mandolin, piano, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24990 10-in. 3/10/1921 Santa Lucia luntana Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25017 10-in. 3/22/1921 Santa Lucia luntana Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor CVE-25017 12-in. 12/9/1926 Santa Lucia luntana Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26366 10-in. 5/18/1922 Le rose rosse Irene Veneroni Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26420 10-in. 4/19/1922 Serenata smargiassa Raffaele Fucito Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26952 10-in. 10/13/1922 Chitarre a mare Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor B-26953 10-in. 10/13/1922 Mandulinata a Surriento Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor B-27239 10-in. 12/18/1922 Soldato ignoto Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-27471 10-in. 2/9/1923 Muglierema luntana Farfariello [i.e., Eduardo Migliaccio] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27704 10-in. 3/21/1923 Napule è na canzona Amalia De Bellis Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27869 10-in. 5/1/1923 Core mercante Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28159 10-in. 7/2/1923 Tarantellona Stella Bruno Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28181 10-in. 7/11/1923 Malavita Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29080 10-in. 12/13/1923 Core furastiero Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29100 10-in. 12/4/1923 S. Antonio d'Afragola Anna Marinella Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29255 10-in. 1/7/1924 Senza Maria Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29257 10-in. 1/8/1924 Cinematografo Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29258 10-in. 1/8/1924 Carnevale 'ngalera Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29422 10-in. 1/28/1924 Senza Napule Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30105 10-in. 5/14/1924 Danza Pierrot! Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30213 10-in. 5/26/1924 'A supplica Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-30214 10-in. 5/26/1924 Ll'ommo che raggiona Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30888 10-in. 10/6/1924 Spusarizio 'n campagna Coppia Voccia Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor B-31461 10-in. 11/28/1924 La leggenda del Piave Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and band composer  
Victor B-31481 10-in. 12/4/1924 Ridi, Pagliaccio Gennaro Cardenia Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34943 12-in. 3/11/1926 La leggenda del Piave Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35171 10-in. 6/3/1926 Amor mio Fred De Lima Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-35187 10-in. 6/11/1926 Tarantella d' 'o dollaro Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35188 10-in. 6/11/1926 Bonaffiggiata Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35196 10-in. 6/22/1926 Giava del cuore Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-37625 12-in. 1/11/1927 Santa Lucia luntana Giuseppe Godono Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-38016 10-in. 4/28/1927 L'Italia Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-40622 12-in. 10/19/1927 Santa Lucia luntana Maestri cantori di Firenze Mixed vocal chorus and soloist, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-45842 10-in. 7/2/1928 Le due rose Milton Rettenberg ; Jack Shilkret Piano duet composer  
Victor BVE-47589 10-in. 10/3/1928 Criola Lea Domar Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51191 10-in. 4/18/1929 Dorge dormire Ada Bruges Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51192 10-in. 4/18/1929 Acqua surgiva Ada Bruges Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55175 10-in. 7/30/1929 Presentimento Ada Bruges Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-012947 10-in. between 9/7/1939 and 9/27/1939 Santa Lucia Luntana Libertad Lamarque Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor [Trial 1928-03-10-01] 10-in. 3/10/1928 La bella Toledana Joseph Saccone Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 3795 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 'A mergellina Francesco Daddi Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4845 10-in. ca. 1910 Bolero d'amore Francesco Daddi ; Teresa de Matienzo Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4846 10-in. ca. 1910 Ammore e femmena Francesco Daddi ; Teresa de Matienzo Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39684 10-in. 12/11/1914 Comme se canta a Napule Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 11072 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Strofette amare Luigi Baldassare Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 42175 10-in. between 1910 and 1915 'A canzone 'e Santa Lucia Mario Massa Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 42254 10-in. between 1910 and 1919 Ammore giovene Elvira Donnarumma Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 42270 10-in. before 1915 A fidanzata Elvira Donnarumma Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 42271 10-in. before 1915 Cuor felice Elvira Donnarumma Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 59738 12-in. either 1922 or 1923 Santa Lucia luntana Raoul Romito Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 84027 10-in. either 1917 or 1918 Godi anche tu Olympia Balducci Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 87135 10-in. approximately February 1921 'O festino Vittorio Somma Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 87136 10-in. approximately February 1921 'A legge Vittorio Somma Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 87281 10-in. approximately March 1921 La leggenda del Piave Raoul Romito Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus composer, lyricist  
Columbia 88625 10-in. approximately May 1922 Ll'America Gaetano Tommasini Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 89458 10-in. either 1923 or 1924 Fronn' Limons' Facstrott Raffaele Balsamo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 89522 10-in. either 1923 or 1924 'A canzona d' 'a Mmaculatella Teresa de Matienzo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 89629 10-in. December 1923 Carnevale 'ngalera Raffaele Balsamo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 89879 10-in. either 1923 or 1924 Core e curtiello Raffaele Balsamo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 89883 10-in. either 1923 or 1924 Mamma sfurtunata Raffaele Balsamo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W106650 10-in. April 1926 Canzone di trincea Raoul Romito Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W106916 10-in. July 1926 La mia dorge friddigliosa Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W109816 10-in. October 1928 Dduje paravise Ria Rosa Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W109961 10-in. November 1928 Passa 'a bandiera Ria Rosa Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71132 10-in. 12/27/1922 Camicie nere (Alala, alala, alala) Nina de Charny Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-71503 12-in. May 1923 Santa Lucia luntana Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72122 10-in. Nov. 1923 Cinematografo Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72123 10-in. Nov. 1923 Albero 'e noce Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72134 10-in. Dec. 1923 Carnevale 'ngalera Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72146 10-in. 12/6/1923 Cielo celeste Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72415 Not documented Mar. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-72416 10-in. Mar. 1924 Tarantella a Johnson! E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker, author  
OKeh S-72417 Not documented Mar. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-72440 10-in. 4/14/1924 Passaporto della leggera Compagni dei Vagabondi ; E. A. Mario Orchestra composer, leader  
OKeh S-72575 10-in. May 1924 Mamma sfurtunata Tito Vuolo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72963 10-in. 11/12/1924 'A ricetta 'e ll'amore E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-72964 10-in. 11/12/1924 'O menu E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-73231 10-in. Mar. 1925 La leggenda del Piave Alessandro D'Alba Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh W401295 10-in. 11/7/1928 Dduie paravise Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh W401455 10-in. 12/17/1928 Passa 'a bandiera Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh [OK cat 9080-A] 10-in. 1921 Il Mito E. A. Mario Monologue speaker  
OKeh [OK cat 9080-b] 10-in. 1921 Ll'acquaiuolo E. A. Mario Monologue speaker  
OKeh [OK cat 9094-b] 10-in. approximately 1923-1924 Canta abbrile Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 9748 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Santa Lucia luntana Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27297 10-in. 4/6/1928 Mandulinata ‘e II’emigrante Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27321 10-in. 4/10/1928 Ll’onne ‘e Marechiare Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28724 10-in. 11/12/1928 Demone Raoul Romito Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E30675½ 10-in. 9/30/1929 Balocchi e profumi Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E31803 10-in. 1/16/1930 Senza nomme Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E25004-E25006 10-in. 11/1/1927 Piedigrotta Duo Colombo Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E26511-E26512 10-in. 2/15/1928 Napule signorsi Roberto Ciaramella Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1480 10-in. 1929 La legende del Piave Banda Presidiaria del Corpo d’Armata di Milano ; A. Lizzi Band composer  
Brunswick 1499 10-in. 1929 Santa Lucia luntana E. Gaiotto Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1586 10-in. 1930 Tarantella cu ‘a nustalgia Rubino Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1589 10-in. 1930 Senza nomme Rubino Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 6888 10-in. 7/28/1919 Comme se canta a Napule Mario Laurenti Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0M52 10-in. 9/2/1931 Miérólo affortunato Ada Bruges Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0M59 10-in. 9/3/1931 Tammuriata muderna Ada Bruges Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0M63 10-in. 9/3/1931 Mare addiruso Ada Bruges Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Gramophone 0F154 10-in. 3/6/1931 Ladro di bambole Daniele Serra Male vocal solo, with instrumental octet songwriter  
Gramophone 0F167 10-in. 3/11/1931 Stornellata del vagheggino Eugenio Mignone ; Daniele Serra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Gramophone 0M753 10-in. 9/2/1932 Tre Napule Gilda Mignonette ; Ernesto Tagliaferri Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0BA1518 10-in. 7/14/1936 Settimana 'e passione Eugenio Mignone ; Ria Rosa Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Gramophone 1918ah 10-in. 9/13/1912 Come se canta a Napule Olimpia d'Avigny Female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 1924ah 10-in. 9/14/1912 Canzone napoletana Olimpia d'Avigny Female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 1928ah 10-in. 9/14/1911 Contadina allegra Olimpia d'Avigny Female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Gramophone BF2233 10-in. 9/11/1928 La leggenda del Piave Pietro Carlo Aghemo ; Corpo Musicale della Real Marina Italiana Military band composer  
Gramophone BF2400 10-in. 10/22/1928 La leggenda del Piave Daniele Serra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone BF2440 10-in. 11/1/1928 Soldato ignoto Daniele Serra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0NA2648 10-in. 7/19/1938 Peccato 'e pensiero Orchestra M.o Dino Olivier ; Mario Pasquilillo songwriter  
Gramophone BF3513 10-in. 10/9/1930 Serenata alle belle Daniele Serra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 16664L 10-in. 4/21/1914 Canta abbrile E. Donnarumma Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 16665L 10-in. 4/21/1914 Ammore giovane E. Donnarumma Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 16721L 10-in. 4/25/1914 Sponta 'a luna Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Odeon 6858 10-in. approximately 1931 Como se canta en Napoles Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CB6305 10-in. 9/24/1934 'A canzone d'e tre studiente Carlo Buti ; Orchestra Ferruzzi Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CB7828 10-in. 9/19/1936 Nostalgia di mandolini Carlo Buti ; Orchestra Ferruzzi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) [Col cat 15177-F[a]] 10-in. 1949 'O sisco Orchestra M.o Dino Olivier ; Franco Ricci Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) [Col cat 15177-F[b]] 10-in. 1949 'A canzone d' a pizza Orchestra M.o Dino Olivier ; Franco Ricci Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) [Col cat 15180-F[b]] 10-in. approximately 1946 Smania d'ammore Orchestra G. M. Guarino ; Franco Ricci Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) [Col cat 15185-F[b]] 10-in. approximately 1948 Campà e murì Orchestra G. M. Guarino ; Franco Ricci Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2040 10-in. 4/12/1930 Santa Lucia luntana Raymonde Visconti Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4419 10-in. 7/3/1933 Ajacciu bellu Tino Rossi ; Trio Agostini Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mario, E. A.," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108868.

Mario, E. A.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108868.

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