This weekend, I plan to buy The Best of Paolo Conte CD. Why? Because he's got this fantastic craggy (like "Tom Waits" as the Amazon review says) voice that sounds wonderful over the jazzy sort of bossa nova rhythms...bosso pop-like. His song, "Via Con Me," was featured prominently in the film, Mostly Martha, and when the song was played yesterday, I immediately went to Google to find out who sang it.
There is what looks to be an ambitious, thorough site for him, called Swonderful, but the Public Radio Music Source site gives a good quick summary of his career, plus you don't have to subscribe.
Lyrics to Via Con Me - a mix of Italian and English