Louis Prima

The King of Jumpin' Swing - Greatest Hits (EJC 55758)

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The King of Jumpin' Swing - Greatest Hits

Louis Prima

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559468817

EJC 166704

EJC 55758

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

Includes 12-page booklet

This release compiles all the classic hits of Louis Prima’s legendary band of the mid-‘50s, featuring vocalist Keely Smith and the recently deceased tenor sax giant Sam Butera.

These 27 tracks exemplify Prima’s jumping swing style, which has electrified dancers for generations and earned him the reputation as "the wildest show in Las Vegas".

PERSONNEL:

  • LOUIS PRIMA - vocals, trumpet, leader
  • With Keely Smith - vocals
  • Sam Butera - tenor sax
  • and The Witnesses
  • Featuring:
  • Jimmie “Little Red” Blount, Lou Sineaux (tb), Jack Marshall, Bobby Roberts, Allan Seltzer (g), Willie McCumber Jr., John Nagy (p), Amado Rodrigues, Tony Liuzza, Roland “Rolly Dee” Dilorio (b), Bobby Morris, Harvey Lang, Paul Ferrara (d).

Recorded in Hollywood, Lake Tahoe & Las Vegas, 1956-1959.

TRACKS:

  • 01 JUMP, JIVE AN WAIL
  • 02 JUST A GIGOLO/AIN T GOT NOBODY
  • 03 BUONA SERA
  • 04 OH MARIE
  • 05 ROUTE 66
  • 06 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
  • 07 WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
  • 08 5 MONTHS, 2 WEEKS, 2 DAYS
  • 09 THE LIP
  • 10 BANANA SPLIT FOR MY BABY
  • 11 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
  • 12 WHEN YOU RE SMILING/THE SHEIK OF ARABY
  • 13 COME BACK TO SORRENTO
  • 14 I VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
  • 15 NIGHT TRAIN
  • 16 THE PUMP SONG
  • 17 I VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
  • 18 BABY, WON T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
  • 19 HEY BOY! HEY GIRL!
  • 20 YOU RASCAL YOU
  • 21 FEVER
  • 22 TWILIGHT TIME
  • 23 TEACH ME TONIGHT
  • 24 FELICIA NO CAPICIA
  • 25 E MBRACEABLE YOU/I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN T GOOD
  • 26 ANGELINA/ZOOMA ZOOMA
  • 27 O SOLE MIO [LOVE OF MY LIFE]
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:39 min.