Louis Prima and Keely Smith – Wild, Cool & Swingin’ (2 CD Set)


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Release Date:  1999

Label:  Capitol Records


Track List

Disc One

1. That Old Black Magic
2. Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days
3. Should I / I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
4. The Closer To The Bone
5. Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
6. I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You
7. Autumn Leaves
8. The Music Goes ‘Round And Around
9. Just One Of Those Things
10. Felicia No Capicia
11. Oh Marie
12. Greenback Dollar Bill
13. When You’re Smiling / The Sheik Of Araby
14. Scuba Diver
15. Three-Handed Woman
16. Lazy River
17. Embraceable You / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
18. Pennies From Heaven
19. The Lip
20. Robin Hood / Oh Babe!
21. Fee Fie Foo
23. (Nothing’s Too Good) For My Baby

Disc Two

1. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
2. Jump, Jive An’ Wail
3. Angelina / Zooma Zooma
4. Moonglow
5. I’ve Got The World On A String
6. Love Of My Life (O Sole Mio)
7. John Ping Pong
8. The Pump Song
9. Banana Split For My Baby
10. Too Marvelous For Words
11. Don’t Take Your Love From Me
12. Buona Sera
13. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me / I’m In The Mood For Love
14. There’ll Be No Next Time
15. Shadrack
16. Basin Street Blues / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
17. You’re Just In Love
18. The Birth Of The Blues
19. Them There Eyes / Honeysuckle Rose
20. Sing, Sing, Sing
21. (Nothing’s Too Good) For My Baby
22. Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody



This is probably the best two-disc Louis Prima CD compilation, with so many of his hits, and the sound is terrific. For someone new to Louis Prima–this is your entrance to his musical entertainment, and it harkens to another era while remaining cool and contemporary. Talented, unique, and creative vocals and instruments ( I love you Louis, Keely Smith and Sam Butera and the Witnesses–what a band), performing some serious and many humorous takes on music and songs in Louis’s special style. It’s the blues, it’s upbeat, it’s slow and sexy, it’s jazz, it’s fun. Louis Prima does his renditions to classic songs and also several Italian classics–as only he can do. As mentioned, this takes a listener and fan back to the cool cats of music and an entertainer who was different than the rest. Some of us were lucky enough to watch Louis Prima up close and personal in the Sahara Hotel’s Casbah Lounge in Las Vegas in the Sixties and beyond! Great CD.


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