Louis Prima and Sam Butera
Jump Jive an' Wail CD
Brian Setzer won a Grammy for his version of Jump Jive An' Wail, but you'll find the amazing original version are here, along with a clutch of tenor-man Sam Butera's Rock 'n' Roll vocals including Ten Little Women and Bim Bam.
There's is better collection of Louis Prima's seriously frantic fusion of Rock 'n' Roll, Dixieland and Neopolitan mayhem than this!
Louis Prima can't be pigeon-holed. He played Jump Blues, Dixieland Jazz, Swing and flat-out Rock 'n' Roll and more! All these styles were reflected in the riotous lounge act which he pioneered, if not invented.
Louis Prima understood Rock 'n' Roll. 'It's got that beat' he said. 'There's nothing, but nothing, wrong with Rock 'n' Roll'. This collection focuses primarily on his very best recordings for Capitol Records, which capture the exalted frenzy of his live show and the rumbustious spirit of 1950s Rock 'n' Roll.