Very Best Of Louis Prima - Jump Jive & Wail 1952-1959 CD
The Very Best Of Louis Prima - Jump Jive & Wail 1952-1959 CD
Louis Prima, who had enjoyed huge successes in the 1930s and '40s, mounted a major comeback in the 1950s after teaming up with Keely Smith and Sam Butera & The Witnesses.
This collection, one of a closely-linked trilogy, presents the Very Best of Prima's solo recordings for the Columbia, Jubilee and Capitol Records labels between 1952 and 1959, with the emphasis very much on his 1956-59 Capitol output.
It features pre-Capitol collectors' items like The Bigger The Figure, Luigi and Man Dig That Crazy Chick, although twenty-one of the twenty-five sides are from his Capitol years.
These include singles like Buona Sera, 5 Months 2 Weeks 2 Days and Banana Split For My Baby, alongside tracks from the hit albums The Wildest, The Call Of The Wildest, The Wildest Show At Tahoe, Las Vegas Prima Style, Hey Boy! Hey Girl! and Strictly Prima.