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Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Louis Prima and Keely Smith - Buona Sera

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Buona Sera  

By;  Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Very ++ Good Condition. (Includes original artwork inserts, jewel case, and Cd, all in very good condition)

Louis Prima, a trumpeting, band-leading apostle of King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, comes across as the entertaining extrovert in the wildly expressive tradition of Al Jolson. This collection is from Prima's post-WW II nightclub period, when he had fully developed a Louis Armstrong presentation of novelty playing with a solid swing and jazz backing band. Wife Keely Smith figures prominently as a backing vocalist, and that on-it band is Sam Butera and the Witnesses. This places these songs in the late '50s, after tenor saxophonist and bandleader Butera joined and before Prima's divorce from Smith. These are the Las Vegas days and the arrangements are calculated to give the audience the expected Italian dialect and swing band tricks.


1          Buona Sera     

2          Just A Gigolo 

2.1       Ain't Got Nobody      

3          Oh Marie        

4          On The Sunny Side Of The Street     

4.1       Exactly Like You       

5          You Rescal You         

6          The Lip           

7          Embraceable You       

7.1       I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good   

8          Sing, Sing, Sing         

9          I've Got The World On A String       

10        Pennies From Heaven

11        A Foggy Day 

12        Them There Eyes       

12.1     Honeysuckle Rose     

13        Come Back To Sorento          

14        Angelina         

14.1     Zooma Zooma

15        Banana Split For My Baby    

16        Robin Hood   

16.1     Oh Babe         

17        Basin Street Blues      

17.1     When It's Sleepy Time Down South 

18        Jump, Jive An' Wail   

19        Gotta See Baby Tonight        

20        Don't Worry 'Bout Me           

20.1     I'm In The Mood For Love

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