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Format: CD
Sku: 60565752
UPC: 724353869625
UPC 14: 00724353869625
Release Date: 8/13/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody ~ Louis Prima
2. For My Baby, (Nothing's Too Good) ~ Louis Prima
3. Lip, The ~ Louis Prima
4. Body And Soul ~ Louis Prima
5. Oh Marie ~ Louis Prima
6. Basin Street Blues / When It's Sleepy Time Down South ~ Louis Prima
7. Jump, Jive, An' Wail ~ Louis Prima
8. Buona Sera ~ Louis Prima
9. Night Train ~ Louis Prima
10. You Rascal You, (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) ~ Louis Prima
11. Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days - (bonus track) ~ Louis Prima
12. Banana Split For My Baby - (bonus track) ~ Louis Prima
13. Whistle Stop - (bonus track) ~ Louis Prima
14. Be Mine (Little Baby) - (bonus track) ~ Louis Prima

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Louis Prima (vocals); Sam Butera (tenor saxophone); James Blount (trombone); Keely Smith (background vocals); The Witnesses.
Muze PNote Recorded in April 1956. Originally released on Capitol Records (T-755).
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Steve Hoffman.
Muze PNote Personnel: Louis Prima (vocals, trumpet); Keely Smith (vocals); Jack Marshall (guitar); Sam Butera (tenor saxophone); James B;ount, Jr. (trombone); Willie McCUmber (piano); Amato Rodrigues (bass); Bobby Morris (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California in April & September 1956. Originally released on Capitol (755). Includes liner notes by Michael Cuscuna.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote The album cover of Louis Prima's THE WILDEST! perfectly captures the unabashed and ever-present enthusiasm of the famed Italian-American vocalist/trumpeter--head tilted back, mouth agape, and sporting a smile a mile wide. This 1957 record contains many of Prima's best-known songs, including the boisterous "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" (covered by David Lee Roth in the '80s) and the swinging (and self-penned) "Jump, Jive, An' Wail" (revived in the '90s by the Brian Setzer Orchestra), along with the jazzy "Basin Street Blues/When It's Sleepy Time Down South," a nod to his hero and greatest influence, Louis Armstrong.
Muze PNote In addition to an ensemble led by saxophonist Sam Butera, Prima is joined here by his wife, the cool-as-a-cucumber singer Keely Smith, who provided the ideal counterbalance to his rowdy persona. Although THE WILDEST! is notable for its occasionally bawdy humor, it also boasts an innovative combination of early rock & roll, jump blues, and jazz. While many Prima compilations feature a wider range of material, this is the performer at his undiluted best, making it essential for his true fans.

Producer: Voyle Gilmore

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Keely Smith
Muze Guest Artist Sam Butera

Artist Overview

New Orleans-born singer/trumpeter Louis Prima started recording in the 1930s with his New Orleans Gang. Around this time, he also composed the classic swing tune "Sing, Sing, Sing," which became a smash for Benny Goodman. In the '40s, Prima started working with singer Keely Smith, who he eventually married. With a raucous stage show mixing swing, R&B, some Italian flavor, and a hefty dose of humor, they were hugely successful all the way into the early '60s. Prima later earned accolades as the voice of King Louie in the hit Disney film THE JUNGLE BOOK. He passed away in 1978, but Smith went on performing and recording into the 21st century.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Jungle Book
Muze Music Compilations Capitol Sings Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 5-Wild Cool & Swingin'
Muze Music Compilations Leopard Skin Sampler (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Mickey Blue Eyes
Muze Music Compilations Cocktails With Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations New Orleans
Muze Music Compilations Live From Las Vegas
Muze Music Compilations Essential Capitol Collection
Muze Music Compilations Evening At Rao's:songs From An Italia
Muze Music Compilations Jazz For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Sherman Brothers Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Performance
Muze Music Compilations Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Giants Of Swing
Muze Music Compilations Juke Box Hits
Muze Music Compilations Singers & Actors Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Swinging Big Bands
Muze Music Compilations Great Love Songs Of The 1940's
Muze Music Compilations Big Band Best Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Irving Berlin Songbook Vol 4
Muze Music Compilations 1958 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt 1
Muze Music Compilations New Orleans Jazz Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Big Band Swing Classics
Muze Music Compilations Treme (Ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Armstrong, Louis
Price, Alan
Smith, Keely
Jump, Jive An' Wail: The Essential ~ Smith, Keely
Jump, Jive An' Wail: The Essential ~ Smith, Keely
Twist with Keely Smith/Doin' the Twist ~ Smith, Keely

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/12/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1957
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5386962
Music Label Name Label : Blue Note (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724353869625

Professional Reviews

Record Collector (magazine)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "This 1957 release is a veritable hits package....It's Prima at his prime."

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