Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang

1935-1936

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Here's Louis from his first flush of success at the Famous Door in New York City. Backed by his New Orleans gang, Prima's distinctive style was already emerging on material like "How'm I Doin'," "Plain Old Me," "Sweet Sue," "Lazy River," "Dinah," and the original version of "Sing Sing Sing." Although the backing is strictly New Orleans (and thus a long way stylistically from his later Capitol sides with Sam Butera & the Witnesses), most of the tunes boast the highly inventive clarinet work of Pee Wee Russell, and Prima's horn is well to the fore on these sides. One for hardcore Prima fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:46
2
2:39
3 3:10
4 3:06
5 2:55
6 2:47
7 3:08
8 3:02
9 3:11
10 3:11
11 3:06
12 3:12
13 3:13
14 2:52
15
2:53
16 3:03
17 3:11
18 2:59
19 3:05
20 2:51
21 3:07
22 2:48
23 3:07
24 3:12
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