Louis Prima

Capitol Collectors Series

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What Louis Prima accomplished musically in the company of Sam Butera and the Witnesses and vocalist Keely Smith is in hard evidence on this excellent 26-track compilation. All the classics are aboard with excellent liner notes from Scott Shea and crisp transfers of the original masters ("Angelina-Zooma Zooma," "That Old Black Magic," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Buona Sera" -- which includes a great snippet of studio chatter kicking it off -- "Oh Marie," and the obligatory "Just a Gigolo-I Ain't Got Nobody"). Although this duplicates several tracks with Rhino's Zooma! Zooma! compilation, with the addition of several singles and unissued tracks, this stands as the best single-disc collection available of Prima's tenure with Capitol Records. The perfect place to start your Louis Prima collection.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
2 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
3 03:06 SpotifyAmazon
4 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
5 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
6
feat: Keely Smith
02:16 SpotifyAmazon
7 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:09 Amazon
9 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
10
feat: Sam Butera
03:14 SpotifyAmazon
11 03:57
12
feat: Keely Smith
02:05 SpotifyAmazon
13 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
14 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
15 04:16 Amazon
16 02:12 SpotifyAmazon
17
feat: Keely Smith
02:56 SpotifyAmazon
18 04:08 Amazon
19
feat: Keely Smith
02:55 SpotifyAmazon
20 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
21
feat: Keely Smith
02:40 SpotifyAmazon
22 03:26 Amazon
23
feat: Keely Smith
02:37 SpotifyAmazon
24 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
25 02:00 SpotifyAmazon
26 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
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