Louis Prima

Pretty Music -- Prima Style, Vols. 1-2

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This recording combines two original LPs, Pretty Music -- Prima Style, Vol. 1 and Wonderland by Night, showcasing the orchestral string-laden side of Louis Prima, accented by his wavering, placid trumpet playing and ooh-ing wordless group vocals. It's a collection of 24 tracks emphasizing standards, show tunes, cocktail lounge or late-night mood music, and syrupy romantic ballads. At times there are some really cheesy numbers, and overall this effort borders on Lawrence Welk, paling in comparison to Prima's more substantive work.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Louis Prima 02:38 Amazon
2 Louis Prima 02:47 Amazon
3 Louis Prima 02:18 Amazon
4 Louis Prima 02:06 Amazon
5 Louis Prima 02:28 Amazon
6 Louis Prima 02:05 Amazon
7 Louis Prima 02:13 Amazon
8 Louis Prima 02:22 Amazon
9 Louis Prima 03:01 Amazon
10 Louis Prima 02:24 Amazon
11 Louis Prima 02:53 Amazon
12 Louis Prima 02:35 Amazon
13 Louis Prima 03:13 Amazon
14 Louis Prima 02:13 Amazon
15 Louis Prima 02:46 Amazon
16 Louis Prima 02:29 Amazon
17 Louis Prima 03:06 Amazon
18 Louis Prima 02:21 Amazon
19 Louis Prima 02:31 Amazon
20 Louis Prima 02:19 Amazon
21 Louis Prima 02:13 Amazon
22 Louis Prima 02:22 Amazon
23 Louis Prima 02:27 Amazon
24 Louis Prima 02:39 Amazon
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