Keely Smith

The Essential Capitol Collection

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There's no way Keely Smith will ever be able to escape the long shadow of Louis Prima, whose fourth wife she was and who led the band where she found her greatest fame. Heard apart from Prima, she was a fantastic vocalist, the equal of more respected singers like Chris Connor or Helen Merrill, who were working a much different circuit than Smith during the late '50s and early '60s. The Essential Capitol Collection is an excellent way to survey Keely Smith's early career; it includes 27 songs, including much of her several LPs for the label, as well as her most popular duets with Prima and two with Frank Sinatra.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:27 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:05 SpotifyAmazon
3
feat: Louis Prima
2:57 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:11 Amazon
5 2:37 Spotify
6 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:58 Spotify
8 3:13 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:27 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:36 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:17 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:52 Spotify
15 1:54 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
17
feat: Louis Prima
2:16 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:28 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:31 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:50 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
23 3:13 Spotify
24 3:06
25 2:54 SpotifyAmazon
26 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
27
3:50 SpotifyAmazon
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