Catalogue: JASCD 331
Price Code: A
Release Date: 01/05/1994
Bar Code: 5013727 03312 6
Louis PRIMA & Keely SMITH
Another one of Dot Records released on to CD ,
this recording was made at Wilbur Clark's Desert Hotel Inn. Surprisingly, it
features Prima's trumpet playing more than anything. performance, we only hear
two short songs from Keely. Lou Sino does his best displaying his ability to
double and triple tongue on "12th Street Rag," while Sam struts his stuff on
"Crazy Little Bee." Louis outdoes himself on his own composition "The Chief's
Special," a song titled to reference his nickname within the band. We hear very
little (as usual) from Morgan Thomas, who shadows Lou Sino on alto valve
trombone. Keely's vocals are deep and mournful on Sinatra's "This Love of Mine,"
but Louis manages to keep spirit alive with his quips and comedy. The big
surprise comes in the ending (I won't ruin the surprise), which is pre-empted by
an amazing power-house arrangement of "It Happened in Monterrey." For both
collectors and fans this CD is still one that is top-notch.
Also Available by Louis Prima JASCD325, JASCD326, JASCD327, JASCD330, JASCD334, JASCD339, JASCD370.
Also Available By Keely Smith
£8.99 / $14.83 / €10.10