Catalogue: JASCD 334
Price Code: A
Release Date: 01/11/1996
Bar Code: 604988 03342 7
Keely SMITH & Louis PRIMA
Twist With Keely Smith/ Doin' The Twist With Louis Prima
This danceable CD is a re-issue from Jasmine
Records from 1962. Originally released as two separate LP's on Dot Records,
these two albums feature Keely backed by H.B. Barnum and his Combo and Louis
with Sam and the Witnesses. These albums are from the period shortly after their
divorce and Louis' return to Capitol Records. Keely does well on her own, and
the band behind her serves better than Nelson Riddle or Billy May strictly for
the type of music she's singing. Her voice sounds particularly young and
delectable, as she sings some very familiar songs such as "Let's Twist Again,"
"The Twist," and "Shout!" These songs are all fun, but short, and not typical of
Keely. Louis, Sam and the boys tear into some of the same songs, but Louis also
does a vocal version of "The Glow-Worm" and "Route 66." It comes as no surprise
that Irving Berlin's "Marie" is almost unrecognisable with the exception of the
lyrics.. but as always, Louis works his charm, and does just fine without Keely.
If you dig the band and are a collector, this CD is for you. The same goes for
folks who are looking to twist.
Also Available By Keely Smith
£8.99 / $14.83 / €10.10