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Jump, Jive & Wail - The Very Best Of Louis Prima 1952-1959

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Jump, Jive & Wail - The Very Best Of Louis Prima 1952-1959
Jump, Jive & Wail - The Very Best Of Louis Prima 1952-1959


Bandleader/singer/trumpeter LOUIS PRIMA, who'd enjoyed huge successes in the 1930s and '40s, mounted a major comeback in the 1950s, after teaming up with Keely Smith and Sam Butera & The Witnesses. This compilation, which is one of a closely-linked trilogy, presents the Very Best of Prima's solo recordings for Columbia, Jubilee and Capitol between 1952-59, with the emphasis very much on his 1956-59 Capitol output. It features pre-Capitol collectors' items like 'The Bigger The Figure', 'Luigi' and 'Man, Dig That Crazy Chick', although twenty-one of the twenty-five sides are from his Capitol output. These include singles like 'Buona Sera' (a UK hit), '5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days' and 'Banana Split For My Baby', alongside tracks from the hit albums "The Wildest", "The Call Of The Wildest", "The Wildest Show At Tahoe", "Las Vegas Prima Style", "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" and "Strictly Prima". The punters who buy this one, will soon realise that they have to buy the other two releases in this series!


  1. Name
  2. The Bigger The Figure
  3. One Mint Julep
  4. Luigi
  5. Man Dig That Crazy Chick
  6. 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days
  7. Banana Split For My Baby
  8. Just A Gigolo/I Aint Got Nobody
  9. Oh Marie
  10. Jump, Jive An' Wail
  11. Whistle Stop
  12. Be Mine (Little Baby)
  13. The Pump Song
  14. Pennies From Heaven
  15. Closest To The Bone
  16. Buona Sera
  17. Beep! Beep!
  18. Angelina/Zooma Zooma
  19. Robin Hood/Oh Babe
  20. Them There Eyes / Honeysuckle Rose
  21. Tiger Rag/Just Because
  22. Too Marvelous For Words
  23. Lazy River
  24. Sing, Sing, Sing
  25. Felicia No Capicia
  26. Bourbon Street Blues
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