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On Stage

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
01-11-1995
Genres:
Barcode:
5013727033126
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
JASCD331
On Stage
On Stage

Description

Another one of Louis Prima & Keely Smith 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. On this 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, 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.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Chief's Special - Louis Prima/Sam Butera And The Witnesses
  3. Porgy - Keely Smith
  4. This Love Of Mine - Keely Smith
  5. Magie - Louis Prima
  6. 12th Street Rag - Lou Sino
  7. Crazy Little Bee - Sam Butera And The Witnesses
  8. Your Eyes - Louis Prima/Sam Butera And The Witnesses
  9. I Loves Ya - Louis Prima/Sam Butera And The Witnesses
  10. It Happened In Monterey - Louis Prima
  11. Coolin' - Louis Prima/Sam Butera And The Witnesses
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