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Jump Jive & Wail: Essential

Louis PrimaAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Angelina/Zooma Zooma (Medley)(Live)Louis Prima 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Jump, Jive, An' WailLouis Prima 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. That Old Black MagicLouis Prima And Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Oh, MarieLouis Prima 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The LipLouis Prima & Keely Smith 2:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bourbon Street BluesLouis Prima With Sam Butera & The Witnesses 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I've Got You Under My SkinLouis Prima & Keely Smith 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pennies From HeavenLouis Prima 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Hey, Boy! Hey, Girl!Louis Prima & Keely Smith 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. LuigiLouis Prima 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lazy RiverLouis Prima 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)/The Sheik Of Araby (Medley)Louis Prima 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. I've Got The World On A StringLouis Prima 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sing, Sing, SingLouis Prima With Sam Butera & The Witnesses 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (Medley)Louis Prima 4:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Felicia No CapiciaLouis Prima 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 DaysLouis Prima 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. St. Louis BluesLouis Prima 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. When The Saints Go Marching InLouis Prima And Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Big DaddyLouis Prima with Gia Maione and Sam Butera and the Witnesses 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Just One Of Those ThingsLouis Prima 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. Buona SeraLouis Prima 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. I Wan'Na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)Louis Prima/Phil Harris 4:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen24. Hello DollyLouis Prima 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen25. CabaretLouis Prima 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen26. Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)Louis Prima 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 17, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,306 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

A full 26 tracks from the man who will forever be The King of the Las Vegas Strip, Louis Prima! Keely Smith and Sam Butera are on hand for a lot of these; includes That Old Black Magic; Hey Boy! Hey Girl!; Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody; Felicia No Capecia; Buona Sera; Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo); I've Got You under My Skin; Sing, Sing, Sing; Angelina/Zooma Zooma (live); Oh Marie; The Lip; I've Got the World on a String; Big Daddy (with Gia Maione); Hello Dolly! , and more. Nobody swung like Louis!

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
He was the leader of his own band when he was just 18 years old. He had a number of hit records during the 1930's and 1940's and would go on to become one of the most popular acts in the history of Las Vegas. He was a showman in every sense of the word. He hosted his own network radio program and was a much sought after guest on popular television variety shows including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and The Dean Martin Show to name but a few. He also appeared in a any number of motion pictures and was an accomplished songwriter to boot. Yes, there's just no doubt about it. Louis Prima was the total package!

In the late 1950's Louis Prima was itching to get back into the recording studio and inked a new multi-year deal with Capitol records. Over the next several years at Capitol Louis Prima would make what are generally considered to be the finest recordings of his career. "Jump, Jive an' Wail: The Essential Louis Prima" is a long overdue compilation of his very best work at Capitol. One cannot help but be impressed by the pure joy and sheer energy of so many of these memorable tunes. Long-time Prima fans are sure to fondly recall his work in the late 1950's with his then wife Keely Smith. "The Essential Louis Prima" features four of these great numbers including their wonderful rendition of "I've Got You Under My Skin", "The Lip", "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" from the motion picture of the same name and of course the duo's signature tune "That Old Black Magic" which was a Top 20 hit in 1959. Personally, I had never heard very many Louis Prima records before purchasing this disc. I must tell you that I was absolutely blown away by the work of saxophonist Sam Butera on tunes like "Up A Lazy River" and "St Louis Blues" to name but a couple.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It was okay , but there is better out there September 3, 2007
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I had half expected to have some different songs than what was on this CD...Like "Louis Prima Collectors Series" better, especially his duets with Keely Smith. If you only were going to buy one, I would personally get the Collectors Series, not The Essential Louis Prima. I do not like the arrangements as well, either and have only listened to the CD two times since I got it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Prima is Prima March 6, 2013
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It is a good mix of his work, but a lot is cast from the same formula. He played Las Vegas for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PRIMA'S EXUBERANT STYLE IS LIVELY PICK-ME-UP! September 26, 2007
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Exuberant entertainer, singer, actor, songwriter and trumpeter Louis Prima was known as King of the Swingers and his over-the-top personality must have been something to behold as a bandleader during the 40's and whilst appearing in Las Vegas during the following decade when he teamed with wife Keely Smith as a duo. This ultimate 50's Capitol collection retains Keely's straight vocal charm for their timeless re-styled renderings of THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC and I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN whilst OH MARIE, (UP A) LAZY RIVER and SING, SING, SING are album tracks sure to brighten the dullest day. However, perhaps Prima is mainly nowadays recalled for I WANNA BE LIKE YOU (THE MONKEY SONG) which he shared with Phil Harris in Disney's 1967 classic animated THE JUNGLE BOOK. Adding latter-day tracks HELLO DOLLY and CABARET to the mix was obviously intended as competition but even if they failed to equal Louis Armstrong's Hit Parade classics, Prima delivers them with full-thrust feel-good factor, while CIVILISATION (BONGO, BONGO, BONGO) is a welcome throwback to the late 40's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3, 2014
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Love Louis Prima
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5.0 out of 5 stars Louis Prima Essential May 11, 2013
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If you're a Louie Prima fan or a fan of the music of the 40's & 50's get this jumping album !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Italian cooking music February 26, 2013
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Great music for when making a big Italian dinner with friends. Pour the wine, dance, laugh, eat and enjoy! A great addition to your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hey Paisanos! January 20, 2013
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If you want a great introduction and collection of the one and only Louis Prima- look no further. Although weighted almost exclusively towards late '50s and Vegas-era recordings they are all fun, tight, and exciting. This is a very entertaining set which will make listeners want to explore one of America's most talented showmen.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect one-disc album of Prima's material doesn't yet exist, but...
About as good as the "Collector's Series" disc. Kudos for having "I Wanna Be Like You" from the "Jungle Book," but a little bit of filler here and there. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Gene Rhea Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump Jive & Wail: Essential
One of the greatest. They want me to write 18 more words to be able to give this review. How about if next time when you send me e request for a review I just delete and not waste... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Forte
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
ever since I saw the movie Big Night, I've been a Louis Prima fan and if you ever get a chance to see his son perform, do it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I have two other essential collections, (Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra), so I knew going in that this album would be great.
Published 23 months ago by Rome
5.0 out of 5 stars Problem fixed
We all love the music of Louis Prima, and this CD has all the best of his work. My first CD had a visible flaw that affected the quality of the sound. Read more
Published on October 9, 2010 by Lit Chick
4.0 out of 5 stars Louis Prima jump'n jive
This CD did not dissapoint me- It was classic Prima, some live cuts made it great- The music really gets your feet to swinging..
Published on March 30, 2008 by Roger L. Mcqueen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classics compiled together
I have loved the sound of Louis Prima for years, just didn't know his name. Pandora helped me connect the two, and off to Amazon I went. Read more
Published on December 7, 2007 by J. Kish
5.0 out of 5 stars Louis Prima holds court--and that's all right by me !!!
Louis Prima entertained millions of people with his nightclub engagements, concert tours and record albums; and he certainly wasn't a shy guy, either! Read more
Published on November 28, 2007 by Matthew G. Sherwin
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