On Stage

Louis Prima & Keely Smith

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD331

Release Date:  01 November 1995

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5013727033126

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

  • 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.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

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