Louis Prima – Capitol Collectors Series (1962)

Louis Prima - Capitol Collectors Series (1962)
Artist: Louis Prima
Album: Capitol Collectors Series
Genre: Swing, Vocal Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1962
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps

01. Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody (Medley)
02. Oh Marie
03. Buona Sera
04. Jump, Jive, An’ Wail
05. Basin Street Blues / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (Medley)
06. The Lip [Feat. Keely Smith]
07. Whistle Stop
08. 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days
09. Banana Split For My Baby
10. There’ll Be No Next Time [Feat. Sam Butera]
11. When You’re Smiling / The Sheik Of Araby (Medley)
12. Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home [Feat. Keely Smith]
13. I’ve Got The World On A String
14. Pennies From Heaven
15. Angelina / Zooma Zooma (Medley)
16. Beep! Beep!
17. Embraceable You / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good (Medley) [Feat. Keely Smith]
18. Sing, Sing, Sing
19. That Old Black Magic [Feat. Keely Smith]
20. The Music Goes ‘Round And Around
21. Hey, Boy! Hey, Girl! [Feat. Keely Smith]
22. Lazy River
23. I’ve Got You Under My Skin [Feat. Keely Smith]
24. You’re Just In Love
25. Twist All Night
26. St. Louis Blues


What Louis Prima accomplished musically in the company of Sam Butera and the Witnesses and vocalist Keely Smith is in hard evidence on this excellent 26-track compilation. All the classics are aboard with excellent liner notes from Scott Shea and crisp transfers of the original masters (“Angelina-Zooma Zooma,” “That Old Black Magic,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Buona Sera” — which includes a great snippet of studio chatter kicking it off — “Oh Marie,” and the obligatory “Just a Gigolo-I Ain’t Got Nobody”). Although this duplicates several tracks with Rhino’s Zooma! Zooma! compilation, with the addition of several singles and unissued tracks, this stands as the best single-disc collection available of Prima’s tenure with Capitol Records. The perfect place to start your Louis Prima collection.
Review by Cub Koda