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Artist: Prima, Louis Featuring Keely Smith
Title: The Wildest
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Label: PURE PLEASURE RECORDS
Catalog Number:755
Barcode:5060149620649 itemnumber=1000115968
Price: $44.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: VOCALS - JAZZ & POP
Release Date: 12/6/2013
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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A tireless showman and an underrated musical talent, Louis Prima swung his way to icon status thanks to an irresistible, infectious sound whose appeal translated across generations. Nominally a swing artist, Prima's distinctive sound also encompassed New Orleans-style jazz, boogie-woogie, jump blues, R&B, early rock & roll, and even the occasional Italian tarantella. Regardless of what form his music took, it swung hard and fast, with a rolling, up-tempo shuffle beat. His greatest period of popularity coincided with his marriage to singer Keely Smith, whose coolly sophisticated vocals and detached stage manner made a perfect counterpoint to Prima's boisterous presence: mugging, clowning, and cavorting around the stage with the boundless enthusiasm of a hyperactive boy. Prima's band during this time was anchored by tenor saxophonist Sam Butera, whose grounding in jump blues and New Orleans R&B was a perfect match.

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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