Saturday, May 12, 2007

Vintage Sin City Sampler

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Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Live From Las Vegas [2005]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 115.1 MB

1. Them There Eyes / Honeysuckle Rose
2. I've Got You Under My Skin
3. Should I / I Can't Believe That
4. Don't Take Your Love From Me
5. Greenback Dollar Bill
6. Autumn Leaves
7. The White Cliffs Of Dover
8. Nothing Can Replace My Man
9. Robin Hood
10. Judy
11. Somebody Loves Me / Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
12. You Can Pack
13. Come Rain Or Come Shine
14. Too Marvelous For Word
15. Embraceable You / I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
16. Buona Sera
17. Tenderly / That Man Of Mine
18. When The Saints Go Marching In
19. Closing

Various Artists - Live From Las Vegas [2003]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 112.8 MB

1. Hello Young Lovers - Nancy Wilson
2. The Lady Is A Tramp - Sammy Davis Jr.
3. Hard To Handle - Tom Jones
4. Mr. Lucky - Buddy Rich
5. Get Rid Of Monday - Lena Horne
6. Spinning Wheel - Jack Jones
7. Smack Dab In The Middle - Joe Williams & Count Basie
8. Too Marvelous For Words - Louis Prima
9. The Continental - Nat King Cole
10. I Can't Get Started - Ray Anthony
11. It's All Right With Me - Stan Kenton
12. She's A Lady - Paul Anka
13. Everything's Coming Up Roses - Tommy Sands
14. Greenback Dollar Bill - Louis Prima
15. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
16. The Man That Got Away - Nancy Wilson
17. You Leave Me Breathless - Nat King Cole
18. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

Corny Irish rock 'n roll, Part 1 of 2. (4:41 min. / SFW)


Anonymous said...

THANKS for your eclectic and wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these 2 fine selections.
I inherited some Louis Prima records from an Uncle and his fun lively music was a reminder of what my Uncle Andrews was like.
A few years after that, Keely Smith came to a local theater and I saw her in her Indian type garb. She sang and looked wonderful but the rumours were true she was an absolute stone face. 25 years before Botox
Her face did not move only her lips just barely did. She was attractive and had a new husband at the time who was in the orchestra.
Skip ahead about 13 years and she was doing a show at the Desert Inn. The Desert Inn just went thru a major renovation but it was still abaout 2 years before it was bought and closed down by Steve Wynn.
Well she was the same good singer. Except she looked like a 80 year old grandma. Meanwhile at the New Orleans Hotel , also in Las Vegas, her and her ex-husband Louis Prima's band leader Sam Buttera, who was about 70, was kicking it big time.
He was the backbone to the Prima legacy and I had seen him from that time almost a half dozen times afterwords. He was always as good if not better than when he was with Louis.
He played the same music and even sang like Louis Prima. He was always smiling and happy even after the show.
I meet him several times and he was such a nice gentle man. He would send me a card every few months telling me where he was playing, until I left the area.
He and His Music were and is magic.
If it wasn't for Sam Butera and his band called The Wildess were as original and as exciting as the Prima Empire.
I hope you enjoyed my remeberence of them.

ccrv said...

hi, congratulations for your wonderful blog.
the kelly-smith link is broken.
can you re-upload it?

Licorice Pizza said...

Josh, Thanks for the Vegas shares. You are the man!

Vince, thanks for the story, it was a good glimple into the past. About 5 years ago Sam Butera came to town and played at a very, very little club in Santa Ana and boy he still wails and jives, ha ha! Great show and great guy who shook hands and signed cd's until everyone was satisfied. Great music.

BTW Keelys first album (vinyl) is over at the pizza.


afroquarius said...

Thanks for the Louie Prima-Keely Smith at the Sahara club album!

Anonymous said...

Louis Prima and Keely Smith were very much the model for Sonny & Cher: the exuberant Italian musician and the serious, exotic female singer, Smith and Cher both being of Cherokee descent.

Anonymous said...

Grabbing this 4 years after you originally posted it! Thanks so much for the share!

And what a great story that second Anonymous post is! Crazy!