Jump Jive An' Wail
(Germany - Import)
Import only collection from the legendary Louis Prima containing tracks that benefited from his seriously frantic fusion of Rock 'n' Roll, Dixieland and Neopolitan mayhem. This collection doesn't overlook his Jazz-inflected Pop hits with Keely Smith but it relies primarily on his very best recordings for Capitol, those which capture the exalted frenzy of his live show and the rumbustious spirit of '50s Rock 'n' Roll. It includes his own full-steam ahead classic, 'Jump, Jive An' Wail', several innovative medleys and a clutch of attractive rockers by his accompanists, tenor sax player Sam Butera and his band, the Witnesses. Spurned by critics at the time, this anthology of ground-breaking, house-rocking music restores Louis Prima to his rightful, well-deserved place in the reissue spotlight. Repertoire.