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(Proper Records) 80 tracks more

Louis Prima: Buona Sera (4-CD)

(Proper Records) 80 tracks

Article properties: Louis Prima: Buona Sera (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Louis Prima

  • Album titlle: Buona Sera (4-CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2011
  • Artikelart CD

  • Label Proper Records

  • EAN: 0805520021562

  • weight in Kg 0.4
Prima, Louis - Buona Sera (4-CD) CD 1
01 Just a Gigolo - I Ain't Got Nobody Louis Prima
02 Body and Soul Louis Prima
03 Oh! Marie Louis Prima
04 Buona Sera Louis Prima
05 Jump, Jive An' Wail Louis Prima
06 (Nothing's Too Good) for My Baby Louis Prima
07 (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You Louis Prima
08 Basin Street Blues - When It's Sleepy Time Down South Louis Prima
09 Night Train Louis Prima
10 The Lip Louis Prima
11 Whistle Stop Louis Prima
12 Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days Louis Prima
13 Banana Split for My Baby Louis Prima
14 Be Mine (Little Baby) Louis Prima
15 When You're Smiling - the Sheik of Araby Louis Prima
16 The Birth of the Blues Louis Prima
17 Blow, Red, Blow Louis Prima
18 When the Saints Go Marching in Louis Prima
19 Sentimental Journey Louis Prima
20 Baby Won't You Please Come Home Louis Prima
Prima, Louis - Buona Sera (4-CD) CD 2
01 Equator Louis Prima
02 There'll Be No Next Time Louis Prima
03 The Closer to the Bone Louis Prima
04 I've Got the World on a String Louis Prima
05 Don't Let a Memory Break Your Heart Louis Prima
06 Pennies from Heaven Louis Prima
07 Autumn Leaves Louis Prima
08 The Pump Song Louis Prima
09 I Kiss Your Hand Madame Louis Prima
10 Ten Little Women Louis Prima
11 Love Charm Louis Prima
12 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues Louis Prima
13 Angelina - Zooma Zooma Louis Prima
14 A Foggy Day Louis Prima
15 Don't Worry 'Bout Me - I'm in the Mood for Love Louis Prima
16 Come Back to Sorrento Louis Prima
17 How High the Moon Louis Prima
18 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Exactly Like You Louis Prima
19 Robin Hood - Oh Babe! Louis Prima
20 It's Better Than Nothing at All Louis Prima
Prima, Louis - Buona Sera (4-CD) CD 3
01 Beep! Beep! Louis Prima
02 Good Gracious Baby Louis Prima
03 Embraceable You - I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good Louis Prima
04 Greenback Dollar Bill Louis Prima
05 Tiger Rag - Just Because Louis Prima
06 Should I? - I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me Louis Prima
07 Love of My Life (O Sole Mio) Louis Prima
08 The White Cliffs of Dover Louis Prima
09 Too Marvellous for Words Louis Prima
10 Them There Eyes - Honeysuckle Rose Louis Prima
11 Holiday for Strings Louis Prima
12 Bim Bam Louis Prima
13 Handle with Care Louis Prima
14 Twinkle in Your Eye Louis Prima
15 Hey There Louis Prima
16 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Louis Prima
17 If You Were the Only Girl Louis Prima
18 Bourbon Street Blues Louis Prima
19 Sing, Sing, Sing Louis Prima
20 That Old Black Magic Louis Prima
Prima, Louis - Buona Sera (4-CD) CD 4
01 Felica No Capicia Louis Prima
02 Judy Louis Prima
03 That's My Home Louis Prima
04 Moonglow Louis Prima
05 Gotta See Baby Tonight Louis Prima
06 Fee Fie Foo Louis Prima
07 Fever Louis Prima
08 Oh! Marie Louis Prima
09 Hey Boy, Hey Girl Louis Prima
10 Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Reprise) Louis Prima
11 Lazy River Louis Prima
12 Nothing's Too Good for My Baby Louis Prima
13 French Poodle Louis Prima
14 I've Got You Under My Skin Louis Prima
15 Don't Take Your Love from Me Louis Prima
16 Chantilly Lace Louis Prima
17 Easy Rockin' Louis Prima
18 Perdido Louis Prima
19 Kansas City Louis Prima
20 Skinny Minnie Louis Prima
Louis Prima For decades, those afflicted with the need to categorize, apologize and... more
"Louis Prima"

Louis Prima

For decades, those afflicted with the need to categorize, apologize and explain Louis Prima have argued over how, where or even whether to place him in the pantheon of American music.

Intellectuals cringe at the very thought of him, write him off as a buffoon and generally look down their pointy noses in disgust at his onstage antics. They decry--and would deny him--his popularity with those they see as below themselves on the food chain, the ones who, far from the safety of tenured professorships and boring, lifeless lives in academia, actually work for a living.

Ironically, it is Prima's déclassé vulgarity which others find so appealing, for the root of the word vulgar means 'of the common people.' The dictionary defines vulgar as "lacking sophistication or good taste, marked by a lack of good breeding; boorish, ostentatious, obscene; lewd, crude, coarse." Indeed Louis Prima was all these things…and that's why he was, and continues to be loved.

Prima's fans have always been working people, those who toil, week in and week out, at jobs that do not excite, hard working guys who dig ditches, build buildings, drive trucks, deliver pizza or gals who answer telephones, type letters or cut and style other women's hair for a living. Other of Louie's fans engage in different, often illicit vocations. Regular folks, the kind you never see expressing their opinions on television panel shows, because nobody cares what they think. Consequently, neither do Prima's people care what the snobs think about their tastes in music, movies, or sartorial style. They live in different worlds, speak different languages and lead very different lives.

The world Louis Prima lived in was that of Show Biz in all its tinsel, glitter and hard knocks. His was a career that had more ups and downs than a Las Vegas hooker on a Saturday night.

Born in the Little Palermo section of that most musical of American cities, New Orleans on December 7, 1910 into the Sicilian family of Anthony and Angelina Caravella Prima, Louis was destined to be in music. Angelina was a loud, brassy singer and older brother Leon played, first coronet, then trumpet. Mother Prima initially assigned Louis to the violin, which won him first prize in a fiddling contest at the age of ten. He hated the instrument…it wasn't loud enough.

Struggling to make himself heard in a loud Italian family, 'loud' would become a hallmark of the Prima style and personality. And in a town crawling with talented musicians, the competition to be noticed was stiff. Those who made themselves heard were the ones who got the jobs.

Brother Leon was out on the road with his trumpet for a year and while he was away, Louis developed into a player to be reckoned with. With Sharkey Bonano, he formed the Sharkey-Prima Orchestra. He worked at the city's famed Saenger Theater in the pit band and doing a solo bit. When Leon returned, opening his first of several night clubs, the Beverly Gardens, his little brother was the first act he booked.

New Orleans was the home of jazz, the loud, happy boisterous kind, the kind that appealed to people, not just other musicians and egg heads. Crescent City jazz combined Creoles' formal musical training with the blues of uptown blacks and the enthusiasm of local white players to form a unique, populist approach to party music: music to drink, dance, fight and fuck to. Decades later, rock 'n' roll would serve the same needs and become the functional music of its time.

Meanwhile, in 1934, Guy Lombardo, a fellow Sicilian and leader of one of the nation's most popular bands, was performing locally. One night after work, strolling through the French Quarter, he heard Louie's trumpet blasting out of Leon's Club Shim Sham. He went inside to find out who was making those sounds and offered to help Louis, if he'd move to New York. A record contract and a booking at the Famous Door on 52nd Street followed and Prima was an overnight success, especially with the women who came to see him move his hips, wearing specially tailored slacks that revealed his special gifts. Twenty years hence, the wiggling hips of another young man, a sideburned truck driver from Tupelo, would have a similar effect on a younger, less sophisticated group of girls, girls who weren't quite sure what it was that was making their panties moist and made them scream with emotions and desires they'd never felt before.

Prima's female fans were older, grown-up women, women with dirty thoughts of doing dirty things with this olive-skinned Sicilian who stood, spread-legged onstage, grinding his hips and using his lips on his trumpet in ways that left little to the imaginations of experienced women of the kind who drank liquor and smoked cigarettes, wearing tight dresses in Mafia-owned nightclubs on 52nd Street in the city that never sleeps.

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