1001 Albums #4

Louis Prima – The Wildest! – 1956
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First Listen
Yes

Prior knowledge of this album
None

Standout Tracks
Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody
Oh, Marie
Jump, Jive, An’ Wail
Buona Sera
I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You

Afterthoughts
Foot tapping & head nodding, I was doing both during this album, really upbeat stuff. This is the kind of Jazz that I can listen to without wishing for it to be over. I knew Jump, Jive An’ Wail from Brian Setzer which I really like, but on reflection I much prefer Prima’s version.

The band must have been having a ball recording the album as that certainly comes through the speakers.

Also don’t forget Louis was also The King of The Swingers

Hear again
Yes

Album Entertainment Rating
4 out of 5