Tuesday, 6 December 2011

4. Louis Prima- The Wildest!



Release Date: 1956
Label: Capitol

Even if you've never heard of Louis Prima, you've probably heard him. Years after recording this album, he became the voice of King Louie in Disney's The Jungle Book (1967) and his vocal talents can be heard on 'I Wanna Be Like You'. If you're particularly fond of that song (and who isn't?) then you probably wont be too disappointed with this album. Featuring Keely Smith on a number of songs, it's uplifting, free and definitely wild. There's a party spirit to the album; it's fun and exciting. Of course, if you played it a party these days, you'd probably get thrown out along with the record tokens you brought along with you. You wont care though, because you'll still be grinning like a loon. The cover image is a photograph of Prima taken after he'd just heard the record (probably).


Overall: 7/10
Favourite Track: Jump, Jive an' Wail


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