|Louis Prima – The Wildest!: 3.5 stars
Precon: His name sounds familiar but I have no idea what this is. Judging by the cover, I’d say it’s humor oriented. Is this the guy that does Camp Granada?
Favorite Track: Nothing is the clear favorite for me so I’ll say Just a Gigolo.
Least Favorite: I don’t dislike any of them. Maybe Jump Jive An Wail because it’s so hard to separate from the Brian Setzer version.
Oh yeah I know him now. Isn’t this the stuff they always play in the Vegas montage in movies? I think I’ve heard it in a few commercials as well.
Nice Bix Beiderbecke reference on “The Lip.” Thinking of Bix always makes me laugh because one time I was watching Ken Burns’ Jazz and they were talking about him and Lauren says, in all seriousness, “His name is Big Spiderback?” Now I just wish there was a Big Spiderback for real because that’s an awesome nickname. “Look out Big Spiderback’s coming! And he’s pissed!”
I like the beginning of Basin Street Blues. I wish it continued like that.
Joyful, effortless singing and some pretty accessible jazz tunes. Not a bad combination.