Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Louis Prima 'The Wildest!'

I first became aware of Louis Prima because of his work as the voice of 'King Louie' in the Jungle Book. His tune from that flick, 'I Wanna Be Like You' was always a favorite of mine.

I just got his 1957 gem The Wildest!, and man, it cooks hotter than a Red State meth lab!

'Banana Split For My Baby' (a bonus on the CD) is probably my favorite. It also has his medley 'Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody' that David Lee Roth covered back in the 80's. Louis' version is much better.


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