Capitol Collectors Series by Louis PrimaWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. Band leader and lounge kingpin Louis Prima will be best be known for the classic, "Just a Gigolo," immortalized by David Lee Roth for a whole new generation of swingers. But Prima's output went much further: in his day he recorded for Capitol, acted in a movie or two, even owned a golf course. Prima's genius is infectious: lounge, swing, and Dixieland all fuse together into medleys that are fun, dance-worthy, and upbeat. Prima's duets with Keely Smith are the obvious highlights here: "That Ol' Black Magic," "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!," and "I've Got You Under My Skin" are essential Prima tracks. Sure, the cheese factor occasionally runs high, but it is a fun trip. --Jason Verlinde
1. What A Wonderful World 2:20
2. Hello, Dolly! 2:28
3. Sittin' In The Sun 3:01
4. Mack The Knife 3:24
5. A Kiss To Build A Dream On 3:04
6. It Takes Two To Tango 2:56
7. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) 3:07
8. Kiss Of Fire 3:05
9. (When We Are Dancin') I Get Ideas 3:28
10. Gone Fishin' 2:33
11. Skokiaan (South African Song) 4:59
12. La Vie En Rose 3:26
13. The Dummy Song 2:22
14. Chloe (Song Of The Swamp) 3:04
15. I Still Get Jealous 2:14
16. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) 4:06
17. Blueberry Hill 2:54
18. When It's Sleepy Time Down South 3:17
Orleans is touring again, and now, for the first time, the choicest singles and tracks from their '70s albums are together in one package! Produced by John Hall and Orleans, this retrospective features Hall's own version of his song Half Moon (recorded by Janis Joplin on her Pearl LP) and guest performances by Linda Ronstadt, Blue Mitchell and Michael Brecker. Includes Still the One; Dance with Me; Love Takes Time; Reach; Let There Be Music; Forever , and 14 more.
If you set out to create a single anthology that charted all the twists and tributaries of that uniquely American river we call jazz, you couldn't do better than this companion set to the PBS series-94 tracks on 5 CDs licensed from virtually every important label in the history of the music. Includes The Pearls Jelly Roll Morton; Charleston James P. Johnson; West End Blues Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five; The Mooche Duke Ellington; Singin' the Blues Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke; Moten Swing Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra; Strange Fruit Billie Holiday; Three Little Words Art Tatum; Body and Soul Coleman Hawkins; In the Mood Glenn Miller; Take Five Dave Brubeck; So What Miles Davis; Giant Steps John Coltrane; Desafinado Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd, and many more classics. This five-CD box set soundtrack to filmmaker Ken Burns's 10-part, 19-hour documentary Jazz spans nearly a century of jazz styles, from the martial rhythms of James Reese Europe to the soul-jazz of Grover Washington Jr. It includes time-tested classics like Benny Goodman's 1938 classic, "Sing, Sing, Sing"; John Coltrane's chanting 1965 immortal track, "A Love Supreme"; Billie Holiday's blue-ember ballad, "God Bless the Child"; and Ella Fitzgerald peeling off "A-Tisket A-Tasket." Bebop is represented by Charlie Parker's orchestral bop version of "Just Friends"; Thelonious Monk's nocturnal calling card, "'Round Midnight"; and Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts" and "Groovin' High." The jazz-instrumentalist-as-singer comes to life on Coleman Hawkins's "Body and Soul" and Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers' "Doodlin'." Clifford Brown and Max Roach's "I Get a Kick out of You" epitomizes the hard-bop era, while Miles Davis's "So What" stands as the modal masterpiece. The cool school is in session with Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan dishing out "Walkin' Shoes," and the Modern Jazz Quartet's soulful elegy "Django" straddles all the above musical orbits. As for Django Reinhardt, he's featured on "Shine" with the justly famed ...
After parting from King Oliver, Armstrong embarked on an intensive series of recordings with the Hot Five and then with the Hot Seven. He stunned the musical world with unprecedented recorded displays of virtuosity and emotion remastered here to near perfect quality the extent of Armstrong's gifts can be judged for the firt time in ninety years. The notes are informative and expert. Small wonder that the New York Times dubbed this compilation The Recording of the Millenium.. Between 1925 and 1929, Louis Armstrong created one of the first great bodies of work in jazz. While he worked regularly as a soloist with big bands, he began his career as a leader with the first all-star studio group in jazz, the Hot Five. The other four musicians were Armstrong's wife, Lil Hardin Armstrong, on piano; Johnny Dodds on clarinet; Kid Ory on trombone; and Johnny St. Cyr on banjo. The music's first great soloist, Armstrong was reshaping jazz by sheer improvisational magic, gradually diminishing the role of the traditional New Orleans ensemble with the clarion brilliance of his trumpet. Possessing an uncanny blend of exuberance and creativity, he combined virtuosic declarations with a talent for the subtlest shifts in phrasing and melodic variation, creating rich emotional statements that could hint at loss in the midst of joy or the promise of better things in the most sorrowful blues. The band expands here, to the Hot Seven and larger ensembles, and it gains soloists who applied Armstrong's lessons to their own instruments--musicians such as pianist Earl Hines and trombonist Jack Teagarden--but all come under the imprint of Armstrong's flowering genius, as both trumpeter and singer. It's almost impossible to overrate this material. It may be the most influential music in jazz history, establishing standards for originality and sustained invention that have rarely been matched. The JSP set is a superb reissue of Armstrong's essential work. The remastering is by John R.T. Davies, widely acknowledged as the dean of engineers in th...
Manufacturer: Crawford Music
Brand: million dollar
Early 20th century dance band arrangements of music by Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, Harry Revel, Ralph Rainger, Sam Coslow, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Johnston, Fred Ahlert, Rube Bloom, and E.A. Swan. * * * * * * * *
One of the most collectible Christmas packages out there! This is the only album to include all six Christmas sides Louis recorded for Decca- White Christmas; Zat You, Santa Claus; Christmas in New Orleans; Christmas Night in Harlem; Cool Yule , and Winter Wonderland -plus other yuletide nuggets unearthed from the label's vaults. For example: May Everyday Be Christmas Louis Jordan; Silent Night Dinah Washington; Santa Baby Eartha Kitt; The Christmas Song Mel Torme, and more. 14 tracks.
Manufacturer: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
Brand: Armstrong, Louis
A wonderful pairing of jazz giant Louis Armstrong with revered father of the blues composer W.C. Handy. These historic sessions from 1954 and 1956 include St. Louis Blues; Loveless Love , plus five previously unreleased tracks.