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
Share the magic of Nat King Cole with friends and family with The World of Nat King Cole CD. This definitive collection of the great Nat King Cole marks the 40th anniversary of Cole's death in February of 1965. It includes 28 of the greatest tracks of his career and showcases this legend's memorable voice and style. Includes: 1. Smile 2. It's Only A Paper Moon 3. Straighten Up And Fly Right 4. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons 6. Nature Boy 7. Too Young 8. Unforgettable 9. Walkin' My Baby Back Home 10. Orange Colored Sky 11. Send For Me 12. A Blossom Fell 13. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) 14. On The Street Where You Live 15. Almost Like Being In Love 16. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 17. Mona Lisa 18. Ramblin' Rose 19. Let There Be Love 20. L-O-V-E 21. You Stepped Out Of A Dream 22. Just One Of Those Things 23. Let's Face The Music And Dance 24. Day In - Day Out 25. Thou Swell (Live at The Sands) 26. When I Fall In Love 27. Unforgettable (virtual duet with Natalie Cole) 28. Stardust. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Nat King Cole's death in 1965, this compilation is the CD companion of an excellent DVD/documentary. Produced with the blessing of his estate, this disc is a thorough survey of his timeless genius--all recorded on the Capitol label. It captures his sumptuous and soothing tenor voice crooning on the pop tunes he made famous, like the ethereal "Nature Boy," the melancholy "Mona Lisa," and the bouncy "Straighten Up and Fly Right," and "Route 66." It also features Cole's often-overlooked skills as an Earl Hines-style pianist. "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)," and "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup," attest to his international appeal, and see if you can keep a dry eye when you listen to Natalie Cole's posthumous, digitally-enhanced duet with her father on "Unforgettable." From strings to big bands, Nat King Cole is never out of style. --Eugene Holley, Jr. SPECIAL CONTENT: Watch Free Clips about Nat "King" Cole ...
Manufacturer: Ace Records UK
Although McCracklin had already been recording for a few years, his association with Modern marked his first reasonably long tenure with an established label. This 25-track disc covers his first stay with the company, covering a half dozen singles, three songs that first showed up on the 1981 Ace album And His Blues Blasters, and ten demos, outtakes, and alternate takes that were previously unissued. It's solid small-combo West Coast jump blues, sometimes embellished by the tenor saxophone of Maxwell Davis. It's more interesting on the speedy, jumpy numbers, although McCracklin was competent at setting an after-hours vibe on the slower ones. The drums-piano-guitar trio, especially guitarist Robert Kelton, gets into a real frenetic groove on the 1948 instrumental "Blues Blasters' Shuffle"; "Hamburger Joint" is a silly novelty whose spoken repartee verges on sleaziness. In a more serious mood are two previously unissued McCracklin solo piano demos, "Mistreating Me" and "Bad Health Blues." ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
Manufacturer: Classics R&B
Brand: Vinson, Eddie 'Cleanhead'
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