The Wildest! [Expanded]

The Wildest! [Expanded]

by Louis PrimaLouis Prima

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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A veritable greatest-hits album, The Wildest! is the gem of Louis Prima's catalogue. None of his other efforts transcend its raunchy mix of demented gibberish, blaring sax, and explosive swing, which rocked as hard as anything released at the time. Almost all of Prima's signature songs are found here: "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody," "Oh Marie," "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," and "Buona Sera," to name a few. A plethora of greatest-hits packages (especially Capitol's Collectors Series) may offer wider song selection and greater value, but the reissue of Prima's masterpiece is a welcome event that's been a long time coming.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2002
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724353869625
catalogNumber: 38696

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Prima   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Keely Smith   Vocals
Sam Butera   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Willie McCumber   Piano

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Arranger,Composer
Kenny Dorham   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Teddy Jack Eddy   Composer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Roger Graham   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jimmy Breedlove   Composer
T. Klages   Composer
Don Donaldson   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Clarence Mace   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Leonello Casucci   Composer
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Burton Yount   Reissue Design
Julius Brammer   Composer
Debbie Morris   Composer
Stan Irwin   Composer
Vic Knight   Composer

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