The Wildest! (studio album) by Louis Prima

The Wildest! by Louis Prima
Year: 1956
Overall rank: 2,174th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 120 votes)
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Louis Prima The Wildest Show at Tahoe LP Capitol T-908 Mono Keely Smith
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Louis Prima The Wildest! (Vinyl) 12" Album Coloured Vinyl
Condition: New

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77/100 (from 120 votes)
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From 05/10/2022 19:05
The instrumentation on this record is very fun and there is a lot of very good solos from all of the musicians. It sounds very vintage and always brings up feelings of nostalgia despite me being born decades after this first released. The sound is very wholesome and warm and it sounds like Prima is singing exclusively to us. His vocal is phenomenal and the accompanying performance from Keely Smith acts as a brilliant contrast to his more masculine rough tones. The trumpet is a major highlight for me and really elevates tracks like Jump, Jive An' Wail. However, the music does get repetitive by the close and it could do with some more experimentation thrown in as well. Overall, this is an extremely fun album that stirs all kinds of feelings whether its your first time hearing it or your 100th time.
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From 11/11/2021 17:25
Shocked to see this so low! King Louis slayed this album!
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From 10/20/2021 15:57
Such a fun record! I really feel teleported back to the 50's with this one. A nice balance of sweet and funny, and just a wonderfully performed album.
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From 11/28/2020 21:43
Love it.
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From 04/05/2015 23:03
A really fun listen! Granted, the record sounds a bit dated in some parts, but that doesn't take away from its overall charm. If you like big band music, this one's for you.
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