Wednesday, 18 August 2010

LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH, SAM BUTERA (Including GIA MAIONE). USA LP Discography For Capitol (1957-1962) Referencing The 1994 Bear Family Box.

Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses (including Gia Maione)
USA LP Discography referencing “The Capitol Recordings”
An 8CD box set on Bear Family BCD 15776 HI issued in Germany in 1994

The enclosed numbers after the Catalogue Number denote the Box Set placing:
1/2 = Disc 1, Track 2
2/14 = Disc 2, Track 14 etc

[NOTE: there’s also a 7” singles Discography posted separately]

1. “The Wildest”
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1956 USA LP on Capitol T 755 (Mono)
Side 1:
1. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody [1/3]
2. (Nothing's Too Good) For My Baby [1/6]
3. The Lip [1/10]
4. Body And Soul [1/4]
5. Oh Marie [1/2]
Side 2:
1. Basin Street Blues/When It's Sleepy Time Down South [1/8]
2. Jump, Jive, An' Wail [1/5]
3. Buona Sera [1/1]
4. Night Train [1/9]
5. (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You [1/7]

2. “The Call Of The Wildest”
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1957 USA LP on Capitol T 836 (Mono)
Side 1:
1. When You're Smiling/The Sheik Of Araby [1/15]
2. Autumn Leaves [1/27]
3. I've Got The World On A String [1/22]
4. Blow, Red Blow [1/17]
5. The Pump Song [1/2]
Side 2:
1. There'll Be No Next Time [1/20]
2. Pennies From Heaven [1/25]
3. The Birth Of The Blues [1/16]
4. Closest To The Bone [1/21]
5. Sentimental Journey [1/19]
6. When The Saints Go Marching In [1/18]

3. “The Wildest Show At Tahoe”
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1958 USA LP on Capitol T 908 (Mono)
Side 1:
1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Exactly Like You [4/1]
2. A Foggy Day [4/2]
3. How High The Moon [4/3]
4. Angelina/Zooma Zooma [4/4]
Side 2:
1. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me/I’m In The Mood For Love [4/5]
2. Come Back To Sorrento [4/6]
3. I’ve Gotta Right To Sing The Blues [4/7]
4. Robin Hood/Oh Babe! [4/8]

4. “I Wish You Love”
KEELY SMITH
1958 USA LP on Capitol T 914 (Mono) and ST 914 (Stereo, 1960’s)
[Arranged & Conducted by Nelson Riddle]
Side 1:
1. I Wish You Love [5/17]
2. When Your Lover Has Gone [5/14]
3. You Go To My Head [5/12]
4. I Understand [5/20]
5. Fools Rush In [5/10]
6. Don't Take Your Love From Me [5/13]
Side 2:
1. Imagination [5/11]
2. If We Never Meet Again [5/19]
3. As You Desire Me [5/9]
4. Mr. Wonderful [5/18]
5. When Day Is Done [5/16]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “I Wish You Love” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes. Nine of the LP’s eleven tracks are also referenced in the discography for the 2-track tape of “I Wish You Love” on Capitol ZC 42 – the two songs not referenced are “When Your Lover Has Gone” and “You Go To My Head”

5. “Las Vegas Prima Style – Recorded Live At The Sahara Hotel”
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
June 1958 USA LP on Capitol T 1010 (Mono)
Side 1:
1. Them There Eyes/Honeysuckle Rose [4/10]
2. Tiger Rag/Just Because [4/11]
3. Embraceable You/I Got It Bad [4/2]
4. Should I/I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me [4/13]
Side 2:
1. The White Cliffs Of Dover [4/14]
2. Holiday For Strings [4/15]
3. Greenback Dollar Bill [4/16]
4. Love Of My Life (O Sole Mio) [4/17]
5. Too Marvelous For Words [4/18]

6. “Politely!”
KEELY SMITH with Billy May And His Orchestra
October 1958 USA LP on Capitol T 1073 (Mono) and ST 1073 (Stereo, 1960’s)
Side 1:
1. Sweet And Lovely [6/22]
2. Cocktails For Two [6/27]
3. The Song Is You 6/17]
4. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) [6/19]
5. Lullaby Of The Leaves [6/24]
6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street [6/18]
Side 2:
1. I Can't Get Started [6/26]
2. I'll Never Smile Again [6/21]
3. S'Posin' [6/16]
4. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) [6/25]
5. All The Way [6/23]
6. I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I’m Loving You) [6/20]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “Politely!” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes

7. “The Big Horn”
SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1958 USA LP on Capitol T 1098 (Mono) and ST 1098 (Stereo, 1960’s)
Side 1:
1. La Vie En Rose [7/24]
2. All The Way [7/25]
3. Tennessee Waltz [8/2]
4. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing [7/22]
5. Too Young [7/20]
6. Around The World [7/23]
Side 2:
1. Three Coins In The Fountain [7/19]
2. I Love Paris [7/16]
3. On The Street Where You Live [7/17]
4. Hey There [7/15]
5. The Song From Moulin Rouge [7/18]
6. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody [7/21]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “The Big Horn” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes

8. “Strictly Prima!”
LOUIS PRIMA
1959 USA LP on Capitol T 1132 (Mono)
Side 1:
1. If You Were The Only Girl [2/5]
2. Judy [2/9]
3. Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days [1/12]
4. That’s My Home [2/11]
5. Sing, Sing, Sing [2/7]
Side 2:
1. Gotta See Baby Tonight [2/13]
2. Felicia No Capicia [2/10]
3. Moonglow [2/12]
4. Bourbon Street Blues [2/6]
5. Fee Fie Foo [2/14]

9. “Swingin’ Pretty”
KEELY SMITH with NELSON RIDDLE And His Orchestra
May 1959, Capitol T 1145 (Mono) and ST 1145 (Stereo, 1960)
Side 1:
1. It’s Magic [6/2]
2. It’s Been A Long, Long Time [6/6]
3. Storm Weather [6/4]
4. Indian Love Call [5/25]
5. The Nearness Of You [5/26]
6. What Is This Thing Called Love? [6/3]
Side 2:
1. The Man I Love [6/1]
2. You’re Driving Me Crazy [6/7]
3. Stardust [6/8]
4. There Will Never Be Another You [6/5]
5. Someone To Watch Over Me [5/27]
6. What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry [6/9]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “Swingin’ Pretty” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes

10. “Hey Boy! Hey Girl!” (Music From The Soundtrack of The Columbia Picture)
LOUIS PRIMA and KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
May 1959, USA LP on Capitol T 1160 (Mono)
Side 1:
1. Hey Boy! Hey Girl! [2/19]
2. A Banana Split For My Baby [1/13]
3. You Are My Love [5/22]
4. Fever [2/16]
5. Oh Marie [2/17]
Side 2:
1. Lazy River [2/20]
2. Nitey-Nite [6/10]
3. When The Saints Go Marching In [1/18]
4. Autumn Leaves [1/27]
5. Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (Reprise) [2/21]

11. “The Big Sax And The Big Voice Of ”
SAM BUTERA
1960 USA LP on Capitol T 1521 (Mono) and ST 1521 (Stereo)
Side 1:
1. Perdido [8/11]
2. Chantilly Lace [8/4]
3. Just Say I Love Her [8/6]
4. Skinny Minny [816]
5. Night Train [8/8]
6. Honey Love [8/9]
Side 2:
1. Street Scene [8/10]
2. Kansas City [8/10]
3. Easy Rockin' [8/7]
4. Up Jumped A Rabbit [8/5]
5. Love Of My Life (O Sole Mio) [8/13]
6. Ol' Man River [8/14]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “The Big Sax And The Big Voice Of” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes

12. “The Hits Of Louis & Keely”
LOUIS PRIMA and KEELY SMITH
1961, Capitol T 1531 (Mono) and ST 1531 (Stereo)
Side 1:
1. That Old Black Magic [2/8]
2. It's Magic [6/2]
3. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody [1/3]
4. I'm In The Mood For Love [4/5]
5. I've Got You Under My Skin [3/1]
Side 2:
1. Buona Sera [1/1]
2. I Wish You Love [5/17]
3. Oh Marie [1/2]
4. Embraceable You/I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good [4/12]

Notes: the MONO versions for “The Hits Of Louis & Keely” are used in the box set and not the STEREO mixes

13. “The Continental Twist”
SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses starring LOUIS PRIMA
(with June Wilkinson)
1961, USA LP on Capitol T 1677 (Mono) and ST 1677 (Stereo)
Side 1:
1. The Continental Twist [8/19]
2. Tag That Twistin’ Dolly [8/20]
3. Chantilly Lace [8/4]
4. Skinny Minny [8/16]
5. Oh Ma-Ma Twist [8/22]
6. Honey Love [8/9]
Side 2:
1. Kansas City [8/12]
2. Come And Do The Twist [8/21]
3. Perdido [8/11]
4. Twistin’ The Blues [8/18]
5. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby [
6. Better Twist Now Baby [8/17]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “The Continental Twist” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes

14. “The Wildest Comes Home”
LOUIS PRIMA With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1962 USA LP on Capitol T 1723 (Mono) and ST 1723 (Stereo)
Side 1:
1. You’re Just In Love [3/3]
2. All Night Long [3/7]
3. Glow-Worm [3/5]
4. Twist All Night [3/13]
5. Three-Handed Woman [3/11]
6. St. Louis Blues [3/12]
Side 2:
1. Just One Of Those Things [3/6]
2. Harlem Nocturne [3/4]
3. Everybody Knows [3/9]
4. Lover, Come Back To Me [3/8]
5. Ain't Misbehavin' - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans [3/10]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “The Wildest Comes Home” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes

15. “Lake Tahoe Prima Style”
LOUIS PRIMA, GIA MAIONE, SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1962, USA LP on Capitol T 1797 (Mono) and ST 1797 (Stereo)
Side 1:
1. Scuba Diver [3/19]
2. I Want You To Be My Baby [3/20]
3. Shadrack [3/21]
4. Next Time [3/22]
Side 2:
1. Lady Of Spain [3/23]
2. Hello Lover, Goodbye Tears [3/24]
3. Undecided [3/25]
4. Come Rain Or Shine [3/26]
5. Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night [3/27]

Notes: the STEREO versions for “Lake Tahoe Prima Style” are used in the box set and not the MONO mixes



Compiled by Mark Barry, Monday to Wednesday, 16 to 18 August 2010

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