Wednesday, 18 August 2010

LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH, SAM BUTERA (Including GIA MAIONE). USA 7” Single Discography For Capitol (1956-1963) Referencing The 1994 Bear Family Box.

LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH, SAM BUTERA (Including GIA MAIONE)
USA 7” Single Discography For Capitol Records from 1956 to 1963
Referencing The 8CD Bear Family Box Set BCD 15776 HI Issued 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 a separate listing for the 15 Capitol LPs covered by the box set also]

1. I Wish You Love b/w Shy
KEELY SMITH
1956, Capitol F 3445 [5/1 and 5/3]
Notes: Both tracks are non-album

2. High School Affair b/w Hurt Me
KEELY SMITH
1956, Capitol F 3545 [6/12 and 6/11]
Notes: Both tracks are non-album

3. Banana Split For My Baby b/w Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1956, Capitol F 3566 [1/13 and 1/12]

4. Whistle Stop b/w Be Mine (Little Baby)
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1957, Capitol F 3615 [1/11 and 1/14]
Notes: Although they didn’t feature on the session, “Whistle Stop” was written by JIMMY BREEDLOVE of the vocal group THE CUES.
The Cues did huge amounts of backing vocal group work on Atlantic Records and had 7" single releases of their own on both Prep and Capitol Records. Breedlove also had a Solo career. The song turns up in different form as “Rock 'n' Roll Mr. Oriole” on the Bear Family CD “Why” by The Cues (see separate review). Both tracks are non-album.

5. Equator b/w I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
SAM BUTERA
1957, Prep F 102 [7/4 and 7/6]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

6. Ten Little Women b/w Love Charm
SAM BUTERA
1957, Prep F 105 [7/3] and 7/7]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

7. Sentimental Journey b/w Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
KEELY SMITH featuring LOUIS PRIMA with SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1957, Capitol F 3663 [1/19 and 1/26]
Notes: “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” is non-album

8. Young And In Love b/w You Better Go Now
KEELY SMITH
1957, Capitol F 3698 [5/5 and 5/8]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

9. You’ll Never Know b/w Good Behaviour
KEELY SMITH
1957, Capitol F 3740 [5/6 and 5/7]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

10. Autumn Leaves b/w I Keep Forgetting
KEELY SMITH
1957, Capitol F 3820 [1/27 and 6/12]
Notes: “I Keep Forgetting” is non-album

11. Beep! Beep! b/w Buona Sera
LOUIS PRIMA With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1957, Capitol F 3856 [2/4 and 1/1]
Notes: “Beep! Beep!” is non-album

12. Good Gracious Baby b/w It’s Better Than Nothing At All
SAM BUTERA
1958, Prep F 134 [7/12 and 7/10]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

13. How Are Ya Fixed For Love? b/w Nothing In Common
FRANK SINATRA with KEELY SMITH
1958, Capitol F 3952 [6/15 and 6/14]
Notes: "Nothing In Common" is non-album

14. The Whipporwill b/w Sometimes
KEELY SMITH
1958, Capitol F 3975 [5/21 and 5/23]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

15. Bim Bam b/w Twinkle In Your Eye
SAM BUTERA
1958, Capitol F 4014 [7/1 and 7/2]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

16. That Old Black Magic b/w You Are My Love
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1958, Capitol F 4063 [2/8 and 5/22]

17. French Poodle b/w Handle With Care
SAM BUTERA
1958, Capitol F 4119 [8/3 and 7/13]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

18. I’ve Got You Under My Skin b/w Don’t Take Your Love From Me
LOUIS PRIMA, KEELY SMITH With SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1959, Capitol F 4140 [3/1 and 3/2]
Notes: “Don’t Take Your Love From Me” is non-album

19. Smilin’ Billy b/w Easy Rockin’
SAM BUTERA
1959, Capitol 4264 [8/15 and 8/7]
Notes: first 7” single without the ‘F’ prefix in the catalogue number; the backing singers on “Smilin’ Billy” are not identified; “Easy Rockin’” is an instrumental

20. Chantilly Lace b/w Come And Do The Twist
SAM BUTERA
1959, Capitol 4683 [8/4 and 8/21]
Notes: “Chantilly Lace” is a cover version of the famous Big Bopper song on Mercury Records; the BF Discography mistakenly omits Capitol 4683

21. Twist All Night b/w Everybody Knows
LOUIS PRIMA
1962, Capitol 4732 [3/13 and 3/9]
Notes: the Stereo version is used for both tracks; both sides feature Sam Butera And The Witnesses

22. Big Daddy b/w Ooh, Look What You’ve Done To Me
LOUIS PRIMA with GIA MAIONE
1962, Capitol 4805 [3/16 and 3/15]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

23. I Feel Good All Over b/w Later, Baby, Later
SAM BUTERA
1962, Capitol 4862 [8/23 and 8/24]
Notes: both tracks are non-album

24. Sunday Lover b/w Little Girl Blues
GIA MAIONE with LOUIS PRIMA, SAM BUTERA And The Witnesses
1963, Capitol 4906 [3/17 and 3/18]
Notes: although both Louis Prima and Sam Butera are credited on the label and were obviously at the sessions, BOTH sides feature Gia Maione on Lead Vocals ONLY; the Stereo version is used for both tracks

Compiled by Mark Barry, Tuesday and Wednesday 17 and 18 August 2010

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