Louis Prima is one of my most favorite Swing Cats and "Mob music" style musicians. I received a double cd set called Mob Hits some years back and being that I am so into all that is retro gangster ala Capone, Giancana, Bonanno, Goodfellas, Godfather, etc. It was the perfect gift for me! On the set was:
Disc 1 1. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) - Dean Martin 2. Al-Di-La - Jerry Vale 3. I Have But One Heart (from "The Godfather") - Al Martino 4. That's Amore - Dean Martin 5. Mambo Italiano (from "Married to the Mob") - Rosemary Clooney 6. Oh Marie - Louis Prima 7. Lazy Mary Lou Monte 8. Buona Sera - Louis Prima 9. To Each His Own (from "The Godfather III") - Al Martino 10. Non Dimenticar - Jerry Vale 11. Godfather Waltz (from "The Godfather")
Disc 2 1. Angelina/Zooma Zooma (Louis Prima) 2. Return To Me (Dean Martin) 3. Roman Guitar (Jerry Vale) 4. Pretend You Don't See Her (Jerry Vale) 5. On An Evening In Roma (Dean Martin) 6. Domani: Tomorrow (Julius LaRosa) 7. Innamorata: Sweetheart (Dean Martin) 8. Love Me The Way I Love You (Jerry Vale) 9. Eh, Cumpari (Julius LaRosa) 10. Speak Softly Love (Al Martino) 11. My Way (Paul Anka)
Also as a little kid I loved Louis as the King of Swing King Louie in Jungle Book It was the best time to be a kid and thankfully these films ae still available for children. Click on the link above to see a cool video on Louis Prima and his band creating their parts for the Disney Jungle Book Movie. Louis Prima was awarded posthumously his Star on the Walk of Fame yesterday in LA.