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“Just a Gigolo”

This song was immortalized by David Lee Roth. I’m sure you remember the video.
Louis Prima paved the way, though. He wrote this song half a century ago.

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He recorded for Capitol, acted in a movie or two, even owned a golf course. Prima’s genius is infectious: lounge, swing, and Dixieland all fuse together into medleys that are fun, dance-worthy, and upbeat. Prima’s duets with Keely Smith are the obvious highlights here: “That Ol’ Black Magic,” “Hey Boy! Hey Girl!,” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” are essential Prima tracks. Sure, the cheese factor occasionally runs high, but it is a fun trip. –Jason Verlinde

From the Album: Capitol Collectors Series

3 Responses to “Louis Prima – The Original Gigolo”

  1. on 07 Mar 2007 at 12:56 pmMary808

    The very first incarnation of this song I ever heard was in the 80’s Mel Brooks movie “Young Frankenstein”. Jason, if you happen to remember the scene I’m talking about, I don’t think I will ever stop laughing.

  2. on 05 Oct 2007 at 3:09 pmMark

    I thought Irving Caesar wrote this song?

  3. on 20 Mar 2009 at 10:29 amricardo otañez

    thanks a lot for this song! I remember it from a movie of Robert de Niro…is very good! Thanks!

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