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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.

There’s more…

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