Loading...
 

Las Vegas

   
 

March 8th, 2000 ~ From Bourbon Street to Vegas: a look at New Orleans native and trumpeter Louis Prima, the originator of what's known as the Vegas lounge sound. Nick Spitzer interviews Prima band members---saxophonist Sam Butera and singer/ex-wife Keely Smith--and talks with Vegas gamblers and a pastor at a 24-hour wedding-chapel.

Listen To Hour 1 Listen To Hour 2


Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Sing, Sing, Sing Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • Bourbon St. Blues Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley
    Elvis Movies, RCA
  • Ace in the Hole Bunk Johnson & Lu Watters
    Bunk and Lu, Good Time Jazz
  • Wheel Of Fortune The Four Flames
    Hard Core Doo Wop,
  • Gambling Polka Dot Blues Jimmie Rodgers
    Down the Old Road 1931-32, Rounder
  • Bad Luck Dice Henry Townsend
    Mule, Nighthawk
  • Instrumental: Wailin' Walk Sam Butera
    Hot New Orleans Nights, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Michael Dominici
  • Jump Jive an' Wail Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: Sam Butera
  • Have a Lucky Day Morphine
    Good, Rykodisc
  • Gambler's Blues Dinah Washington
    Ladies Sing the Blues, Mercury
  • Instrumental: Parks & Recreation Liberace
    Jackpot!: The Las Vegas Story, Rhino
  • Danke Schoen Wayne Newton
    Jackpot!: The Las Vegas Story, Rhino
  • Vegas Woody Allen
    Stand Up Comic, Rhino
  • Wheel of Fortune Kay Starr
    LA Confidential, Restless
  • Sin City The Flying Burrito Brothers
    Hillbilly Fever Vol.5, Rhino
  • Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones
    Exile on Main Street, Virgin
 
  • Open Bed: Ten Little Women Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • Sweet Sue, Just You Louis Armstrong
    More Greatest Hits, RCA
  • The Bean Stalks Again Coleman Hawkins
    Body & Soul, RCA
  • Felicia No Capicia Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Vegas Wedding
  • From a Jack to a King Ned Miller
    Only Country 1960-64, Capitol
  • Leaving Las Vegas Sheryl Crow
    Tuesday Night Music Club, A&M
  • Instrumental: Embraceable You Jimmy Smith & Jackie McLean
    Blue Note Plays Gershwin, Blue Note
  • INTERVIEW: Keely Smith
    Listen
  • Oh Louie Keely Smith
    Swing, Swing, Swing, Concord
  • Me and My Shadow Sammy Davis & Frank Sinatra
    Yes I Can, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Circus Bugs Randy Newman
    Soundtrack: A Bug's Life, Disney
  • I Wan'na Be Like You The Jungle Book
    The Music of Disney, Walt Disney
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) Benny Goodman
    Battle of the Bands, RCA
  • Buona Sera Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • End Bed: Love of My Life (O Sole Mio) Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family