Vegas '58 -- Today

Vegas '58 -- Today

by Keely Smith


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Vegas '58 -- Today

Accompanied by a swinging nonet, Keely Smith stirs up some big action at the New York cabaret Feinstein’s at the Regency, her voice and spirit belying this septuagenarian singer’s experience. Sounding half her age, Smith takes on material associated with the heyday of Louis Prima, the Vegas showman with whom Smith shared an act and, as his wife, a life. Smith can work the grand humor in the fun tunes with panache, but her underrated gifts as an affecting ballad singer are also in evidence. (Hear her splendid versions of “More than You Know” and “What Kind of Fool Am I?”) Keeping the audience in the palm of her hand through her personal warmth, displayed in the patter interspersed throughout, Smith proves that after a lifetime in the business she still has plenty more to give. As musically captivating as it is inspiring, this live album is a testament to good old American showmanship at its best. Louis would have approved.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431226628
catalogNumber: 2266

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keely Smith   Primary Artist
Kenny Ascher   Synthesizer,Musician
Jack Bashkow   Alto Saxophone,Musician
Joe Cocuzzo   Drums,Musician
Chip Jackson   Bass,Musician
Jerry Vivino   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Musician
John Chudoba   Trumpet,Musician
Jim O'Connor   Trumpet,Musician
Ben Williams   Trombone,Soloist,Musician
Dennis Michaels   Piano,Musician

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Arranger,Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Billy May   Arranger
Keely Smith   Executive Producer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
John Burk   Producer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Josiah Gluck   Engineer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Anthony Newley   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Jimmy Corona   Live Sound
Ted Koehler   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Jules LeMare (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Clarence Muse   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Albert Beach   Composer
Leonello Casucci   Composer
Paolo Citarella   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Dennis Michaels   Arranger,Re-Orchestration
Bobby Milano   Producer

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