When you listen to Louis Prima, it’s all the magic and the authenticity of 1950’s Louisiana which happily emerges to you in this powerful and so rightly called album ; The Wildest !
From the first second to the last, it’s a literal explosion of joy and cheering up sounds that you can’t help but feel the need to dance on.
The lyrics are also very interesting in the sense that they are a good reflection of the time of production in a few songs, especially in Nothing’s Too Good (For My Baby) which lines contains the “Just for you I learned to make a pie” which is much more meaningful for that time than it is today.
However, and despite the fact that this line can be taken as a proof of positive evolution, you really understand, notably through the amazing solo pieces (piano/drums and many many others) that’s it’s real music that you are listening notably in tracks like “Body and Soul” , “Jump, Jive, an’ Wail” and “(I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal You” .
Indeed, “Body and Soul” provides us with an amazing result of rhythm speed control and great coordination between the different members of Prima’s orchestra who never fail to surprise us with sudden take offs like in the great “Buona Sera”.
It is thus a very nice time to spend, listening to authenticity, joy and energy from this almost which I really consider to be the best I have listened to in weeks.