SamButera & The Witnesses —
Big Horn ... LP Capitol, Late 50s. Used ...
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Sam was the very popular tenor player behind Louis Prima's best recordings of the 50s – and although he was never given his due as a full-time honker and shouter, he actually played a pretty mean horn when he wanted to, which he does to full effect on this Capitol set from the late 50s. The overall style is a mix of ballads and more rollicking numbers, with Sam's horn in front, and the Witnesses hitting a choppy groove on tunes that are more often done as ballads. Titles include "Hey There", "Three Coins In The Fountain", "I Love Paris", "All The Way", and "Too Young". LP, Vinyl record album
Although Sam's best known as the tenor talent behind Louis Prima, he actually does a pretty darn great job on this soundtrack for an obscure jazzy film starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. Most of the tracks are standards, but they're done in Sam's hard heavy style, with lots of swinging and wailing. Titles include "Hot Lips", "At Sundown", "Lover", "Ja Da", "Wang Wang Blues", and "Manhattan". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest songs of the postwar years – given a tremendous presentation here in a really wonderful package! You probably know "Fever" from the original version by Little Willie John – or from Peggy Lee's string-heavy take – but this collection dives deeper into the heart of the song, by offering up a nice range of different versions – most of which are in a mix of soul, R&B, or jazz-based modes! The groove is nice and raw – similar to that on other of the 10" releases from the Stag-O-Lee label – with all the hard-vamping, bad-stepping groove that "Fever" has to offer – in versions by Bobby Freeman, Little Caesar & The Romans, Ray Peterson, Sid Cooper, Earl Grant, Medicine Men, SamButera & The Witnesses, Pete Bennett & The Embers, and The Knockouts. LP, Vinyl record album