Before David Lee Roth gone solo in 1985, there was Louis Prima.
Before Kid Rock at the Grammys, there was Prima at Keely Smith’s side.
Tonight on The Midnight Tracker, we have proof.
Check out Side 1 of “The Wildest!” That’s the classic 1957 album by Prima, Smith and their incendiary backing band, Sam Butera and the Witnesses.
Here’s a medley that helped set the tone for rock ‘n’ roll … even if the tunes that make up the medley were already 30 to 40 years old when Prima put them together.
“Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody,” Louis Prima, from “The Wildest!” 1957.