Song of the Day #960
Song of the Day: Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody is a classic medley of two songs, the first adapted by Irving Caesar from a Casucci-Brammer Austrian song, and the latter credited to Spencer Williams and Roger Graham. It was performed with wild wit by the great Sicilian American jazz man, Louis Prima, the centennial of whose birth was celebrated on 7 December 2010. Check out this YouTube moment featuring the original recording, with Keely Smith, poppin' saxman Sam Butera, and Prima's Sicilian-tinged scatting. Also check out David Lee Roth's faithful paean to Prima.