September 17, 2016 – 1:45 pm

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Rare Capitol Sessions [no label, 1CD]

Sessions; very good soundboard.

Unissued studio sessions from 1955 to 1958 with Nelson Riddle, Richard Jones and Billy May.

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February 23, 1955
Arranged and conducted by Richard Jones

Track 01. Soliloquy (session) 5:47 (9.7MB)

September 15, 1955
Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle

Track 02. Weep They Will (two takes) 8:03 (13.5MB)

April 9, 1956
Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle

Track 03. Five Hundred Guys (four takes) 18:27 (31.0MB)
Track 04. Something Wonderful Happens in Summer (two takes) 6:25 (10.8MB)

March 3, 1958
Arranged and conducted by Bill May

Track 05. Nothing in Common (with Keely Smith) 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 06. How Are Ya Fixed for Love? (with Keely Smith) 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 07. Same Old Song and Dance (three takes) 9:08 (15.3MB)
Track 08. Here Goes 2:51 (4.8MB)

October 10, 1958
Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle

Track 09. To Love and Be Loved (three takes) 9:57 (16.7MB)
Track 10. I Couldn’t Care Less (four takes) 12:00 (20.2MB)
78 mins

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  2. speaking of keely smith here guys, any chance you might happen to have a live Louis Prima and Keely show ?

    By sluggo on Sep 17, 2016

  3. I’m with Sluggo! Louis & Keely were amazing!

    By Just Bill on Sep 18, 2016

  4. Thank you!

    By Vincent Brennan on Sep 18, 2016

  5. Agree…is there any Zooma Zooma Bacala live from Vegas available. Also, thanks to BigO for all the great tunes thru the years.

    By Bubbles on Sep 19, 2016

  6. Another vote for some Louis and Keely live; they were incredible!

    By Robbie on Sep 21, 2016

  7. Thank you, these are always interesting to see how the Master crafts his art.

    By Eric on Sep 23, 2016

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