Jazz songstress Keely Smith & then-husband bandleader Louis Prima – That Old Black Magic, 1959
Jazz songstress Keely Smith & then-husband bandleader Louis Prima – That Old Black Magic, 1959 from OldSchoolCool
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The chemistry between them is wonderful, she is gorgeous and talented and wasn’t he the king of the swingers in the Jungle Book.
The great voice and singing of the jungle book’s King Louie
Makes me want to cook a whole fish.
Seems like she’s pissed at him, and is only performing because she is under contract so she is physically going through the motions.
Primo and Secondo are still waiting.
God if I could travel back in time it’d be to catch their show.
Those moves though LOL I like when she does the fat man walk
The animosity was a put on- like Sonny and Cher’s schtick
She had a great voice
While this is in color, there are other clips that feature better vocals from the pair. They are playing up the theatrics here, but sometimes they back too far from the microphone.
oh, chemistry! this is what that doesn’t look like.
Thank you for this
In this video, Louis was 48 and Keely was 31. They won a Grammy for this song in 1959 for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus and hit #18 in the US charts.
Whew – you can cut the tension with a knife in that one!
She is 100% done with his shit.
love her outfit
Love her voice!
Hate her skirt!
Love these two. Such a great era of music.
Everytime she touches her face, he touches his face.
I love any of these old Keely Smith vids. She’s always got such attitude. She does a great stoneface and can dish out the sass. And she totally swings.
She has a very itchy body and face. Amazing voice and performance!
Love Louis Prima … like the stuff with Keely Smith … this video though, wow, that was some hard to watch body language.
She dislikes him. You can see she’s trying to make it look like she’s joking. But her song that walk and how she’s rolling her eye’s. That’s not acting, the little smiles is her acting Hahaha sounds amazing though
David Lee Roth lifted his whole shtick from Louie. Even did a Louis cover verbatim.
She’s a beauty
Did he sing, ‘You’re the blubber I’ve been waiting for.”
As an Italian American from New Orleans, this dude was the best.