Dorothy Jacqueline Keely (March 9, 1928 – December 16, 2017), better known as Keely Smith, was an American jazz and popular music singer, who performed and recorded extensively in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo artist. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Smith was of Irish and Cherokee ancestry.
Keely Smith - 2005 MAC Awards - Louis Prima's Italian Songs. Keely Smith Swing, Swing, Swing (Sing, Sing, Sing). Keely Smith "Without a Song". Smith released Vegas '58 – Today a compilation album of her best known songs, all recorded live. Smith has re-recorded a number of songs from her Prima years, including a modified version of "Oh Marie," which has been renamed "Oh Louis" in tribute. By her own admission, she has never had a singing lesson and cannot read music. The Intimate Keely Smith (1965, Reprise). That Old Black Magic (1966, Reprise). I'm In Love Again (1985, Fantasy). Swing, Swing, Swing (2000, Concord). Keely Sings Sinatra (2000, Concord).
Keely Smith - An exciting singer, a magnetic personality - emerges as both in this outstanding album of warm love songs. The volatile Irish-Indian girl from Virginia can, and does, treat a tune in many and colorful ways. That makes it difficult, if not altogether impossible, to capture the full range of Keely's style in any one single record. It takes an entire album. So here it is - her very first. Keely is, however, no newcomer to show business.
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase. Since I was born the year this album was first issued I cannot say I've been listening to this for 50 years. The Intimate was the first I found in a box of records at a show
Grammy-winning legend, Keely Smith passed away on December 16, 2017. She’s best known for her solo jazz recordings and collaborations with the late Louis Prima, as well as her deadpan stare. News of her death comes on the heels of her declining health. Her Parents Separated. Born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely on March 9, 1928, in Norfolk, Virginia, Keely Smith’s age was 89 at the time of her death. With the success of her 1985 album, I’m in Love Again, Smith was back on top and performing sold-out shows.
Keely Smith (Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, Norfolk, Virginia, March 9, 1932 - December 16, 2017) was a Grammy Award-winning American jazz and popular music singer, who performed and recorded extensively in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo-artist. Smith showed a natural aptitude for singing at a young age. At 14, she sang with a naval air station band led by Saxie Dowell. At 15, she got her first paying job with the Earl Bennett band. She saw Louis Prima perform in New York City in 1949. When he came through Norfolk, Virginia, she auditioned.
Features Song Lyrics for Keely Smith's Ladies In Jazz: Keely Smith, Vol. 2 album. I'll Never Smile Again Lyrics. 2. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) Lyrics. The Man I Love Lyrics. Keely Smith Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
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|A1||I'm In Love Again
Written-By – Cole Porter
|A2||One At A Time
Written-By – Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand
Written-By – Schwartz & Dietz
Written-By – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
|A5||The Rules Of The Road
Written-By – Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman
|B1||How High The Moon
Written-By – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
Written By – LandsmanWritten-By – Lee Pockriss
|B3||The More I See You
Written-By – Harry Warren , Mack Gordon
|B4||Sunday In New York / Lullaby Of Birdland
Written-By – Carroll Coates, Peter Nero
|B5||They Can't Take That Away From Me
Written-By – George & Ira Gershwin
|B6||Laugh Clown Laugh
Written-By – Joe Young , Sam Lewis, Ted Fiorito
- Alto Saxophone, Flute – Bud Shank (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6)
- Bass – Monty Budwig
- Drums – Jeff Hamilton
- Engineer – Dennis Sands
- Flugelhorn – Steve Haufsteder (tracks: A5, B2, B4, B5)
- Guitar – Ron Anthony (tracks: A5, B2, B4, B5), Ron Escheté (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6)
- Liner Notes – William B. Williams
- Mastered By – George Horn
- Piano – Frank Collett
- Producer, Remix – Bobby Milano
- Remix – Danny Kopelson
- Tenor Saxophone – Bob Cooper (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, B2, B4, B5)
- Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Bill Perkins (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6)
- Trombone – Alan Kaplan (tracks: A3, B1, B3)
- Trumpet – Bobby Shew (tracks: A3, B1, B3)
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