RIP Jazz Singer (and Hottie) Keely Smith

She started off as Louis Prima's "girl singer" but went on to a very successful solo career, winning her last Grammy just a few years ago. And in her prime she was quite the looker.

If a blue would help:

 

 

https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0004/145/MI0004145363.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

 

RIP

Here she is with Prima.

 

https://youtu.be/O-a8kLtJSJ4

That sucks. I'm a huge Prima fan and loved Keely. Every time I shuffle the music on my phone/mp3 player their Capital Records recordings are one of the first things that go on.

oblongo -

Here she is with Prima.

 

https://youtu.be/O-a8kLtJSJ4

 

Louis Prima,

another in a long line of New Orleans greats.

No other town can claim the sheer number of innovators and stars who charted and changed and starred in the musical pantheon of modern music.

Not to mention the musicians and singers from other places that found inspiration in NOLA's gumbo mix of influences.

And really, NOLA is a small town compared to NY, CHI, LA, etc...

No place like it, love it or hate it, props must be recognized, and this man was one of the all time greats.

oblongo -

She started off as Louis Prima's "girl singer" but went on to a very successful solo career, winning her last Grammy just a few years ago. And in her prime she was quite the looker.

If a blue would help:

 

 

https://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0004/145/MI0004145363.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

 

Talented definitely but a looker, eh?

Was honest to god thinking about her a couple days ago but thought she was already dead.  RIP

 

Lot of people back then did this song but I really dug her version 

 

 

That’s sad news.  I first heard of her on a Sinatra record where she did a duet with Frank on “How are you fixed for love.”   Just loved her voice.  

I remeber seeing her on the Conan O’Brien Show. She comes out and says to Conan, mind if I borrow your band?  And holy shit.  She works the room andnthe stage and brings the house down.  

Those performers who worked the nightclub circuit were real entertainers.  And she just screamed class on stage.  

 

RIP

I can't say I approve of how they straight ripped off David Lee Roth. Pretty classy otherwise.

nottheface -

 

One of my favs 

RussFro - 
oblongo -

Here she is with Prima.

 

https://youtu.be/O-a8kLtJSJ4

 


How did they go back in time to cover this David Lee Roth classic?

CyberPunk -
RussFro - 
oblongo -

Here she is with Prima.

 

https://youtu.be/O-a8kLtJSJ4

 


How did they go back in time to cover this David Lee Roth classic?