Keely Smith who, with hubby Louis Prima, sang lounge classics like Just A Gigolo/ I Aint Got Nobody and Jump, Jive And Wail is on a one-woman mission to create a lounge act revival because, as she puts it, there are a lot of great acts still around that havent gotten exposure.
Smith helped make lounge acts popular in the 1950s and now she wants to show young music fans what theyre missing.
She says lounge acts are different from other musical groups in that they include music, comedy, and more sponteneity.
As she puts it, In our own act, we know well begin with When Youre Smiling and close with When The Saints Go Marching In, and between that is anyones guess.
Bringing back the lounge era wont be easy but Smith is giving todays hipsters a taste with her new album, Vegas 58 Today, which is a reproduction of her original stage act with Prima.
The album hits stores April 12 and will be followed by a run at Feinsteins At the Regency in New York starting April 19.
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