The Word of the Day – Gigolo

The Word of the Day is “Gigolo”, as defined by Louis Prima:

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5 Responses to The Word of the Day – Gigolo

  1. Adriana says:

    I’m suppose I’m revealing some naiveté here — I had to look this term up. I had absolutely no clue what it meant! Why does the woman in the video look so bored. Is that part of the act?

    • Tim says:

      Right. That’s Keely Smith. She and Louis Prima were married and their act included that he was nuts and she played it straight. She has an amazing voice, though. You can google her and come up with a god recording on you tube I bet.

      As for Louis Prima, did you recognize his voice? You might know him better as the orangutan in this clip (the bear is Phil Harris, another great singer from the mid 20th century):

      • Adriana says:

        I just sat down to search Keely Smith and I came upon my grandfather’s favorite song. He told me he used to sing it with his mother during the Great Depression. Haven’t heard this since his funeral. Love!

        • Adriana says:

          Whoops. That’s the wrong one. I meant to post “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”
          But all her songs are good. I really like her voice.

        • Tim says:

          I hadn’t heard her sing that one you linked, Adriana, but it’s great! Here’s Keely Smith singing Sunny Side of the Street for you:

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