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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Hot Dog!

Tomorrow is the birthday of jazz legend Keely Smith who was married for a while to the wild and crazy band leader Louis Prima. Here, the duo perform a medley of sorts:

While Smith and Prima got a lot of mileage out of her playing the "straight man" to his goofy antics, the lady - who self-admittedly does not read music and has never had a voice lesson - demonstrated her considerable vocal chops on the duo's biggest hit, "That Old Black Magic."

One of Smith's biggest solo hits is "I Wish You Love." I get lost in her smoky vocals on this one.

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