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Louis Prima — Just A Gigolo + I Ain't Got Nobody
Album: Collector's Series
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Released: 1956
Length: 4:43
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Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Elvis Presley, October 1957 in Las Vegas.

David Bowie's - on David Hemmings Just a Gigolo (Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo) (1979) David Bowie, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich (in her last film appearance):

Marlene Dietrich (27 December 1901 - 6 May 1992)R.I.P.

Louis Prima - "Just a gigolo" Live

"  "Just a Gigolo" is a popular song, adapted by
Irving Caesar in 1929 from the Austrian song "Schöner Gigolo", written in 1928 by Leonello Casucci (music) and Julius Brammer (lyrics).

The original version is a poetic vision of the social collapse lived in Austria after World War I, represented by the figure of a former hussar who remembers himself parading in his uniform, while now he has to get by as a lonely, hired dancer. The music features a simple melodic sequence, but nonetheless has a clever harmonic construction that highlights the mixed emotions in the lyrics, adding a nostalgic, bittersweet effect.

"Just a Gigolo" appeared in a 1931 film, a 1932 Betty Boop cartoon and a 1993 TV-series, all titled after the song. The film Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo, directed by David Hemmings in 1979, was titled after the first verse of the original lyrics, but the "Just a Gigolo" title was used for US distribution. In this film, the song was performed by Marlene Dietrich, in her last film appearance.

"Just a Gigolo" is best known in a form first recorded by
Louis Prima in 1956, where it was paired in a medley with another old standard, "I Ain't Got Nobody" (words by Roger Graham and music by Spencer Williams, 1915). Although these two songs have nothing else in common, the popularity of Prima's combination, and of David Lee Roth's 1985 cover version of the medley, has led to the mistaken perception by some that the songs are two parts of a single original composition." in Wikipedia-org.


I remember the actor Robert de Niro, humming this song Just A Gigolo & I Is not Got Nobody, that played on the jukebox, in the film "Mad Dog and Glory" (1993).
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