Building off of the success of their critically acclaimed debut CD Return of the Wildest!, Prima and the Witnesses immersed themselves in writing original music for the first time together and headed into the studio with co-producer and Warrior Records C.E.O. Jim Ervin. Recorded at Capitol Records in Studio B, where Prima Sr. recorded his hits of the 50’s and 60’s, the seriousness of this music is masked only by the obvious fun that was had making it. The outcome is a host of superb innovative new material as eclectic and unique as each member of this powerhouse band, plus revved-up versions of Adam Ant’s Goody Two Shoes and Louis Prima Sr.’s Robin Hood. Prima also sneaks in a vocal and trumpet duet with his father on That’s My Home, utilizing Sr.’s original vocal/trumpet solo from the 1959 recording combined with a new music track created by LP Jr. and the Witnesses.The Louis Armstrong cover bridges the gap between family generations as it rises into a heartfelt and hypnotic tribute to his father and is a loving homage to the city they both adore. But it’s on songs like first single Go Let’s Go, the musical party I Just Wanna Have Fun and the soulfully explosive Fame And Glory that the band’s uniqueness shines through. The result of blending the skills of these musicians is a blistering assault on your senses that will make you shout out loud and get up and move.
Of course Prima has a lot to live up to–sharing a name with his celebrated father–but a new legend is being born, and it’s about to BLOW you away.