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The Ray Gelato Giants
The Men From Uncle


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The Men From Uncle

Walk Between The Raindrops
Given' Up Given' Up
T'uo Fo L'Americano
Angelina Zooma Zooma

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Fathers, lock up your daughters! Husbands, watch out for your wives! The spirit of Louis Prima walks the earth—and his name is Ray Gelato.

Gelato and his Giants have had a loyal following across the Atlantic for several years, and it's no wonder. On their latest release, The Men From Uncle, the boysbang out some fabulous swing and jump blues classics, and also rediscover some lesser-known tunes. You may recognize tracks like "Angelina Zooma Zooma" (Prima's version can be heard in the film Analyze This) and "T'uo Fo L'Americano," which was sued in a recent TV spot for Levi's Dockers. But Ray does some great original work too: His "Given' Up Given' Up" casts scorn on finger-wagging nags and encourages the listener to enjoy the good life, while the title track is a roaring big band instrumental that lets every member of the Giants shine.

All of these tunes are finger-snappin' good, and there are a few that will get you on the floor too. Who needs ice cream when you can have Gelato?

- "Big Swing Daddy" Stephan Herman

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