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David Lee Roth - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody (1985)

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"Just a Gigolo" is a popular song, adapted by Irving Caesar into English in 1929 David Lee Roth (1985) (reached No. 12 on ...

"Just a Gigolo" is a popular song, adapted by Irving Caesar into English in 1929

David Lee Roth (1985) (reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100). The music video for his recording parodies a number of well-known pop-music performers Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Idol, Willie Nelson, Culture Club, cameos appearances and cultural trends of the first half of the 1980s.

"I Ain't Got Nobody" (sometimes referred to as "I'm So Sad and Lonely") is a popular song copyrighted in 1915.

"I Ain't Got Nobody" is best known in a form first recorded by Louis Prima in 1956, where it was paired in a medley with another old standard, "Just a Gigolo". Prima started pairing the songs in 1945 and the idea was revisited in the popular arrangement in a new, jive-and-jumping style, created by Sam Butera for Prima's 1950s Las Vegas stage show. The success of that act gained Prima a recording deal with Capitol Records, which aimed to capture on record the atmosphere of his shows. The first album, titled The Wildest! and released in November 1956, opened with "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody", which then became Prima's signature number and helped relaunch his career. Butera is noted for his raucous playing style, his off-color humor, and the innuendo in his lyrics. The arrangement he made with Prima of "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" has been covered by David Lee Roth

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