Louis Prima

By Jonny Whiteside

 

             Trumpeter-bandleader, Louis Prima, could only have come out of New Orleans, that crucial jazz breeding ground which enabled him to embark on a fascinating career. He suffered through the post-war dance band slump, only to re-invent himself as master showman in the lounges of Las Vegas casinos. There, Prima rose to such a level of success that he managed to defy the mid-fifties rock &roll blitzkrieg with a high octane mixture of hot jazz, funky R&B, risqué sight gags, and ethnic humor,... Read More

City Of Origin:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Swing, Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz Vocal
Birthdate:
12/07/1911
Death date:
08/24/1978
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Tracks

Too Marvelous for Words

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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Should I / I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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Greenback Dollar Bill

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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The White Cliffs of Dover

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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Holiday for Strings

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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Tiger Rag / Just Because

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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Love of My Life

Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera: The Story So Far, Vol.1
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