Louis Prima


Louis Prima
Also known as The King of the Swing
Born December 7, 1910
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died August 24, 1978 (aged 67)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Jazz
Traditional pop
Occupations Singer, entertainer, trumpeter, bandleader
Instruments Vocals, trumpet
Years active 1929–1975
Associated acts Gia Maione, Keely Smith, Sam Butera (and the Witnesses)
Website www.louisprima.com
Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978)[1] was an Italian-American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s.

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