Louis Prima

Born 7 December 1910. Died 24 August 1978.
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Louis Prima - The Jazz House Pocket Legend

'The King of the Swingers' Louis Prima is featured artist in this week's Pocket Legends

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Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an 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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