Louis Prima - Bio and Creative Works

Louis Prima

TRUMPETER • SINGER • SINGER-SONGWRITER
Born
1910-12-07
Died
1978-08-24
Age (at death)
67
Citizenship
United States of America
From
New Orleans, United States
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Louis Leo Prima was an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter. While rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music, and jump blues, Prima touched on various genres throughout his career: he formed a seven-piece New Orleans-style jazz band in the late 1920s, fronted a swing combo in the 1930s and a big band group in the 1940s, helped to popularize jump blues in the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s, and performed frequently as a Vegas lounge act beginning in the 1950s. - Wikipedia

Select Creative Works

ALBUM • 2019

by Louis Prima

ALBUM • 2012

by Louis Prima, Sam Butera & the Witnesses, Sarah Spiegel

ALBUM • 2009

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith

ALBUM • 2002

by Louis Prima

ALBUM • 1998

by Louis Prima, Gia Maione

MOVIE • 1967

Character: King Louie (voice)

The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship.

ALBUM • 1962

by Louis Prima, Sam Butera & the Witnesses

ALBUM • 1961

by Louis Prima, Sam Butera & the Witnesses

ALBUM • 1961

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith

EP • 1960

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith

ALBUM • 1960

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith

ALBUM • 1960

by Louis Prima

ALBUM • 1959

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith

ALBUM • 1959

by Louis Prima

ALBUM • 1958

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith

ALBUM • 1957

by Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera & the Witnesses

ALBUM • 1956

by Louis Prima

ALBUM • 1953

by Louis Prima

MOVIE • 1939

Character: Band Leader

Rose Sargent, a Roaring '20s singer, becomes a Ziegfeld Follies star as her criminal husband gets deeper in trouble.

MOVIE • 1938

Character: Band Conductor

After retiring from movies to get an education, a man discovers his ex-staff is trying to have him expelled.

MOVIE • 1937

Character: Orchestra Leader

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Trumpet Player

Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to win her heart, but without success, until she is endangered by gangsters

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