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Louis Prima

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Biography

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. When he was a child, he studied the violin. His older brother Leon took up trumpet while Louis was still quite young, and he soon followed in his brother's footsteps. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by the time the 1940s rolled around, Prima and his band were becoming well known. Like many other big bands, Prima always had a woman singer, his most famous being Keely Smith, with whom he recorded the classic "That Old Black Magic". Read more...

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The Jungle Book 1967

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Legends 2006

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Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Sunday Showcase 1959

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