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Louis Prima

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Birth Name: Louis Prima
Born: 1910/12/07
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1978/08/24
Years Active: 1936-1975
Genres: Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop

Louis Prima was born on December 7, 1910 in New Orleans and was a singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rose to fame with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the 1920s, which led to his successful fusion of jazz and swing music in the 1930s, and the big band sound of the 1940s. Prima was a versatile and talented musician who was progressive with his music and moved within the musical trends modifying his style as time moved forward. The 1950s saw Prima working the Vegas circuit as a lounge act, and the 1960s saw him head a pop-rock band. Prima was born into a musical family, with both of his parents being musical. Prima's mother insisted that all of her children played ... Continue Bio >>

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