Friday, August 24, 2018


Who died this date in 1978...Louis Prima (né Louis Leo Prima; 7 December 1910 – 24 August 1978) was an Italian-American singer, actor, 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....READ MORE HERE.  CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE AN ALBUM HE RECORDED WITH SINGER KEELY SMITH, HIS WIFE; they would divorce in 1961; for more about Keely Smith

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