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Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 - August 24, 1978) was born into a musical family in New Orleans. His family emigrated from Sicily, Italy, and after a brief stay in Argentina settled in the United States. Prima studied violin for several years as a child. His older brother Leon was a well regarded local bandleader. Prima was proud of his heritage, and made a point of letting the audience know at every performance that he was Italian-American and from New Orleans.
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Jump Jive an' Wail: The Essential Louis Prima
Last Played on March 04, 2014 3:09pm
Christmas Party With Eddie G.
Last Played on December 25, 2012 9:24am