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Louis Prima

Louis Prima
Born: Dec 7, 1911 in New Orleans, LA
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Died: Aug 24, 1978 in New Orleans, LA
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: A tireless showman and an underrated musical talent, Louis Prima swung his way to icon status thanks to an irresistible, infectious sound whose appeal translated across generations. Nominally a swing artist, Prima's distinctive sound also encompassed New Orleans-style jazz, boogie-woogie, jump blues, ...Read full biography
The Wildest!
Released: 1957
Label: BMG/Image
Critics' Rating:
A veritable greatest-hits album, The Wildest! is the gem of Louis Prima's catalogue. None of his other efforts transcend its raunchy mix of demented gibberish, blaring sax, and explosive swing, which rocked ...Read full review
The Wildest! [Expanded]
Released: 1957
Label: EMI
Critics' Rating:
A veritable greatest-hits album, The Wildest! is the gem of Louis Prima's catalogue. None of his other efforts transcend its raunchy mix of demented gibberish, blaring sax, and explosive swing, which rocked ...Read full review