|Louis Prima Jr.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Web site: http://www.louisprimajr.com
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Louis Prima Jr. carries on the legacy of his father, who was known as the original "King of Swing."
Though he had the first song inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, "Sing, Sing, Sing," it was in Las Vegas where Louis Prima Sr. was best known. Louis Prima and the Witnesses became a legendary landmark during the 50's, 60's and 70's. Like most high rollers and celebrities, even the famed Rat Pack were regulars at the "Wildest Show" in Vegas. With hits like "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," "Angelina," "Just a Gigolo," "That Old Black Magic," "Buona Sera," "When You're Smiling" and "Sing, Sing, Sing," Prima Sr. was truly an innovator with a distinctive sound and boisterous presence. His music is timeless, as covers of his classics became modern-day hits for David Lee Roth, Reba McEntire and Brian Setzer. Even Elvis Presley, when asked where he got his wiggle, replied, "From Louis Prima, of course!"
Destined for musical greatness, Louis Jr. began his musical career with drums at the mere age of five. Moving on to piano by eight, Prima Jr. was becoming a virtuoso of all musical instruments, including trumpet and guitar. In 1987 he formed a rock band, in which he was the lead singer and songwriter. Pursuing the rock n' roll dream of a recording contract, Prima's band opened for the likes of Winger. But when the grunge music scene came along, Louis decided to give up on the record business.
Prima Jr. has gone back to his roots – his father's music. And, in the vein of his father, Prima Jr. set out to put together a show with a swinging and rocking band that will "Jive" you crazy with the feel of the "Wildest Show" in Vegas.
Louis Prima, Sr. was a star – a living legend. His name alone commanded top billing for some 40 years.
Louis Prima Jr. is bringing THE LEGENDARY SHOW BACK! The right way, the only way he knows how... to jump, jive and wail!
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