Tim Walker‘s Today’s Memory
Louis Prima’s birthday
Originally shared by Tim Walker
Born on this day, December 7, 1920, Louis Prima. He was an Italian-American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. While rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music, and jump blues, Prima touched on various genres throughout his career, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans-style jazz band in the late 1920s, then leading a swing combo in the 1930s and a big band in the 1940s, helping to popularize jump blues in the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s, and performing as a Vegas lounge act in the late 1950s and 1960s.
He’s probably best known as the voice of King Louis in the Disney animated feature film, „The Jungle Book.”
Louis Prima died on August 24, 1978.