Louis Prima

1940-1944

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During 1940-1941, Louis Prima led a medium-size (ten-piece) combo, which by 1944 had expanded to a full big band. Although a popular figure during this era, Prima was not quite a star and his big band never really caught on. The 23 numbers on this good-natured CD include a couple instrumentals ("To You, Sweetheart, Aloha" and the swinging "Look Out"), novelties, vocal numbers for Lily Ann Carroll, and the debut versions of "Robin Hood," "Angelina," and "Oh Marie" (which hints at Prima's 1950s rendition). The leader is the main star throughout the historic release.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:57 Amazon
2
02:51 Amazon
3 03:10 Amazon
4 02:41 Amazon
5 03:10 Amazon
6 03:05 Amazon
7 03:19 Amazon
8 02:47 Amazon
9 03:02 Amazon
10 02:36 Amazon
11 03:09 Amazon
12 03:04 Amazon
13 02:34 Amazon
14 02:59 Amazon
15 02:44 Amazon
16
02:47 Amazon
17 03:11 Amazon
18 02:46 Amazon
19 02:51 Amazon
20 03:09 Amazon
21 02:45 Amazon
22 03:06 Amazon
23 02:31 Amazon
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