Louis Prima, "the man who played pretty for the people," still entertaining them at N.O. Jazz Museum

Aug 05, 2019 414

If you’re of a certain age, you know Louis Prima's songs and wild on-stage antics from TV or Las Vegas.  If you’re younger, you know his songs recorded by younger artists like David Lee Roth and Brian Setzer or in TV commercials. Others know him as the singin’, swingin’ voice of King Louie in Disney’s animated film The Jungle Book.

One thing’s for sure – if that’s all you know about Louis Prima, the new exhibit at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint will tell you the full story.  His talent took him from Bourbon Street to New York, Hollywood and everywhere in between. The exhibit, which is on display through May 2020, is called “The Wildest: Louis Prima Comes Home."

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