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Louis Prima

voc, tr, 1910-1978 US, New Orleans
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. King Louie The Most

Louis Prima (born December 7, 1911, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - died August 24, 1978, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) was an American trumpet player, singer and bandleader. He was the voice of King Louie in Disney's The Jungle Book.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Trumpet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) - From "The Jungle Book" / Soundtrack Version on Songs and Story: The Jungle Book by Various Artists
Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody - Medley / Remastered on The Wildest! by Louis Prima
Pennies From Heaven - Remastered on Capitol Collectors Series by Sam Butera & The Witnesses, Keely Smith & Louis Prima
Shake Hands with Santa Claus - Mono Recording on Breaking It Up! by Louis Prima
Buona Sera - Remastered 2002 on The Wildest! by Louis Prima
Che La Luna on Angelina by Louis Prima
Jump, Jive, An' Wail - Remastered on The Wildest! by Louis Prima
When You're Smiling/The Sheik Of Araby on The Call Of The Wildest by Louis Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera & The Witnesses
The Bigger The Figure (with Keely Smith) - Single Version on Breaking It Up! by Louis Prima
Yes, We Have No Bananas on Beepin' & Boppin' by Louis Prima

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Best - The Wildest (Feat. Keely Smith With Sam Butera & The Witnesses)Louis Prima2018Compil.
Sus Grandes Exitos de Los Años 50Louis Prima2017Compil.
The Very Best Of Louis Prima / Featuring Keely Smith And Sam ButeraLouis Prima2016Compil.
The Absolutely Essential 3 CD CollectionLouis Prima2016Compil.
The King Of Jive Vol 1Louis Prima2013Compil.
Las Vegas Prima StyleLouis Prima2012Single
RocksLouis Prima2012Compil.
Whistle StopLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses, Frank Sinatra2012Single
The King Of Jumpin' Swing (Greatest Hits)Louis Prima2012Compil.
Jump, Jive An' WailLouis Prima with Sam Butera and Keely Smith2011Compil.
Greatest HitsLouis Prima2011Compil.
Lights Camera Zooma ZoomaLouis Prima2010Album
LiveLouis Prima2009Album
The Essence Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima2008Compil.
Just A Gigolo Anthologie - 1935 / 1956Louis Prima2007Compil.
The John R T Davies Collection (Volume 1: Jazz Classics)Louis Prima, Ted Lewis, Joe Venuti, George Wettling2007Compil.
Jump, Jive An' Wail: The EssentialLouis Prima2007Compil.
Louis Prima 1934 - 1956Louis Prima2006Compil.
Boogie WoogieLouis Prima2005Compil.
Louis PrimaLouis Prima2003Compil.
Greatest HitsLouis Prima2003Compil.
Essentiel JazzThe Glenn Miller Orchestra, Louis Prima, The Dave Brubeck Quartet2002Compil.
The Wildest!Louis Prima2002Single
The Timeless CollectionLouis Prima2002Compil.
The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Louis Prima And Wingy Manone (1924-1937)Louis Prima, Wingy Manone2002Compil.
Just A GigoloLouis Prima2002Compil.
The Ep Collection, Vol. 2Louis Prima2002Compil.
Swing It!Louis Prima2002Compil.
Louis PrimaLouis Prima2001Compil.
Louis PrimaLouis Prima2001Album
Buona SeraLouis Prima2001Compil.
Cocktail HourLouis Prima2000Album
AngelinaLouis Prima1999Compil.
One Night Stand with Louis PrimaLouis Prima1999Album
Beepin' & Boppin'Louis Prima1999Compil.
1934 - 1939 Broadcasts Volume 1Louis Prima1999Compil.
Just A GigoloLouis Prima1999Compil.
Selection Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima1999Compil.
Buona Sera - The Best, The WildestLouis Prima Featuring Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1999Compil.
The Very Best Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima1999Compil.
Rhythm Man!Louis Prima1999Compil.
Jump, Jive An' Wail / Just A Gigolo-I Ain't Got Nobody (Medley)Louis Prima1998Single
The Call Of The Wildest / The Wildest Show At TahoeLouis Prima1998Compil.
Pretty Music - Prima Style, Volumes 1 & 2Louis Prima1998Compil.
Let's Fly With Mary PoppinsLouis Prima / Gia Maione1998Album
V Disc - A Musical Contribution By America's Best For Our Armed Forces OverseasLouis Prima1997Compil.
The Best OfLouis Prima1997Compil.
Cugat & PrimaXavier Cugat & Louis Prima1996Compil.
I Wanna Be Like YouLouis Prima1996Album
The Best Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima1996Compil.
The OriginalLouis Prima1996Compil.
The Best Of Louis Prima - Just A GigoloLouis Prima1996Compil.
The Jungle Book - RemixLouis Prima, Phil Harris1996Single
Twist With Keely Smith - Doin' The Twist With Louis PrimaKeely Smith, Louis Prima1996Compil.
Greatest HitsLouis Prima1995Compil.
Let's Swing ItLouis Prima1994Album
Just A GigoloLouis Prima1994Compil.
The Capitol RecordingsLouis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera1994Compil.
His Greatest HitsLouis Prima1994Album
Le Livre De La JungleLouis Prima1993Single
Louis Prima Avec Kelly SmithLouis Prima1993Compil.
GoldLouis Prima1993Compil.
Buona Sera & More Great HitsLouis Prima1992Compil.
Capitol Collectors SeriesLouis Prima1991Compil.
Jump Jive An' WailLouis Prima1990Album
Louis PrimaLouis Prima1990Compil.
Play Pretty For The PeopleLouis Prima1989Compil.
Louis PrimaLouis Prima1989Compil.
Buona Sera / Just A GigoloLouis Prima1988Single
Plays Pretty For The People 1963-64Louis Prima1987Album
Zooma Zooma - The Best Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima1986Compil.
Jump Jive An' WailLouis Prima1986Compil.
AngelinaLouis Prima1985Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraClaude Thornhill / Louis Prima / Little Jack Little / Al Kavelin / Gray Gordon1985Compil.
La Voce Un Mito Frank Sinatra Vol. 2Frank Sinatra With Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith1983Album
Whistle-StopLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1982Single
Oh Marie / 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 DaysLouis Prima1980Single
Buona Sera / AngelinaLouis Prima1979Single
La Genuina Musica AmericanaLouis Prima1979Compil.
A Tribute To Louis PrimaLouis Prima1978Compil.
Music In GoldLouis Prima1978Compil.
Proprio Un GigoloLouis Prima1978Album
2 + 2 Vol. 33Louis Prima1977Single
Rock 'N' Roll HistoryLouis Prima1977Compil.
Boogie Woogie / Clarinet Boogie BluesLouis Prima1976Single
The Wildest '75Louis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1975Album
I've Got You Under My Skin / (Doing It For) SugarLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1975Single
Il Giardino Proibito / Buona SeraSandro Giacobbe / Louis Prima1975Single
When Mabel Comes In The RoomLouis Prima1974Single
Robin HoodLouis Prima, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1974Single
The Phony King Of England / Robin HoodLouis Prima, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1974Single
Let's "Hear" It For Robin HoodLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1974Album
I Left My Heart In S, Francisco / Buona SeraLouis Prima1974Single
Just A GigoloLouis Prima1973Album
Just A GigoloLouis Prima1973Single
I Left My Heart In San FranciscoLouis Prima1972Single
The Prima Generation '72Louis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1972Album
I Never Promise You A Rose Garden / I Left My Heart In San FranciscoLouis Prima1972Single
The Jungle BookPhil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway1972Single
I Wan'na Be Like You / That's What Friends Are ForLouis Prima & Phil Harris / "The Vultures"1971Single
Blast Off! The Live New Sound Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1970Album
More Jungle Book...Further Adventures Of Baloo And MowgliPhil Harris, Louis Prima1969Album
The New Sounds Of The Louis Prima ShowLouis Prima, Sam Butera And The Witnesses, Gia Maione, Little Richie Varola1968Album
The Jungle BookLouis Prima Et Phil Harris / Louis Armstrong1968Single
JoannaLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1968Single
Waitin' In Your Welfare LineSam Butera And The Witnesses, Louis Prima1968Single
JoannaLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1968Single
Just A GigoloLouis Prima1968Single
Cabaret / My Cup Runneth OverLouis Prima1967Single
Louis Prima On BroadwayLouis Prima1967Album
Poor Old MaratLouis Prima1967Single
Illya Darling / I Believe In YouLouis Prima1967Single
Bare NecessitiesLouis Prima And Phil Harris1967Single
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / CivilizationLouis Prima1966Single
Medley - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got NobodyLouis Prima1966Single
The Golden Hits Of Louis PrimaLouis Prima1966Compil.
Chim Chim Cheree / Jolly HolidayLouis Prima & Gia Maione1965Single
Supercalifragilistic-Espiralidoso / Jolly HolidayLouis Prima & Gia Maione1965Single
See That You're Born An ItalianLouis Prima And Gia Maione With Sam Butera And The Witnesses And The Melchionne Singers1965Single
Louis Prima Plays And SingsLouis Prima1965Compil.
The Monkey's UncleAnnette, Louis Prima1965Single
That Darn CatLouis Prima1965Single
The King Of ClubsLouis Prima with Gia Maione and Sam Butera And The Witnesses1964Album
King Of ClubsLouis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera1964Single
Fee Fie Foo Part 1 / Fee Fie Foo Part 2Louis Prima1964Single
Robin Hood / AngelinaLouis Prima With Gia Maione, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1964Single
SolitudeLouis Prima with Gia Maione, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1964Single
Italian FavoritesLouis Prima With Phil Brito1963Album
The Navy Swings With Louis Prima, George Fenneman Master Of CeremoniesLouis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1963Album
Angelina / Robin HoodLouis Prima With Gia Maione And Sam Butera And The Witnesses1963Single
Spoonful Of SugarLouis Prima1963Single
Prima Show In The CasbarLouis Prima With Gia Maione & Sam Butera And The Witnesses1963Album
Stay AwakeLouis Prima1963Single
You'll Never Get AwayLouis Prima & Gia Maione1963Single
Sunday LoverGia Maione With Louis Prima, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1963Single
Twist All Night / Everybody KnowsLouis Prima with Sam Butera And The Witnesses1962Single
Ooh, Look What You've Done To Me / Big DaddyLouis Prima And Gia Maione With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1962Single
The Wildest Comes HomeLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1962Album
Lake Tahoe Prima StyleLouis Prima1962Album
Reet Petiete And Gone / Just A GigoloLouis Jordan / Louis Prima1961Single
Blue MoonLouis Prima1961Album
Continental Twist / Oh Ma Ma TwistLouis Prima1961Single
Wonderland By NightLouis Prima1961Single
I Ain't Got Nobody / Just A GigoloLouis Prima1961Single
Just A GigoloLouis Prima Avec Keely Smith & Sam Butera1961Compil.
The TwistLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1961Single
Louis PrimaLouis Prima1961Single
Doin' The Twist With Louis PrimaLouis Prima / Sam Butera And The Witnesses1961Album
Enchantment / Chapel By The SeaLouis Prima1961Single
Don't You Know / Brooklyn BridgeLouis Prima1960Single
Louis Prima Et Son OrchestreLouis Prima1960Single
Josephine, Please No Lean On The BellLouis Prima1960Single
Pretty Music Prima Style Volume OneLouis Prima1960Album
His Greatest HitsLouis Prima1960Compil.
My Prayer / You Can Depend On MeLouis Prima1960Single
Wonderland By Night (Pretty Music - Prima Style, Vol. 2)Louis Prima1960Album
My CucuzzaLouis Prima1960Single
That Old Black MagicLouis Prima1960Single
Wonderland By NightLouis Prima1960Single
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop / My Cucuzza (Goo-Goot-Za)Louis Prima1960Single
Wonderland By Night / Ol' Man MoseLouis Prima1960Single
Strictly Prima!Louis Prima1959Single
EntertainsLouis Prima1959Album
Strictly Prima!Louis Prima1959Album
Louis PrimaLouis Prima1959Album
Louis PrimaLouis Prima1959Compil.
Tiger Rag/Too Marvelous For WordsLouis Prima, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1958Single
The Wildest Show At Tahoe Part 1Louis Prima With Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1958Single
Buona Sera / Pennies From HeavenLouis Prima1958Album
Buona Sera / Bip! Bip!Louis Prima1958Single
The Wildest Show At Tahoe Part 2Louis Prima With Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1958Single
Buona Sera / Pennies From HeavenLouis Prima1958Single
The Wildest Show At Tahoe Part 1Louis Prima With Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1958Single
Paul RevereLouis Prima1958Single
Buona Sera / Beep! Beep!Louis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1958Single
The Wildest Show At Tahoe Part 2Louis Prima With Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1958Single
The Call of The Wildest (Part 3)Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses1957Single
Call Of The WildestLouis Prima1957Single
The WildestLouis Prima Featuring Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1957Single
Hi-Fi Lootin'Joe Venuti And Louis Prima1957Album
Rock And RollLouis Prima1957Album
Whistle Stop / Be Mine (Little Baby)Louis Prima With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1957Single
Sentimental Journey / Baby, Won't You Please Come HomeLouis Prima, Keely Smith1957Single
The Call Of The Wildest (Part 1)Louis Prima, Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1957Single
Louis Prima With OrchestraLouis Prima1957Album
Pennies From Heaven / I've Got The World On A StringLouis Prima1957Single
Beep! Beep! / Oh MarieLouis Prima1957Single
Angelina - Zooma ZoomaLouis Prima1957Single
Buona Sera / Oh MarieLouis Prima1957Single
The Wildest! (Part 3)Louis Prima Featuring Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1956Single
The Wildest!Louis Prima Featuring Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1956Album
The Wildest! (Part 3)Louis Prima Featuring Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The Witnesses1956Single
Louis Prima Plays For The PeopleLouis Prima1953Album
Play Pretty For The PeopleLouis Prima1946Album
Oh Marie / AngelinaLouis Prima1944Single
Kentucky / A Fellow On A FurloughLouis Prima1943Album
Dinah / Chinatown, My ChinatownLouis Prima - David Rose - Norman Gast1934Album
Plays And SingsLouis PrimaSingle
Oh Ma Ma Twist / Alright, Okay, You WinLouis PrimaSingle
CaldoniaLouis PrimaSingle
Rendez Vous WithLouis PrimaCompil.
Plays and SingsLouis PrimaSingle
In All His MoodsLouis PrimaAlbum
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 DaysLouis Prima ,with Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Prima Show In The CasbahLouis PrimaSingle
The wildest show at tahoeLouis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Angelina / Zooma ZoomaLouis PrimaAlbum
TwistsLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
V.I.P.Louis PrimaCompil.
The Continental TwistLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
The Story Of Rock And RollLouis PrimaAlbum
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - Tanzmusik Mal Ganz AndersBilly Vaughn / Pat Boone / Louis Prima / Keely Smith / The Mills Brothers / The Clark Sisters / The RamblersCompil.
The Age Of Not BelievingLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
You'll Never Get Away / The Best Is Yet To ComeLouis Prima - Gia MaioneSingle
For Once In My Life / Little Green ApplesLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Paper Doll / Until SunriseLouis PrimaSingle
Autumn Leaves/i've Got The World On A String/pennies from Heaven/sentimental JourneyLouis PrimaSingle
Kings Of Rock'N RollLouis PrimaCompil.
Che La LunaLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
AngelinaLouis PrimaAlbum
Rock And Roll Classics Vol.5Louis PrimaCompil.
I Wanna Be Like YouLouis PrimaAlbum
Santa, How Come Your Eyes Are Green When Last Year They Were Blue?Louis PrimaSingle
Plays And SingsLouis PrimaSingle
The Wildest! (Part 2)Louis Prima Featuring Keely Smith With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
An Hour Of Italian American SongsLouis Prima With Phil BritoAlbum
I'm Leaving You / JudyLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Las Vegas WomanLouis PrimaSingle
Jug Band Music / Bald Headed LenaLouis PrimaSingle
Greatest Trumpet HitsLouis PrimaAlbum
If You Were The Only GirlLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Medley Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got NobodyLouis PrimaSingle
Everybody Knows / My InspirationLouis Prima, The Mad LadsSingle
The Navy Swings With Louis Prima, Gia Maione, And Sam Butera And The WitnessesLouis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera And The WitnessesAlbum
"Pop" Blue HitsLouis Prima / Roy McKinley / Mildred BaileyCompil.
The Sheik Of ArabyLouis PrimaSingle
Robin Hood-Oh Babe/ I've Got You Under My SkinLouis Prima, Keely SmithSingle
Medley: Zooma Zooma / Medley: Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got NobodyLouis PrimaCompil.
I've Got The World On A String / UndecidedLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Winnie The PoohLouis Prima / Gia MaioneSingle
Sugar / I've Got You Under My SkinLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Orchestra PlayLouis PrimaAlbum
UndecidedLouis Prima With Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 DaysLouis Prima ,with Sam Butera And The WitnessesSingle
Swinging Orchestras Of The ThirtiesFrank Froeba, Louis Prima, Sidney BechetSingle
Spotlight On Frankie Masters, Louis Prima, And Tommy DorseyFrankie Masters, Louis Prima, Tommy DorseyAlbum
New Orleans' Go! Go!Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Louis PrimaCompil.
Portrait Of Pee Wee Russell / Baby LaurenceLouis Prima, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Eddie CondonAlbum
Dixieland HornHarry James, Wingy Manone, Louis Prima, Bunny BeriganSingle
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