Meet Louis Prima, Jr.! [VIDEO & AUDIO]
Louis Prima, Jr.’s latest release BLOW is in-stores.
My recent conversation with Louis.
Louis is the youngest child and only son of the original “King of Swing,” Louis Prima. As I’m sure you recall, the elder Prima’s hits included “Jump, Jive an’ Wail,” “Angelina,” “Just A Gigolo,” “That Old Black Magic” (a Grammy winner), “Buona Sera,” “When You’re Smiling” and “Sing, Sing, Sing” (the first song ever inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame) among others. His classics have since become modern day hits for David Lee Roth, Reba McEntire and Brian Setzer among others.
Jr.’s musical career began by playing drums at age 5. He moved to piano at eight and was quickly on his way to becoming a virtuoso of all instruments (including trumpet and guitar). Sadly his father died when Louis, Jr. was only 10. At the age of 21 Louis, Jr. formed a rock band which was a top draw in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Later, he enlisted the talents of his sister Lena and formed a group which performed Prima music, before taking a break from music. But in 2006, he could no longer deny the gift of his bloodline. He returned to music and began the process of assembling his current project.