Knowledge Identifier: +Louis_Prima
With the help of Guy Lombardo he traveled to Chicago to promote his new format at the Blackhawk in October 1936.
In 1937, Prima and his smaller gang returned to the "Famous Door" in New York to perform.
In 1940, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded "Be Happy", a song Louis Prima co-wrote.
In August 1948, she made a point to stop by the Surf Club in Virginia Beach to visit one of her favorite artists, Louis Prima.
Keely Smith - Smith made her professional debut with Louis Prima in 1949 ; Smith played the "straight guy" in the duo to Prima's wild antics and they recorded many duets
Keely Smith - Smith married Louis Prima in 1953 and divorced him in 1961
The act was a hit, and ultimately led Prima to sign with Capitol records in 1955.
He released his first album with Capitol records, The Wildest/, in September 1956.
Emile Christian - In 1957 he toured with the Louis Prima Band
In 1967 Prima's distinctive voice and jazzy delivery landed him a role in Walt Disney's animated feature The Jungle Book, as the raucous orangutan King Louie.