3/4. The Wildest!: Steven Van Zandt presents a four part series profiling the life and career of trumpeter Louis Prima
The Italian Satchmo: Steve Van Zandt tells the story of the wildest of the jazz men. Born in New Orleans, he graduated from the jazz clubs of Bourbon Street to the hot spots of New York City.
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Tonight, a look at his childhood and early influences.
Tonight's installment charts Prima's move to Hollywood in the 1940s.
Louis Prima invents a hit formula as Italian as lasagne with songs like Angelina and, as the big band era comes to an end, he joins forces with singer Keely Smith.
Louis Prima and Keely Smith became the King and Queen of Las Vegas.
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Steven Van Zandt presents a four part series profiling the life and career of trumpeter Louis Prima
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Louis Prima's popularity wanes following his split from Keely Smith, but he reaches a new audience in 1967 when he becomes the voice of King Louis in Jungle Book.