Wednesday, October 22, 2003  

The Joy of Louis Prima

I've been downloading loungey and swingy music for our party on Saturday....and I am totally loving Louis Prima. If you are having an off day and need a little cheering up just listen to "Please No Squeeza Da Banana" or "Angelina" and of course, "Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody." Good good stuff.

I enjoyed The Official Website of Louis Prima, reading a little background info on a child he was trained in classical violin and was going to be a concert violinist but somewhere along the way he picked up a trumpet instead and become one of the kings of swing.

When I was babysitting in Virginia last weekend my niece and I watched one of my favorite Disney movies - "The Jungle Book", featuring Louis Prima as "King Louie", the head honcho orangutan who sings "I Wanna Be Like You." Now that's a dang catchy song. I start bouncing around in my seat just thinking about it.

"Oh, oobee doo! I wanna be like you.....I wanna walk like you, talk like you, too......"

| posted by Mary | 10/22/2003 05:34:00 PM
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