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Louis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera, Sands Ad 1965

Louis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera, Sands Ad 1965

Louis Prima and Keely Smith were talented jazz musicians but became the darlings of 1950s Las Vegas when they added comedy to their act.

Louis Prima and Keely Smith were talented jazz musicians but became the darlings of 1950s Las Vegas when they added comedy to their act.

The Daisy Chains are an all girl band who all play and sing. Their repertoire takes in vintage jazz, rock 'n' roll, soul and up to modern pop. This 6 piece band perform songs from artists as diverse as Elvis, Chcik Berry, Louis Prima and Paloma Faith.

The Daisy Chains are an all girl band who all play and sing. Their repertoire takes in vintage jazz, rock 'n' roll, soul and up to modern pop. This 6 piece band perform songs from artists as diverse as Elvis, Chcik Berry, Louis Prima and Paloma Faith.

Louis Prima - Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by the time the 1940s rolled around, Prima and his band were well known. Like many other big bands, Prima always had a woman singer, his most famous being Keely Smith, with whom he recorded the classic "That Old Black Magic".

Louis Prima - Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by the time the 1940s rolled around, Prima and his band were well known. Like many other big bands, Prima always had a woman singer, his most famous being Keely Smith, with whom he recorded the classic "That Old Black Magic".

Louis Prima - Buona Sera Signorina - YouTube

Louis Prima - Buona Sera Signorina - YouTube

Louis Prima jitterbugs with girl during the playing of Please No Squeeza Da Banana, 1945.

Louis Prima jitterbugs with girl during the playing of Please No Squeeza Da Banana, 1945.

Louis Prima and Keely Smith. In their heyday they were the King & Queen of Las Vegas playing sold out shows at the Sahara.  Their last show usually went on at 4 am and the headliners of the strip & Hollywood would be sitting ringside.

Louis Prima and Keely Smith. In their heyday they were the King & Queen of Las Vegas playing sold out shows at the Sahara. Their last show usually went on at 4 am and the headliners of the strip & Hollywood would be sitting ringside.

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