Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Louis Prima

Artist: Louis Prima
LP: 7" single
Song: "Winnie the Pooh"
[ listen ]

I had a few extra minutes on the meter after collecting my Sparks single at Zion's Gate Records last Saturday, so I was able to poke around the place a bit. This "Winnie the Pooh" 45 from bandleader Louis Prima (and his 5th wife, Gia Maione, who performs a more traditional version of the song on the b-side) is one of the things I found. The single was released in 1966, the year before Prima provided the voice of King Louis the Ape in Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK. You can read all about the life and career of New Orleans native Louis Prima here.

[ Louis Prima: December 7, 1910 — August 24, 1978 ]

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