Tuesday, July 27, 2010

louie prima posthumously honored with star on hollywood's walk of fame

42 years after his death in 1978, and on the 100th anniversary of his year of birth, legendary jazz trumpeter louie prima was honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame! the ceremony took place on sunday, as part of a day long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the walk of fame. prima's son and daughter (both of whom have followed their dad into the music profession) were at the unveiling ceremony.

i'm a huge fan of louie prima. his music has been a constant on my ipod for years. his partnership with keely smith (who is still going strong at 78) added yet another dimension to the music. it just jumps! "just a gigolo" has been covered by david lee roth - and he played it true to prima's version. both versions are awesome.

listen to a little louie prima today :D

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