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Title:
Louis Prima
Author:
Boulard, Garry.
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Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xviii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: Just a gigolo. Layfayette, La. : Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1989.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780252070907
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A biography of Louis Prima, one of the most underrated jazz musicians and entertainers of the twentieth century. It explores Prima's ability to maintain a lifelong career, his knack for self-promotion, and how the cities in which he lived and performed - New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas - uniquely and indelibly informed his style.


Author Notes

Garry Boulard is a freelance writer based in New Orleans


Table of Contents

Preface to the Illinois Paperbackp. ix
Prefacep. xvii
Chapter I "You Had to Play Trumpet"p. 1
Chapter II The Famous Doorp. 25
Chapter III "It's Great to Be the Leader of the Band"p. 43
Chapter IV Playing It Pretty and Privatep. 66
Chapter V Keelyp. 86
Chapter VI Lamisters in the Casbar Loungep. 102
Chapter VII "We Are Doing Much Better Without Her"p. 124
Chapter VIII King Louiep. 141
Chapter IX "I'm Leaving You"p. 162