Bucksport’s Wednesday On Main’s 2nd Annual Music Documentary Film Series continues with Louis Prima: The Wildest! 9-19-18

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 9/19/2018
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Location
The Alamo Theatre


BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN, generously sponsored by Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and The Town of Bucksport, brings the best kind of insanity with its 3rd Documentary Music Film:

LOUIS PRIMA: THE WILDEST!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018, ALAMO THEATRE, 85 MAIN ST, BUCKSPORT, 6:30 PM

Before Frank, Dean, Tom, Tony or Englebert ever played Vegas, there was Louis Prima. One of America’s most hypnotic and original performers, Prima’s career spanned several decades and turned out hits like “That Old Black Magic,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Just a Gigolo,” “I Ain’t Got Nobody” and “Jump, Jive an’ Wail.” In Disney’s animated classic “The Jungle Book,” Prima created the “hep” voice of King Louie the orangutan. This film profiles the magnetic Prima in a nostalgic historical journey through the music scenes of a racy New Orleans, the swinging jazz culture of uptown New York and Las Vegas’s “formative” years. As a solo act or with his wife, singer Keely Smith, Louis Prima was and will forever be the “wildest” man in show business!

To paraphrase Jason Verlinde: The trumpeter and bandleader was at the forefront of the rock & roll movement, was the epitome of the cool, singing and swinging Italian crooner (“Oh Marie”), and achieved immortality as King Louie in Disney’s Jungle Book. But the entertainer also went through five wives, struggled to keep up with new musical trends, and, ultimately, will be remembered as one of the world’s great lounge acts.

But the real highlight for Prima fans will be the live music footage, showcasing Smith and Prima singing in their prime, his crackerjack band that knew how to swing, twist, and (yes) rock when it mattered, and Prima’s incredible stage presence. No one can ever sum up what makes Prima so magical, but the music speaks for itself.

For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999

Admission $8

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