Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 07: I Wanna Be Like You

Singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader and trumpeter Louis Prima was born in New Orleans, on this day in 1910. Best known for his hit versions of "That Old Black Magic," "Just a Gigolo," and "Jump Jive an' Wail," Prima was the voice of King Louie the orangutan for Disney's animated The Jungle Book. His distinct voice can be heard on the film's song "I Wanna Be Like You."

Click HERE for much more about Louis "The King of the Swing" Prima and December 7 Disney history.

1 comment:

A Snow White Sanctum said...

King Louie is one of my favorites, but I always pictured the voice actor differently. Learn something new from your site all the time! :)