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Laura Shaffer, Las Vegas' Most Elegant Singer

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 12:55 PM

                  Please Visit the Laura Shaffer Page, Midnight Refrain

Mrs Louis Prima

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Elegant Singer Gia Maione Prima, Music Archivist and Widow of the Great Bandleader Louis Prima Dies at 72


We were listening to Louis Prima today and I decided to do some research regarding him on the internet, and discovered that his wife, Gia, had passed away five days ago on September 23rd, 2013. Mrs Prima cared for her husband Louis until he died, after he was unsuccessfully operated upon for a brain-tumour.  In the following years, Gia Maione Prima catalogued, preserved and re-released many of Louis Prima, the King of the Swing's songs. The pair had homes in New Orleans, whence Mr Prima hailed, and Las Vegas. Mrs Prima was originally from New Jersey, and had studied singing with an instructor at Princeton University.

Elegant Gift: Ella Sings Cole Porter

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 10:40 AM
Elle Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter: Great Cocktail Music