Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses return to Hotel Congress bringing Prima music into the 21st century. Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, Louis and the band are taking a page from his father’s playbook, by wailing Prima Swing for the new millenium.
Building off of the success of their critically acclaimed debut CD, Return of the Wildest!, the band has injected many years of diverse musical tastes into their latest offering, BLOW — a collection of original music (save for a couple of surprises) as eclectic and unique as each member of this powerhouse band. BLOW has been co-produced by Warrior Records’ president, Jim Ervin, and Louis Prima Jr. From the first thunderous stomps of the title track, it is evident that this ain’t your daddy’s swing music, but a raucous roller coaster ride of tail-shakin’, foot-stampin’, horn-driven smiles.
“We didn’t set out to simply write music we thought the fans wanted to hear,” said Louis. “We wanted to challenge ourselves musically and also challenge the listener. You can’t fool the fans by trying to force the word ‘daddy-o’ into every song. If music does not come honestly from your soul, it will ultimately be short lived.”
It’s been 50 years since legendary Prima music shook the walls of Capitol Studios. Recorded there in Studio B, where Prima Sr. recorded his hits of the ’50s and ’60s. The seriousness of this new Prima Jr. music is masked only by the obvious fun that was had while making it!