Swing Cat’s Jamboree

Louis Prima


This Vitaphone short featuring, trumpeter, Louis Prima and his Orchestra was produced in 1938.

Opening with “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans,” Louis Prima and his accompanying quintet are joined by Shirley Lloyd who sings “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

Prima then launches into a quick bit of song himself for “If She Loves Me,” then, from one of the tables in the audience, Ted Gary sings “You’re an Education” to Mitzi Dahl, then the two of them tap dance. The band finishes with an up-tempo version of “Loch Lomond,” and the audience hits the dance floor.

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