1944 Louis Prima

This is in New York at the Park Central Hotel. That’s with Louis Prima in the beginning of 1944. They had this beautiful night club on the top floor of the Park Central Hotel, which is vis-à-vis from Carnegie Hall there, on 7th Avenue, around 56th Street.
And I was a sensation; I was the king of the high notes, you know, until Maynard Ferguson came to the States from Canada. And, anyhow, I was lucky to get the start I did with Louis Prima. He was like a father to me. I was green, I had no technique really…