I Wanna Be Like You by Louis Prima

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but DominiqueD was first  

1967   1

The1960s 29 Nov 2013

a right-royal knees-up

DominiqueD 31 May 2012

Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the late 1920s, then leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s. In 1967 Prima landed a role in Walt Disney's animated feature The Jungle Book, as the raucous orangutan King Louie. He performed the hit song "I Wanna Be Like You" on the soundtrack, leading to the recording of two albums with Phil Harris: The Jungle Book and More Jungle Book, and also covering MC duties and singing the theme song Winnie the Pooh, for the 1967 album entitled, Happy Birthday Winnie the Pooh, all of these on Disneyland Records. (Wikipedia)   5

soffschmidt 1 Dec 2013

Just booked a Sumatran orangutan trek, for September 2014. This seemed appropriate.   3

staceykitson 21 Jun 2013

Love this version

jeffheimlich 20 Oct 2014