Rob Brunner
June 05, 2009 AT 06:47 PM EDT

Saxophonist Sam Butera, best known for his endlessly entertaining work in Louis Prima’s high-octane band, died from pneumonia on Wednesday at the age of 81, according to the New York Times. We could gas on about how great he was, but instead we’ll just post this clip of him and Prima doing “Oh Marie” (mislabeled here as “Hey Marie,” for some reason).

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