Louis Armstrong, 1964

Wednesday June 24, 1964 at Ravinia concert grounds, Highland Park Illinois: James Stein (14) and Michael Aisner (13) interview Louis Armstrong (64) for high school radio station WNTH.

Michael Aisner: “These little pre-pubescent sounding kids and this guy with this gravelly, incredible voice, but he gave us time and respected us.”

Animation by Patrick Smith of Blend Films for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

(Transcript)

Related:

“Was Louis Armstrong the First Great American Modernist?” Bob Duggan, Big Think

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