Posts Tagged ‘Louis Armstrong’

Muskrat Ramble

February 4, 2018

“Muskrat Ramble,”  atributed to Kid Ory , performed by Louis Armstrong (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), and possibly Barrett Deems (drums), Marty Napoleon (piano), and Arvell Shaw (bass) on the Timex Jazz Show, 1958. The tune had been recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five in 1926.

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Christmas Night In Harlem

December 27, 2015

“Christmas Night In Harlem,” written by Raymond Scott with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1934. It was Raymond Scott’s first hit.

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Zat You, Santa Claus?

December 23, 2015

“Zat You, Santa Claus?”  written by Jack Fox and performed by Louis Armstrong and The Commanders in 1953. Satchmo does the vocals but doesn’t solo on trumpet. Too bad.

Related:

“The Year We Racially Profiled Saint Nick: ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?'” Ken Layne, Gawker

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Christmas in New Orleans

December 22, 2015

“Christmas in New Orleans,” written by Dick Sherman and Joe Van Winkle, performed by Louis Armstrong and the Benny Carter Orchestra.

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Christmas Night In Harlem

December 24, 2014

“Christmas Night In Harlem,” written by Raymond Scott with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1934. It was Raymond Scott’s first hit.

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Louis Armstrong, 1964

February 7, 2014

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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Christmas Night In Harlem

December 24, 2013

“Christmas Night In Harlem,” written by Raymond Scott with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1934. It was Raymond Scott’s first hit.

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