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Louis Armstrong House Museum, where Louis lived for thirty years in Queens, NYC, is a National Historic Landmark open to the public.
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Louis Armstrong Oct 16
Armstrong House staff spent the day at the Louis Armstrong Continuum in Harlem, sponsored by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and Columbia’s Center For Jazz Studies! From left to right: Museum Board Chair…
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Louis Armstrong Oct 15
Happy anniversary to us! 16 years ago today, the Louis Armstrong House Museum opened to the public for the first time. Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who have come to Corona from all over the world…
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Louis Armstrong Oct 14
“Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson” was recorded in its entirety on this date in 1957....classic!
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Louis Armstrong Oct 12
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Louis Armstrong Oct 11
On this night in 1967, Louis Armstrong debuted "What a Wonderful World" on television, singing it on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Footage no longer survives but Louis's friend Jack Bradley was there to…
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Louis Armstrong Oct 9
Louis recorded an emotional vocal version of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on this date in 1967. Here’s a striking Jack Bradley photo from the session and here’s the audio:
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Louis Armstrong Oct 8
Louis Armstrong warming up before first concert in Göteborg, Sweden on October 8, 1949, 70 years ago today—great photo from our Ernie Anderson Collection!
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Louis Armstrong Oct 7
95 years ago today, Louis Armstrong made his first recordings as a member of Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra! Here’s a classic photo of that band from that period (that’s young Coleman Hawkins to the left of Louis) and “Go Long Mule” from October 7, 1924:
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Louis Armstrong Oct 6
On this date in 1955, Louis Armstrong and His All Stars played two full concerts in Lund, Sweden. The crowd was in bedlam by the end of the second show and Pops responded with multiple encores on “Royal Garden Blues.” Listen to them here from our Gosta Hagglof Collection—fire!!
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Louis Armstrong Oct 4
Calling all members of the Louis Armstrong House Museum! On Saturday, October 19, we will be having a special Members Only event, with a soul food lunch at noon and a concert by Jon Faddis at 2 pm! Not a member? Sign up now! Details here:
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Louis Armstrong Oct 3
Louis Armstrong began his Long association with Decca Records on this date in 1935! This excellent collection has all of Pops’s singles for the label from 1935-1946–listen here:
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Louis Armstrong Oct 2
60 years ago today, Louis Armstrong finished recording “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.” Here is a rare video of recording “Jelly Roll Blues” but as a bonus, we dubbed in the original audio from the stereo LP, making for an extra special glimpse at a genius at work! Sound on!
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Louis Armstrong Sep 30
60 years ago today, Louis Armstrong began recording the album "Satch Plays King Oliver." Here is the only known footage of Armstrong in the recording studio, waxing "I Ain't Got Nobody" for that album!
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Louis Armstrong Sep 29
60 years ago tonight, “The Bing Crosby Oldsmobile Show” aired with Bing, Louis, Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra—legends!
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Louis Armstrong Sep 28
Pops recorded “Mack the Knife,” one of his biggest hits on this date in 1955! Here’s a rare photo from the session and here’s the audio:
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Louis Armstrong Sep 27
The new Louis Armstrong CD “Live in Europe” is out NOW! Incredible live performances from France in 1948 and Germany in 1952, all taken from our Research Collections. It will be available in our gift shop soon but for now, stream it anywhere or order it online!
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Louis Armstrong Sep 26
Pops appeared on “The Dean Martin Show” on this date in 1965–two of the all-time greats!
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Louis Armstrong Sep 25
"I think I had a beautiful life. I didn't wish for anything I couldn't get, and I got pretty near everything I wanted because I worked for it. I don't keep nothing that I can't use right now, so everything I have I'm still enjoying it.” — Louis Armstrong, 1970.
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Louis Armstrong Sep 23
It’s the ! Let tell you all about it (though it’s almost 90 here in NY so their version of “Summertime” is still appropriate, too).....
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Louis Armstrong Sep 21
Replying to @curtisisbooger
Thanks for being such a fan—from one Armstrong to another!
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