“Basin Street Blues” (Spencer Williams) from the Bell Telephone Hour: The American Song, February 2, 1964. Personnel: Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocals Russell “Big Chief” Moore – trombone Joe Darensbourg – clarinet Billy Kyle – [More]
Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]
Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression [More]
The Real Ambassadors is a jazz musical developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Dave and Iola Brubeck, in collaboration with Louis Armstrong and his band. It addressed the Civil Rights Movement, the [More]