God's Gift of Music- Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly (1965)


Video from Austin Casey


"Louis Armstrong & his All Stars live in Berlin 1965 Bass -- Arvell Shaw Clarinet -- Eddie Shu Drums -- Danny Barcelona Piano -- Billy Kyle Sax -- Eddie Shu Trombone -- Tyree Glenn Trumpet -- Louis Armstrong Vocals -- Louis Armstrong." from video introduction.


I remember watching Louis Armstrong on TV, yes in Black & White when I was a child.

This recording was from 1965, enjoy!


"Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901. He was raised by his mother Mayann in a neighborhood so dangerous it was called “The Battlefield.” He only had a fifth-grade education, dropping out of school early to go to work. An early job working for the Jewish Karnofsky family allowed Armstrong to make enough money to purchase his first cornet.

On New Year’s Eve 1912, he was arrested and sent to the Colored Waif’s Home for Boys. There, under the tutelage of Peter Davis, he learned how to properly play the cornet, eventually becoming the leader of the Waif’s Home Brass Band. Released from the Waif’s Home in 1914, Armstrong set his sights on becoming a professional musician. Mentored by the city’s top cornetist, Joe “King” Oliver, Armstrong soon became one of the most in-demand cornetists in town, eventually working steadily on Mississippi riverboats... from the website: Louis Armstrong House Museum





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