Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald together again for this recording of “Learning The Blues”. I love thr groove of the Rhythm section on this one. Man.
Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton.
This is all about chemistry, and good old fashion show business. The zingers from Louis Armstrong don’t stop from beginning to end.
I was stuck in the subway for 40 minutes because of delays from the morning snow storms with Ella and Louis Armstrong to keep me warm. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are one of my favorite duos. Nothing compares with their chemistry.
Louis Armstrong Vintage 1970 Performances from Newport.
Relax with some vintage Louis Armstrong complete with Pop’s legendary banter. Especially great in this video is the ending “When The Saints..”
One of the last great resources left to learn about Jazz and the culture of country is the National Museum Of Amercian History.
Online they have special educational materials for both teachers and students about Jazz and Louis Armstrong. Take advantage of these resources before their funding is cut.
Learn more about Jazz from the Smithsonian Jazz
Along with course material, there are many classic jazz recordings available to download for education use.
Another classic Louis Armstrong cut. I need to learn how to play this one.
I was watching a short segment of a documentary this evening and thinking of my trip to New Orleans last year. As I was watching I recognized many different places. There are so many images in this short video I could talk about. The grave of Buddy Bolden. The birthplace of Louis Armstrong being torn down to make way for a city building. I’m taking notes for my next trip to New Orleans.
There Must Be A Way
The Lyrics to this are beautiful and screams out Rom Com. (Romantic Comedy). Every time I listen to this I think of a scene from When Harry Met Sally or You’ve Got Mail, in the male and female leads are each making their way home, thinking about each other.
There is so much more to the music of Louis Armstrong than the “hits” likes Wonderful World and Hello Dolly. I came across this track yesterday. It is titled Chime Blues, but it is not the same Chime Blues composition from the early recording with King Oliver. This is track is much slower and soulful than its upbeat predecessor.