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.
This is always associated with Christmas, but the song is really just about winter. Have a Hot Tottie. #LouisArmstrongandChill
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.
This was the only clip of Louis Armstrong At Newport 1957 I could find.
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..”
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 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.
I finished transcribing the second half of Louis Armstrong’s solo from Chime Blues as played in the recording with King Oliver’s Band.
A few notes: I personally have not done transcription in a long time, so this was a great exercise. In hind sight I also should have picked something with a bit clearer of a recording to start with. This was recorded in the early 1920’s. There are things that aren’t clear, and the Key of the song sits happily someplace between concert C and C#. There also might be a note or rhythm that is in correct. If you find that I would love for you to share the correction with me. The solo transcribed for Trumpet in Bb