Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

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Only Known Video of Louis Armstrong in the Studio

There is no doubt the Louis Armstrong is an influence and a legend. As is the case with many early era musicians, video footage is hard to find.  Too often the footage is lost, destroyed or never even existed.  It was pleasing to see in a post at Open Culture that there does exist one video of “Satchmo” in the studio.

English: Head and shoulders portrait of jazz m...

English: Head and shoulders portrait of jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Français : Portait plan poitrine du musicien de jazz Louis Armstrong. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quoting the YouTube Page;

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, recording the 1959 album, “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.” This exclusive video depicts Armstrong and his All Stars recording the master take of “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” as well as silent footage of them listening to the playback. Also featured in the clip are Trummy Young, trombone, Peanuts Hucko, clarinet, Billy Kyle, piano, Mort Herbert, bass and Danny Barcelona, drums. The original album was produced for Audio Fidelity records by Sid Frey, who commissioned the film to be made. It was discovered in a storage facility in 2012 and was brought to the Armstrong House with help of Frey’s daughter, Andrea Bass.

Louis Armstrong – I Ain’t Got Nobody

Louis Armstrong’s life is an amazing story. It is worth the time to read up a bit on him.  You can find out more about the story of how this lost footage was found at Big Story. You can find out more about the legend and his music at The Louis Armstrong House. You can follow @ArmstrongHouse on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

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