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domenica 8 febbraio 2009

Tributo a Louis Armstrong


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Satchmo.com's Tribute to Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong
Props For Pops
If Louis Armstrong were still alive, he would have celebrated his 100th birthday on July 4, 2000. Satch believed his birth date to be July 4, 1900. A baptismal certificate, indicating a birth date of August 4, 1901, was discovered in 1983, 12 years after his death (July 6, 1971). However you interpret this, Louis' date of birth is irrelevent. The bottom line was the music and the man. The dawn of the new century is an ideal opportunity to pay tribute to a legend -- jazz progenitor and goodwill ambassador Louis (aka "Satchmo"; aka "Pops") Armstrong. We humbly offer the appended info and reference links on "Satchmo The Great" in his honor. We love ya Pops!
This site is a work in progress, and it will continue to be expanded and updated on an ongoing basis. Send comments and questions to editor (at) satchmo.com.
Louis Armstrong News
Visit our TV Page for upcoming Louis Armstrong TV appearances.
New on DVD - the 1948 musical comedy "A Song is Born" hits stores on April 7, 2009; the film stars Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Mel Powell, Louis Bellson, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Barnet
Hall of Fame - Satchmo's 1931 Okeh single "Star Dust" is among the 2009 additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame
Festivals - the 2009 "Satchmo SummerFest" is set for July 30 - August 2, 2009 in New Orleans
Music & Video - check out recommended Satchmo recordings and videos (updated January 2009) to start or add to your Louis Armstrong collection.
Pops on NPR - check out NPR's Jazz Profiles features on "Louis Armstrong: The Man and His Music" (August 2007)
Books - "All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong" and "Louis Armstrong's New Orleans" - see Bookshop for details!
Louis Armstrong - Old News
Satchmo - Quotes & Tributes
Louis Armstrong - Photo Gallery
Satchmo's Awards & Honors
Louis Armstrong Discussion Forum
Louis Armstrong Merchandise
Louis Armstrong on TV (RockOnTV)
Louis Links - Bio's & More

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