Monday, May 26, 2008

Celebrate Memorial Day with Pops and "Bugle Call Rag"

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. I'm still going to have an entry on "When You Wish Upon a Star" ready for this week, but to help celebrate today's holiday, I thought it was an appropriate time to watch Pops in uniform absolutely tear up "Bugle Call Rag." This clip comes from the Colgate Comedy Hour from June 28, 1952. The episode was hosted by two of my heroes, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and featured an army setting to allow the boys the chance to trot out some of their old army routines from Buck Privates. Armstrong appeared in uniform to do a nice "Basin Street Blues" before turning in some scorching horn on "Bugle Call Rag," one of my favorite Armstrong television clips. Enjoy!

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