A celebration of Louis Armstrong's life and music, one song and video at a time. Ohhhhh yeah!
Monday, October 13, 2008
It's Columbus Day so take a few minutes to enjoy this Mort Herbert bass solo from 1959, available on the fourth volume of Storyville's In Scandinavia series. (And yes, Pops plays a little melody, too!)
I'm a 37-year-old Louis Armstrong freak and current Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum. I graduated with a Master's in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers and have delivered lectures on Armstrong at the Institute of Jazz Studies, the Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans, the Monterey Jazz Festival and many more spots around the world. My book, "What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years," was published in 2011 (see above link). I co-produced Armstrong releases for Mosaic Records and Universal. I'm all-Pops, all the time! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook and Twitter