One of my most loyal readers, Uwe Zänisch, sent me a heads-up e-mail about a video that appeared on YouTube yesterday. It's an interview with Rich Matteson, who played bass and euphonium with the Dukes of Dixieland. Matteson was with the group when they made their classic album with Pops in 1960. The YouTube video isn't exactly "video" as the interview is about eight minutes of solid audio with photos of Armstrong playing throughout. Matteson's story is quite beautiful, I think. Enjoy:
And for completeness, here's the audio for the two tracks he talks about, two songs that deserve full blogs of their own in the future. Here's "Avalon":
And "Just a Closer Walk With Thee":
Have a great weekend!