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  • Exclusive: New details emerge about Satchmo's arrest at 9

    04/30/2017 5:35:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | James Karst, | The Times-Picayune
    Six boys were arrested on an unseasonably warm day in New Orleans Chinatown in October 1910. The alleged ringleader of the group was Henry Smith, a 15-year-old from Lafayette Street who had been in trouble with the law before. Among his alleged accomplices was a 9-year-old who lived in the neighborhood where the crime occurred: Louis Armstrong. That incident was lost to history until I unearthed it several years ago. It was an episode perhaps alluded to in contemporary media coverage of Armstrong's more famous arrest for firing a gun on New Year's Eve in 1912; a crime brief about...
  • Louis Armstrong plays Dixie

    06/23/2015 7:21:32 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 20th Century America | Louis Armstrong
    Youtube video - click to listen
  • St. James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five..{music 3:37 min]

    09/14/2013 6:31:26 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    "Put a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain / So all the boys will know I died standing pat...."Recorded on December 12, 1928..... Louis Armstrong . St. James Infirmary;
  • Anyone remember Louis Armstrong doing romantic?

    12/16/2011 12:12:34 PM PST · by sussex · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Aged ^ | 16.12.11 | The Aged P
    Louis Armstrong plays and sings Edith Piaf’s love song “La vie en rose”. Not only does he manage to convey the romantic message of the lyrics with his gruff and gravelly voice but he proceeds to offer a masterclass in jazz trumpet…..
  • Museum Acquires Storied Trove of Performances by Jazz Greats

    08/20/2010 10:51:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    For decades jazz cognoscenti have talked reverently of “the Savory Collection.” Recorded from radio broadcasts in the late 1930s by an audio engineer named William Savory... only a handful of people had ever heard even the smallest fraction of that music, adding to its mystique. After 70 years that wait has now ended. This year the National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired the entire set of nearly 1,000 discs, made at the height of the swing era, and has begun digitizing recordings of inspired performances by Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan,...
  • All That Jazz (Biography of Louis Armstrong)

    12/24/2009 4:57:57 PM PST · by AreaMan · 14 replies · 1,085+ views
    City Journal ^ | 22 Dec 2009 | Stefan Kanfer
    Stefan KanferAll That Jazz Terry Teachout’s luminous biography captures the “sunlit, hopeful art” of Louis Armstrong. 22 December 2009 Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, by Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 474 pages, $30) In the spring of 1998, Time commissioned Al Hirschfeld, the doyen of American caricaturists, to draw an unusual cover. It would celebrate five outstanding “Artists and Entertainers of the Century”—Pablo Picasso, Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin, Steven Spielberg, and Louis Armstrong. Much fanfare accompanied the announcement. That illustration was never published. A handful of staffers condemned the portrait of Armstrong as racist and made their feelings...
  • Satchmo and the Jews

    11/18/2009 7:26:59 AM PST · by AreaMan · 59 replies · 2,110+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Nov 2009 | Terry Treachout
    Satchmo and the Jews Terry Teachout From issue: November 2009 In addition to being the greatest jazz musician of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong was also the most beloved. “I never met anybody that didn’t love him that ever saw him work or ever has encountered him, had any connection or any business with him,” said Bing Crosby. The secret of Armstrong’s charm lay in the straightforward openness of his character. Though his personality was more complex than his fans realized, his public and private sides were essentially identical. One of his friends described him as “down-to-earth, natural, completely...
  • Plant Life On Extrasolar Earthlike Planets Could Be Black

    06/23/2007 9:19:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 402+ views
    Science Daily ^ | June 20, 2007 | Washington University in St. Louis
    Plants on Earth are green because of chlorophyll, which harnesses the energy of the sun to make sugars for metabolism. But our plants aren't completely efficient -- they waste a little bit of light. "Ideally, what you want is a black molecule that absorbs all of the light," Blankenship said... They also are looking into the "red edge" effect. Seen at 700 nanometers out, beyond the limit of normal human vision, this reflectance spectrum is a signature of the fact that there is very intense chlorophyll absorption going on... "When you consider another world you've got to find that life...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?" - Louis Armstrong (1941)

    09/03/2005 12:55:49 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 5 replies · 477+ views
    Louis Armstrong | 9-3-2005 | brianbaldwin
    "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" Louis Armstrong Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? And miss it each night and day? I know I'm not wrong... this feeling's gettin' stronger the longer, I stay away … Miss them moss covered vines...the tall sugar pines, Where mockin' birds used to sing … And I'd like to see … that lazy Miss-Sipp-Pee (Mississippi) ...hurryin' into spring. The moonlight on the bayou.......a Creole tune, .... that fills the air, I dream about Magnolias in bloom, ......and I'm wishin' I was there. Do you know what...
  • Jazz Great Lionel Hampton, 94, Dies

    08/31/2002 12:34:16 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 56 replies · 427+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo! News ^ | 31 August 2002 | Larry McShane
    More on Yahoo! • Lionel Hampton There was more than musical magic on stage that day in 1936 when Lionel Hampton joined Benny Goodman in a Manhattan ballroom — it was a breakthrough in American race relations. Hampton, a vibraphone virtuoso who died Saturday, broke a barrier that had kept black and white musicians from performing together in public. Through a six-decade career, he continued to build a name for himself as one of the greats in jazz history. "He was really a towering jazz figure," said saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who played with Hampton in the 1950s. "He really...