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Michael Cogswell

Message from the Louis Armstrong House Museum. The LAHM and the Armstrong archives at Queens are my two favourite stops whenever I’m in New York. Moreover, Michael hired the very excellent Ricky Riccardi. JazzLouis Armstronglouis armstrong houseMichael CogswellRicky Riccardi

Tour of Pops’ House

This is my favourite stop whenever I’m in NYC (Corona) — the house and garden gives off a profoundly calming vibe (in person it is very intimate and not as large as one might presume). Here is master biographer, archivist and blogger Ricky Riccardi leading the tour and moreover explaining how he came to be the…

A Surprise for Pops

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Lucille’s surprising Pops with the purchase of 34-56 107th Street, Corona. The full story here. Each time I have the opportunity to be in New York City, a visit to Louis Armstrong House Museum is highest on my list of priorities as is a visit to the archives at Queens run by…

Red beans and rice

Who Cooks The Best Red Beans And Rice In New Orleans? Someone should enter Pops and Lucille’s recipe. Then send in the cavalry :) Twenty minutes later — Bisma Rex and Swiss Kriss gastronomyLouis ArmstrongLouisiananew orleanspopsred beans and riceswiss kriss

Pushing ahead of the dame

It just so happens that IMHO, the two greatest musicians of the twentieth century, have the best blogs dedicated to their remarkable work. Louis Armstrong has Ricky Riccardi batting for him — someone whose praises I have repeatedly sung. Now I know that the other artist I refer to may seem a world apart but they…