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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…

Big News for “Pops” Aficionados

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, recording the 1959 album, “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.” This exclusive video depicts Armstrong and his All Stars recording the master take of “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” as well as silent footage of them listening to…

Armstrong’s New Orleans

This from OffBeat — yep, especially sad about the Karnofsky store! It’s hard to believe, but when it comes to landmarks from Louis Armstrong’s childhood and his teen years in New Orleans—the years where he learned to play and he formulated his wisdom, ideas, and the great humanity that drove him for the rest of his…

Satchmo SummerFest

This begins today. Be sure to check out Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans a collaboration between the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Louisiana State Museum that was co-curated by the amazing Ricky Riccardi and his Archives Assistant, Brynn White. JazzLouis Armstrongmusicnew orleansRicky RiccardiSatchmo Summerfest