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Louis Armstrong

Died on this day in 1971 — the 20th Century’s greatest musician. Here is Pop’s #1 fan and keeper of the flame on the recent Mosaic release. Also, here is a recent interview with Ricky. gospelJazzLouis ArmstrongmusicRicky Riccardi

Review of “Pops”

Here’s a review from the very excellent Journal of Jazz Studies. Along with Teachout’s “Pops” I can also highly recommend Ricky Riccardi’s What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years since together one gets a fuller and more rounded picture of America’s greatest art form and greatest artist. Both Teachout and Riccardi are masterful…