Articles tagged louis armstrong

‘The Beat Generation’ Is More Deadbeat Than Beatnik

The Beat Generation fails to capture the trendy, hipster social scene that its title promises.

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Fragmented History Is Beautifully Reconnected in ‘1913: The Year Before the Storm’

Florian Illies embraces the importance of moments as he peers into a fragmented past to offer something that is simple yet monumental.

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Kermit Ruffins - “When the Saints Go Marching In” (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.

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31 Jan 2011 // 10:00 PM

Que Pasa, New York?

How do artists get their work done in other cities of the world? Where is it viable to live? It's probably silly to begin our investigation in New York. Just 30 years ago, New York was still opening its arms to the tired, poor, huddled masses of creatives. But now?

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Louis Armstrong: Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969)

Nobody can explain why “Hello Dolly” hit #1 in 1964. But then, nobody can explain why Louis Armstrong didn't hit #1 all the time.

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Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.

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Louis Armstrong: Live in 59 [DVD]

Armstrong’s smiling countenance is the perfect foil for his remarkable technical skills; his interaction with both audience and band is wonderfully disarming, making the music even more accessible.

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	Louis Armstrong: Jazz Moods: Hot

A selection of 14 tracks from The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, which is to say a thin slice of one of the sweetest cakes that was ever baked.

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	Louis Armstrong: The Essential Louis Armstrong

There are too many sets with the present title! Armstrong is Essential, and not to be confused with the image in the minds of a

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	Louis Armstrong: Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits,1936 to 1950

Though Ken Burns idolized him at the expense of other artists whom he merely treated as footnotes to some grand made up story called “Jazz”,

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	Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats / Ambassador Satch / Satchmo the Great

To celebrate Armstrong’s 100th birthday, Legacy has released three of his classic recordings from the mid-1950s. In August, Legacy will also release, to

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	Louis Armstrong: An American Icon

The consummate entertainer, Louis Armstrong was an equally gifted trumpet player and jazz vocalist.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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