Louis Armstrong
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

The Permanence of Pops: Louis Armstrong and American Music
3 Feb 2013 // 5:08 PM

The recently released early recordings of Louis Armstrong remind us that no one made a more complete contribution to art in the 20th century.

Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965)
15 Jul 2007 // 6:00 PM

Psalm 100 instructs, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!". What more joyful sound than the life-affirming song of protest, for that is the sound wrenched from the deepest grief and suffering, from exhausted and diseased lungs, and the voice raised in tuneful protest is among the most beautiful of human sounds. Sing out, indeed!

//Reviews

Louis Armstrong: Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969)
11 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.

Louis Armstrong: Live in 59 [DVD]
8 Oct 2006 // 7:00 PM

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.

//Blogs

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong
24 Nov 2009 // 9:06 PM

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong - Terry Teachout – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [$30.00]

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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