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Sunday, February 3 2013

The Permanence of Pops: Louis Armstrong and American Music

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


Sunday, July 15 2007

Part 1: Beethoven to Phil Ochs (1824-1965)

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

Thursday, November 11 2010

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.


Sunday, October 8 2006

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.


Wednesday, July 27 2005

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.


Blogs

Tuesday, November 24 2009

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

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


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