|Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong in what is believed to be the only film of this jazz legend inside a recording studio|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
AMERICANA / SATCHMO VIDEO DISCOVERED
The Louis Armstrong House Museum via the New York Post has released the only known film of Louis Armstrong in a recording studio. The never-before-seen footage shows Armstrong recording his 1959 album "Satchmo Plays King Oliver."
For a glimpse of an American jazz legend go to:
Also, the Summer with Satchmo music series at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY ends with the annual free block party on August 25.
4:00 pm Family Fun Activities
5:00 pm Featuring Fulanito - Latin Grammy Nominated Merengue Band
7:00 pm Featuring Latin Jazz Percussionist Steve Kroon
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark. The Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of African American Museums, the Museums Council of New York City, the New York State Museums Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and NYC & Company. The Museum is a constituent of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.
About the House:
In 1943, he and his wife, Lucille, settled in a modest house on 107th Street in Queens, NY, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. No one has lived in the house since the Armstrongs, and the house and its furnishings remain very much as they were during Louis and Lucille’s lifetime.
Today, the Louis Armstrong House Museum is open to the public, offering guided tours of Louis’s longtime home. On the tour, audio clips from Louis’s homemade recordings are played, and visitors hear Louis practicing his trumpet, enjoying a meal, or talking with his friends. Visitors also get to enjoy an exhibit on Louis’s life and legacy, and the Armstrongs’ beautiful Japanese-inspired garden.