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Catalog Number 1987.3.0446
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Louis on "The Flip Wilson Show," "Dial M for Music," "The David Frost Show" and "The Tonight Show" with David Steinberg. Also recordings of Jack Teagarden sound recordings and the start of the Louis's 70th birthday tribute at the Newport Jazz Festival. Originally meant to be cataloged in ”Tape Catalog #2, Part 1” (see Manuscripts, 1987.2.23), but Louis passed away before entering it. Collage on front of box includes photo of Louis and three soldiers. Collage on back of box shows Louis with an unidentified fan.

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Side 1
"On with the Dance" (Ben Pollack); "Knockin' a Jug" (Louis Armstrong); "Birth of the Blues" (Bing Crosby); "The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid" (Bing Crosby, Jack Teagarden, Mary Martin) (incomplete); "Dreamer with a Penny" (Dean Martin); "Blue Driver" (Jack Teagarden); The Blues Have Got Me" (Jack Teagarden) (incomplete); Recording of "The Flip Wilson Show" with guest Louis Armstrong from October 22, 1970: show opening; "Hello, Dolly!" (Louis Armstrong and Flip Wilson); "Mack the Knife" (Louis Armstrong); "Hello, Dolly" (Louis Armstrong); "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" (Louis Armstrong and Flip Wilson); "The Whiffenpoof Song" (Louis Armstrong); "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas" (Louis Armstrong and Flip Wilson); Louis and Flip Wilson talk; "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" (Louis Armstrong); Flip says good night; show close. Recording of Louis as a guest on the Dial "M" for Music television program: "When it's Sleepy Time Down South" (Louis Armstrong); opening of show; Father Norman O'Connor talks; commercial; Father O'Connor talks about Louis; "Pretty Little Missy" (Louis Armstrong); "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong); commercial for "Hee Haw" TV show; Louis introduces his band; "It's Alright With Me" (Tyree Glenn, vibes solo); Father O'Connor talks with Louis; Louis tells the "Satchmo" story; Louis talks about New Orleans; his early days; the Colored Waif's Home; commercial for the Glenn Campbell show; "Someday" (Louis Armstrong); "Hello Dolly" (Louis Armstrong).

Side 2
Recording of Louis Armstrong on "The David Frost Show," August 25, 1970: David Frost introduces Louis Armstrong; "I Surrender Dear" (Louis Armstrong); Frost interviews Louis; talk about Louis playing the International Hotel with Pearl Bailey starting September 8; Louis says it'll be his "debut" after two years without his All Stars; going to play the trumpet again; talks about rehearsing for his doctor, Gary Zucker; Swiss Kriss; says he's writing the whole story of his life in New Orleans for Max Jones of the "Melody Maker"; Louis's favorite memories of New Orleans; lessons learned in New Orleans (health, treating people nice, etc.); ambition to keep playing; "I had no business dying"; "Mood Indigo"(Louis Armstrong); Frost interviews Louis; Frost compliments that version of "Mood Indigo"; Louis talks about how "music is my life"; going to church with his mother Mayann and singing alongside her; Louis's vocal quartet in New Orleans; King Oliver; singing "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" in church; playing with brass bands; King Oliver playing with Louis in the honky-tonks; "play some lead on that horn"; recording with Oliver and standing out in the doorway because his chops were so strong; 70th birthday celebrations in Los Angeles and Newport; Louis compliments Jimmy Owens; Mahalia Jackson; Louis names "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" as his favorite song; explains meaning of lyrics; "I like all the tunes that I play"; "What a Wonderful World"; Louis tells story of listening to "C'est Si Bon" in Chicago with Billie Holiday and Lucille and a musician there didn't think that Louis could play that solo (Billie Holiday "ran him out"); memories of Billie Holiday; Harlem; playing the Apollo Theater; Bing Crosby; Louis's definition of jazz ("jazz can be anything"); recording with the blues singers in the 1920s; Louis mentions Sara Martin; "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong). Recording of Louis Armstrong on the "Tonight Show" with guest host David Steinberg on June 12, 1970: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" (Louis Armstrong); Steinberg interviews Louis; Steinberg talks with Louis; Louis mentions going to Israel and having a ball in Egypt (Little Egypt is on panel); Steinberg throws to commercial (edited out); Louis talks about ovation he got in Lebanon; mentions it's on his tape; Louis talks about bassist Mort Herbert refusing to play Lebanon; Louis being married four times ("beautiful," he says); Louis says there's no man who knows everything about women; Louis recites a poem about women changing their mind; first marriage to Daisy Parker; Steinberg asks Louis for advice on what to say to women; all Louis wanted to do with his wives was "get together anyhow"; getting divorced; Louis talks about going out with Lil Hardin while they were with King Oliver; "Say something in your little ofay way," Louis tells Steinberg about how to talk to women; Louis talks about Alpha Smith being in the chorus in the show for Al Capone; marrying her in Houston; running into Lucille at the Cotton Club; being married 29 years; Steinberg introduces Gene Wilder; beginning of interview. Recording of the 70th birthday tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 10, 1970: "Blues" (Eureka Brass Band); "Panama" (Eureka Brass Band); George Wein introduces Bobby Hackett; "Undecided" (Bobby Hackett); "Someday You'll Be Sorry" (Bobby Hackett) (incomplete).
Tape Information Reel 148 according to original tape contents sheet found in box (c. 1970-19
People Frost, David
Glenn, Tyree
Hackett, Bobby
Hall, Al
Jones, Jo
Muranyi, Joe
Napoleon, Marty
O'Connor, Norman
Steinberg, David
Teagarden, Jack
Wiilson, Flip
Search Terms David Frost Show, The (television program)
Dial M For Music
Eureka Brass Band
Flip Wilson Show (television program)
Louis Armstrong and His Friends (album)
Newport Jazz Festival
Tonight Show (television program)
Year Range from 1970
Year Range to 1971
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.446 Front
Accession number 1987.3