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Catalog Number 1987.3.0340
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Recordings of sound recordings. Recording of the "Club Checkerboard" television program. Recording of an unidentified television program. Recording of Louis on a transcription disc. (Louis can be heard in the background throughout tape.)

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Tracks 1-6: Recording of Castle Jazz Band sound recording, "The Five Pennies": "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"; Track 2: ”My Blue Heaven”; Track 3: "Lullaby in Ragtime; Track 4: ”Bill Bailey”; Track 5: ”My Sunshine”; Track 6: ”When the Saints Go Marching In”. Track 7: Recording of the ”Club Checkerboard” television program: "El Gato" (Duke Ellington); Track 8: "Festive Minor" (Gerry Mulligan); Track 9: ”Satin Doll” (Lionel Hampton); Track 10: "Liza" (Teddy Wilson); Track 11: "Fallout" (Joe Wilder); Track 12: [unidentified selection, probably by Woody Herman] ; Track 13: commercial; Track 14: "Autumn Leaves"; Track 15: announcer; "The Lonesome Road"; Track 16: "C Jam Blues" (Earl Grant) Track 17: commercial; Disc 2, Track 1: "The Birth of the Blues" (Earl Grant); Track 2: close of program. Tracks 3-15: Recording of Ulrik Neumann sound recording "When the Children are Asleep": "When the Children are Asleep"; Track 4: "When Lights are Low"; Track 5: "So Many People"; Track 6: ”The Way You Look Tonight”; Track 7: "Old Scat Skiffle"; Track 8: "Home With You"; Track 9: "It's Been a Long, Long Time"; Track 10: "I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful"; Track 11: "I'm the Words, You're the Music"; Track 12: "I'm for You"; Track 13: "Two Sleepy People"; Track 14: "Let's Put Out the Lights" (incomplete); Track 15: "Let's Put Out the Lights." Recording of Louis Armstrong with Earl Hines sound recordings: Track 16: "Fireworks"; Track 17: "Two Deuces"; Track 18: "Symphonic Raps"; Track 19: "Savoyager's Stomp"; Track 20: "Sugar Foot Strut"; Track 21: "Skip the Gutter"; Track 22: ”St. James Infirmary” (incomplete); Track 23: ”Darktown Strutter’s Ball”; Track 24: ”I Wonder What’s Become of Sally" (Al Jolson); Track 25: "I'm Going Way Back Home" (incomplete); Disc 3, Track 1: "I'm Going Way Back Home"; Track 2: "Ragtime Opera (Lucia)"; Track 3: "That Haunting Melody" (Al Jolson); Track 4: ”Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (Collins and Harlan); Track 5: "Back to the Carolina You Love" (Al Jolson). Track 6: Recording of an unidentified television program: announcer Fred Robbins; commercial for Burgermeister Beer ; Track 7: ”Basin Street Blues”; Track 8: announcer; Track 9: ”Nobody’s Sweetheart Now” (Lizzie Miles); Track 10: announcer; commercials; Track 11: ”A Good Man Nowadays is Hard to Find” (Lizzie Miles); Track 12: announcer; Track 13: medley of ragtime selections; Track 14: announcer; commercial. Track 15: Recording of Louis on a transcription disc from the soundtrack of "The Beat Generation": ”Someday You’ll be Sorry”; Track 16: ”Someday You’ll be Sorry”; Tracks 17-20: Recording of live All Stars performance: "Ole Miss" (with encore) (missing beginning); Track 18: "Girl of My Dreams"; Track 19: "Autumn Leaves"; Track 20: ”Black and Blue” (incomplete; three minutes of silence at end of disc).
Notes The material on this tape is from the 1950s but the tape itself was cataloged and the box was decorated in 1970-1971.
Tape Information Reel 41 according to ”Tape Catalog #2, Part 1” (see Manuscripts, 1987.2.23)
People Miles, Lizzie
Grant, Earl
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1960
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.340 Front
Accession number 1987.3