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Catalog Number 1987.3.0148
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Robinson-LaMotta prizefight radio broadcast. Louis and Lucille play sound recordings. Photo on front of tape box is no longer affixed.

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Tracks 1-9: Robinson/LaMotta prizefight radio broadcast (Louis listens from the home of Stuff Crouch (Los Angeles), with Stuff, Julie Crouch, Inez, Timmie Rodgers and Dottsie. Track 10: Louis and Lucille in their Savoy Hotel hotel room: "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" (Bessie Smith); Track 11: Louis makes comments and introduces the next selection; "Oh Daddy Blues" (Bessie Smith); Track 12: "My Old Kentucky Home" (Margaret Woodrow Wilson); Track 13: "My Laddie (Margaret Woodrow Wilson)"; Track 14: "In the Valley Near the Sleivenamon" (William A. Kennedy); Track 15: "Little Town in the Old County Down" (William A. Kennedy); Track 16: "Pickanniny's Paradise" (Sterling Trio); Track 17: "Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia"; Disc 2, Track 1: "Tea for Two"; Track 2: harpist, Lloyd Lindroff talks and performs in a Seattle, WA dressing room: conversation; "Popular Medley: Blue Roses, September Song; Track 3: conversation; "You'll Never Walk Alone"; Track 4: conversation; "Night and Day"; "Whispering"; Track 5: conversation; "Chopsticks"; Track 6: conversation; "Ave Maria"; Track 7: conversation; "Medley". Track 8: Recordings of sound recordings: "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"; Track 9: "Johnny One Note" (Judy Garland). Track 10: Louis talks with the Harding family children who sing and play the trumpet: Track 11: George Harding plays "My Country Tis of Thee" on the trumpet; Track 12: Shirley Harding sings "Down in the Valley"; Track 13: children say goodnight; Track 14: Stuff Crouch and family talk: say goodnight; Track 15: Julie Crouch talks and sings; Track 16: a woman says goodbye. Recordings of sound recordings: Track 17: "Strangest Feeling" (Gladys Palmer); Track 18: "La Vie en Rose" (Louis Armstrong); Track 19: "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe" (Frances Wayne); Track 20: "Backstage at Stuff's" (Count Basie); Track 21: "Because" (Perry Como); Track 22: "Them There Eyes" (Billie Holiday); Track 23: "The Inside Story" (Billy Eckstine); Track 24: "Royal Garden Blues" (Count Basie); Track 25: "Tea for Two" (Marian McPartland); Track 26: "Strange Interlude" (Teddy Wilson).
People Armstrong, Lucille Wilson
Basie, Count
Como, Perry
Crouch, Julie
Crouch, Stuff
Eckstine, Billy
Harding, George
Harding, Shirley
Holiday, Billie
Kennedy, William A.
Lamotta, Jake
McPartland, Marian
Robinson, Sugar Ray
Rogers, Timmie
Smith, Bessie
Year Range from 1951
Year Range to 1952
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.148 Front
Accession number 1987.3