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Catalog Number 1987.3.0150
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Recordings from the radio. Back of the tape box contains a telegram sent from Velma Middleton to Louis on January 2, 1960, congratulating him on his performance on the "Bell Telephone House."

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Tracks 1-3: Recordings of Louis Armstrong sound recordings: "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight"; Track 2: "Body and Soul"; Track 3: "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas"; Track 4: Louis and friend talk (unintelligible); Tracks 5-19: Louis and friends tell jokes and stories (mostly unintelligible): man tells story; Track 6: man tells story; Track 7: joke about fox hunt; Track 8: talk [unintelligible]; Track 9: joke about man in hotel; Track 10: joke about preacher; Track 11: joke about Italian ice man; Track 12: joke about man in Atlantic City; Tracks 13-14: two unintelligible jokes; Track 15: joke about soldiers; Track 16; ethnic joke; Track 17: someone recites a poem, "A Nigger Ain't Shit"; Track 18: talk [unintelligible];Track 19: jokes; Track 20: "I Love Jazz" (Louis Armstrong); Track 21: "The Mardi Gras March" (Louis Armstrong); Track 22: "Sunday in Savannah" (Rosemary Clooney); Track 23:
Track 24: "The Girl Next Door" (Louis talks in background); Track 25: "The Last Roundup"; Track 26: "Dearly Beloved"; Track 27: announcer closes program "Sunday Melodies"; PSA's; Track 28: "Lucille" (incomplete); Track 29: "Shake a Leg" (incomplete); Disc 2, Tracks 1-10: Radio music from WILS, Lansing, MI, with disc jockey Dusty Walker: "Release Me" (Kitty Wells)'; Track 2: announcer; "Slowly" (Wes Harris); Track 3: announcer; "Dear Old Dixie" (Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs); Track 4: announcer; "One By One" (Red Foley and Kitty Wells); Track 5: announcer; "North Wind" (Slim Whitman); Track 6: announcer; "I've Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" (The Davis Sisters); Track 7: announcer; "I Won't Be Home No More" (Hank Williams); Track 8:announcer; "The Song of the Sewer" (Art Carney); Track 9: announcer; "Sh'Boom" (The Gaylords); Track 10: "The Call of the South" (Bing and Gary Crosby); Track 11: announcer talks about Louis's show at the Dells the night before; Track 12: "Sweethearts on Parade" (Louis Armstrong) (incomplete). Tracks 13-20: Recording of Ella Fitzgerald sound recording "At the Opera House"; Track 13: "It's All Right with Me"; Track 14: "Don Cha Go Way Mad"; Track 15: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"; Track 16: "These Foolish Things"; Track 17: "Ill Wind"; Track 18: "Goody Goody"; Track 19: "Moonlight in Vermont"; Track 20: Track 20: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (incomplete) (continued at 1987.3.151).
People Carney, Art
Fitzgerald, Ella
Flatt, Lester
Middleton, Velma
Scruggs, Earl
Williams, Hank
Search Terms Bell Telephone Hour (television program)
Jokes
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
Year Range from 1958
Year Range to 1960
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.150 Front
Accession number 1987.3