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Catalog Number 1987.12.73--1987.12.96
Title Concert Programs - Box 5
Object Type Program
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Box of 24 oversized concert programs owned by Louis and/or Lucille Armstrong. Contents include:

"The Birth of the Blues: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong." Program listing for a concert at Symphony Hall in Boston on April 18, 1947 featuring both performers; has biographies and pictures.

"Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group" program in Italian from circa 1949, featuring Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl Hines, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole and Velma Middleton.

"Le Theatre Des Champs-Elysees pour le cinquantenaire du jazz: Louis Armstrong et Son Hot Fife." Program for concert sponsored by Hot Club de France and Revue Du Jazz on November 5 and 6, 1949. Front cover is autographed by Louis.

"Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman: 1953 Jazz Concert Programme." Official programme for tour of two bands during 1953, featuring many photographs. Includes bios of All Stars Trummy Young, Barney Bigard, Joe Bushkin, Arvell Shaw and Cozy Cole.

"Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group." Official program from Associated Booking for Louis and His Concert Group for 1953 featuring bios of All Stars Trummy Young, Barney Bigard, Marty Napoleon, Milt Hinton, Cozy Cole and Velma Middleton. Three copies; one copy is heavily cut-up, probably by Louis, for possible collage purposes.

"Louis Armstrong And His Concert Group and Woody Herman and The Third Herd." Program produced by Associated Booking for concert tour by both groups in 1956. Features a copy of Tallulah Bankhead's appreciation of Louis, as well as photos of the All Stars (Trummy Young, Edmond Hall, Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw, Barrett Deems and Velma Middleton).

"Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group: The Ambassador of Jazz." Official program from Associated Booking for Louis and His Concert Group featuring Louis in his "Ambassador Satch" wardrobe on the cover. Includes many photos and copies of news clippings from 1956, including Eddy Gilmore's Associated Press article "Trumpet-Blowing Ambassador" and Art Buchwald's "Paris--And People: 'Satchmo' Abroad." Program features photos of the All Stars from the end of 1957, including Trummy Young, Edmond Hall, Billy Kyle, Mort Herbert, Barrett Deems and Velma Middleton. Two copies.

"Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group: Satchmo the Great." Official program from Associated Booking for Louis and His Concert Group featuring a cover based on the poster for the Edward R. Murrow documentary "Satchmo the Great." Program contains the same content as the previous listed one, but includes photos of Danny Barcelona and Peanuts Hucko (listed erroneously as "Peter") making this from 1958.

"Richard Stangerup Presenterer Louis Armstrong." Official program for Louis's 1959 tour of Denmark with his Concert Group (Trummy Young, Peanuts Hucko, Billy Kyle, Mort Herbert, Danny Barcelona and Velma Middleton).

"Jazz At The Philharmonic Presented by Norman Granz" program from circa 1967 featuring Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington as well as many other jazz stars including Coleman Hawkins and Oscar Peterson. Program is inscribed "To That Fine Lucille" by Louis.

"Louis Armstrong." Japanese language concert program for Louis Armstrong and the All Stars's 1963 tour, featuring photos of Trummy Young, Joe Darensbourg, Billy Kyle, Danny Barcelona and Jewel Brown.

"Louis Armstrong and His All Stars' program from the "Hello, Dolly" period featuring stories about Louis, the song and Joe Glaser. Features the Russell "Big Chief" Moore-Eddie Shu-Billy Kyle-Arvell Shaw-Danny Barcelona-Jewel Brown edition of the All Stars, which existed between the summer of 1964 and January 1965.

"Katz Drug Co. Presents Star Night at the Philharmonic Starring Louis Armstrong." Program for evening featuring Louis Armstrong and His All Stars in Kansas City on November 7, 1964; biographies and pictures. Article titled "Louis Armstrong: Globe Trotter and Jazz's Ambassador at Large."

"Louis Armstrong All-stars." Program (in Japanese) for 1964 tour of Japan; has biographies and pictures of the same group listed above. Two copies.

"Louis Armstrong and His All Stars' program from the "Hello, Dolly" period featuring stories about Louis, the song and Joe Glaser. Features the Tyree Glenn-Buster Bailey-Billy Kyle-Buddy Catlett-Danny Barcelona-Jewel Brown edition of the All Stars, which existed between the summer of 1965 and February 1966.

"Louis Armstrong and His All Stars' program from the "Hello, Dolly" period featuring stories about Louis, the song and Joe Glaser. Features the Tyree Glenn-Buster Bailey-Billy Kyle-Buddy Catlett-Danny Barcelona-Jewel Brown edition of the All Stars, which existed between the summer of 1965 and February 1966. This copy features a loose sheet featuring a photo and biography of pianist Marty Napoleon, inserted after Billy Kyle's death in February 1966.

"Duke Ellington Fellowship Program of Yale University Presents 'Conservatory Without Walls.'" Benefit concert and awards program from Hartford, CT, celebrating Afro-American musical heritage.

"Museum of Broadcasting Exhibition Schedule: Jazz on Television." Programs about jazz that appeared on television are shown at the Museum of Broadcasting, including shows featuring Louis (program includes photos of Louis." Ran from November 15, 1985--January 30, 1986.
People Armstrong, Lucille Wilson
Bailey, Buster
Bankhead, Tallulah
Barcelona, Danny
Basie, Count
Bigard, Barney
Brown, Jewel
Buchwald, Art
Bushkin, Joe
Catlett, Sid
Cole, Cozy
Darensbourg, Joe
Deems, Barrett
Ellington, Duke
Fitzgerald, Ella
Gilmore, Eddy
Glenn, Tyree
Goodman, Benny
Granz, Norman
Hall, Edmond
Hawkins, Coleman
Herbert, Mort
Herman, Woody
Hines, Earl
Hinton, Milt
Holiday, Billie
Hucko, Peanuts
Kyle, Billy
Middleton, Velma
Moore, "Big Chief" Russell
Murrow, Edward R.
Napoleon, Marty
Peterson, Oscar
Shaw, Arvell
Shu, Eddie
Teagarden, Jack
Young, Trummy
Search Terms Ambassador Satch (album)
Boston
Collage
Denmark
France
Hot Club de France
Japan
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
New York Jazz Repertory Company
Paris
Satchmo the Great (motion picture)
Year Range from 1947.0
Year Range to 1986.0
Caption 1987.12.73
Accession number 1987.12