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Catalog Number 1987.3.0269
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Louis in the Chicago Theater dressing room of Sugar Ray Robinson with Claire Walker and Sammy Green.

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Track 1: Louis back stage talking about Ray Robinson; Louis tells a story about Rochester; story about Bill Robinson; Track 2: "Danny?" enters the room, others enter the room and try to coax a woman to sing; Track 3: man and woman sing "Pennies from heaven"; Track 4: woman reads a poem; Carrie Gunn sings "Sweathearts on parade"; Track 5: woman reads a valentine; Track 6: Louis asks the woman to read more valentines; Track 7: guests argue over who will tell a joke; Track 8: Louis plays the trumpet; Track 9: Louis tells a story about a mule; Louis tells more jokes; Louis tells a story about a boat trip from Holland; Track 10: Louis tells a story about a colored auto race; Track 11: Louis tells a story about Daisy and her razor; Louis tells a story about Daisy cutting up his Stetson hat; Track 12: Louis talks about his writing; Track 13: "Sheik" arrives; Louis tells a story about marijuana and the police in St. Louis; Track 14: "Sheik" tells a marijuana story; Louis talks about Count Basie; Louis talks about his favorite records; Track 15: Louis tells a dirty joke; Disc 2, Track 1: woman sings a song in Spanish; Track 2: a woman sings a blues tune; Track 3: Louis talks with girls and introduces Madeleine Shaw, Miss Aldridge and Miss [?]; Track 4: Louis talks about French singers (Edith Piaf, Jacqueline Francois); Track 5: Louis talks about Maurice Chevalier performance; Track 6: Louis tells a joke; Track 7: a man does a soft shoe routine for the tape recorder; Track 8: a man tells a dirty joke; Track 9: Louis talks; a woman tries to get a man to sing; Track 10: Louis tells a dirty limerick; women talk in French; Track 11: Louis tells a dirty joke; a man tells a dirty joke; Track 12: a woman tells a joke in French; Track 13: another woman tells a joke in French; Tracks 14-16: a man tells a dirty joke; Track 17: a man tells a story "The Dog's convention"; Track 18: a man tells a dirty joke; Track 19: Louis tells a joke; Track 20: a man recites a poem "The bull dyke's ball"; Track 21: Louis tells a dirty joke; Track 22: a woman tells a joke in French; Track 23: Louis tells a joke; Track 24: a man tells a joke; Track 25: Louis tells a joke. Track 26: Recording of sound recordings: "Your Cheatin' Heart" (Louis Armstrong); Track 27: "Congratulations to Someone" (Louis Armstrong).
Notes Sugar Ray Robinson tried out a nightclub act (managed by Joe Glaser) in 1953, the same year Louis recorded "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Congratulations to Someone."
People Anderson, Eddie
Armstrong, Daisy Parker
Basie, Count
Chevalier, Maurice
Francois, Jacqueline
Gunn, Carrie
Piaf, Edith
Robinson, Bill
Robinson, Sugar Ray
Shaw, Madeleine Berard
Search Terms Chicago
Jokes
Marijuana
New Orleans
Year Range from 1953.0
Year Range to 1953.0
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.269 Front
Accession number 1987.3