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Catalog Number 1987.3.0261
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Recording made in Ray Robinson's dressing room at the Chicago Theater; live concert recording from New Orleans(poor quality); radio programs "Art Ford Afternoon Show", "Make Believe Ballroom", WNEW, New York, November 10, 1953.

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Track 1: "Luna" (Ray Martino); Track 2: Louis plays along with the previous selection. Track 3: Recording made in Ray Robinson's dressing room at the Chicago Theater: Louis tells "Mary had a little bear" poem; talks about Paris; people tell jokes and recite tongue twisters; Track 4: Louis tells a dirty joke; Track 5: "What am I supposed to do" (Roger Sound[?]); Track 6: "Forgive this fool" (Roger Sound[?]); Track 7: "Forgive This Fool" ("Mr. Parker on piano and Mr. Bang Bang Womba on vocals"); Track 8: jokes in French; Track 9: unidentified man tells a dirty joke; Track 10: Louis tells a dirty joke; Track 11: unidentified man tells a dirty joke; Track 12: unidentified man tells a dirty joke; Track 13: unidentified man tells a dirty joke; Track 14: Louis tells a dirty joke; Track 15: unidentified man tells a dirty joke; Track 16: Louis tells a dirty joke; Track 17: "Long haired Billy just walked in" (conversation moves away from the microphone); Track 18: unidentified man sings in French; Track 19: woman reads a story; Track 20: woman reads a letter; (someone in background shouts, "Five minutes," probably until the show began); Track 21: conversation; someone mentions "Shorty"; laughter. Track 22: Live All Stars concert from New Orleans Municipal Auditorium, May 13, 1952 (poor quality): "St. Louis Blues" (Louis Armstrong and His All Stars; Marty Napoleon feature); Track 23: "Tea for Two" (Louis Armstrong and His All Stars; Barney Bigard feature); Track 24: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" (Louis Armstrong and His All Stars); Track 25: "Bugle Blues" (Louis Armstrong and His All Stars; Cozy Cole feature); Track 26: Louis announces intermission; Track 27: unidentified man introduces the a disc jockey; disc jockey gives a speech, introduces Sherwood Mangiapane of the New Orleans Jazz Club; Track 28: presentation of an award to Louis; Louis accepts award; Track 29: unidentified man gives a speech; Track 30: disc jockey introduces Miss Myra Menville who awards Louis the key to the city; Louis tells "hamburger" joke; Track 31: "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" (Louis Armstrong and His All Stars); Disc 2, Track 1: "Manhattan"; Track 2: commercial for Manischewitz wine; Track 3: "Baby's Coming Home" (Les Paul, Mary Ford); Track 4: commercial for the 1953 Packard car; Track 5: "Deep in the heart of Texas" (Bing Crosby, Woody Herman); Track 6: closing of the Art Ford radio program; Track 7: commercial for Pall Mall cigarettes; Track 8: news "News around the clock"; Track 9: commercial for HFC Household Finance Co.; Track 10: opening theme of radio program, "Make Believe Ballroom"; Track 11: "The Continental" (Ray Anthony); Track 12: commercial for Del Monte catsup; Track 13: "Mr. Anthony's Blues" (Ray Anthony); Track 14: commercials for the Pontiac sedan and Two Guys from Harrison, New Jersey; Track 15: "Why Does it Have to Be Me" (Tony Bennett); Track 16: commercial for the 1954 Motorola television; Track 17: "Here Comes That Heartache Again" (Tony Bennett); Track 18: "Stranger in Paradise" (Tony Bennett); Track 19: commercial for Webcor tape recorder; Track 20: "Rags to Riches" (Tony Bennett); Track 21: commercial for Coca Cola; Track 22: "Why Don't You Believe Me" (Joni James); Track 23: "Let there be love" (Joni James); Track 24: "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" (Joni James); Track 25: commercial for Coca Cola; Track 26: "Have You Heard" (Joni James); Track 27: commercials; Track 28: "Don't Fence Me In" (Bing Crosby); Track 29: "Just a Little Lovin'" (Bing Crosby); Track 30: "Anything You Can Do, I Can do Better" (Bing Crosby, Andrews Sisters); Track 31: commercial for the National Food Club.
People Anthony, Ray
Bennett, Tony
Crosby, Bing
Ford, Mary
James, Joni
Jones, Dale
Mangiapane, Sherwood
Menville, Myra
Napoleon, Marty
Paul, Les
Phillips, Russ
Robinson, Sugar Ray
Search Terms Chicago
Jokes
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
New Orleans
Year Range from 1953.0
Year Range to 1953.0
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.261 Front
Accession number 1987.3