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Catalog Number 1987.3.0451
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Daddy O'Daly Interview in Chicago. Radio music. All Stars live in Rio de Janeiro. Louis in Genoa, Italy. Louis and fans read reviews and letters. Recordings of sound recordings. Louis and friends in Corona. Originally meant to be cataloged in ”Tape Catalog #2, Part 1” (see Manuscripts, 1987.2.23), but Louis passed away before entering it.

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Tracks 1-7: Recording of Daddy-O Daly interview with Sylvia Syms on WGN radio from Chicago: Part one of interview; discusses her latest album; talk about the Barbara Carroll trio; Track 2: "Can't You Just See Yourself" (Sylvia Syms); Track 3: interview continues; Track 4: "Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor" (Sylvia Syms); Track 5: interview continues; commercial; announcer; Track 6: "This is My Night to Dream" (Nat King Cole); Track 7: announcer; closing of program; "Midnight Sun" (Lionel Hampton); PSA; Tracks 8-12: Recordings of an unidentified Dixieland band: "I Love Paris"; Track 9: "Beale Street Blues"; Track 10: "Muskrat Ramble" (incomplete); Track 11: "Muskrat Ramble"; Track 12: "Milenberg Joys"; Track 13: "From Monday On" (Paul Whiteman with the Rhythm Boys and Bix Beiderbecke); Track 14: "Mississippi Mud" (Paul Whiteman with the Rhythm Boys and Bix Beiderbecke). Tracks 15-20: Recording of Louis Armstrong and His All Stars live in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1957 (Louis off-microphone throughout broadcast): introduction (in Spanish); "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" (incomplete); Track 16: "Lazy River" (missing first half); Track 17: "Pretty Little Missy"; Track 18: "Now You Has Jazz"; Track 19: "High Society Calypso"; Track 20: "Ole Miss" (with two encores); Disc 2, Tracks 1-10: Continuation of recording of Louis Armstrong and His All Stars live in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1957: "Blue Moon" (Billy Kyle feature; encore only); Track 2: "Blues" (Squire Gersh feature); Track 3: "Mack the Knife"; Track 4: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Barrett Deems solo; cut in middle but multiple encores brings it to nearly a ten minute version); "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" set closer; announcer; Track 5: "Basin Street Blues"; "Ain't Misbehavin'" (incomplete); Track 6: announcer; "Perdido" (Billy Kyle feature; ending only); [next few songs recorded at low level] Track 7: "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Edmond Hall feature); Track 8: "Struttin' with Some Barbecue"; Track 9: "La Vie En Rose" (speed problems); Track 10: "I Get Ideas" (incomplete); Track 11: Louis with an Italian fan; Italian fan gives records and presents to Louis on behalf of Hot Club of Genoa, Italy; Louis talks, thanking the fans; jokes that he's trying to be an "electrician"; brings "Gino" to the mike; adjusts levels on tape; Louis says he's going to talk to "Mr. Bullard"; Tracks 12-19: Recording of Gate Avenue Strawhatters sound recording, "The Strawhatters": "Strawhatters Blues"; Track 13: fan reads credits for previous track and the rest of the album by the Gate Avenue Strawhatters, jazz band from Genoa, Italy; Track 14: "High Society" (speed too fast at beginning); Track 15: "Weary Blues"; Track 16: "Margie"; Track 17: "Willie the Weeper"; Track 18: fan announces last selection on album; "Track 19: "Basin Street Blues"; Track 20: Louis and female friend read a review from the January 7, 1953 Brown Daily-Herald of one of Louis's shows in Providence, Rhode Island; Disc 3, Track 1: recording of unidentified classical selection; Tracks 2-7: Louis and female friend reading reviews and letters in 1953: Louis reads letter from Albert Breland, a fan who has been admiring him since the 1920s; fan mentions that he read that Louis gets a free trumpet every year from Henri Selmer in Paris; Breland asks for one of Louis's old trumpets; Armstrong finds story, "Satchmo Finds Horn Speaks World Language" and has friend read it (after some giggling); Track 3: Louis give female friend's name as "Geneva Sneed" (spelling?); Louis reads review of his show at the Rendezvous; mentions him being one of Tallulah Bankhead's friends; mentions Jerry Lester; Louis mentions all the beer he drank in Europe; Louis talks about Leslie Uggams changing her name to Leslie Crane; mentions Pearl Bailey; talk about a song, "I Don't Know"; Track 4: female fan reads a story about Louis in Holland and how much tickets were going for for one of his Amsterdam concerts; Louis mentions the Concertgebouw; Track 5: Louis tells a joke about bop musicians that was included in a Christmas card from Barney Bigard; Louis says that Bigard is coming back to the band after "the doctor slashed his ass there"; Track 6: Louis mentions Jack Lynch and the Cambridge Club; finds a bill from Lucille for an umbrella that cost $8.95; Louis reads an article about becoming friends with Sam Cross, first trumpeter of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Louis talks about seeing a "can can" dance in Paris; Louis mentions Buster Keaton, George Raft, Sonny Stitt; article about Louis at The Rendezvous; Louis briefly mentions Bing Crosby; Walter Winchell article about Bing and Louis; Louis talks about Alpha Smith cheating on him with Cliff Leeman and writing Winchell about it; Track 7: friend reads Winchell column about Henri Selmer making instruments for Louis; Louis says he's getting sleepy and tells his friend she must be leaving soon ("you can stay about four more hours and then go home!"); quotes routine with Velma Middleton from "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; Louis reads story about a racehorse; track cuts off in middle of Louis reading a story about someone having the flu; Tracks 8-13: Recordings of demo recordings and released recordings of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller compostions: "You've Got the Gear"; Track 9: "Friends" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller); Track 10: "Colored Folks" (Mike Stoller); Track 11: "Down Home Girl" (The Coasters); Track 12: "D. W. Washburn" (The Coasters); Track 13: "Shake 'Em Up and Let 'Em Roll" (The Coasters and Jerry Leiber); Disc 4, Tracks 1-12: Recording of Rod Mason sound recording, "By the Beautiful Sea": "South Rampart Street Parade"; Track 2: "You Made Me Love You"; Track 3: "That's My Home"; Track 4: "Lester's Thing"; Track 5: "Old Mill Stream"; Track 6: "Floral Dance"; Track 7: "By the Beautiful Sea"; Track 8: "Original Dixieland One-Step"; Track 9: "Summertime"; Track 10: "Lonesome Railroad Blues"; Track 11: "Saratoga Swing"; Track 12: "I Wanna Be Like You." Tracks 13-21: Recording of sound recording, "Sounds Like West Cornwall": "Michael Row the Boat Ashore"; Track 14: "The Seagull's Scream"; Track 15: "The Old Grey Duck"; Track 16: "Alpine Merry Go Round"; Tracks 17-18: "Up on Camborn Hill"; Tracks 19-20: "The Old Woman"; Track 21: "A Nice Bit of Fish"; Disc 2, Tracks 1-7: Continuation of recording of sound recording, "Sounds of West Cornwall": "The Flora Dance"; Tracks 2-3: "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls"; Track 4: "Trelawny"; Track 5: "When Evening's Twilight"; Track 6: "Child's Song"; Track 7: "Storm Impression." Tracks 8-15: Recording of Louis and the Brown family from across the street at Louis's home in Corona, talking and telling jokes (hear from Dottie, Bud, Eddie, Honey, Bernice and "Daddy-O"): Louis sets up tape recorder; Bernice names everyone who was there (including Lucille); Pluto Water and Bisma Rex; Louis tells them they might not make it across the street after the Pluto Water and Bisma Rex; Track 9: Louis passes around a book and tells his company to read some jokes; man tells joke about Bing Crosby having a "colored valet"; Track 10: Lucille takes the mike and introduces herself as "Brown Sugar, Mrs. Gatemouth, Gizzardmouth Armstrong"; Louis in the background is showing some of his "choice pictures" (woman comes on microphone and says they're "nasty" pictures); man and wife in love talk; "Daddy-O" turns down microphone; woman says that when you visit Louis's den, look behind his door for some "stunning pictures, wonderful pictures of art"; conversation continues; woman argues with father, trying to get him to say something; Track 11: Louis tells man the tape will run for two hours; woman mentions they're drinking Scotch; compliments Louis on his "fine collection"; Louis talks about "Silent George"; woman worries about baby across the street still out so late; Louis puts on another tape on a second machine; Track 12: "Ain't it the Truth" (on other machine); people comment on it; Track 13: "Silent George" (on the other machine); people at the party laugh at record; Track 14: "Luna" (Ray Martino) (incomplete); Track 15: people talk about going home; party tape ends; "Mambiando a St. Tropez" (Paul Misraki); Tracks 16-19: Recordings of Bix Beiderbecke sound recordings: "Margie" ; Track 17: "Rhythm King"; Track 18: "In a Mist"; Track 19: "Somebody Stole My Gale"; Track 20: "Mambo Suavecito" (Tito Puente featuring Vicentico Valdes); Tracks 21-24: Recordings of Bix Beiderbecke sound recording: "At the Jazz Band Ball"; Track 22: "Sorry"; Track 23: "Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down"; Track 24: "Jazz Me Blues"; Disc 6, Track 1: "Sun Sun Babae" (Tito Rodriguez); Track 2: "In the Rain" (Little Miss Cornshucks); Track 3: "Ya Soy Feliz" (Tito Rodriguez); Track 4: "Cornshucks Blues" (Little Miss Cornshucks); Track 5: man sings a song about animals (mostly about a spider hopping on a grasshopper's back) with some wild scatting (including a riff from "Leap Frog"); Louis laughs and compliments him afterwards; Track 6: man teaches Louis the song and explains line about "salad, Jack"; Track 7: "Happy Go Lucky Guy" (Brian Jerden); Tracks 8-12: Recording of Louis Armstrong sound recording, "Louis Armstrong and His Friends": "We Shall Overcome"; Track 9: "Everybody's Talkin'"; Track 10: "What a Wonderful World"; Track 11: "Boy from New Orleans"; Track 12: "The Creator Has a Master Plan."
Tape Information Reel 153 according to original tape contents sheet found in box (c. 1970-19
People Beiderbecke, Bix
Bigard, Barney
Deems, Barrett
Gersh, Squire
Hall, Edmond
Kyle, Billy
Leiber, Jerry
Martino, Ray
Mason, Rod
Middleton, Velma
O'Daly, Daddy
Syms, Sylvia
Stoller, Mike
Young, Trummy
Search Terms Chicago
Corona
Italy
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
Louis Armstrong and His Friends (album)
Queens
Year Range from 1970.0
Year Range to 1971.0
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.451 Front
Accession number 1987.3