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Louis Armstrong

On TV today, Louis, Dizzy et al at ‘Timex Jazz’ (1959)

January 7, 1959 – you do not miss Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Barbara Dane, Dakota Staton, Gene Krupa among others at the “Timex All-Star Jazz Show” on CBS hosted by Jackie Gleason

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: – A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba – Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . […]

Barbra Streisand records her fifth live album in Las Vegas : ‘Timeless:…

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Timeless: Live in Concert’ is her fifth live album recorded on December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada and released on September 19, 2000 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Opening/You’Ll Never Know (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 02:31 . 2.Something’S Coming (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 03:41 . 3.The […]

This week In Jazz Legends 34

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O’Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke Ellington. They are the “Jazz Legends” selected among the 234 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . […]

Wynton Marsalis celebrates Louis Armstrong (2012)

December 28, 2012 – (and tomorrow), the Wynton Marsalis Tentet – that is Wynton Marsalis (tp, voc), Jon-Erik Kellso (tp), Andy Stein (viol), Ken Salvo (bjo,g), Victor Goines (s, cl), Dan Nimmer (p), Carlos Henriquez (b), Ali Jackson (d), Chris Crenshaw (tb) and Vince Giordano (b, tba) – celebrates “The Louis Armstrong Continuum” at Dizzy’s […]

We remember Dean Martin. ‘Arrivederci Dino’

This day (December 25, 1995), in Beverly Hills, California, died Dino Paul Crocetti a.k.a Dean Martin, an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. Tracklist : Everybody Loves Somebody . Mr Wondeful . w/ Louis Armstrong – Dixie Melodie . Small Exception Of Me . w/ Tony Bennett – Medley . Volare . Christmas […]

On TV today, Louis Armstrong at Fort Hood (1967)

December 20, 1967 – ABC airs from Fort Hood Army Base, TX “Operation : Entertainment” hosted by Dick Cavett. Among his guests : Louis Armstrong (t,v) with Tyree Glenn (tb), Joe Muranyi (cl), Marty Napoleon (p), Buddy Catlett (b) and Danny Barcelona (d)

Singing with Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra whose birthday is today, has duetted with a myriad of artists We have selected thirteen of them : Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Nancy Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald , Liza Minelli Here, they are reunited in one […]

Paul Desmond records ‘Summertime,’ an album for CTI (1969)

Paul Desmond’s ‘Summertime’ is an album recorded on October 10, 16 & 24, November 5 & 20 and December 26, 1968 and released in 1969 By Cti. Track Listing : 1.Samba (Struttin’) With Some Barbeque (Louis Armstrong, Don Raye) – 04:26 . 2.Olvidar (Don Sebesky) – 05:33 . 3.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – […]

Singing Broadway

Eighty six famous artists sing seventy songs lifted from sixty-one Broadway Shows. This is our special “Singing Broadway” in video