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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

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 […]

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 […]

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) – […]

Columbia release ‘A Wonderful World,’ a collaboration album by Tony…

‘A Wonderful World’ by Tony Bennett & k.d. lang is a collaboration album produced By T Bone Burnett and released on November 2, 2002 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Exactly Like You (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 03:17 . 2.La Vie En Rose (Mack David, David Louiguy, Edith Piaf) – 03:23 . 3.I’M Confessin’ (That […]

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘These are the Blues’ with Roy Eldridge and…

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘These are the Blues’ is an entire album of blues songs recorded on October 28-29, 1963 with Roy Eldridge and Wild Bill Davis and released the same year by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Jailhouse Blues (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) – 05:25 . 2.In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr, Don […]

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong‘s exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist. Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke […]

Ahmad Jamal and Yusef Lateef release ‘Live at the Olympia: June 27,…

Ahmad Jamal and Yusef Lateef’s ‘Live at the Olympia, June 27, 2012’ is a live album released on September 9, 2014. Track Listing : 1.Autumn Rain (Ahmad Jamal) – 08:15 . 2.Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 08:32 . 3.The Gypsy (Billy Reid) – 04:07 . 4.Invitation (Bronislau Kaper) – 11:12 . 5.I Remember […]

Dr. John releases ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,’ a tribute…

Dr. John’s ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch’ is a tribute album to Louis Armstrong, released on August 19, 2014 by Concord. Track Listing : 1.What A Wonderful World (George Douglas, Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) – 04:10 . 2.Mack The Knife (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 06:13 . 3.Tight Like This (Langston Curl) […]

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald begin the recording of ‘Porgy and…

‘Porgy and Bess’ by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald is a studio album recorded on August 18-19 & October 14, 1957 and released the same year by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Overture (George Gershwin) – 10:52 . 2.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 04:58 . 3.I Wants To Stay Here (George Gershwin, Ira […]