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Phillip Allen
07-18-2008, 10:10 PM
I miss that ole guy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnRqYMTpXHc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My9B4uQYJn4&feature=related

bamamick
07-18-2008, 10:15 PM
My youngest daughter and I were driving around in her car for some reason, not too long ago, and she has Louis Armstrong on the cd player. I look in her cd box and she's got Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. This kid is 20 years old. Amazing.

Mickey Lake

Phillip Allen
07-18-2008, 10:19 PM
there's hope for the world yet!

ishmael
07-19-2008, 05:05 AM
I grew up watching an aging Louis perform on Ed Sullivan and such venues. The spirit of old, New Orleans, jazz shone through. It was always a treat to hear him either sing or put the horn to his lips. He was a sweater under the lights, and always had a hankerchief to mop it up. An American treasure.

He was, just so you know, not to change the subject or anything, a regular smoker of weed. Daily, from what I understand. Can't you just see Ed walking into a smoky dressing room saying, "Louis, you're on in a couple hours, do you really want to be smoking that stuff?" "Here, Ed, have a hit and shut up.":)

High C
07-19-2008, 10:31 AM
We modern day New Orleans musicians absolutely adore Louis.

I's funny, he had been kinda forgotten for a good while, but his memory and his magic was rekindled a decade or so ago, a wonderful rediscovery. Wynton Marsalis played a big role in that.