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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Satchmo

August 4 is the real birthday of the great musician, Louis Armstrong - although the date was not known until his birth certificate was discovered after his death.

Armstrong quote: "All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.”

2 comments:

bruce said...

You know, I always hated Rod McKuen's music including 'What a Wonderful World', but when ol' Satchmo sings that song it just breaks me up.

He should be remembered above all for his extraordinary contribution to jazz and jazz trumpet music.

He was one of a kind and we won't see his like again.

Margo's Maid said...

Too right, Bruce. Some of his early work is also a revelation.