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Jazz Virtuoso Oscar Peterson Gives Dick Cavett a Dazzling Piano Lesson (1979)

Duke Ellington once called Oscar Peterson the “Maharaja of the Keyboard” for his virtuosity and ability to play any style with seeming ease, a skill he first began to learn as a classically trained child prodigy. Peterson was introduced to Bach and Beethoven by his musician father and older sister Daisy, then drilled in rigorous finger exercises and given six hours a day of practice by his teacher, Hungarian pianist Paul de Marky. “I only first really heard jazz somewhere between the age...
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The 20 best large airports in the US, according to travelers

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Elliott Cowand Jr/Shutterstock J.D. Power named Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport as the top large airport in the US. Airport rankings were based on customer surveys, focusing on things like dining options and terminal facilities. Customer satisfaction was skewed over the study period due to changing traveler expectations during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. J.D. Power revealed its 2021 North...
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The Story of the Edsel, Ford’s Infamously Failed Car Brand of the 1950s

For 60 years now, the name Edsel has been synonymous with failure. In a way, this vindicates the position of Henry Ford II, who opposed labeling a brand of cars with the name of his father Edsel Ford. The son of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, Edsel Ford died young in 1943, and thus didn’t live to see “E Day,” the rollout of his namesake line of automobiles. It happened on September 4, 1957, the culmination of two years of research and development on what was for most of that time...
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Louis Armstrong Meets James Bond, Again: Why ‘We Have All the Time in the World’ Plays a Key Role in ‘No Time to Die’

“We have all the time in the world.” When James Bond (Daniel Craig) says that line to Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) nine minutes into “No Time to Die,” it may not mean much to the average moviegoer. But to Bond fans worldwide, it’s one of the most important in the history of the franchise, and […]
Tags: News, Time, James Bond, Louis Armstrong, Bond, Hans Zimmer, James Bond Daniel Craig, Music for Screens, No Time To Die, Madeleine Swann Léa Seydoux, James Bond music


No Time To Die Owes A Major Debt To Another James Bond Classic

Like any film 25 entries into a decades-old franchise, "No Time To Die", the final installment in Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond, owes a great debt to the movies that came before it. "No Time To Die", however, owes an uncommonly large debt to one of the best, but least talked about, films in the Bond franchise: 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."There are spoilers for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "No Time To Die" in this article. The Human Bond Starring George Lazenby as 007 ...
Tags: Movies, Tracy, James Bond, Secret Service, Daniel Craig, Louis Armstrong, Bond, Craig, Blofeld, Madeleine, Armstrong, Hans Zimmer, George Lazenby, Lazenby, Orbis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld


Okay, So Who the Hell is This Mose Guy?

As far as song mysteries go, it doesn’t hold a candle to the one that’s still outstanding about the origins of “Zombie Jamboree,” but it finally clicked in my head that some guy called Mose was getting a lot of attention in songs. There was “Mysterious Mose,” “Old Man Mose,” and even the sequel to “Old Man Mose” called “Old Man Mose Ain’t Dead.” Was it the same guy? Why were people peeking in his windows and getting freaked out by him all the time? Did anyone even bother to knock and check on hi...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Movies, Wikipedia, 32 Days of Halloween, Animation, Cinderella, Warner, Louis Armstrong, Betty Boop, Li, Armstrong, Betty, Abner, Mose, Betty Hutton


32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #7

Louis Armstrong, Teresa Brewer,The Firehouse Five Plus Two, &THE BEES Let’s begin today with a bit from Pennies From Heaven (1936). It’s Louis Armstrong and his band with “Skeleton in the Closet.” And this is what I was looking for when I came across the above… a live version of “Old Man Mose” by Louis Armstrong. But instead I found this: Teresa Brewer rocking it along with the Firehouse Five Plus Two. And the band is made up of all members of Disney Animation. Pretty much all...
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Ken Burns on 'Muhammad Ali,' his new 4-part documentary on the life of the late boxing legend

Muhammad Ali in March 1964. AP Photo Ken Burns spoke to Insider about the making of "Muhammad Ali," his new biographical documentary on the late boxing legend. In a wide-ranging interview, Burns also discussed the documentary in relation to his filmography and coming projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this month, I spoke to Ken Burns about the making of his new four-part documentary on the life of Muhammad Ali.An eight-hour series that premieres Sunday on PB...
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The Awful Way The CIA Used Louis Armstrong

The CIA used the musician in what was then the Congo. “It’s genuinely heartbreaking. He was brought in to serve an interest that was completely contrary to his own sense of what was right or wrong. He would have been horrified.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, Congo, Cia, Louis Armstrong, 09.12.21


Louis Armstrong and the spy: how the CIA used him as a ‘trojan horse’ in Congo

Book reveals how the jazz musician unwittingly became party to secret cold war manoeuvres by the US in AfricaIt was a memorable evening: Louis Armstrong, his wife and a diplomat from the US embassy were out for dinner in a restaurant in what was still Léopoldville, capital of the newly independent Congo.The trumpeter, singer and band leader, nicknamed Satchmo as a child, was in the middle of a tour of Africa that would stretch over months, organised and sponsored by the State Department in a bid...
Tags: Music, Africa, US, Cold War, World news, Jazz, Congo, State Department, Cia, Louis Armstrong, Satchmo, Leopoldville


In praise of Donald Newlove

I was knocked out on first reading of Sweet Adversity (1978), by Donald Newlove, who died Aug. 17 at age 93. It’s about co-joined twins who love Louis Armstrong, play jazz in the 1930s and arrive New York’s Lower East Side in the early 1960s, where one of them sobers up. Besides the unique story, it’s the novel’s language that dazzles — intricate, high-spirited sentences that conjured unusual images and ringing perceptions in a continuous, unpredictable stream. It’s hilarious, delirious...
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U.S. Open: Andy Murray calls out Tsitsipas; Naomi Osaka wins opener

NEW YORK — Andy Murray is aware that Stefanos Tsitsipas has a growing reputation for pushing the boundaries when it comes to taking breaks during a match. Murray expected that to be an issue during their first-round match at the U.S. Open – and, when it was, that didn’t sit well. Not at all. Murray figures there was enough for him to deal with in Monday’s high heat and humidity: He’s 34. He’s got an artificial hip. He’s ranked 112th after a series of health issues. At one point, he tumbled to th...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tennis, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal, ASHE, Keys, Wimbledon, Louis Armstrong, Maddie, Anderson


Naomi Osaka wins in U.S. Open return, hopes to ‘believe more in myself’

NEW YORK — Here’s the realization Naomi Osaka came to, gradually and only recently: If other people think a lot of her, she probably should, too. “Hearing a little kid telling me that I’m their favorite player or I’m a role model, instinctively the first thought in my mind is, like, ‘Why?’” Osaka explained as Monday turned to Tuesday after a successful start to her U.S. Open title defense. “I feel like I have to sort of embrace more … the honor that they’re telling me that, and I should believe ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Tennis, Williams, Paris, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal, ASHE, Keys, Wimbledon


Ida Topples New Orleans Jazz Landmark Where Armstrong Worked

A storied New Orleans jazz site where a young Louis Armstrong once worked toppled when Ida blew through Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. The Karnofsky Tailor Shop where a young Louis Armstrong worked collapsed Sunday during the storm.
Tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Louis Armstrong, Ida, Karnofsky Tailor Shop


Hurricane Ida collapses historic New Orleans jazz shop, a Louis Armstrong landmark

A historical landmark in the birthplace of jazz was no match for Hurricane Ida. The Karnofsky Tailor Shop was found flattened after the storm.       [Author: USA TODAY NETWORK]
Tags: Usa, News, New Orleans, Louis Armstrong, USA TODAY Network, Karnofsky Tailor Shop


Pile of rubble: Storm destroyed second home to Louis Armstrong

A piece of New Orleans' jazz history is now a pile of rubble.
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Hurricane Ida destroyed a historic building that was a second home to jazz great Louis Armstrong

The storm flattened the former Karnofsky shop, whose owners hosted trumpeter Louis Armstrong in the early 1900s and even played a role in his musical career.
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Hurricane Ida Destroys New Orleans’ Historic Karnofsky Shop

The building once housed a young Louis Armstrong and a Jewish family who instilled in him a love of singing.
Tags: News, New Orleans, Louis Armstrong


Historic New Orleans Jazz Site The Karnofsky Shop Destroyed By Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida, billed as potentially the strongest hurricane to hit New Orleans since the 1850s, made landfall over the weekend, bringing destruction and at least one death in its wake. The storm also demolished an important building in the history of New Orleans jazz. As 4WWL reports, the former Karnofsky Shop, located at 427 S Rampart St., was reduced to rubble by the storm. The building was central to Louis Armstrong’s musical development and later became the city’s first jazz record shop. It...
Tags: Music, News, New Orleans, Louis Armstrong, Karnofsky Shop


Remembering 'a little star': How a 5-year-old talent show winner became a Phoenix legend

Maxine Johnson was 5 when she first appeared on "Lew King Rangers" TV show. Phoenix child star went on to sing with Louis Armstrong and Diana Ross.        [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: Religion, Louis Armstrong, Diana Ross, Phoenix, Arizona Republic, Maxine Johnson, Lew King Rangers


SADNESS WILL BE GLADNESS, or THE JOYS OF SURRENDER: The EarRegulars Plus at The Ear Out, 326 Spring Street — JON-ERIK KELLSO, SHAYE COHN, JOHN ALLRED, JAMES CHIRILLO, NEAL CAINE (July 25, 2021)

Our culture celebrates victory, but sometimes giving in is the only way: this song dramatizes the surrender to love. I SURRENDER, DEAR has an ache in its heart. (If you don’t know the classic versions by Bing and Louis, you … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bing, Louis Armstrong, Louis, Bing Crosby, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


EVERYBODY AT 326 SPRING STREET CAN REALLY DO THAT THING: The EarRegulars and Friends at The Ear Out — JON-ERIK KELLSO, SHAYE COHN, JOHN ALLRED, JAMES CHIRILLO, RAFAEL CASTILLO-HALVORSSEN, JOSH DUNN, JEN HODGE (July 25, 2021)

They make it look and sound so easy, which is one of the marks of great art — what Castiglione called “sprezzatura,” or an inspired nonchalance. Or, bcause it’s from the Louis book, it translates as “hot cosmology.” An extraordinarily … Continue reading →
Tags: Surprise, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Louis, Castiglione, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman


757 Episodes of the Classic TV Game Show What’s My Line?: Watch Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong, Salvador Dali & More

What would the host and panelists of the classic primetime television game show What’s My Line? have made of The Masked Singer, a more recent offering in which panelists attempt to identify celebrity contestants who are concealed by elaborate head-to-toe costumes and electronically altered voiceovers. One expects such shenanigans might have struck them as a bit uncouth. Host John Charles Daly was willing to keep the ball up in the air by answering the panel’s initial questions for a Myst...
Tags: Facebook, Games, Music, Politics, New York, Science, Television, Youtube, College, America, Broadway, Salvador Dalí, Francis, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Steve


“OH, SISTER, AIN’T THAT HOT?” and TWO FOR LOUIS: DUKE HEITGER, BOB BARNARD, BOB HAVENS, BOBBY GORDON, JIM DAPOGNY, MARTY GROSZ, VINCE GIORDANO, KEVIN DORN (Jazz at Chautauqua, September 28, 2006)

From 2004 until its end in 2017, under a new name, the Jazz at Chautauqua weekend jazz party provided some of the best happy musical moments of my life.  I didn’t always have a video camera, nor was I always … Continue reading →
Tags: Surprise, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Duke, Louis, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman


Hear Louis Armstrong’s Last Reel-to-Reel Tape, Made Hours Before His Death (1971)

When Louis Armstrong first recorded “Hello, Dolly!”, in 1963, he “found the song trite and lifeless,” says his biographer Laurence Bergreen, a surprising fact since it became one of his signature tunes. “Armstrong had transformed the song, infusing it with irrepressible spirit and swing,” Marc Silver writes at NPR. He did so all the way to the end of his life, playing “Hello, Dolly!” after accepting an award at the National Press Club in one of his final performances on January 29, 1971....
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Paris, New Orleans, Congo, Npr, Louis Armstrong, Louis, Ella Fitzgerald, Armstrong, Ella, Josh Jones, Satchmo, Lucille, National Press Club


Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters opens show with National Anthem

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Pageant of the Masters, its director Diana Challis Davy worried it might never reopen. “It caused me to think about what makes the pageant exist,” she said on Thursday, July 8, a day after the Laguna Beach show that recreates near-identical replicas of famous artworks with live actors opened with this year’s “Made in America” theme. “To a great extent, it’s because we have volunteers who are willing to give up their summer. I realize now that their enthu...
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Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters opens with ‘Made in America’

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Pageant of the Masters, its director Diana Challis Davy worried it might never reopen. “It caused me to think about what makes the pageant exist,” she said on Thursday, July 8, a day after the Laguna Beach show that recreates near-identical replicas of famous artworks with live actors opened with this year’s “Made in America” theme. “To a great extent, it’s because we have volunteers who are willing to give up their summer. I realize now that their enthu...
Tags: Art, Arts, Woody Guthrie, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Road, Local News, Louis Armstrong, Delaware, Edward Hopper, Pomona, Dorothea Lange, Lincoln Memorial


Fifty years ago

Louis Armstrong died fifty years ago today at his home in Queens. I have spent much of the last decade and a half thinking and writing about Armstrong—first in a biography, Pops, then in a play, Satchmo at the Waldorf—and I expect I’ve said by now what I have to say about his beautiful, blessed life and work. So instead of trying to find a new way to sum up my feelings, I’ll simply reprint a passage from the last chapter of Pops. I hope you enjoy it. *  *  * Armstrong’s own unpublished ...
Tags: Art, Queens, Davis, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Ajblogs, Waldorf, Louis, Bach, Goldberg Variations, Adam, Armstrong, Ossie Davis, All Stars, Teddy Wilson, Jaki Byard


How well do you know Louis Armstrong? [Quiz]

With a career that spanned five decades and different eras in jazz, Louis Armstrong is perhaps one of the best-known jazz musicians. This year’s 6 July marks the 50th anniversary of his death and to celebrate this influential entertainer, we have put together a short quiz about his life.Test your knowledge below! All answers can be found in Armstrong’s entry on Grove Music Online, which is free to access until 31 July 2021. Feature image: Louis Armstrong, 1953. Public domain via Wikimedia Commo...
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Louis Armstrong’s Final Recording

It turns out that today (July 5th) is the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s final recording, made the night before he passed away in 1971. Armstrong, born August 4th, 1901 (he often told people he was born July 4th, 1900) was a month shy of 70 years old. 50 years ago today, Louis Armstrong made his final reel-to-reel tape. After concluding it with “April in Paris” from the “Ella and Louis” album, he went to sleep and passed away. This video contains the final minute of “April in Paris,” dir...
Tags: Paris, Louis Armstrong, Louis, Ella Fitzgerald, Armstrong, Ella, Tim Carmody