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(June 18, 2016): Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington – The Beautiful American

From the 1961 album, Recording Together For the First Time.  Ellington and Armstrong took a long time to record together, but when they did it proved worth the wait.  In early April 1961 they went into the studio for Roulette with … Continue reading

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(February 17, 2016) Louis Armstrong with Leon Thomas – The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)

From the 1970 album, Louis Armstrong and His Friends.  This was Armstrong’s last release before his death.  Bob Thiele at Flying Dutchman Records convinced Armstrong that it would be a good idea to put out a “friends” record for his … Continue reading

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(Dec 13, 2012): Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong – Gone Fishin’

Off for an extended family vacation today until late January.  Hence, the song for today.  It is from a 1954 boxed set of 7″ 45rpm EPs, Bing: A Musical Autobiography.  This is the first take.  A second take turned up … Continue reading

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