While skimming this morning’s paper, I perused the “Today in History” column, I saw that Louis Armstrong died on July 6, 1971. If someone had stopped me on the street and asked what year “Satchmo” died, I would have guessed the mid 1980’s and I would have been wrong.
We don’t hear much about him these days, but he was a giant back in the day and a very strong memory of my childhood. I can still see my grandmother singing this song while preparing a family dinner. I sit here wondering if any of our three daughters ever heard of him? (Maybe they would recognize “It’s a Wonderful Life”)
As one of the comments on Youtube states:
How can you watch Mr. Armstrong & not just have a big smile on your face?
From 1965, recorded in Berlin, Germany.