Thursday, August 4, 2011
Happy Birthday (Again), Pops!
During his life, Louis Armstrong’s birthday was believed to be July 4, 1900, but, as it turned out, that was a year and a month off—the actual date was August 4, 1901. Given the circumstances, WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University) does the only sensible thing: they celebrate both days, playing nothing but Pops 24 hours straight.
(an occasional series)
According to Miles Davis, the history of jazz can be told in four words:
here are the first two.
Louis Armstrong, “Dinah,” live, Copenhagen, 1933
(Originally posted January 15, 2010.)