Louis Armstrong began putting his thoughts on tape around 1950
Paul Sexton ...
"The rhapsodic trumpet, the dabbing handkerchief, the Grand Canyon grin across the “satchel-mouth” that gave him his nickname. To anyone that grew up in the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is as familiar as Father Christmas. But over recent months, I’ve been getting to know a side of Satchmo that’s rarely been heard beyond the four walls of his longtime home in Queens, New York. For a Radio 2 documentary I have made that airs next week, ahead of the 110th anniversary of his birth on August 4, the Louis Armstrong House Museum allowed me access to the great man’s cache of reel-to-reel private recordings.

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