Louis Armstrong

  • Observations At T.H.E. Show 2024

    “What I’m going to say now with 100% certainty is that I had never heard these two recordings sound better than they did in that room.”

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  • The International Sweethearts’ Story

    In an era marked by stark racial divides and rigid gender roles, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm emerged as an audacious symphony of defiance and unity. Formed in the late 1930s, this all-women Swing orchestra not only challenged the prevailing societal norms but also painted a canvas of cultural diversity that was rare for its…

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  • Louis Armstrong’s Serenade at the Sphinx

    Jazz maestro Louis Armstrong’s music resonated across borders, with his tunes reaching even the ancient sands of Egypt. There, beneath the gaze of the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, a timeless photograph was taken, capturing Armstrong serenading his wife, Lucille. In 2016, The New York Times Store shared this iconic 1961 image marking Armstrong’s…

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