Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong–the inimitable "Satchmo"–was the international ambassador of jazz. He paid tribute to New Orleans, his hometown, in this performance of "Basin Street Blues," which took place in Stuttgart, Germany, 1959.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Louis Armstrong? Never heard of him! Actually, what a great choice for Saturday night. It was Armstrong's version of "St. Jamaes Infirmary" that introduced me to the song that became the name and theme of the radio show. Dispute this: Louis Armstrong had the most infectious smile of anyone - ever! SN at the LC has always provided me with ideas for upcoming shows. This is no exception.

Jeff Tone said...

I'm pleased to hear that, since St. James Infirmary is my favorite music show! Readers can find it at

Yes, Armstrong had a wonderful smile and stage presence, besides being a great musician. He clearly enjoyed every moment of what he was doing, and his enjoyment was infectious.