Pure Gold: Armstrong in the Fifties (1956 - 1963)

Looking back, we can count ourselves blessed to have a handful of very bright moments preserved from a time when Armstrong's recording career was beginning to fade along with the place of jazz in American popular culture.

In the midst of a continuing series of competent but largely uninspired recordings arranged by manager Joe Glaser (to Glaser's credit, Louis was also making the best money of his life), came the offer to record with Norman Granz of Verve Records. The result was a series of discs from 1956 and 1957 that stand with the best of Armstrong's massive catalog. Finally, Louis was teamed with musical peers of his own calibre in relaxed, swinging sessions that showcased his increasingly solid singing and mellow blowing. The sessions with Ella Fitzgerald still blaze with the glow of two topnotch masters; the two albums they shared are liberally peppered with classic renditions of some of Pops' greatest standards. The Oscar Peterson Trio provided all the backing these two needed, resulting in the cleanest sound of any of Louis' records. And, while Peterson was at hand, Louis took the opportunity to lay down numerous additional tracks that, again, are among his best. As the coup de gras, he was ingeniously -- and finally -- paired with Duke Ellington in 1961 for a smash album on the Roulette label; once more, Armstrong is at his best.

Meanwhile, amongst his Decca output came four lackluster LPs from the 1956 "Autobiography" sessions that were an attempt to recapture the spirit of his early recordings in preparation for a Louis Armstrong Story film that never materialized. Sadly, the tracks only show how remarkable the Verve/Roulette albums were in comparison... and how much brighter Armstrong could have shone in the golden years of his life.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
August 15, 1956, Los Angeles, CA

Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, with Ella Fitzgerald and a superstar band.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
August 16, 1956, New York, NY

They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 20207-2]
Isn't It A Lovely Day (Berlin, Irving) [master 20208-8]
Tenderly (Gross, Walter; Lawrence, Jack) [master 20209-5]
Stars Fell On Alabama (Parish; Perkins) [master 20210-2]
Cheek To Cheek (Berlin, Irving) [master 20211-5]
Under A Blanket Of Blue (Neiburg; Symes; Livingston) [master 20212-10]
Moonlight In Vermont (Suessdorf; Blackburn) [master 20213-7]
A Foggy Day (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 20214-6]
April In Paris (Harburg, E.Y. "Yip"; Duke, Vernon) [master 20215-6]
The Nearness Of You (Carmichael, Hoagy; Washington) [master 20216-1]
Can't We Be Friends (James, Paul; Swift, Kay) [master 20222-2]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal)
Peterson, Oscar (Piano)
Ellis, Herb (Guitar)
Brown, Ray (Bass)
Rich, Buddy (Drums)

The session for the Ella And Louis album. A landmark moment in the careers of both Louis and Ella, backed up by the quartet of Oscar Peterson.

Ford Star Jubilee - You're the Top (TV)
October 6, 1956, Hollywood, CA

Another Op'nin', Another Show
Blow Gabriel, Blow
High Society Calypso
Now You Has Jazz

Louis partakes in a televised tribute to Cole Porter.

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Ed Sullivan Show (episode 10.8) (TV)
November 11, 1956, Chicago, IL

Mahogany Hall Stomp
Blueberry Hill

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Louis Armstrong
December 11, 1956, New York, NY

If I Could Be With You (Johnson, James P.; Creamer, Harry) [master 101148] -- Decca DL 8605
Lazy River (Carmichael, Hoagy; Arodin, S.) [master 101149] -- Decca LP 4331
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, Dorothy; McHugh, Jimmy) [master 101150] -- Decca LP 4331
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields, Dorothy; McHugh, Jimmy) [master 101151] -- Decca LP 4331
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (edited Version) (McHugh, Jimmy; Fields, Dorothy) [master 102618] -- Decca LP 4331
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (McHugh, Jimmy; Gaskill, C.) [master 101152] -- Decca LP 4331
Body And Soul (Heyman, E.; Sour, R.; Eyeton, F.; Green, J.) [master 101153] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Thompson, Lucky (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)

This begins a year-long spurt of recording that results in a staggering number of albums and singles. This session is the first for the huge 4-LP project Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography, which consisted of recreations of most of Satch's career highlights, interspersed with spoken commentary. A second set of January sessions would be needed to finish it off.

Louis Armstrong
December 12, 1956, New York, NY

Mahogany Hall Stomp (Williams, Spencer) [master 101154] -- Decca DL 8605
When You're Smiling (Fisher, M.; Goodwin, J.; Shay, L.) [master 101155] -- Decca LP 4331
Some Of These Days (Brooks, S.) [master 101156] -- Decca LP 4331
I Surrender Dear (Barris, H.; Clifford, G.) [master 101157] -- Decca LP 4331
Georgia On My Mind (Gorrell; Carmichael) [master 101158] -- Decca LP 4331
Georgia On My Mind (edited Version) (Carmichael, Hoagy; Gorrell, Stuart) [master 102617] -- Decca LP 4331
Exactly Like You (McHugh, Jimmy; Fields, Dorothy) [master 101159] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Jefferson, Hinton (Alto Saxophone)
Thompson, Lucky (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
December 12, 1956, New York, NY

High Society (Piron, A.J.; Williams, Clarence) [master 101168] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
December 13, 1956, New York, NY

Song Of The Islands (King, C.) [master 101169] -- Decca DL 8605
That's My Home (Rene, Leon; Rene, Otis; Ellison, Ben) [master 101170] -- Decca LP 4331
Memories Of You (Blake, Eubie; Razaf, Andy) [master 101171] -- Decca LP 4331
Them There Eyes (Pinkard, M.; Tauber, D.; Tracey, W.) [master 101172] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Jefferson, Hinton (Alto Saxophone)
Thompson, Lucky (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
December 14, 1956, New York, NY

This Younger Generation (Merrill, B.; Merrill, E.) [master 101173] -- Decca 30188
In Pursuit Of Happiness (Leigh, C.; Coleman, C.) [master 101174] -- Decca 30188

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Jefferson, Hinton (Alto Saxophone)
Thompson, Lucky (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)

As long as a group was assembled for recording, why not lay down some tracks for a new Louis Armstrong single? A real thematic shift of gears from the "Autobiography" project.

Perry Como Show (NBC) (TV)
December 29, 1956, New York, NY

This Younger Generation
Medley of Most Popular Songs of 1956

Date is uncertain. Medley includes vocals by Como, Teresa Brewer and Red Buttons.

Louis Armstrong
January 23, 1957, New York, NY

Hotter Than That (Hardin, Lil) [master 101175] -- Decca LP 4331
Gut Bucket Blues (Armstrong, Louis) [master 101176] -- Decca LP 4331
Weary Blues (Matthews, Artie) [master 101177] -- Decca LP 4331
Potato Head Blues (Armstrong, Louis) [master 101178] -- Decca LP 4331
Cornet Chop Suey (Armstrong, Louis) [master 101179] -- Decca LP 4331
Of All The Wrongs You've Done To Me (Smith; Dowell; Burris) [master 101468] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Haggart, Bob (Arranger, Conductor)

A second set of sessions for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set, this time with the pared down All-Stars ensemble.

Louis Armstrong
January 24, 1957, New York, NY

Two Deuces (Hardin, Lil) [master 101469] -- Decca LP 4331
Mandy Make Up Your Mind (Johnston; Meyer; Turk; Clarke) [master 101470] -- Decca LP 4331
Wild Man Blues (Armstrong, Louis; Morton, Ferd "Jelly Roll") [master 101476] -- Decca LP 4331
Gully Low Blues (Armstrong, Louis) [master 101477] -- Decca LP 4331
Everybody Loves My Baby (Williams, S.; Palmer, J.) [master 101478] -- Decca LP 4331
Heebie Jeebies (Atkins, Boyd) [master 101479] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Haggart, Bob (Arranger, Conductor)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
January 25, 1957, New York, NY

King Of The Zulus (Armstrong, Lil) [master 101485] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone, Vocal)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet, Vocal)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Haggart, Bob (Arranger, Conductor)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
January 25, 1957, New York, NY

Frog-i-more Rag (Morton, Jelly Roll) [master 101486] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Haggart, Bob (Arranger, Conductor)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
January 25, 1957, New York, NY

Georgia Grind (Williams, Spencer) [master 101487] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Haggart, Bob (Arranger, Conductor)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
January 25, 1957, New York, NY

Snag It (Oliver, Joe "King") [master 101488] -- Decca LP 4331
Dippermouth Blues (Oliver, Joe "King"; Armstrong, Louis) [master 101489] -- Decca LP 4331
Canal Street Blues (Oliver, Joe "King") [master 101490] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Lawson, Yank (Trumpet)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Haggart, Bob (Arranger, Conductor)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Ed Sullivan Show (episode 10.19) (TV)
January 27, 1957, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
On the Sunny Side of the Street

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Louis Armstrong
January 28, 1957, New York, NY

You Rascal, You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) (Theard, Sam) [master 101491] -- Decca LP 4331
Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train (Armstrong, Louis) [master 101492] -- Decca LP 4331
Knockin' A Jug (Armstrong, Louis; Condon, Eddie) [master 101493] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Jefferson, Hilton (Alto Saxophone)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone)
Powell, Seldon (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
January 28, 1957, New York, NY

Dear Old Southland (Creamer, H.; Leyton, T.) [master 101494] -- Decca LP 4331
Dear Old Southland (edited Version) (Layton, J.T.; Creamer, Harry) [master 101494] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)

Another session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong
January 28, 1957, New York, NY

See See Rider (Rainey, Ma) [master 101495] -- Decca LP 4331
Reckless Blues (Smith, Bessie) [master 101496] -- Decca LP 4331
Trouble In Mind (Jones, Richard M.) [master 101497] -- Decca LP 4331
Courthouse Blues (Smith, Clara) [master 101498] -- Decca LP 4331

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gersh, Squire (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

Final session for the Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 4-LP set.

Louis Armstrong With Sy Oliver's Orchestra
January 29, 1957, New York, NY

When Did You Leave Heaven? (Whiting; Bullock) [master 101499]
Fools Rush In (Bloom; Mercer) [master 101500]
A Sinner Kissed An Angel (Joseph; David) [master 101501]
I Married An Angel (Rodgers; Hart) [master 101502]
You're A Heavenly Thing (Little; Young) [master 101503]
Angel Child (Silver; Davis; Price) [master 101504]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Urso, Phil (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Thompson, Lucky (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Benjamin, Joe (Bass)
Taylor, Rudy (Drums)
Unknown (Harp)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

The thematically unified album became fashionable in the mid-50s (Sinatra's being prime examples). The "Louis and the Angels" album was yet another LP pushed through in a few short sessions, this with the odd theme of songs with "angels" in the title or lyric. A surprisingly good collection, though even Louis has to admit the inclusion of "The Prisoner's Song" was a big stretch to make the cut.

Louis Armstrong
January 30, 1957, New York City,

Good Night, Angel (Wrubel; Magidson) [master 101505]
Angel (DeRose; Parish)) [master 101506]
Angela Mia (Pollack; Rapee) [master 101507]
The Prisoner's Song (Massey) [master 101508]
I'll String Along With You (Warren; Dubin) [master 101509]
And The Angels Sing (Elman; Mercer) [master 101510]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Dorsey, George (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Urso, Phil (Alto Saxophone, Flute)
Thompson, Lucky (Tenor Saxophone)
McRae, Dave (Baritone Saxophone)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Block, Sid (Bass)
Taylor, Rudy (Drums)
Unknown (Harp)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
July 4, 1957, Newport, RI

The All-Stars appear at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Ed Sullivan Show (episode 10.41) (TV)
July 7, 1957, New York, NY

Beautiful Dreamer
Sweet Adeline

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
July 23, 1957, Los Angeles, CA

Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21132-2]
Learnin' The Blues (Silvers, Dolores) [master 21133-2]
Autumn In New York (Duke, Vernon) [master 21134-8]
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21135-9]
They All Laughed (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21136-9]
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (Redman, Don; Razaf, Andy) [master 21137-5]
Stompin' At The Savoy (Sampson, Edgar; Webb, Chick; Razaf, Andy; Goodman, Benny) [master 21138-1]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal)
Peterson, Oscar (Piano)
Ellis, Herb (Guitar)
Brown, Ray (Bass)
Bellson, Louis (Drums)

Session for the Ella And Louis Again album, a followup to the successful LP pairing of the previous year.

Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
July 31, 1957, Los Angeles, CA

Makin' Whoopie (Donaldson, Walter; Kahn, Gus) [master 21211-4]
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Porter, Cole) [master 21212-8]
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Porter, Cole) [master 21212-?]
Let's Do It (let's Fall In Love) (Porter, Cole) [master 21213-7]
Let's Do It (let's Fall In Love) (Porter, Cole) [master 21213-?]
Willow Weep For Me (Ronell, Ann) [master 21214-7]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Peterson, Oscar (Piano)
Ellis, Herb (Guitar)
Brown, Ray (Bass)
Bellson, Louis (Drums)

Recorded for the Ella collaboration, now available on the Oscar Peterson collection.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
August 13, 1957, Los Angeles, CA

I Won't Dance (Kern, Jerome; McHugh, Jimmy; II, Oscar Hammerstein; Harbach, Otto; Fields, Dorothy) [master 21267-6]
A Fine Romance (Kern, Jerome; Fields, Dorothy) [master 21268-5]
Don't Be That Way (Sampson, Edgar; Goodman, Benny; Parish, Mitchell) [master 21269-9]
I'm Puttin' All My Eggs In One Basket (Berlin, Irving) [master 21270-7]
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Berlin, Irving) [master 21271-12]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal)
Peterson, Oscar (Piano)
Ellis, Herb (Guitar)
Brown, Ray (Bass)
Bellson, Louis (Drums)

Another session for the Ella And Louis Again album

Louis Armstrong with Russell Garcia and Orchestra
August 14 - 16, 1957, Los Angeles, CA

When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan) [master 21272-4]
We'll Be Together Again (Fischer, Carl; Laine, Frankie) [master 21273-3]
Stormy Weather (Arlen; Koehler) [master 21274-4/5/insert]
Stormy Weather (takes 1-5) (Arlen; Koehler) [master 21274-1/2/3/4/5]
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (Koehler, Ted; Arlen, Harold) [master 21275-5]
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (takes 1-4) (Arlen; Koehler) [master 21275-1/2/3/4]
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (Berlin, Irving) [master 21276-6]
You're The Top (Porter, Cole) [master 21277-3]
You Turned The Tables On Me (Alter, Louis; Mitchell, Sydney) [master 21278-3/4]
You Turned The Tables On Me (takes 1-4) (Alter, Louis; Mitchell, Sydney) [master 21278-1/2/3/4]
You Turned The Tables On Me (mono Master) (Alter, Louis; Mitchell, Sydney) [master 21278-3/4/insert]
I've Got The World On A String (Koehler, Ted; Arlen, Harold) [master 21279-4]
I've Got The World On A String (takes 1-3) (Arlen, Harold; Koehler, Ted) [master 21279-1/2/3]
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington, Duke; Russell, Bob) [master 21280-1]
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (Ellington, Duke; Russell, Bob) [master 21281-1]
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen (Trad.) [master 21282-3]
Little Girl Blue (Rodgers, Richard; Hart, Lorenz) [master 21283-5]
Little Girl Blue (mono Master) (Rodgers, Richard; Hart, Lorenz) [master 21283-?]
Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rodgers, Richard; Hart, Lorenz) [master 21284-9]
Body And Soul (Heyman, E.; Sour, R.; Eyeton, F.; Green, J.) [master 21285-5/?]
Body And Soul (mono Master) (Green, Johnny; Heyman, Edward; Sour, Robert; Eyton, Frank) [master 21285-5]
Home (Clarkson, Harry; Clarkson, Jeff; Stooden, Peter Van) [master 21286-3]
I Only Have Eyes For You (Dubin, Al; Warren, Harry) [master 21287-6]
East Of The Sun (Bowman, Brooks) [master 21288-2]
East Of The Sun (mono Master) (Bowman, Brooks) [master 21288-?]
You're Blase (Hamilton, Ord; Sievier, Bruce) [master 21289-4]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Garcia, Russell (Arranger, Conductor)
Smith, Paul (Piano)
Stoller, Alvin (Drums)
Beach, Frank (Trumpet)
Childers, Buddy (Trumpet)
Lewis, Cappy (Trumpet)
Bernhart, Milt (Trombone)
Cram, Marshall (Trombone)
Henderson, James (Trombone)
Ulyate, Lloyd (Trombone)
DeRosa, Vincent (French Horn)
Arno, Victor (Violin)
Barene, Robert (Violin)
Gasselin, Jacques (Violin)
Livoti, Joseph (Violin)
Lube, Dan (Violin)
Marino, Amerigo (Violin)
Miller, Bill (Violin)
Neufeld, Erno (Violin)
Sosson, Marschall (Violin)
Sushel, Robert (Violin)
Vinci, Gerald (Violin)
Zelig, Tibor (Violin)
Bacon, Myron (Viola)
Hochstein, Abraham (Viola)
Menhennick, Raymond (Viola)
Sandler, Myron (Viola)
Tullio, Justin Di (Cello)
Reher, Kurt (Cello)
Burg, William Van Den (Cello)
Rizzi, Tony (Guitar)
Mondragon, Joe (Bass)

Sessions for the Louis Under the Stars and I've Got The World On A String albums. Discographers disagree if these recordings were all made in one day, or more realistically, spread over three days from August 14-16. Regardless, it's a tremendous effort, yielding some memorable Armstrong tracks. The 2-CD set on Verve includes the many outtakes and rehearsals listed above.

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald with Russell Garcia and Orchestra
August 18-19, 1957, Los Angeles, CA

Summertime (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira)
Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21291-6]
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21292-10]
It Ain't Necessarily So (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21293-2]
There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21294-6]
A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21295-9]
Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21296-9]
They Pass By [master 21297-9] -- Verve unissued
Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21298] -- Verve rejected
Lush Life [master 21299] -- Verve unissued

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal)
Garcia, Russell (Arranger, Conductor)
Smith, Paul (Piano)
Stoller, Alvin (Drums)
Beach, Frank (Trumpet)
Childers, Buddy (Trumpet)
Lewis, Cappy (Trumpet)
Bernhart, Milt (Trombone)
Cram, Marshall (Trombone)
Henderson, James (Trombone)
Ulyate, Lloyd (Trombone)
DeRosa, Vincent (French Horn)
Arno, Victor (Violin)
Barene, Robert (Violin)
Gasselin, Jacques (Violin)
Livoti, Joseph (Violin)
Lube, Dan (Violin)
Marino, Amerigo (Violin)
Miller, Bill (Violin)
Neufeld, Erno (Violin)
Sosson, Marschall (Violin)
Sushel, Robert (Violin)
Vinci, Gerald (Violin)
Zelig, Tibor (Violin)
Bacon, Myron (Viola)
Hochstein, Abraham (Viola)
Menhennick, Raymond (Viola)
Sandler, Myron (Viola)
Tullio, Justin Di (Cello)
Reher, Kurt (Cello)
Burg, William Van Den (Cello)
Rizzi, Tony (Guitar)
Mondragon, Joe (Bass)
Unknown personnel (Choir)

Another fine Ella/Louis project, produced at an ideal time in these giants' careers, this time with songs from Gershwin's operaPorgy and Bess Additional tracks were recorded without Louis' participation: "Overture", "I Wants to Stay Here", "My Man's Gone Now", "Buzzard Song", "What You Want Wid Bess?", and "Oh Doctor Jesus". An additional session took place in October to finish off the album, including a re-take of "Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?"

Satchmo the Great (film)
September 5, 1957,

New York premier of a program hosted by Edward R. Murrow (originally on CBS) that documents Armstrong's trip to West Africa. Armstrong is treated like a king and is featured in a number of live musical performances with the All Stars for huge audiences. Despite a vaguely propagandistic quality, this is arguably one of the best video records of Armstrong.

More info at imdb.com

DuPont Show of the Month: Crecendo (TV)
September 29, 1957, New York, NY

Now You Has Jazz
     Harrison, Rex (Vocal)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)

Featuring an unlikely duet with Rex Harrison.

More info at imdb.com

The Ford Edsel Show (TV)
October 13, 1957, New York, NY

Now You Has Jazz
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal)
Birth of the Blues
     Sinatra, Frank (Vocal)
On the Sunny Side of the Street

Familiar ground, shared with Crosby, Sinatra and Clooney.

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald with Russell Garcia and Orchestra
October 14, 1957, Los Angeles

Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21298-?]
Medley: Here Come De Honey Man, Crab Man, Oh, Dey's So Fresh And Fine (strawberry Woman) (Gershwin, George; Heyward, DuBose; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21714-1]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal)
Garcia, Russell (Arranger, Conductor)
Smith, Paul (Piano)
Stoller, Alvin (Drums)
Beach, Frank (Trumpet)
Childers, Buddy (Trumpet)
Lewis, Cappy (Trumpet)
Bernhart, Milt (Trombone)
Cram, Marshall (Trombone)
Henderson, James (Trombone)
Ulyate, Lloyd (Trombone)
DeRosa, Vincent (French Horn)
Arno, Victor (Violin)
Barene, Robert (Violin)
Gasselin, Jacques (Violin)
Livoti, Joseph (Violin)
Lube, Dan (Violin)
Marino, Amerigo (Violin)
Miller, Bill (Violin)
Neufeld, Erno (Violin)
Sosson, Marschall (Violin)
Sushel, Robert (Violin)
Vinci, Gerald (Violin)
Zelig, Tibor (Violin)
Bacon, Myron (Viola)
Hochstein, Abraham (Viola)
Menhennick, Raymond (Viola)
Sandler, Myron (Viola)
Tullio, Justin Di (Cello)
Reher, Kurt (Cello)
Burg, William Van Den (Cello)
Rizzi, Tony (Guitar)
Mondragon, Joe (Bass)
Unknown personnel (Choir)

The wrapup session for the Porgy and Bess album, started back in August.

Louis Armstrong and The Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One
October 14, 1957, Los Angeles, CA

Indiana (Back Home Again In) (Macdonald, B.; Hanley) [master ??] -- Verve CD 517169-2
Blues In The Night (false Start) (Arlen, Harold; Mercer, Johnny) [master 21716-1] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Blues In The Night (false Start) (Arlen, Harold; Mercer, Johnny) [master 21716-2] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Blues In The Night (false Start) (Arlen, Harold; Mercer, Johnny) [master 21716-3] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Blues In The Night (Arlen, Harold; Mercer, Johnny) [master 21716-4] -- Verve CD 539060-2
That Old Feeling (Fain, Sammy; Brown, Lew) [master 21717-4] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Let's Fall In Love (Arlen, Harold; Koehler, Ted) [master 21718-1] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Let's Fall In Love (Arlen, Harold; Koehler, Ted) [master 21718-2] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Let's Fall In Love (Arlen, Harold; Koehler, Ted) [master 21718-5] -- Verve CD 539060-2
I'll Never Be The Same (Malneck, Matty; Signorelli, Frank; Kahn, Gus) [master 21719-12] -- Verve CD 539060-2
How Long Has This Been Going On (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21720-8] -- Verve CD 539060-2
I Was Doing All Right (Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira) [master 21721-6] -- Verve CD 539060-2
What's New (Haggart, Bob; Burke, Johnny) [master 21722-2] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Moon Song (Johnston, Arthur; Coslow, Sam) [master 21723-7] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Just One Of Those Things (Porter, Cole) [master 21724-10] -- Verve CD 539060-2
There's No You (Hopper, Hal; Adair, Tom) [master 21725-8] -- Verve CD 539060-2
You Go To My Head (Coots, J. Fred; Gillespie, Haven) [master 21726-4] -- Verve CD 539060-2
Sweet Lorraine (Burwell, Cliff; Parish, Mitchell) [master 21727-1] -- Verve CD 539060-2

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Peterson, Oscar (Piano)
Ellis, Herb (Guitar)
Brown, Ray (Bass)
Bellson, Louis (Drums)

Session for the Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson album. Combined with the tracks of July 31, one of the most satisfying of Armstrong albums -- relaxed, mature, and impossibly rich.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
October 16, 1957, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

A concert for the National Tuberculosis Association -- doubtful, though, that Armstrong and crew refrained from smoking for the day.

Timex All-Star Show #1 (TV)
December 30, 1957, New York, NY

Mahogany Hall Stomp
Blueberry Hill
Rockin' Chair
Lazy River
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

First of four programs, featuring a liberal portion of Pops. Along with the All Stars, he performs with fellow traveler Jack Teagarden as well as Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, June Christy and Dave Brubeck.

Louis Armstrong with Sy Oliver's Orchestra
February 4, 1958, New York, NY

Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen (Trad.) [master 104258]
Down By The Riverside (Trad.) [master 104259]
Jonah And The Whale (McGlimsey) [master 104260]
This Train (Tharpe, R.) [master 104261]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
McRae, Dave (Clarinet)
Tagg, Nicky (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

The first of three sessions for a well-meaning, albeit white-bread collection of gospel numbers,Louis and the Good Book, uplifted as always by the sheer power of Armstrong's vocals. Once again, the Sy Oliver "Orchestra" looks an awful lot like the All Stars.

Louis Armstrong with Sy Oliver's Orchestra
February 6, 1958, New York, NY

Shadrack (McGlimsey) [master 104262]
Didn't It Rain (Trad.) [master 104263]
On My Way (got On My Travelin' Shoes) (Carroll, R.; Chapman, Columbus C.) [master 104264]
Rock My Soul (in The Bosom Of Abraham) (Huey, R.) [master 104265]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hall, Edmond (Clarinet)
Tagg, Nicky (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

Louis Armstrong with Sy Oliver's Orchestra
February 7, 1958, New York, NY

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Trad.) [master 104266]
Go Down Moses (Trad.) [master 104267]
Ezekiel Saw De Wheel (Trad.) [master 104268]
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Traditional) [master 104269]

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
D-Amico, Hank (Clarinet)
Tagg, Nicky (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Barnes, George (Guitar)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Oliver, Sy (Arranger, Conductor)

Timex All-Star Show #2 (TV)
April 30, 1958, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Muskrat Ramble
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Jeepers Creepers
St. Louis Blues

Second of four programs, this time showcasing Pops with the likes of Jackson Teagarden, Cozy Cole, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, Lionel Hampton and Gene Krupa.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
May 8, 1958, Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
The Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Bluberry Hill
Tin Roof Blues
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
S Wonderful
All The Things You Are
The Man I Love
Margie
Big Mama's Back In Town
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Stompin' At The Savoy
New Orleans Function: Flee As A Bird / Didn't He Ramble
C'Est Si Bon
Lazy River
Medley: Shadrack / When The Saints Go Marchin' In
High Society
Pennies From Heaven
The Dummy Song

Steve Allen Show (episode 3.35) (TV)
May 25, 1958, New York, NY

Mack the Knife
Confessin'
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (poem) (Burns, Robert)

Pops appears on the variety show hosted by Allen, a huge jazz supporter in the 1950's. According to the Willems discography, he performs with Van Cliburn on piano -- what a performance that must have been!

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong
July 7, 1958, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI

A set of appearances at Newport with the All Stars, Jack Teagarden, and the International Youth Band.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
October 8, 1958, Los Angeles, CA

I Love Jazz (outtake) (Shaw, Sydney) [master L 11192-8] -- Decca
I Love Jazz (Shaw, Sydney) [master L 11192] -- Decca 30771

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Miller, Eddie (Tenor Saxophone)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Hendrickson, Al (Guitar)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Vocal Ensemble)

The outtake (take 8) of "I Love Jazz" is available on Verve 543747-2. An edited version (without the vocal backing) on EMI MFP 6056.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
October 8, 1958, Los Angeles, CA

I Love Jazz (no Vocal Group) (Shaw, Sydney) [master L 11410] -- Decca
The Mardi-gras March (Webster, P.F.; Fain, S.) [master L 11193] -- Decca 30771
Basin Street Blues (Williams, Spencer) [master L 11194] -- Decca DL (7)4227
Otchi-tchor-ni-ya (Trad.) [master L 11195] -- Decca DL (7)4227

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Miller, Eddie (Tenor Saxophone)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Hendrickson, Al (Guitar)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Five Pennies (film)
October, 1958, Los Angeles, CA

After You've Gone
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
     Kaye, Danny (Vocal)
Lullaby In Ragtime
     Kaye, Danny (Vocal)
The Five Pennies Saints
     Kaye, Danny (Vocal)
Goodnight, Sleep Tight Medley
     Kaye, Danny (Vocal) Gordon, Susan (Vocal)
Just The Blues

Armstrong appears as himself. Maudlin treacle from '50s Hollywood with a soundtrack of tired "Dixieland" cliches. Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past (including Armstrong) come to help out. (IMDB)

More info at imdb.com

The Beat Generation (film)
October, 1958, Los Angeles, CA

The Beat Generation
Some Day

Appearance as himself. Reissued as This Rebel Age

More info at imdb.com

Timex All-Star Show #3 (TV)
November 10, 1958, Miami, FL

One O' Clock Jump
I Love Jazz
The Day the Rains Came
South Rampart Street Parade
Hoagy Carmichael Medley
One O'Clock Jump

Third of four programs, Louis brings his All Stars with him, and joins in with a host of pop stars, including Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Morgan, Anita O'Day and Bob Crosby. He also gets his jazz licks in with Krupa, Hampton and Chico Hamilton.

Timex All-Star Show #4 (TV)
January 7, 1959, New York, NY

Now You Has Jazz
Tiger Rag
Umbrella Man
Ole Miss / Old Fashioned Love
Perdido

In this fourth and final instalment, Pops meets up with erstwhile Jackie Gleason; forges a monumental musical peace summit with Dizzy Gillespie; and joins in a mammoth jam of Perdido with the likes of Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Diz, Krupa, and Ellington and band.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
January 16, 1959, Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Basin Street Blues
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Ole Miss
All the Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Mack the Knife
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marching In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Kaerlighedens Melodi (film)
January 26, 1959, Copenhagen, Denmark

Armstrong is credited as "Musician with orchestra".

More info at imdb.com

Live television broadcast (?) (TV)
February 7, 1959, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Live television broadcast (?) (TV)
February 15, 1959, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

Die Nacht vor der Premiere (film)
February 23, 1959, Hamburg, Germany

Kisses in Der Nacht

Appearance as himself.

More info at imdb.com

Auf Wiedersehen (film)
February 25, 1959, Berlin, Germany

Back O' Town Blues
Pretty Little Missy
Dippermouth Blues
The Faithful Hussar

German film appearance (?) listed in IMDB as being released in 1961. A.K.A. Drei gegen Amerika.

More info at imdb.com

RTB Telecast (TV)
March, 1959, Ancienne Belgique, Antwerp, Belgium

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Basin Street Blues
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
Love is Just Around the Corner
C'Est Si Bon
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At The Savoy
St. Louis Blues
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marching In
La Vie En Rose

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

This concert has been released on DVD by Hal Leonard: available from Amazon.com. This hour-long broadcast may be the only complete concert of Armstrong from the 1950s that is preserved on film. No cuts, no montages, start to finish concert.

Louis Armstrong -- Il Musichiere (TV)
April 25, 1959, Rome, Italy

Eurovision TV show (TV)
May 7, 1959, La Bussola, Focette, Italy

La Paloma (film)
May 20, 1959, Berlin, Germany

Onkel Satchmo's Lullabu

Credited as Sanger and himself in IMDB.

More info at imdb.com

The Ed Sullivan Show (TV)
July 19, 1959, Spoleto, Italy

The All Stars -- without Louis, who had suffered a heart attack the day before, spurring rumors of his impending death. He flew back to the US on June 25, and this program was broadcast on July 19.

Louis Armstrong And The Dukes Of Dixieland
August 3, 1959, Oriental Theatre, Chicago, IL

Back O' Town Blues (Armstrong, Louis; Russell, Luis)
Back O' Town Blues (alternate) (Armstrong, Louis; Russell, Luis)
Sweethearts On Parade (Newman; Lombardo)
Sweethearts On Parade (alternate) (Lombardo, C.; Newman, C.)
Dippermouth Blues (Oliver, Joe "King"; Armstrong, Louis)
Dippermouth Blues (alternate) (Oliver, Joe; Armstrong, Louis)
Riverside Blues (Dorsey, T.; Jones, R.M.)
Riverside Blues (alternate) (Dorsey, T.; Jones, R.M.)
Bill Bailey (Trad.)
Bill Bailey (alternate) (Trad.)
Someday You'll Be Sorry (Armstrong, Louis)
Someday You'll Be Sorry (alternate) (Armstrong, Louis)
Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Hardin, Lil)
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (alternate)
Cornet Chop Suey (Armstrong, Louis)
Cornet Chop Suey (alternate) (Armstrong, Louis)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Williams, Clarence)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (alternate) (Williams, Clarence)
Muskrat Ramble (Ory, Edward)
Bye And Bye (Trad.)
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen (Trad.)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Assunto, Frank (Trumpet)
Assunto, Fred (Trombone, Vocal)
Fuller, Jerry (Clarinet)
Mendelsohn, Stanley (Piano)
Assunto, Jac (Banjo)
Miller, Lowell (Bass, Tuba)
Hawley, Norman (Drums)

The Dukes of Dixieland were an all-white band that was formed in New Orleans in the late 1940s and their exciting (albeit very Caucasian) style of performing traditional jazz and excellent management gained them a large national following in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They had been signed to Sidney Frey's small Audio Fidelity label in 1956 in part to demonstrate new stereo recording techniques (the second side of their debut album contained railroad sound effects).

Louis performed briefly with the Dukes during the Timex television programs earlier in the year and a recording seemed to be a natural follow-up. Frey paid Armstrong a whopping (for the time) $40,000 for two albums, an album with the All-Stars and this album with the Dukes. Armstrong would record another album with the Dukes the following year.

The album has been released on CD as Blue Moon 3071. The alternate tracks, including the final three, saw LP release on the Chiaroscuro label, but for the most part haven't found their way to CD.

Louis Armstrong
August 9, 1959, Playboy Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 13.1) (TV)
September 20, 1959, Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Now You Has Jazz
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
S' Wonderful

More info at imdb.com

The Bing Crosby Oldsmobile Show (TV)
September 29, 1959, Los Angeles, CA

We're Glad We're Not Young Anymore
Mack the Knife
Basin Street Blues
Lazy Bones
Them There Eyes
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Now You Has Jazz

Long time no see, as Louis guests on Bing's show. He's joined by Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 30-October 2, 1959, Los Angeles, CA

St. James Infirmary (Primrose, Joe)
St. James Infirmary (alternate) (Primrose, Joe)
Big Butter And Egg Man (Venable, P.; Armstrong, Louis)
Big Butter And Egg Man (alternate) (Armstrong, L.; Venable, P.)
I Ain't Got Nobody (Graham, R.; Williams, S.)
I Ain't Got Nobody (alternate) (Graham, R.; Williams, S.)
Panama Rag (Tyers, William H.; Sigman, Carl)
Panama Rag (alternate) (Tyers, William H.; Sigman, Carl)
Doctor Jazz (Oliver, Joe "King"; Melrose, Walter)
Doctor Jazz (alternate) (Oliver, Joe "King"; Melrose, Walter)
Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight (Metz, T.)
Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight (alternate) (Metz, T.)
Frankie And Johnny (Traditional)
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (Williams, C.; Williams, S.)
Drop That Sack (Armstrong, Louis; Holley, M.)
Drop That Sack (alternate) (Armstrong, Louis; Holley, M.)
Jelly Roll Blues (Morton, Jelly Roll)
Jelly Roll Blues (alternate) (Morton, Jelly Roll)
Old Kentucky Home (Traditional)
Old Kentucky Home (alternate) (Traditional)
Chimes Blues (Oliver, Joe "King")
Chimes Blues (alternate) (Oliver, Joe "King")
Snake Rag (Oliver, Joe "King")
New Orleans Stomp (Hardin, Lil; Armstrong, Louis)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Satchmo Plays King Oliver album. An effort to repeat the success of the earlier tribute albums to W.C. Handy and Fats Waller. The original LP issue on Audio Fidelity has been re-released on Blue Moon 3067. The alternate takes came out on Chiaroscuro CR2002 vinyl release, and are pretty much unavailable on CD. "Snake Rag" and "New Orleans Stomp" were left off the original Audio Fidelity record, and included on the Chiaroscuro collection; they are both included on the Blue Moon CD.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
October, 1959, Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Alligator Story
Ole Miss
Perdido
After You've Gone
Blueberry Hill
Love is Just Around the Corner
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At the Savoy
Nobody Loves a Fat Girl
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
That's My Desire
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Mop Mop
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
C'est Si Bon
La Vie En Rose
The Faithful Hussar
Undecided
Rockin' Chair
Girl of My Dreams
Stealin' Apples
Christopher Columbus
Mack the Knife
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Don't Fence Me In
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Muskrat Ramble
Black and Blue
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
Ol' Man River
Big Butter and Egg Man
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong
December 8, 1959, Unknown location

Ain't Misbehavin' (i'm Shaving Myself For You) (Razaf, Andy; Waller, Thomas; Brooks, Harry) -- Look Magazine 1959 Christmas Edition
When You're Smiling (Fisher, M.; Goodwin, J.; Shay, L.) -- Look Magazine 1959 Christmas Edition

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Crosby, Bing (Vocal)
Vocal (Clooney, Rosemary)
The Hi-Lo's (Vocal Group)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

6" advertising disk by Audiovision/Columbia that was included in the December 8, 1959 edition of Look magazine. Obviously, recorded at some point earlier in the year. Recorded for Remington Electric Shavers (They're "shaving" themselves for you). Never released on commercial LP or CD.

Louis Armstrong
December 8, 1959, Unknown location

Ain't Misbehavin

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)

Bell Telephone Hour (NBC) (TV)
January 1, 1960, New York, NY

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Lazy River
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Muskrat Ramble

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Unknown Personnel (Choir)

Dateline Boston - The Jazz Scene (TV)
May 4, 1960, Boston, Massachusetts

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Mack the Knife
Confessin'

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Chittison, Herman (Piano)

WHDH-TV broadcast

Louis Armstrong and the Dukes of Dixieland
May 24-25, 1960, Webster Hall, New York City,

Bourbon Street Parade
Bourbon Street Parade (alternate)
South
South (alternate)
Washington And Lee Swing
Avalon
Avalon (alternate)
New Orleans
New Orleans (alternate)
That's A Plenty (Pollack, Lou)
That's A Plenty (alternate) (Pollack, Lou)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (alternate)
Dixie
Dixie (alternate)
Sheik Of Araby
Sheik Of Araby (alternate)
Wolverine Blues (Morton)
Wolverine Blues (alternate) (Morton, Jelly Roll)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Georgia Brown (alternate)
Limehouse Blues
Limehouse Blues (alternate)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Assunto, Frank (Trumpet)
Assunto, Fred (Trombone, Vocal)
Fuller, Jerry (Clarinet)
Mendelsohn, Stanley (Piano)
Assunto, Jac (Banjo)
Matteson, Rich (Bass, Helicon)
Mahoney, Owen (Drums)

This is the follow-up to a commercially successful partnership with the Dukes the previous year. While the Dukes' pastiche style can be cloying to the ears of purists, there is some value in Armstrong's only recorded performances of such standards as "Dixie", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Limehouse Blues." The original album was released on Audio Fidelity as "Louie and the Dukes" (one of the few times you'll see Armstrong referred to on LP as "Louie"), and the alternates on Chiaroscuro CR 2003.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
June 3, 1960, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Ole Miss
Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
Back O' Town Blues
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Perdido
Pretty Little Missy
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)

The first four songs were broadcast as a "World Jazz Series" program.

Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong
June 28-29, 1960, New York, NY

Sugar (Pinkard, Maceo; Alexander, Edna; Mitchell, Sidney) [master 60 XY 100]
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Creamer; Layton) [master 60 XY 101]
Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band (Bergman) [master 60 XY 102]
Me And Brother Bill (Sweet; Armstrong, Louis) [master 60 XY 103]
Muskrat Ramble (Ory, Edward) [master 60 XY 104]
Dardanella (Bernard; Black; Fisher) [master 60 XY 105]
Bye Bye Blues (Hamm; Bennett; Lown; Gray) [master 60 XY 106]
Lazy River (Carmichael, Hoagy; Arodin, S.) [master 60 XY 107] -- MGM unreleased
The Preacher (Silver) [master 60 XY 108] -- MGM unreleased
Rocky Mountain Moon (Mercer, Johnny) [master 60 XY 109] -- MGM unreleased
Little Ol' Tune (Mercer, Johnny) [master 60 XY 110] -- MGM unreleased
At The Jazz Band Ball (LaRocca; Shields; Mercer) [master 60 XY 111] -- MGM unreleased

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Crosby, Bing (Vocal)
Cathert, Dick (Trumpet)
Sherock, Clarence F. (Trumpet)
Lincoln, Abe (Trombone)
Schneider, Moe (Trombone)
Anderson, Pullman (Trombone)
Gordon, Justin (Saxophone)
Gentry, Chuck (Saxophone)
Matlock, Matty (Saxophone)
Schwartz, Wilbur (Saxophone)
Wrightsman, Stan (Piano)
Esp, George Van (Guitar)
Corb, Morty (Bass)
Fatool, Nick (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Thompson, Bill E. (Director)
May, Billy (Arranger, Conductor)
Mercer, Johnny (Producer)

The Bing and Satchmo album. First released on CD in 2008 with subsequent availability on a number of labels.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
July 1, 1960, Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Ole Miss
Girl of My Dreams
C-Jam Blues
Blueberry Hill
Undecided
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At the Savoy
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
After You've Gone
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Star-Spangled Banner
Happy Birthday, Louis

A 60th birthday celebration for Satch

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September, 1960, Oregon State Fair, Portland, OR

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Back O' Town Blues
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Ole Miss
Pennies From Heaven
China Boy
Blueberry Hill
Undecided
It's Only a Paper Moon
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At the Savoy
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Mop Mop

An Hour with Danny Kaye (CBS) (TV)
September, 1960, Hollywood, CA

Aired October 30, 1960. Armstrong was touring Africa in October, 1960; this program was taped (in color) at some earlier date.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
October, 1960, Lusaka Racecourse, Rhodesia

La Vie En Rose
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)

Pops, on his 1960 African tour.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
November, 1960, Elisabethville, Katanga, Belgian Congo

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Ole Miss
All The Things You Are
Perdido
Tea For Two
I Surrender Dear
Blueberry Hill
Rockin' Chair
Body and Soul
How High the Moon
Mack the Knife
Stomping At The Savoy
St. Louis Blues
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When The Saints Go Marching In
Mop Mop
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
C'est Si Bon
La Vie En Rose
Undecided
Big Mama's Back In Town
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
That's My Desire
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Bill Bailey

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone, Vocal)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Recording of a concert during Armstrong's trip to Africa sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Paris Blues (film)
December 14, 1960, Paris, France

Battle Royal
Wild Man Moore

Armstrong is Wild Man Moore in film with Ellington and a brace of French jazzmen. Recordings are a with a largely French big band. Solos were supposedly overdubbed later.

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Swinging at the Summit (TV)
January 19, 1961, New York, NY

Give Me the Music Maker
Mack the Knife
Blueberry Hill
I Only Want a Buddy
That's What the Good Book Says
C'est Si Bon
The Man Upstairs
Swinging at the Summit

Louis with George Shearing, Kay Starr and Tony Bennett.

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 14.21) (TV)
March 5, 1961, New York, NY

That's My Home
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Blueberry Hill
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
Bill Bailey

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

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What About Linda? (TV)
Sometime in 1961, Unknown location

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Discorama (TV)
April 12, 1961, Unknown location

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Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington
April 3-4, 1961, New York, NY

It Don't Mean A Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing) (Mills; Ellington, Duke)
Solitude (Delange; Mills; Ellington, Duke)
In A Mellotone (Ellington, Duke)
In A Mellotone (warm-up, Take 1) (Ellington, Duke)
I'm Beginning To See The Light (James; Hodges; George; Ellington, Duke)
I'm Beginning To See The Light (take 1, 4-7) (James; Hodges; George; Ellington, Duke)
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (Ellington, Duke; Russell, Bob)
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (take 1-3) (Russell; Ellington, Duke)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington, Duke; Russell, Bob)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (take 2-5) (Russell; Ellington, Duke)
Duke's Place (Roberts; Katz; Thiele; Ellington, Duke)
Duke's Place (take 5) (Roberts; Katz; Thiele; Ellington, Duke)
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Webster; Ellington, Duke)
Just Squeeze Me (Gaines; Ellington, Duke)
The Beautiful American (Ellington, Duke)
Drop Me Off At Harlem (Ellington, Duke; Kenny)
Drop Me Off At Harlem (take 2) (Ellington, Duke; Kenny)
Mood Indigo (Ellington, Duke; Mills, Irving; Bigard, A.)
I'm Just A Lucky So And So (Ellington, Duke; David)
I'm Just A Lucky So And So (take 1-2) (Ellington, Duke; David)
Azalea (Ellington, Duke)
Azalea (take 8-10) (Ellington, Duke)
Black And Tan Fantasy (Miley; Ellington, Duke)
Black And Tan Fantasy (take 3-6) (Miley; Ellington, Duke)
The Mooche (Mills; Ellington, Duke)
Cotton Tail (Ellington, Duke)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Ellington, Duke (Piano)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
June 30, 1961, Newport, RI

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
That's My Home
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
My Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Georgia On My Mind
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Manning, Irving (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Jewel Brown replaced Velma Middleton as featured vocalist with the band in April. Middleton suffered a stroke while on tour with the band in Africa and passed away after a brief hospitalization. Glaser ordered the band to leave her in Africa, causing much consternation amongst the All Stars. Bigard was deeply insulted and would leave the group shortly thereafter.

The Ed Sullivan Show (Episode 15.14) (TV)
July 2, 1961, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
That's My Home
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
My Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Georgia On My Mind
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Manning, Irving (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

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Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 12, 1961, New York, NY

They Say I Look Like God (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
Everybody's Comin' (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
Intro For Cultural Exchange (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
Medley: Swing Bells, Blow Satchmo, Finale
The Real Ambassadors (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Lambert, Dave (Vocal)
Hendricks, Jon (Vocal)
Ross, Annie (Vocal)
Brubeck, Dave (Piano)
Wright, Gene (Bass)
Morello, Joe (Drums)
Brubeck, Howard (Tubular Bells)

The first of three session for an extended work by Dave Brubeck for the album The Real Ambassadors. Call it what you will -- a jazz operetta or prototypical concept album -- it is a musical epic dedicated to the impact and influence of Louis Armstrong, not just as a musician, but as a twentieth century cultural icon. Far-reaching in depth, and impressively mature decades later.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 13, 1961, New York, NY

I Didn't Know Until You Told Me (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
You Swing Baby (the Duke) (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
One Moment Worth Years (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
Summer Song (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
McRae, Carmen (Vocal)
Brubeck, Dave (Piano)
Wright, Gene (Bass)
Morello, Joe (Drums)
Brubeck, Howard (Tubular Bells)

The penultimate session forThe Real Ambassadorsalbum. Other tracks, not featuring Louis as a performer, are "My One Bad Habit", "Summer Song" and "Easy as You Go" (with Carmen McRae on vocals), and "Blow Satchmo" (with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, vocals). Several tracks were not part of the original vinyl release, but were included in the later CD package: "Lonesome", "Nomad", You Swing Baby", "Summer Song" (with Carmen McRae's vocal), and "Easy as You Go".

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 19, 1961, New York, NY

Cultural Exchange (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
Remember Who You Are (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
King For A Day (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone, Vocal)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Brubeck, Dave (Piano)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Manning, Irving (Bass (arco))
Wright, Gene (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Morello, Joe (Drums)

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 19, 1961, New York, NY

Nomad (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)
Lonesome (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Brubeck, Dave (Piano)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Manning, Irving (Bass (arco))
Wright, Gene (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Morello, Joe (Drums)

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 19, 1961, New York, NY

Good Reviews (Brubeck, Dave; Brubeck, Iola)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
McRae, Carmen (Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Brubeck, Dave (Piano)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Manning, Irving (Bass (arco))
Wright, Gene (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Morello, Joe (Drums)

WRCV Broadcast (radio)
September, 1961, Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown, PA

Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Confessin'
Pretty Little Missy
Lover Come Back to Me
Basin Street Blues
Perdido
Mack the Knife
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Disneyland After Dark (TV)
September 30, 1961, Anaheim, CA

First broadcast April 15, 1962.

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The Ed Sullivan Show (episodes 15.4 and 15.5) (TV)
October, 1961, Sportopalast, Berlin, Germany

Performance for an audience of soldiers taped by a German camera team. Four songs broadcast on October 8, 1961 and three songs broadcast the following week on October 15, 1961.

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The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 15.14) (TV)
December 17, 1961, New York, NY

Duke's Place
In a Mellotone
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

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Winter Carnival at Sun Valley (ABC) (TV)
January, 1962, New York, NY

Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Lazy River
On the Sunny Side of the Street
When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Show telecast on February 23, 1962 from Sun Valley, ID, but Armstrong's performance was taped earlier in New York City.

Goodyear Jazz Concert (TV)
April 2, 1962, New York, NY

Struttin' With Some Barbecue
C'est Si Bon
Jerry
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Satchmo Story - Vol. 1 (TV)
May 15, 1962, Munich, Germany

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Dippermouth Blues
Canal Street Blues
Muskrat Ramble
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Tiger Rag
You Rascal, You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)
Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Telecast on German TV on October 3, 1962

The Satchmo Story - Vol. 2 (TV)
May 15, 1962, Munich, Germany

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Tin Roof Blues
Basin Street Blues
Mahogany Hall Stomp
Blueberry Hill
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Mack the Knife
High Society

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Telecast on German TV on October 11, 1962

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
August 1, 1962, Chicago, IL

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Blueberry Hill
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Basin Street Blues
Yellow Dog Blues
All of Me
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
St. Louis Blues
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Flee as a Bird / Oh, Didn't He Ramble
C'est Si Bon
Ole Miss
La Vie En Rose
The Faithful Hussar
Undecided
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At The Savoy
Bill Bailey
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Jerry
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
After You've Gone

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Ed Sullivan Show (Episode 16.13) (TV)
December 23, 1962, Guantanamo Navy Base, Cuba

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Blueberry Hill
Mack the Knife

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

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All Star Parade of Bands (NBC) (radio)
January 1, 1963, Coconut Grove, Hotel Ambassador, Hollywood, CA

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Blueberry Hill
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Mack the Knife
Jerry
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Australian TV Broadcast (TV)
March, 1963, Sydney, Australia

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Basin Street Blues
Perdido
Blueberry Hill
How High the Moon
Mack the Knife
Swet Georgia Brown
Jerry
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS - Episode 16.13) (TV)
June 23, 1962, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Royal Garden Blues
The Faithful Hussar
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Lively Ones (NBC) (TV)
July 25, 1962, New York, NY

Confessin'

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Hackett, Bobby (Trumpet)
Basie, Bill "Count" (Piano)
Unknown personnel (Bass)
Unknown personnel (Drums)

Berlin-Melodie (TV)
Sometime in 1963,

German television appearance?

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