Tagged: Louis Armstrong

Louis Prima

Louis Prima – Spotlight Bands 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Prima Band with Lily Ann Carol, vocals – January 1946 – Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands – MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are many purists who would strongly object to Louis Prima being referred to as a Jazz musician. Truths to tell, a lot of his popularity early-on...

Joe Williams (Photo: Bill Claxton)

Count Basie Featuring Joe Williams Live From Zardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie with Joe Williams, live from Zardi’s in Hollywood – May 14, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie featuring Joe Williams on vocals, live from Zardi’s on Hollywood Boulevard from May 14, 1956. The venerable Count Basie with the inimitable Joe Williams – two stalwarts and...

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong – Red Callender – Jubilee 1943 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong, in one of the many War Effort programs he did during World War 2. A frequent guest on jubilee all through the War years, Armstrong was a heavy favorite among the troops. Jubilee was a program, originally run briefly on CBS Radio in the late 1930s and known...

Louis Armstrong – Live From Basin Street 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong – Live From Basin Street 1955 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong – Live At Basin Street, New York – May 14, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Louis Armstrong, holding court at Basin Street in New York during his stint of May 1955 and captured for posterity on The All-Star Parade of Bands series from NBC Radio on...

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

The First Timex All-Star Jazz Concert 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat

– The Timex All-Star Jazz Concert – Dec. 30, 1957 – NBC-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Live Jazz on radio had been around practically since radio was invented. But Jazz on TV was something new – and Jazz on Prime Time TV was even newer. One of the...

Thelonious Monk Nonet  – Live In Paris 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Thelonious Monk Nonet – Live In Paris 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

  – Thelonious Monk Nonet – Live In Paris – ORTF, Paris – Nov. 3, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Labor Day weekend and a few notes from the legendary and inimitable Thelonious Monk this afternoon. Recorded live in Paris by the ORTF (Radio France before the big...

Ralph Flanagan Band – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

Ralph Flanagan Band – 1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Ralph Flanagan Band – CBS Radio – September 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. I haven’t posted any Big Band in a while. If you discount Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington, then I really...

Mamie Van Doren Talks About The Beat Generation – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Mamie Van Doren Talks About The Beat Generation – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Interview with Mamie Van Doren for The Beat Generation – June 6, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A staple of the American cultural diet since Cinema began; the Exploitation Film. Certainly during the Cold War, the...

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – February 5, 1953 – Radio France This one’s not only rare, it sounds amazing. The legendary Dizzy Gillespie; high-priest of Bop, Crown-Prince of Cool in concert from Paris, recorded on...