“You’ve got to be good or as bad as the devil. … Even if we had two, three days off I still had to blow that horn a few hours to keep up the chops.”
- Louis Armstrong


Published on Jun 25, 2013

Interview by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein
1964. Ravinia near Chicago
Originally aired on WNTH – Winnetka, Illinois

Hat tip kottke

Category: Music, Weekend

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2 Responses to “Where Did You 1st Pick Up the Name Satchmo?”

  1. PeterR says:

    What a sweetheart of a man.

    As he says, “stay happy.”

    Thank you.

  2. Bam_Man says:

    A great artist and a great human being.
    I hate to sound like the old man yelling “Hey, you kids – get off my lawn!”, but they don’t make ‘em like that anymore.
    Stay happy. What great advice.
    His duet of “Summertime” with Ella Fitzgerald has been on my iPod forever and I never get tired of listening to it.