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Louis Armstrong: 100th Anniversary - Narrated

Louis Armstrong: 100th Anniversary - Narrated
55:03 | 2002

Categories: Documentary, Biography, Music, Arts and Culture

Louis Armstrong was one of the most important and beloved musicians of the 20th century. His trumpet virtuosity set the standard for jazz improvisation, and his singing style forever altered the course of jazz and popular vocalists—influencing everyone from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. From the streets of New Orleans to the great concert halls of Europe, the man known as "Satchmo" entertained everyone from Roaring Twenties' gin mill crowds to the Queen of England. This documentary features vintage performances with both big bands and small groups, as well as television and movie clips of Armstrong alongside Sinatra, Crosby, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, Holiday, Gene Krupa and many others. This version of LOUIS ARMSTRONG: 100TH ANNIVERSARY features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.


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