"Legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong performs seven classic tunes in this release comprised of footage from television appearances, "Soundies," and early-sixties Goodyear Tyre Company jazz shorts. "Hello Dolly" and "Hello Dolly (Reprise)" are taken from a live television performance in Fort Hood, Texas in the midst of the 1967 Operation Entertainment Tour, "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" and "Just Because" were originally crafted as "Soundies" to showcase Armstrong to the uninitiated, and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen", When the Saints Go Marching In" and "C'est Si Bon" are culled from a series of Goodyear Tyre Jazz shorts filmed in 1961." - Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Louis Armstrong was the hottest jazz musician of his time, and considered the first to really bring jazz into its own. Nicknamed "Satchmo" he is still celebrated today as a truly exceptional trumpeter and instinctive musician. This DVD compiles seven performances--culled from a 1967 performance for military personnel in Fort Hood, Texas, 1942 promotional clips produced for coin operated machines, and 1961 shorts produced by Goodyear.
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