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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Satchmo": Remembering the Man & his Music

On this day, July 6, 1971, America laid to rest one of its greatest musicians: "Satchmo"

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Remembering the man. . .

Louis Armstrong - Mini Biography

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
A video biography about Louis Armstrong and the inspiration behind his song 
"What a Wonderful World"

Louis Armstrong - Nicknames
A video biography about Louis Armstrong and the story behind his most famous nickname "Satchmo"

and his music:

 Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In

 Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly Live
 
Louis Armstrong - When You're Smiling 

Louis Armstrong - Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Dizzie Gillespie & Louis Armstrong - Umbrella Man

Do you have a favorite "Satchmo" tune...perhaps one of these or maybe one of his other great hits?