Louis Armstrong
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It's 100 years ago this week that the first jazz record was recorded… #BlackHistoryMonth
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Louis Armstrong
02/22/2017 at 08:39. Facebook
It's 100 years ago this week that the first jazz record was recorded…so the story goes. He's the story of the recording of the music we love and Pop's part in it all…
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The History Of Recorded Jazz | uDiscover

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Back in the day, singles were important for jazz…
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100 Great Jazz 45s | uDiscover

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Classic…
Celebrating Pops and all the other great jazz band leaders… If swing is your thing…
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Swing, Swing, Swing: The Best Jazz Bandleaders Of All Time | uDiscover

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A famous day in musical history. Ella begins recording the Cole Porter Songbook that would lead to Verve Records pairing her with Pops to record their fabulous duet albums. Together they reprise 'Let's Do it (Let's Fall in Love)', which version do you prefer?
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reDiscover : Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook

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Like Pops, Louis Jordan did so much to bring black musicians to the attention of a white audience. He played with Pops's band and was known as The king of the Juke Boxes. He passed away #OTD 1975
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This is a topic that rises tensions on both sides of the debate. Louis was accused by some of being too smith and deserting jazz… just goes to show you! We think it doesn't matter how you get people into the jazz tent…just get 'em in!
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It’s OK To Like Smooth Jazz | uDiscover

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It was #OTD 1956 that Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time…she and Pops would later record some classic albums for the label
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Ella and Verve - How It All Began | uDiscover

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Classic…
Pops's old friend Ella's Song Book series are a masterclass and now there's an exhibition about them…
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Ella's Songbooks On Display - uDiscover

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Louis and Nat King Cole did so much to advance the cause of African-American performers in a world that had still not fully embraced the idea of equality
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reDiscover ‘Unforgettable’ | uDiscover

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Paying our respects to Gene Krupa today, on what would have been his 98th birthday… He and Pops worked together
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Gene Krupa - uDiscover

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Buddy Bregman who worked for Verve Records has passed away. Among his many achievements was to arrange and conduct the Ella & Louis album
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Buddy Bregman RIP

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He was the doyen of jazz critics and wrote 1000s of liner notes, includingPops, among many others. Nat Hentoff RIP
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Nat Hentoff RIP

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This is from June 1963. Is the original plaque in Louis Armstrong House Museum?
What a treat, a must see from our friends at Louis Armstrong House Museum Enjoy!