Re: [RedHotJazz] Lil Armstrong - Interview / Documentary
- Mr. Alexander-
Boy Oh Boy, that was a nicely edited interview. Do you happen to know
know who the "announcer" was? There's a real familiarity, but I can't
Was this originally part of a radio broadcast, or maybe the audio of a
film? Perspiring minds need to know <g>.
As for Lil, that wonderful laugh will live with me forever. I'd rub and
scrub and eat the suds, if she'd only come back to us. Thanks so much
for making it available.
Red Beans and Ricely-- Mugg Muggles
The Man With the Jive
- I agree and offer many thanks.
The ponderous and portentous style reminded me of VOA 'Jazz Hour' in Special
English with which I grew up ,trannie under bed covers. Willis Conover style
of delivery certainly, but not ,I think, the man himself.
The tone of the commentary however reminded me of purple Bleshian excess.
This material was in the Histories pre-1963 so either Lil kept telling the
same story word for word, or this is earlier.
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- This recording is from a Riverside LP:
RLP 12 120 Satchmo and Me / Lil Armstrong a Documentary which came out in
1963 or 1964.
I don't have access to the original. I was bidding on it on eBay a few years
ago and lost. It sold for around $70 if I remember correctly. The seller
recognized that I was a losing bidder and sent me a copy on tape for free
for the archive.
I don't know who the announcer is. His tone is a little 1950's man and
overly dramatic but I think Lil's stories overshadow all that.
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