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Live Recording Of Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars, 8 May 1954

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Live recording of Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars, Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill, 8 May 1954, including Velma Middleton singing "Baby It's Cold Outside," Stomping at the Savoy," "When It's Sleepytime Down South" (reprise), band break, intro to second set, UNC fraternity announcement, "New Orleans Funeral March," commentary, "C'ect Si Bon," and "Lazy River." [from the collections of the State Archives of North Carolina]
Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars were recorded live in Memorial Hall on 8th, May 1954. The original was a single microphone mono recording that was later mastered with some subtle stereo added for clarity by Brent Lambert in 2006. This recording was made from a 2nd generation high end cassette made from the original reel to reel recording in 1984 by David Robert, the nephew of the recordist and MC of the event itself Martin Carmichael. The remastered digital recordings of the show were graciously donated to the State Archives of North Carolina by Holden Richards.
Play list of entire show:
When Its Sleepytime Down South
Back Home Again in Indiana
Kiss to Build a Dream On
The Buckets Got a Hole in It
Blueberry Hill
Tin Roof Blues
Strutting With Some Barbeque
It's Wonderful
Billy Kyle Piano Medley
The Man I Love
Velma Middleton Intro
Baby It's Cold Outside
Stomping at the Savoy
When Its Sleepytime Down South (Reprise)
- Band Break-
History of Jazz Intro
UNC Fraternity Announcement
New Orleans Funeral March
Extended comedy
C'est Si Bon
Lazy River
Shadrack/When The Saints Go Marching In
High Society
Pennies From Heaven
The Dum-Dum Song
Louis Armstrong Interview
The nicknames Satchmo and Satch are short for Satchelmouth. Like many things in Armstrong's life, which was filled with colorful stories both real and imagined, many of his own telling, the nickname has many possible origins.
The most common tale that biographers tell is the story of Armstrong as a young boy dancing for pennies in the streets of New Orleans, who would scoop up the coins off of the streets and stick them into his mouth to avoid having the bigger children steal them from him. Someone dubbed him "satchel mouth" for his mouth acting as a satchel. Another tale is that because of his large mouth, he was nicknamed "satchel mouth" which became shortened to Satchmo.
Early on he was also known as Dipper, short for Dippermouth, a reference to the piece Dippermouth Blues. and something of a riff on his unusual embouchure.
The nickname Pops came from Armstrong's own tendency to forget people's names and simply call them "pops" instead. The nickname was soon turned on Armstrong himself. It was used as the title of a 2010 biography of Armstrong by Terry Teachout.

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