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And I Think To Myself: Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

So when looking for stuff about the great Satchmo, I came across this bit: Armstrong’s birthdate was originally supposed to be July 4, 1900. However, his birthday was actually August 4, 1901–somebody apparently found a baptismal certificate in the 80s, after Armstrong’s death. Now, I’m not certain if that’s what he was told and actually believed (Wikipedia) or if that’s just something he came up with because he didn’t know his own birthdate (’s forum–their FAQ is broken, apparently). But either way, that’s fascinating.

Speaking of fascinating: look what I found while searching for appropriate video clips: Louis Armstrong on The Johnny Cash Show, and the two of them playing a Jimmie Rodgers cover. This is so cool, I just had to share:

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And, of course, a perennial favorite is next…

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