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Louis Armstrong: The Early 1950's

Episode 16

Episode date - February 26, 2010

How Music Changed

    This show covers Louis in the early 1950s, a time when progressive had turned its back on him. Rather than turning himself inside out trying to conform to the bebopper’s ideas, he decided to stay true to himself.

    His lip had already endured nearly forty years of abuse, so it was time for Louis to relax. From this point forward, Louis is simultaneously a pop artist and a living legend.

    Songs covered include:

    1) That Lucky Old Sun

    2) I Surrender Dear

    3) La Vie En Rose

    4) My Sweet Hunk o’ Trash (with Billie Holiday)

    5) (I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal You (with Louis Jordan)

    6) Dream a Little Dream of Me (with Ella Fitzgerald)

    7) Gone Fishin’ (with Bing Crosby)

    8) A Kiss to Build a Dream On

    9) Your Cheatin’ Heart

    10) When It’s Sleepy Time Down South

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