February 19, 2012

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Satchmo wows 52nd Street with nary a flatted-fifth in sight.


Traditional Jazz this week from the great Louis Armstrong, recorded live at Basin Street on New York's famed 52nd Street on May 7, 1955.

For those of you interested in the great "Mouldy Fig vs. Chinese Music" controversy (i.e. Dizzy Gillespie, high priest of Be-Bop, once proclaimed Louis Armstrong's Traditional Jazz as Mouldy Fig music and Armstrong fired back saying Gillespie was playing Chinese Music), Armstrong gets in a not-so-subtle dig at Gillespie mid-way through the broadcast.

All good fun and all good musical history via the weekly All-Star Parade Of Bands broadcasts.

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