> Does anybody have any information on home
> recordings of Louis
> Armstrong? I read that he made recordings up until his
> death. What format
> is it in? Where can I get it? What was the earliest
> recording? Any help
> would be greatly appreciated.
> James Hong
I was the transfer engineer who preserved these recordings.
The are housed at the Louis Armstrong Archive at Queens
College in Flushing, NY.
There are 650 1/4" reels of tape in the collection, and they
can be listened to by visiting the archive. The website
offers a few short clips at:
A few years ago the Jazz Heritage Society released a double
CD containing Louis' 1938 Fleischman's Yeast Program
recordings on one disc, and a second disc of excerpts from
the home recordings. A review of the CD with audio clips can
be found at:
Amazon.com lists 2 copies for sale @ $55:
I haven't seen it yet, but apparently, the recently released
book "Pops" by Terry Teachout makes extensive use of the
recordings as source material.
Hope this helps,