Additional information about Louis Armstrong House and new Visitor Center
which plans to be opened early 2012.
Yasuhiro "Fuji" Fujioka
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From: "Matt Sohn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Louis Armstrong home recordings
>> Does anybody have any information on home recordings of Louis
>> Armstrong? I read that he made recordings up until his death. What
>> 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: http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/louie_armstrong/multimedia.htm
> 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
> Hope this helps,
> Matt Sohn