A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
On 15 August 1956 one of the jazz events of the decade took place, a concert that has been immortalised on record as Jazz at The Hollywood Bowl.
This four CD box set includes a 162 hardback book full of rare and unseen images of Satchmo, as well as over 70 tracks that trace Armstrong’s career.
Ranked and rated, from big-band leaders to bebop pioneers and fusion futurists, uDiscover reveals a list of the 50 best jazz drummers of all time.
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
Norman Granz was unique in the business in his sense of justice, fairness and equality and had a true passion for the music that had become known as jazz not long before...
Louis Armstrong’s birthday has been the source of much confusion over the years. We sort the myth from the fact to celebrate Satchmo.
‘A Day With Satchmo’ captures a 1957 session between Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson, featuring every take and every minute of recording.
Today there’s not a person in the world who does not associate What A Wonderful World with Louis Armstrong. Read about the story behind the song.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
It was 28 June 1928, when Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five recorded one of the landmark recordings of the 20th century: West End Blues.
From the Blues to bossa nova and calypsos to carols she imbued all with her unique voice. Ella Fitzgerald will live forever…
Louis Armstrong topped both the Billboard singles chart and album chart with Hello Dolly. He also had huge success with it around the world.
The Motown genius was celebrating the influence of Ellington, Armstrong and more.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.