Watch rare footage and classic Louis Armstrong concerts and TV performances in our Satchmo videos playlist below.
The earliest of these films goes back to 1933, and features Louis and his touring band in Copenhagen performing the song ‘Dinah’.
There are also 1960s performances of classic tracks such as ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen’, ‘C’Est Si Bon’, ‘What A Wonderful World’, ‘Mack The Knife’ and ‘I Can’t Give You Anything’ recorded in Sweden, Munich (1962), Antibes (1967) and The Hollywood Palace (1965).
Highlights and special mentions in the video playlist include:
- ‘Blueberry Hill’ recorded in Berlin (1965) with his All Stars – Louis Armstrong (trumpet/vocal), Eddie Shu (clarinet), Tyree Glenn (trombone), Billy Kyle (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass) and Danny Barcelona (drums).
- ‘Basin Street Blues’ recorded in 1964 with Louis Armstrong (trumpet/vocal), Russell “Big Chief” Moore (trombone), Joe Darensbourg (clarinet), Billy Kyle (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass) and Danny Barcelona (drums).
- Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong singing the ‘Birth of the Blues’.
- Louis Armstrong in Full Concert at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1970.
We will keep adding Louis Armstrong videos to the playlist so keep checking back to see what’s new!