Twilight (1963 - 1971)

The sixties saw the biggest cultural upheaval in the Western World since -- well, the twenties. Once again, an old line of performers was washed aside by an unrelenting flood of fresh artists and their young fans. Louis Armstrong was not immune to this changing of the guard.

The decade that started off with a fine pairing with Duke Ellington kept rolling with a lively and inventive tribute by Dave Brubeck that must surely take a place as one of the first concept albums. But before long, Louis' recorded career sank into a morass of mediocre MOR, swept aside by the infectious energy of rock and roll. Late-decade attempts at a revival with a Disney collection and an ill-advised modern pop album did nothing to boost this falling-out; yet, true to form, his own enthusiasm never sagged.

Ironically, as his recorded output reached its nadir, Satch's popularity soared to its all-time peak. Spurred by the unexpected worldwide success of "Hello Dolly" (a song he had forgotten even recording!), he was suddenly in demand for every television venue available. A new generation of music buyers was handed a hearty introduction to the King of Jazz, though for many it was a long time before they could hope to grasp his importance. His last big hit, "What a Wonderful World", didn't really leave its mark until its inclusion in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, 16 years after he had passed away. But the song perfectly encapsulates the heart and soul of Louis Armstrong: anytime he appeared on film, played on stage, or performed on record, it was, indeed, a wonderful, wonderful world.

Armstrong died of a heart attack on July 6, 1971, at his home in Corona, Queens, New York, NY and is interred in Flushing Cemetery in Queens, New York, NY.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
December 3, 1963, New York, NY

Hello, Dolly! (Herman, Jerry) -- Kapp 573
A Lot Of Livin' To Do (Adams, Lee; Shouse, Charles) -- Kapp 573

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Gottuso, Tony (Banjo, Guitar)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The publisher got Glaser to get Armstrong to record this tune from a show that had yet to open simply as a way to promote the show. Louis and the boys clearly didn't think much of this toss-off tune and the record company overdubbed the cheesy banjo to give it a little extra pep. But when Glaser heard the demo, he knew it was a hit and pushed hard to get it released. Within weeks, it would be the biggest selling disc in America (at the height of Beatlemania) and fuel Armstrong's popularity throughout his final decade.

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
January 13, 1964, Cleveland, OH

Rockin' Chair
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)
Lazy Bones
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)
Gone Fishin'
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Moore, Russel "Big Chief" (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

First show of a week of appearances on the popular talk show. The All Stars may be replaced by the house band on some cuts.

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
January 14, 1964, Cleveland, OH

Blueberry Hill
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
St. Louis Blues
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
January 15, 1964, Cleveland, OH

Ain't Misbehavin'
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)
Wabash Blues
Yellow Dog Blues
Someday You'll Be Sorry

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
January 16, 1964, Cleveland, OH

Basin Street Blues
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)
Old Man Mose

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
January 17, 1964, Cleveland, OH

You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)
I Cover the Waterfront
     Douglas, Mike (Vocal)
Muskrat Ramble
I Can't Give You Anything But Love

What's My Line? (TV)
March 22, 1964, Unknown location

Appearance as a "Mystery Guest"

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
April 18, 1964, New York, NY

Jeepers Creepers (Warren, Harry; Mercer, John H.)
Hey, Look Me Over (Coleman, Cy; Leigh, Carolyn)
I Still Get Jealous (Styne, Jule; Cahn, Sammy)
Someday (Armstrong, Louis)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On (Kalmar; Ruby; Hammerstein)
Blueberry Hill (Lewis, Al; Stock, Larry; Rose, Vincent)
Be My Life's Companion (Hilliard, Bob; Delugg, Milton)
It's Been A Long Long Time (Styne, Jule; Cahn, Sammy)
You Are Woman, I Am Man (Merrill, Bob; Styne, Jule)
Moon River (Mercer, Johnny; Mancini, Henry)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Moore, Russell "Big Chief" (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Thompson, Glen (Banjo, Guitar)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Unknown personnel (Woodwinds)

After a two-year studio layoff, Armstrong is suddenly in demand for recording by any and all labels interested at all. Amazing what a hit record can do!

The Hollywood Palace (Episode 1.22) (TV)
May 30, 1964, Hollywood, CA

Armstrongs first of six appearances on the popular, long-running Saturday night variety show of the mid-to-late 1960's, originating from the Hollywood Palace Theater (formerly the El Capitan) on Hollywood Boulevard. There was a revolving guest host, usually a singer or comedian, each week. Bing Crosby was the most frequent guest host (including, of course, the Christmas Week show), but other frequent guest hosts included Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Durante, Don Adams, Fred Astaire, and Judy Garland. The Rolling Stones made their first U.S. TV appearence on the show in 1964. The waning popularity of weekly variety shows contributed to "Hollywood Palace" being cancelled in early 1970, but it's still well-remembered by its many fans. (Bob Sorrentino, IMDB)

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 3, 1964, New York, NY

So Long, Dearie (Herman, Jerry) [master 33848] -- Mercury 72338
Pretty Little Missy (Armstrong, L.; Kyle, B.) [master 33849] -- Mercury 72338

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Moore, Russell "Big Chief" (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Thompson, Glen (Banjo, Guitar)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Unknown personnel (Woodwinds)

"So Long, Dearie" was songwriter Jerry Herman's followup to "Hello, Dolly".

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 18.2) (TV)
October 4, 1964, New York, NY

Hello, Dolly
So Long Dearie

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
November 3, 1964, New York, NY

Bye 'n Bye (Armstrong, Louis) [master 34066] -- Mercury 72371
Faith (unknown) [master 34067] -- Mercury 72371

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Moore, Russell "Big Chief" (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Raim, Walter (Banjo, Guitar)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Hollywood Palace (Episode #2.13) (TV)
December 19, 1964, Hollywood, CA

Not listed in Willems discography

More info at imdb.com

The Bell Telephone Hour: The American Song (NBC) (TV)
February 2, 1965, Unknown Location

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Blueberry Hill
Basin Street Blues
Hello, Dolly

More info at imdb.com

Hello Satchmo (film)
March, 1965, Lucerna Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Indiana
Hello, Dolly
When the Saints Go Marching In
Royal Garden Blues
The Faithful Hussar
Mack the Knife
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Blueberry Hill

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glen, Tyree (Trombone)
Shu, Eddie (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

25-minute documentary of Armstrong's visit to Prague filmed by the (then-young) documentary film maker Jan Spata. Not included in Willems discography.

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong
March, 1965, Lucerna Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Indiana
Hello, Dolly
When the Saints Go Marching In
Royal Garden Blues
The Faithful Hussar
Mack the Knife
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Blueberry Hill

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glen, Tyree (Trombone)
Shu, Eddie (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Released in 1980 as Louis Armstrong In Prague: Lucerna Hall 1965 on Panton 8015 0075. Available in MP3 on Amazon with Indiana mislabeled as Louisiana. Presumably the same concert as the Hello Satchmo documentary film.

Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
March 22, 1965, Friedrichstadtpalast, Berlin, Germany

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Blueberry Hill
Without a Song
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
The Faithful Hussar
Memories of You
Hello, Dolly
Tiger Rag
Black and Blue
When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Lover, Come Back to Me
Can't Help Loving that Man
When the Saints Go Marching In
Royal Garden Blues
How High the Moon
Stompin' at the Savoy
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
My Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Mop Mop
When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glen, Tyree (Trombone)
Shu, Eddie (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Released on iTunes and as two stereo CDs by Jazzpoint Records: JP 1062 and JP 1063

The Hollywood Palace (Episode #2.30 and #3.2) (TV)
April 11, 1965, ABC Palace Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Hello, Dolly
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Mack the Knife
Blueberry Hill
Old Man Time
     Durante, Jimmy (Vocal)
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Dardanella
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal)
South Rampart Street Parade
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal) Harris, Phil (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Shu, Eddie (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Mitchell Ayres (Conductor)

Two programs taped on the same day and aired May 1, 1965 and May 29, 1965.

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong
June 4, 1965, Paris, France

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Tiger Rag
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Perdido
Hello Dolly
On The Alamo
Cabaret
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Lover Come Back To Me
Can't Help Lovin' That Man
Mop Mop / Blueberry Hill
Muskrat Ramble
Volare
Cocktails For Two
Stompin' At The Savoy
Improvisations On It's Easy To Remember
Improvisations On Teach Me Tonight
That's My Desire
Ole Miss
Mack The Knife
Medley: Tenderly / You'll Never Walk Alone / Mop Mop (Boff Boff)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
My Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
When The Saints Go Marchin' In / Finale.

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Shu, Eddie (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Released on a Double LP The Essential Louis Armstrong: Recorded Live At The Palais Des Sports, Paris, 1965. Digitally remastered by Alexis Frenkel and Christophe Henault (Art Et Son Studio, Paris, France) in 2001 for a CD release on Verve.

Shindig (ABC) (TV)
July, 1965, Hollywood, CA

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Avalon
I've Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do
Mack The Knife
Ole Miss
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Blueberry Hill
Hello, Dolly
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
My Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone, Vocal, Vibraphone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Two shows recorded on the same day for air on November 4, 1965 and November 11, 1965. The first has been issued on video as "Solo" (Jazz Classics JCVC 102)

Where the Boys Meet the Girls (film)
July 26, 1965, Hollywood, CA

I Got Rhythm
Throw It Out Of Your Mind

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
September 10, 1965, Hollywood, CA

Short But Sweet (Rosen, S.; Puglisi, T.; Armstrong, Louis) [master 36834] -- Mercury 21081
The Circle Of Your Arms (Leigh, C.; Segal, J.) [master 36857] -- Mercury 21081
I Like This Kind Of Party [master 36858] -- Fontana 683.283 JCL
The Three Of Us [master 36859] -- Fontana 683.283 JCL

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Gray, John (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

"I Like This Kind of Party" and "The Three of Us" were originally released only in Europe.

The Dean Martin Show (NBC) (TV)
September 26, 1966, Los Angeles, CA

A Lot Of Livin' To Do
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Someday You'll Be Sorry
So Long Dearie
Medley I
     Martin, Dean (Vocal) Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Studio Orchestra)
Medley II
     Martin, Dean (Vocal) Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Studio Orchestra)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone, Vocal)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Two shows taped simultaneously and aired on October 21, 1965 and December 9, 1965. IMDB lists an Dean Martin Show appearance that aired on November 3, 1966 but is not listed in Willems discography. Armstrong joins host Martin with Les Brown and His Band of Renown on the two medleys.

More info at imdb.com

A Man Called Adam (film)
November, 1965, Boston, MA

Someday, Sweetheart
Back O' Town Blues
Muskrat Ramble
Ole Miss

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone, Vocal)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Supporting role as Willie Ferguson in this Sammy Davis Jr. vehicle.

More info at imdb.com

I've Got a Secret (TV)
December 27, 1965, New York, NY

Panel discussion with Steve Allen, including an appearance by Peter Davis, who was Armstrong's first music teacher when Armstrong was incarcerated at the Colored Waif's Home in 1912.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
April, 1966, New York, NY

When The Saints Go Marchin' In (Traditional) [master 38008] -- Mercury 72574
Cheesecake (Fields, I.; Armstrong, Louis) [master 38009] -- Mercury SG 61081
Tyree's Blues (Glenn, Tyree; Armstrong, Louis) [master 38010] -- Mercury SG 61081

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Lernia, Alfred Di (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

"Saints" was paired with "Mame", from the following session, for a new single.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
May, 1966, New York, NY

Mame (Herman, Jerry) [master 38500] -- Mercury 72574
Unknown Title (unknown) [master 38501] -- Mercury unreleased
Tin Roof Blues (Mares; Melrose; Pollack; Stitzel) [master 38502] -- Mercury SG 61081

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Lernia, Alfred Di (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

"Mame" became the new Armstrong single, backed with "The Saints..." from the April session.

Louis Armstrong With Guy Lombardo's Orchestra
July, 1966, New York, NY

Mumbo Jumbo (unknown) [master 45-26377] -- Capitol 5716
Come Along Down (unknown) [master 45-26378] -- Capitol 5716

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Lombardo, Guy (Conductor)
Unknown personnel (Orchestra)

A one-off single for Capitol with a bandleader that Armstrong, oddly enough, deeply admired.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
August 25, 1966, New York, NY

Canal Street Blues (Oliver, Joe "King") [master CO 90013] -- Columbia 4-43819

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Dominick, Robert (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
August 25, 1966, New York, NY

Cabaret (Kander, John; Ebb, Fred) [master CO 90014] -- Columbia 4-43819

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Dominick, Robert (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Mersey, Bob (Conductor)

The cavalcade of show tunes continues with this one-off single, now for Columbia.

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 20.1) (TV)
September 11, 1966, New York, NY

Cabaret

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Di Lernia, Alfred (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Ray Bloch (Conductor)

Armstrong's final appearance on, perhaps, the most important television variety show of the 20th century.

More info at imdb.com

The Hollywood Palace (Episode #4.26) (TV)
September, 1966, Hollywood, CA

Cheesecake
Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band
Muskrat Ramble

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Crosby, Bing (Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Air date April 1, 1967

More info at imdb.com

Danny Kaye Show (TV)
September, 1966, Los Angeles, CA

Blueberry Hill
C'est Si Bon
Medley of 12 Armstrong Hits
     Kaye, Danny (Vocal) Valente, Caterina (Vocal) Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong With Gerald Sims' Orchestra
March, 1967, New York, NY

Day Dream (unknown) [master 118624] -- Brunswick 55318
Step Down Brother, Next Case (unknown) [master 118625] -- Brunswick 55328
Louis' Dream (unknown) [master 118626] -- Brunswick 55328
Northern Boulevard Blues (unknown) [master 118627] -- Brunswick 55318

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bailey, Buster (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Dominick, Robert (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Sims, Gerald (Conductor)

A jump over to Brunswick for a pair of singles.

The Tonight Show (TV)
June 22, 1967, New York, NY

Hello, Dolly
Mame

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Newson, Tony (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Mottola, Tony (Banjo)
Safranski, Ed (Bass)
Shaughnessy, Ed (Drums)

French Television Broadcast (TV)
July 27, 1967, Juan-Les-Pins, France

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Tiger Rag
The Girl from Ipanema
Hello, Dolly
Avalon
Time After Time
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Cabaret
Muskrat Ramble
Blueberry Hill
That's My Desire
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At The Savoy
Medley: Tenderly, You'll Never Walk Alone
Mop Mop

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Sacha Distel (Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Tonight Show (TV)
August 3, 1967, New York, NY

Blueberry Hill
Cabaret

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong's Orchestra And Chorus
August 16, 1967, New York, NY

The Sunshine of Love (Whitcup, Leonard; Gierich, C.; Douglass, G.) [master AMP 14206]
What A Wonderful World (Weiss, George David; Douglass, G.) [master AMP 14207] -- ABC-Paramount 45-10982

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Wilder, Joe (Trumpet)
Terry, Clark (Trumpet)
Green, Urbie (Trombone)
Johnson, J.J. (Trombone)
Marowitz, Sam (Woodwinds)
Trimboli, Dan (Woodwinds)
Richardson, Jerome (Woodwinds)
Stanfeld, Raymond (Baritone Saxophone)
Jones, Hank (Piano)
Hanlon, Allen (Guitar)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Suyker, Wilard (Guitar)
Savakus, Russell (Bass)
Tate, Grady (Drums)
Hard, Warren (Percussion)
Unknown personnel (Strings)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
Goodman, Tommy (Arranger, Conductor)

A sizable hit in Britain, "What a Wonderful World" did nothing in America until its inclusion in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam two decades later in 1987. The song is actually an anachronism since it is played in a scene set in 1965 (two years before the recording), but director Barry Levinson felt the song's aptness to the scene was worth the historical inaccuracy.

Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
August 16, 1967, New York City,

Hellzapoppin' (Grudeff, Marion; Jessel, Raymond) [master AMP 14208] -- ABC-Paramount ABC 45-11075
Cabaret (Kander, John; Ebb, Fred) [master AMP 14209] -- ABC-Paramount 45-10982

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong With Dick Jacobs' Orchestra
October 9, 1967, New York, NY

Rosie [master 119490] -- Brunswick 55350
You'll Never Walk Alone (Rogers, Richard; II, Oscar Hammerstein) [master 119491] -- Brunswick 55350
Willkommen [master 119492] -- Brunswick 55360

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Hayes, Ernie (Organ)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Caiola, Al (Guitar)
Barksdale, Everett (Electric Bass)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Tate, Grady (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
James, Dick (Conductor)

The Tonight Show (TV)
October 11, 1967, New York, NY

What a Wonderful World
You'll Never Walk Alone

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Severinsen, Doc (Conductor)

Louis Armstrong With Dick Jacobs' Orchestra
November 1, 1967, New York, NY

The Happy Time -- Brunswick 55360
I Believe -- Brunswick 55395
The Gypsy In My Soul -- Brunswick BL 754136
That's My Desire (Kresa, Helmy; Loveday, Carroll) -- Brunswick BL 754136

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone, Vocal)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Hayes, Ernie (Organ)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Caiola, Al (Guitar)
Barksdale, Everett (Electric Bass)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Tate, Grady (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
James, Dick (Conductor)

Louis Armstrong E I Suoi Solisti
December 11, 1967, New York, NY

Mi Va Di Cantare -- Company Discografica Italiana CDI 2017
Dimi Dimi Dimi -- Company Discografica Italiana CDI 2026

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Terry, Clark (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Richardson, Wally (Guitar)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
James, Dick (Conductor)

Two singles for the Italian market.

Louis Armstrong E I Suoi Solisti
December 12, 1967, New York, NY

Grassa E Bella -- Company Discografica Italiana CDI 2017
Farfalina -- Company Discografica Italiana CDI 2026

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Nothingham, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Richardson, Wally (Guitar)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Ryerson, Art (Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
James, Dick (Conductor)

Two singles for the Italian market.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
December 18, 1967, New York, NY

No Time Is a Good Good-Bye Time -- United Artists 50251
We're A Home -- United Artists 50251

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Terry, Clark (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Richardson, Wally (Guitar)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
James, Dick (Conductor)

The Jackie Gleason Show (episode 2.16) (TV)
December 30, 1967, Miami, FL

Cabaret
What a Wonderful World

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

More info at imdb.com

The Hollywood Palace (Episode #5.22) (TV)
January 11, 1968, Los Angeles, CA

Willkommen
No Time Is a Good-Bye Time

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Mitchell Ayres (Conductor)

ABC-TV program hosted by Milton Berle. Aired February 24, 1968

More info at imdb.com

The Tonight Show (TV)
January 25, 1968, New York, NY

Willkommen
Mack the Knife

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Severinsen, Doc (Conductor)

San Remo Song Festival (TV)
February 2-3, 1968, San Remo, Italy

Mi Va Di Cantare

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Gualdi, Engel (Clarinet, Conductor)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
De Filippi, Bruno (Banjo)
Unknown personnel (Small group)

The Bell Telephone Hour: Jazz, The Intimate Art (TV)
February 20, 1968, Kapp Studios, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Hello, Dolly
Rose
Kinda Love Song
     Weiss, George (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Aired April 26, 1968. Video KAYJAZZ KJ 016

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong With Dick Jacobs' Orchestra
February 20, 1968, New York, NY

Life Of The Party -- Kapp K 901
Kinda Love Song -- Kapp K 977

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Orchestra)
Unknown personnel (Choir)
James, Dick (Conductor)

Louis Armstrong
February 27, 1968, New York, NY

Bout Time (Sherman, Richard M.; Sherman, Robert B.)
The Bare Necessities (Gilkyson, Terry)
Ten Feet Off The Ground (Sherman, Richard M.; Sherman, Robert B.)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Terry, Clark (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Ryerson, Art (Banjo, Guitar)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

First session for the AlbumDisney Songs The Satchmo Way

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
March 26, 1968, New York, NY

Sunrise, Sunset -- Brunswick 55395
I Will Wait For You -- Brunswick 55380
Talk To The Animals -- Brunswick 55380

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Notthingham, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Barksdale, Everett (Guitar)
Ryerson, Art (Banjo)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)

"Talk to the Animals" was used in the credits of the Eddie Murphy film version ofDr. Doolittle.

The Tonight Show (TV)
March 28, 1968, New York, NY

Cabaret
A Kiss to Build a Dream On

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Severinsen, Doc (Conductor)

Sammy Davis, Jr. guest hosts

40th Annual Academy Awards (TV)
April 10, 1968, Hollywoood, CA

The Bare Necessities

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Bernstein, Elmer (Conductor)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Broadcast hosted by Bob Hope

More info at imdb.com

The Tonight Show (TV)
April 22, 1968, New York, NY

Hello, Dolly
The Bare Necessities

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Severinsen, Doc (Conductor)

Louis Armstrong
May 16, 1968, Hollywood, CA

The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (Blackburn, Tom; Bruns, George)
When You Wish Upon A Star (Washington, Ned; Harline, Leigh)
Bibbidy-bobbidy-boo (Livingston, Jerry; David, Mack; Hoffman, Al)
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah (Gilbert, Ray; Wrubel, Allie)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Orchestra)
Unknown personnel (Choir)

Louis Armstrong
May 17, 1968, Hollywood, CA

Chim Chim Cher-ee (Sherman, Richard M.; Sherman, Robert B.)
Heigh-ho (the Dwarfs' Marching Song) (Morey, Larry; Churchill, Frank)
Whistle While You Work (Morey, Larry; Churchill, Frank)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Orchestra)
Unknown personnel (Choir)

Hello, Dolly (film)
May, 1968, Hollywood, CA

Hello, Dolly! (Herman, Jerry)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Streisand, Barbara (Vocal)
Newman, Lionel (Conductor)
Unknown personnel (Studio orchestra)

A big-budget film marred by the unfortunate casting of a much-too-young Barbara Streisand. Pops had the hit single so he got a four minute cameo to sing the title cut and steal the show.

More info at imdb.com

BBC-TV Program (TV)
July 2, 1968, Sheppards Bush Studios, London, England

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana, (Back Home Again In)
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Rockin' Chair
Mame
What a Wonderful World
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Blueberry Hill
Mack the Knife
That's My Desire
The Bare Necessities
Hello, Dolly

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone, Vocal)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Two shows for the BBC taped on the same day and aired on August 2, 1968 and August 9, 1968. Shows also included a number of other songs featuring members of the band, including vocalist Jewel Brown.

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
July 23, 1968, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Schwant, Wilbur; Andre, Fabian; Kahn, Gus)
I Guess I'll Get The Papers And Go Home (Price, Hughie; Rogers, Dick; Kanner, Hal)
There Must Be A Way (Gallop, Sammy; Saxon, David)
Give Me Your Kisses (Whitcup, Leonard; Thiele, Bob)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Catlett, Buddy (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars
July 24, 1968, Las Vegas, Nevada,

Hello Brother (Weiss, George David; Thiele, Bob)
The Home Fire (Weiss, George David; Douglass, G.)
Fantastic, That's You (Cates, Bob; Thiele, Bob; Green, Mort)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Orchestra)
Butler, Art (Conductor)

Armstrong suffered from serious heart and kidney problems from September, 1968 through April, 1969 and spent considerable time in the hospital. When he returned to performing in late 1969, he was ordered by his doctor to stop playing trumpet due to the strain on his lungs. Armstrong resumed playing trumpet sporadically in September, 1970.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)
October 28, 1969, London, England

We Have All The Time In The World -- United Artists 50617
Pretty Little Missy (Armstrong, L.; Kyle, B.) -- United Artists 50617

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Barry, John (Conductor)
Unknown personnel (Orchestra)

Armstrong's first recording since suffering major health problems in late '68 and early '69.

More info at imdb.com

Today Show (NBC) (TV)
January 13, 1970, New York, NY

Someday You'll Be Sorry

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Small group)

Special small-scale pressing for employees of the Mrs. Paul's Kitchens Company of a number of performances by different jazz artists on the Today Show: "Today Show - From Ragtime to Rock: A History of American Music".

Dick Cavett Show (TV)
January 13, 1970, New York, NY

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Small group)

The Flip Wilson Show (episode #1.6) (TV)
January 23, 1970, Unknown location

Appearance listed in IMDB but not in Willems discography.

More info at imdb.com

David Frost Show (TV)
February 11, 1970, New York, NY

Hello, Dolly
Moon River
Blueberry Hill

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Taylor, Billy (Conductor)

The Tonight Show (TV)
February 13, 1970, New York, NY

Mack the Knife
Hello, Dolly

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Severinsen, Doc (Conductor)

Joan Rivers guest hosts

More info at imdb.com

The Tonight Show (TV)
April 3, 1970, Unknown location

We Have All The Time In The World
Someday You'll Be Sorry

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Severinsen, Doc (Conductor)

More info at imdb.com

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
May 25, 1970, Philadelphia, PA

First of a week of appearances on Douglas' popular talk show. Taped as a block on two days with additional airings in August.

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
May 26, 1970, Philadelphia, PA

St. Louis Blues
Confessin'

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Armstrong is joined by his wife, Lucille, who demonstrates her red beans and rice recipe.

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
May 27, 1970, Philadelphia, PA

Chicago

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
May 28, 1970, Philadelphia, PA

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
I Surrender Dear

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Mike Douglas Show (TV)
May 29, 1970, Philadelphia, PA

Blueberry Hill
Hello, Dolly
     Bailey, Pearl (Vocal)
Basin Street Blues
     Davis Jr., Sammy (Drums)
When The Saints Go Marching In
     Davis Jr., Sammy (Drums)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Bailey joins electronically from Atlanta on Hello, Dolly.

Louis Armstrong And His Friends
May 26, 1970, New York, NY

Mood Indigo (Ellington, Duke; Mills, Irving; Bigard, A.; Ellington, Duke; Mills, Irving; Bigard, A.)
What A Wonderful World (Weiss, George David; Douglass, G.; Weiss, G.D.; Thiele, B.)
My One And Only Love (Mellin, R.; Woods; Mellin, R.; Woods)
Here's My Heart For Christmas -- Philips 6073 701

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Black, Arnold (Violin)
Clarke, Selwart Richard (Violin)
Collymore, Winston (Violin)
Gershman, Paul (Violin)
Green, Manny (Violin)
Lookofsky, Harry (Violin)
Orloff, Gene (Violin)
Malin, Joe (Violin)
Pollikoff, Max (Violin)
Barber, Julien (Viola)
Brown, Alfred (Viola)
Schwartz, David (Viola)
Vardi, Emanuel (Viola)
McCracken, Charles (Cello)
Moore, Kermit (Cello)
Ricci, George (Cello)
Schulman, Allan (Cello)
Davis, Richard (Bass)
Duvivier, George (Bass)
Jr., John Williams (Electric Bass)
Brown, Sam (Guitar)
Burrell, Kenny (Guitar)
Spaulding, James (Flute)
Owens, Frank (Piano)
Purdie, Pretty (Drums)
Nelson, Oliver (Arranger, Conductor)

Louis Armstrong And His Friends
May 27, 1970, New York, NY

His Father Wore Long Hair (Weiss, G.D.; Thiele, Bob; Rivelli, P.; Weiss, G.D.; Thiele, Bob; Rivelli, P.)
Everybody's Talkin' (Neil, Fred; Neil, Fred)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Black, Arnold (Violin)
Clarke, Selwart Richard (Violin)
Collymore, Winston (Violin)
Gershman, Paul (Violin)
Green, Manny (Violin)
Lookofsky, Harry (Violin)
Raimondi, Matthew (Violin)
Malin, Joe (Violin)
Pollikoff, Max (Violin)
Barber, Julien (Viola)
Brown, Alfred (Viola)
Schwartz, David (Viola)
Vardi, Emanuel (Viola)
McCracken, Charles (Cello)
Moore, Kermit (Cello)
Ricci, George (Cello)
Schulman, Allan (Cello)
Davis, Richard (Bass)
Duvivier, George (Bass)
Jr., John Williams (Electric Bass)
Brown, Sam (Guitar)
Burrell, Kenny (Guitar)
Spaulding, James (Flute)
Owens, Frank (Piano)
Purdie, Pretty (Drums)
Golden, Gene (Congas)
Nelson, Oliver (Arranger, Conductor)

Louis Armstrong And His Friends
May 27, 1970, New York, NY

The Creator Has A Master Plan (Sanders, Pharaoh; Thomas, Leon; Sanders, Pharaoh; Thomas, Leon)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Thomas, Leon (Vocal)
Nelson, Oliver (Arranger, Conductor)
Black, Arnold (Violin)
Clarke, Selwart Richard (Violin)
Collymore, Winston (Violin)
Gershman, Paul (Violin)
Green, Manny (Violin)
Lookofsky, Harry (Violin)
Raimondi, Matthew (Violin)
Malin, Joe (Violin)
Pollikoff, Max (Violin)
Barber, Julien (Viola)
Brown, Alfred (Viola)
Schwartz, David (Viola)
Vardi, Emanuel (Viola)
McCracken, Charles (Cello)
Moore, Kermit (Cello)
Ricci, George (Cello)
Schulman, Allan (Cello)
Davis, Richard (Bass)
Duvivier, George (Bass)
Jr., John Williams (Electric Bass)
Brown, Sam (Guitar)
Burrell, Kenny (Guitar)
Spaulding, James (Flute)
Owens, Frank (Piano)
Purdie, Pretty (Drums)
Golden, Gene (Congas)

Louis Armstrong And His Friends
May 29, 1970, New York City,

Give Peace A Chance (Lennon, John; McCartney, Paul; Lennon, John; McCartney, Paul)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Nelson, Oliver (Arranger, Conductor)
Jones, Thad (Trumpet)
Owens, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Royal, Ernie (Trumpet)
Stamm, Marvin (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Brown, Garnett (Trombone)
Campbell, Bill (Trombone)
Grey, Al (Trombone)
Jackson, Quentin (Trombone)
Ashton, Robert (Saxophone)
Beckenstein, Ray (Saxophone)
Bank, Danny (Saxophone)
Dodgion, Jerry (Saxophone)
Harper, Bill (Saxophone)
Rainey, Chuck (Bass)
Brown, Sam (Guitar)
Burrell, Kenny (Guitar)
Spaulding, James (Flute)
Owens, Frank (Piano)
Purdie, Pretty (Drums)
Golden, Gene (Congas)
Hall, Carl (Backing Vocal)
Bell, Janice (Backing Vocal)
Gowan, Ila (Backing Vocal)
Ledbetter, Matthey (Backing Vocal)
Thomas, Tasha (Backing Vocal)

Louis Armstrong And His Friends
May 29, 1970, New York City,

We Shall Overcome (Horton, Z.; Hamilton, F.; Carawan, G.; Seeger, Pete; Horton, Z.; Hamilton, F.; Carawan, G.; Seeger, Pete)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Nelson, Oliver (Arranger, Conductor)
Jones, Thad (Trumpet)
Owens, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Royal, Ernie (Trumpet)
Stamm, Marvin (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Brown, Garnett (Trombone)
Campbell, Bill (Trombone)
Grey, Al (Trombone)
Jackson, Quentin (Trombone)
Ashton, Robert (Saxophone)
Beckenstein, Ray (Saxophone)
Bank, Danny (Saxophone)
Dodgion, Jerry (Saxophone)
Harper, Bill (Saxophone)
Rainey, Chuck (Bass)
Brown, Sam (Guitar)
Burrell, Kenny (Guitar)
Spaulding, James (Flute)
Owens, Frank (Piano)
Purdie, Pretty (Drums)
Golden, Gene (Congas)
Hall, Carl (Backing Vocal)
Bell, Janice (Backing Vocal)
Gowan, Ila (Backing Vocal)
Ledbetter, Matthey (Backing Vocal)
Thomas, Tasha (Backing Vocal)
Hackett, Bobby (Backing Vocal)
Davis, Miles (Backing Vocal)
Braff, Ruby (Backing Vocal)
Bennett, Tony (Backing Vocal)
Hamilton, Chico (Backing Vocal)
Condon, Eddie (Backing Vocal)
Coleman, Ornette (Backing Vocal)
O'Connor, Father (Backing Vocal)
Wein, George (Backing Vocal)

Louis Armstrong And His Friends
May 29, 1970, New York City,

Boy From New Orleans (Roberts; Katz; Thiele, Bob; Roberts; Katz; Thiele, Bob)
This Black Cat Has Nine Lives (Pack, Lorenzo; Pack, Lorenzo)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Nelson, Oliver (Arranger, Conductor)
Jones, Thad (Trumpet)
Owens, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Royal, Ernie (Trumpet)
Stamm, Marvin (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Brown, Garnett (Trombone)
Campbell, Bill (Trombone)
Grey, Al (Trombone)
Jackson, Quentin (Trombone)
Ashton, Robert (Saxophone)
Beckenstein, Ray (Saxophone)
Bank, Danny (Saxophone)
Dodgion, Jerry (Saxophone)
Harper, Bill (Saxophone)
Rainey, Chuck (Bass)
Brown, Sam (Guitar)
Burrell, Kenny (Guitar)
Spaulding, James (Flute)
Owens, Frank (Piano)
Purdie, Pretty (Drums)
Golden, Gene (Congas)

The Tonight Show (TV)
June 2, 1970, New York, NY

More info at imdb.com

Dial M for Music - Louis Armstrong (TV)
June 7, 1970, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Pretty Little Missy
What a Wonderful World
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Hello, Dolly

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Hall, Al (Bass)
Jones, Jo (Drums)

TV film for CBS hosted by Father Norman O'Connor

David Frost Show (TV)
June 9, 1970, New York, NY

Cabaret
Mack the Knife

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Taylor, Billy (Conductor)

Orson Welles guest hosts for Frost.

Louis Armstrong
July 3, 1970, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Blueberry Hill
Hello, Dolly

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Terry, Clark (Flugelhorn)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Carter, Benny (Alto Saxophone)
Sherman, Ray (Piano)
Callender, Red (Bass)
Bellson, Louie (Drums)

A celebration of Armstrong's 70th birthday entitled Hello, Louis. The evening included performances by a number of groups and was hosted by Hoagy Carmichael. The entire evening is available in a 3-CD box set.

Anatomy of a Performance (film)
July 4 - 9, 1970, Newport, RI

Mack the Knife
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
What a Wonderful World
Hello, Dolly
Blueberry Hill
Pennies from Heaven
When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Gillespie, Dizzy (Trumpet, Vocal)
Nance, Ray (Trumpet, Vocal)
Newman, Joe (Trumpet)
Davidson, Wild Bill (Trumpet)
Owens, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Hackett, Bobby (Trumpet)
Morton, Benny (Trombone)
McKenna, Dave (Piano)
Ridley, Larry (Bass)
Lesberg, Jack (Bass)
Jackson, Oliver (Drums)
Eureka Brass Band (Orchestra)

Film of rehearsals prior to the opening of the Newport Jazz Festival. Film includes narration by Armstrong taped later at his home.

Trumpet Player's Tribute (film)
July 10, 1970, Newport, RI

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Pennies from Heaven
Bluberry Hill

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Gillespie, Dizzy (Trumpet, Vocal)
Nance, Ray (Trumpet, Vocal)
Newman, Joe (Trumpet)
Davidson, Wild Bill (Trumpet)
Owens, Jimmy (Trumpet)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Hackett, Bobby (Trumpet)
Morton, Benny (Trombone)
McKenna, Dave (Piano)
Ridley, Larry (Bass)
Lesberg, Jack (Bass)
Jackson, Oliver (Drums)
Eureka Brass Band (Orchestra)

Soundtrack to a filmed performance of an all-star gathering of trumpet players at the 1970 Newport Jazz Festival. The set includes a number of other songs with features for the individual players. Armstrong appeared, unannounced, at the end of the set, under a single spotlight, to a thunderous ovation. Armstrong's cuts are accompanied by the Bobby Hackett Quintet except for the Sleepy Time Down South finale.

Finale (film)
July 10, 1970, Newport, RI

Just a Closer Walk With Thee
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Mack the Knife

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Jackson, Mahalia (Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Hackett, Bobby (Trumpet)
Morton, Benny (Trombone)
McKenna, Dave (Piano)
Ridley, Larry (Bass)
Lesberg, Jack (Bass)
Jackson, Oliver (Drums)
Eureka Brass Band (Orchestra)

Dick Cavett Show (ABC) (TV)
July 29, 1970, New York, NY

You Rascal, You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)
Someday You'll Be Sorry

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Rosengarden, Bobby (Conductor)

Sun City Scandals (NBC) (TV)
July, 1970, Hollywood, CA

On the Sunny Side of the Street
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Hello, Dolly

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Klein, Manny (Trumpet)
Rogers, Charles (Trombone)
Martin, Freddy (Tenor Saxophone)
Carle, Frankie (Piano)
Peabody, Eddie (Banjo)
Carson, Johnny (Drums, Host)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

David Frost Show (TV)
August 25, 1970, New York, NY

I Surrender Dear
Mood Indigo
What a Wonderful World

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Taylor, Billy (Conductor)

Louis "Country Western" Armstrong
August 3, 1970, New York, NY

Crystal Chandeliers
The Easy Part's Over Now

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Eubanks, Jack (Lead Guitar)
Basore, Stu (Steel Guitar)
Grammer, Billie (Rhythm Guitar)
Butler, Larry (Piano)
Strzelecki, Henry (Bass)
Ackerman, Willie (Drums)

The first of four sessions for Armstrong's Country and Western album - an odd ending to Armstrong's pioneering studio career. Session dates from the Jack Bradley Collection at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, courtesy of Ricky Riccardi. More information and photos from the recording sessions HERE....

Louis "Country Western" Armstrong
August 4, 1970, New York, NY

Wolverton Mountain
Get Together
You Can Have Her

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Eubanks, Jack (Lead Guitar)
Basore, Stu (Steel Guitar)
Grammer, Billie (Rhythm Guitar)
Butler, Larry (Piano)
Strzelecki, Henry (Bass)
Ackerman, Willie (Drums)

Louis "Country Western" Armstrong
August 5, 1970, New York, NY

Why Did Mrs. Murphy Leave Town
Crazy Arms
Running Bear
Almost Persuaded

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Eubanks, Jack (Lead Guitar)
Basore, Stu (Steel Guitar)
Grammer, Billie (Rhythm Guitar)
Butler, Larry (Piano)
Strzelecki, Henry (Bass)
Ackerman, Willie (Drums)

Louis "Country Western" Armstrong
August 6, 1970, New York, NY

Miller's Cave
Black Cloud
Ramblin' Rose

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Eubanks, Jack (Lead Guitar)
Basore, Stu (Steel Guitar)
Grammer, Billie (Rhythm Guitar)
Butler, Larry (Piano)
Strzelecki, Henry (Bass)
Ackerman, Willie (Drums)

The Mike Douglas Show (TV)
September 7, 1970, Unknown location

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The Johnny Cash Show - History of Country Music: Part 2 (TV)
October 10, 1970, Nashville, TN (?)

Crystal Chandeliers
Ramblin' Rose
Blue Yodel Number 9
     Cash, Johnny (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Walker, Bill (Piano)
Wootton, Bob (Guitar)
Grant, Marshall (Bass)
Holland, W.S. (Drums)

Armstrong resumes playing trumpet sporadically for the first time since his September 1968 hospitalization. Blue Yodel was a number Armstrong had recorded with the "father" of country music, Jimmy Rodgers, forty years before. Broadcast on October 28, 1970.

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The Flip Wilson Show (NBC) (TV)
October 22, 1970, Hollywood, CA

Mack the Knife
Hello, Dolly
Sister Kate
     Wilson, Flip (Vocal)
The Whiffenpoof Song
I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas
     Wilson, Flip (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Studio Orchestra (Unknown Personnel)
Wyle, George (Conductor)

The Boy From New Orleans -- A Tribute to Louis Armstrong (film)
October 29, 1970, London, England

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Hello, Dolly
Blueberry Hill
Mack the Knife
Pretty Little Missy
     Unknown personnel (Orchestra)
What a Wonderful World
     Unknown personnel (Orchestra)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Watts, Arthur (Bass)
Delaunay, Eric (Drums)

Soundtrack recorded while Armstrong was in London for a benefit. Not a concert film.

The Pearl Bailey Show (ABC) (TV)
January 23, 1971,

Blueberry Hill
Exactly Like You
     Bailey, Pearl (Host, Vocal)
Didn't We
     Bailey, Pearl (Host, Vocal)
Medley: When The Blue of the Night, Moon River, Mack the Knife, Hello, Dolly, Bill Bailey
     Bailey, Pearl (Host, Vocal) Crosby, Bing (Vocal) Williams, Andy (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Louie Bellson Orchestra (Orchestra)

More info at imdb.com

Louis Armstrong
January 29, 1971, National Press Club, Washington, DC

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Hello, Dolly
Rockin' Chair
Boy From New Orleans
Mack the Knife

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone, Vocal)
Gwaltney, Tommy (Clarinet)
Unknown (Piano)
Unknown (Bass)
Unknown (Drums)

Dick Cavett Show (ABC) (TV)
February 22, 1971, New York, NY

Ole Miss
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
This Black Cat Has Nine Lives

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Nepoleon, Marty (Piano)
Hinton, Milt (Bass)
Jones, Jo (Drums)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Rosengarden, Bobby (Conductor)

Louis Armstrong
February 26, 1971, Louis' home, Corona, Queens, New York, NY

The Night Before Christmas (Moore, Clement) -- Continental 45 CR 1001

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)

A simple reading of the famed children's Christmas story recorded at his home four months before his passing. For those with racial hangups, it's an embarrassing anachronism from a painful era in American history. For those that love Louis and are willing to accept the the world he lived in for what it was, this is charming end to a remarkable life.

The Tonight Show (NBC) (TV)
March 1, 1971, New York, NY

Pretty Little Missy
Blueberry Hill

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Glenn, Tyree (Trombone)
Muranyi, Joe (Clarinet)
Nepoleon, Marty (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Armstrong's final television appearance before his passing on July 6, 1971.