Television Appearances

Toast of the Town (The Ed Sullivan Show - CBS) (TV)
November 21, 1948, New York, NY

Where The Blues Were Born in New Orleans
A Song Was Born

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Teagarden, Jack (Trombone, Vocal)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Hines, Earl (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Catlett, Sid (Drums)

Armstrong's first television appearance. The first season of what would become a sunday night fixture for 23 years, the Ed Sullivan Show. Hucko subs for Bigard reputedly because Bigard disliked the minimal pay associated with TV and radio work.

Eddie Condon Floor Show (TV)
November 23, 1948, New York, NY

Lover
Mop Mop
Rockin' Chair
King Porter Stomp
A Song Was Born
Muskrat Ramble
Don't Worry 'Bout Me
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
Small Fry
Where The Blues Were Born in New Orleans

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Teagarden, Jack (Trombone, Vocal)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Hines, Earl (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Catlett, Sid (Drums)

The only surviving recordings are King Porter Stomp and Where The Blues Were Born.

Eddie Condon Floor Show (NBC) (TV)
June 11, 1949, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Them There Eyes
St. James Infirmary
Sweethearts On Parade
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Teagarden, Jack (Trombone, Vocal)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Cacares, Ernie (Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
Bushkin, Joe (Piano)
Lesberg, Jack (Bass)
Catlett, Sid (Drums)

Bushkin subs for the hospitalized Condon.

Eddie Condon Floor Show (NBC) (TV)
July 30, 1949, New York, NY

Shadrack / When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Velma's Blues

Armstrong, Louis (Vocal)
Hackett, Bobby (Cornet)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Hines, Earl (Piano)
Wettling, George (Drums)
Middleton, Velma (Vocal)

Armstrong's second appearance of the summer on Condon's show, but this time he's having lip trouble and can't play.

Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (TV)
August 24, 1949, New York, NY

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
That's My Desire
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Big Band)

Eddie Condon Floor Show (NBC) (TV)
August 27, 1949, New York, NY

We Called It Music
     Teagarden, Jack (Vocal)
Someday You'll Be Sorry
     Helen Cherell and the Swan-Tones (Vocal)
Three Little Bears
     Helen Cherell and the Swan-Tones (Vocal)
Chinatown

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Hackett, Bobby (Trumpet)
Cutshall, Cutty (Trombone)
Russell, Pee Wee (Clarinet)
Bushkin, Joe (Piano)
Condon, Eddie (Guitar, Banjo)
Lesberg, Jack (Bass)
Wettling, George (Drums)
Teagarden, Jack (Trombone)
Hines, Earl (Piano)

Eddie Condon Floor Show (NBC) (TV)
September 3, 1949, New York, NY

Swing That Music
Heebie Jeebies
Going Back to Storyville
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Stompin' At The Savoy
Rockin' Chair

Eddie Condon Floor Show (NBC) (TV)
September 10, 1949, New York, NY

Our Monday Date
Royal Garden Blues
Back O' Town Blues
Me and Brother Bill
Blues in B flat

Harlem Jubilee / The Willie Bryant Show (TV)
September 13, 1949, Apollo Theatre, New York, NY

Swing That Music
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Shadrack
When The Saints Go Marchin' In

Ken Murray Show (CBS) (TV)
May 13, 1950, New York, NY

Basin Street Blues
Jeepers Creepers
When You and I Were Young, Maggie
Lazy River

Ted Steele's Cavalcade of Bands (episode 2.6) (Dumont) (TV)
October 10, 1950, New York, NY

King Porter Stomp
Twelfth Street Rag
Solid Sam
That's My Desire
C'est Si Bon
Stompin' At The Savoy

More info at imdb.com

Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge (TV)
October 13, 1950, New York, NY

When You're Smiling
La Vie En Rose

IMDB dates this appearance as 11/9/1950. Others date it as 11/19/1950. Armstrong was in Canada on 10/13/50

More info at imdb.com

The Big Show (NBC) (TV)
December 17, 1950, Hollywood, CA

The Thing
Ain't Misbehavin'
My Melancholy Baby

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Willson, Meredith (Conductor)

Garroway At Large (TV)
June 17, 1951, Chicago, IL

Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat
Basin Street Blues
     Chappell, Bette (Vocal) Russell, Connie (Vocal) Haskell, Jack (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Studio Orchestra (Unknown personnel)
Choir (Unknown personnel)
Gallichio, Joseph (Conductor)

Texaco Star Theater - The Milton Berle Show (NBC) (TV)
September 25, 1951, New York, NY

Jeepers Creepers
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Gone Fishin'
     Berle, Milton (Vocal)
Life is Just A Bowl of Cherries

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

Portions on video Kodak 800 4582

Bing Crosby "Chesterfield" Show (TV)
November 28, 1951, Los Angeles, CA

I Get Ideas
Memphis Blues
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal) Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal) Choir (Jud Conlon Rhythmaires)
Chesterfield Jingle
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal) Fitzgerald, Ella (Vocal) Choir (Jud Conlon Rhythmaires)
A Kiss To Build a Dream On
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Trotter, John Scott (Arranger, Conductor)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

Pops follows up a productive recording session with this appearance on Bing's show, accompanied by Ella Fitzgerald.

Frank Sinatra Show (CBS) (TV)
January 1, 1952, Los Angeles, CA

Confessin'
Lonesome Man Blues
     Sinatra, Frank (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
CBS Orchestra (Studio Orchestra)
Stordahl, Axel (Conductor)

New Year's Day with Frank Sinatra and Satch. Not a bad way to start 1952!

The US Royal Showcase (NBC) (TV)
June 8, 1952, New York, NY

Jeannine
The Music Goes 'Round and Round
Indian Love Call

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Jenkins, Gordon (Conductor)

Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC - episode 2.12) (TV)
June 28, 1952, New York, NY

Basin Street Blues
Bugle Call Rag

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Goodman, Al (Conductor)

Program hosted by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Not certain if this date is correct - IMDB lists a 11/18/1951 broadcast date

More info at imdb.com

Jackie Gleason Show (CBS) (TV)
September 20, 1952, New York, NY

A Kiss to Build a Dream On
That's a Plenty

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
McCracken, Bob (Clarinet)
Napoleon, Marty (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Cole, Cozy (Drums)

All Star Revue (NBC) (TV)
December 20, 1952, New York, NY

Who Needs What Moonlight

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Willson, Meridith (Conductor)

Show hosted by Tallulah Bankhead.

Nothing But the Best (NBC) (TV)
July 7, 1953, New York, NY

I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
Small Fry
On the Sunny Side of the Street
     Lee Wiley (Vocal) The Mambo Knights (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Henderson, Skitch (Conductor)

Pops gets the backing of the Skitch Henderson Orchestra on a show hosted by Eddie Albert.

More info at imdb.com

Life Begins at Eighty (Dumont) (TV)
October 23, 1953, New York, NY

Confessin'
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

What's My Line? (TV)
March 14, 1954, Unknown location

Appearance as a "Mystery Guest"

More info at imdb.com

Stage Show (CBS-TV) (TV)
August 21, 1954, prob. New Orleans, LA

History of Jazz Medley
South Rampart Street Parade

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (Studio Orchestra)

You Are There: The Emergence of Jazz (November 20, 1917) (TV)
September 5, 1954, New York, NY

Back O' Town Blues
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

A recreation of the history of early Jazz, with Louis playing his mentor and former employer, King Oliver.

More info at imdb.com

Colgate Comedy Hour (episode 5.1) (TV)
September 19, 1954, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

The Whiffenpoof Song
Birth of the Blues
     Fisher, Eddie (Vocal)
Anything Can Happen at the Hollywood Bowl Medley (Back O' Town Blues)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)

Eddie Fisher replaces regular hosts Dean Margin and Jerry Lewis.

More info at imdb.com

Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC - episode 5.18) (TV)
February 20, 1955, New Orleans, LA

When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Pretty Little Missy
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Basin Street Blues
Birth of the Blues
     McRae, Gordon (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Shaw, Arvell (Bass)
Deems, Barrett (Drums)

NBC-TV show, featuring Peggy Lee and Gordon McRae.

More info at imdb.com

Horace Heidt Show (NBC) (TV)
February 26, 1955, New Orleans, LA

'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
She's Adorable / A Pretty Girl is Like A Melody / Sophisticated Lady
The World is Waiting for a Sunrise
Muskrat Ramble

Ed Sullivan Show (CBS - episode 8.32) (TV)
April 17, 1955, New York, NY

Vesti La Giubba
     Merrill, Robert (Vocal)
Honeysuckle Rose

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)

More info at imdb.com

Ed Sullivan Show (CBS - episode 8.36) (TV)
May 15, 1955, New York, NY

Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Crosby, Gary (Vocal)
Unknown personnel (Studio Orchestra)

More info at imdb.com

Producers' Showcase - Wide Wide World (NBC) (TV)
June 27, 1955, Washington, D.C.

Pretty Little Missy
That's My Desire
When The Saints Go Marchin' In

America's Greatest Bands (CBS) (TV)
July 2, 1955, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Pretty Little Missy
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Indiana (Back Home Again In)

Hosted by Paul Whiteman

See It Now (TV)
November or December, 1955, Vieux Colombier Club, Paris, France

Interview on CBS-TV by Edward E. Murrow, partially included on "Satchmo the Great" CD and LP. Broadcast on December 13, 1955

The Perry Como Show (NBC) (TV)
March 23, 1956, New York, NY

Mack the Knife
Ko Ko Mo
     Como, Perry (Vocal)

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 9.40) (TV)
June 24, 1956, New York, NY

Willems has no entry for this performance.

More info at imdb.com

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 9.43) (TV)
July 15, 1956, New York, NY

Muskrat Ramble
Now You Has Jazz
The Faithful Hussar
Stompin' At The Savoy
Basin Street Blues

More info at imdb.com

Producers' Showcase: The Lord Don't Play Favorites (TV)
August 1, 1956, Los Angeles, CA

Rain, Rain (Stanley, Hal; Taylor, Irving) [master G2PB-553-8] -- Victor 20-6630
I Never Saw A Better Day (Stanley, Hal; Taylor, Irving) [master G2PB-554-5] -- Victor 20-6630

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Mooney, Hal (Arranger, Conductor)
Klein, Manny (Trumpet)
Zarchy, Zeke (Trumpet)
Beach, Frank (Trumpet)
Zentner, Si (Trombone)
Kusby, Ed (Trombone)
Roberts, George (Trombone)
Dumont, Jack (Reeds)
Lang, Ronnie (Reeds)
Russin, Babe (Reeds)
Raffell, Don (Reeds)
Gentry, Chuck (Reeds)
Wiggins, Gerald (Piano)
Hendrickson, Al (Guitar)
Comfort, Joe (Bass)
Cottler, Irv (Drums)
Unknown personnel (Choir)

Back into an RCA studio, recording two songs for an NBC-TV special that featured Kaye Starr, Robert Stack, Dick Haymes and Buster Keaton, as well as our Louis.

Alexander Kogan, Jr. of Showcase Productions sent me this informative letter:

It is amazing to me that not a single Satchmo biographer or scholar ever found us. Take a look at www.showcaseproductions.com, and look at "THE LORD DON'T PLAY FAVORITES" which aired, live, as part of the Producers' Showcase series on NBC in September 1957. We have much of the original production documents, including a really poignant letter from Satchmo's agent, asking Saul Jaffe if the real reason for the dealy in getting the production on the air, was that Louis was a person of color; Saul assured him that wasn't the problem, and the program went on the air with Louis.

Another interesting sidelight: We have the original NBC program cards for the series; I was puzzled as to why there was a large "X" next to the names of several performers, until I figured out that "X" meant Black -- Louis Armstrong, Velma Middleton, etc. The practice evidently stopped in 1956.

Regards,

Alexander W. Kogan, Jr.
Showcase Productions, Inc.

More info at imdb.com

Ford Star Jubilee - You're the Top (TV)
October 6, 1956, Hollywood, CA

Another Op'nin', Another Show
Blow Gabriel, Blow
High Society Calypso
Now You Has Jazz

Louis partakes in a televised tribute to Cole Porter.

More info at imdb.com

Ed Sullivan Show (episode 10.8) (TV)
November 11, 1956, Chicago, IL

Mahogany Hall Stomp
Blueberry Hill

More info at imdb.com

Perry Como Show (NBC) (TV)
December 29, 1956, New York, NY

This Younger Generation
Medley of Most Popular Songs of 1956

Date is uncertain. Medley includes vocals by Como, Teresa Brewer and Red Buttons.

Ed Sullivan Show (episode 10.19) (TV)
January 27, 1957, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
On the Sunny Side of the Street

More info at imdb.com

Ed Sullivan Show (episode 10.41) (TV)
July 7, 1957, New York, NY

Beautiful Dreamer
Sweet Adeline

More info at imdb.com

DuPont Show of the Month: Crecendo (TV)
September 29, 1957, New York, NY

Now You Has Jazz
     Harrison, Rex (Vocal)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)

Featuring an unlikely duet with Rex Harrison.

More info at imdb.com

The Ford Edsel Show (TV)
October 13, 1957, New York, NY

Now You Has Jazz
     Crosby, Bing (Vocal)
Birth of the Blues
     Sinatra, Frank (Vocal)
On the Sunny Side of the Street

Familiar ground, shared with Crosby, Sinatra and Clooney.

More info at imdb.com

Timex All-Star Show #1 (TV)
December 30, 1957, New York, NY

Mahogany Hall Stomp
Blueberry Hill
Rockin' Chair
Lazy River
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

First of four programs, featuring a liberal portion of Pops. Along with the All Stars, he performs with fellow traveler Jack Teagarden as well as Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, June Christy and Dave Brubeck.

Timex All-Star Show #2 (TV)
April 30, 1958, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Muskrat Ramble
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Jeepers Creepers
St. Louis Blues

Second of four programs, this time showcasing Pops with the likes of Jackson Teagarden, Cozy Cole, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, Lionel Hampton and Gene Krupa.

Steve Allen Show (episode 3.35) (TV)
May 25, 1958, New York, NY

Mack the Knife
Confessin'
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (poem) (Burns, Robert)

Pops appears on the variety show hosted by Allen, a huge jazz supporter in the 1950's. According to the Willems discography, he performs with Van Cliburn on piano -- what a performance that must have been!

More info at imdb.com

Timex All-Star Show #3 (TV)
November 10, 1958, Miami, FL

One O' Clock Jump
I Love Jazz
The Day the Rains Came
South Rampart Street Parade
Hoagy Carmichael Medley
One O'Clock Jump

Third of four programs, Louis brings his All Stars with him, and joins in with a host of pop stars, including Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Morgan, Anita O'Day and Bob Crosby. He also gets his jazz licks in with Krupa, Hampton and Chico Hamilton.

Timex All-Star Show #4 (TV)
January 7, 1959, New York, NY

Now You Has Jazz
Tiger Rag
Umbrella Man
Ole Miss / Old Fashioned Love
Perdido

In this fourth and final instalment, Pops meets up with erstwhile Jackie Gleason; forges a monumental musical peace summit with Dizzy Gillespie; and joins in a mammoth jam of Perdido with the likes of Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Diz, Krupa, and Ellington and band.

Live television broadcast (?) (TV)
February 7, 1959, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Live television broadcast (?) (TV)
February 15, 1959, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

RTB Telecast (TV)
March, 1959, Ancienne Belgique, Antwerp, Belgium

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Basin Street Blues
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
Love is Just Around the Corner
C'Est Si Bon
Mack the Knife
Stompin' At The Savoy
St. Louis Blues
Ko Ko Mo
     Middleton, Velma (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marching In
La Vie En Rose

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

This concert has been released on DVD by Hal Leonard: available from Amazon.com. This hour-long broadcast may be the only complete concert of Armstrong from the 1950s that is preserved on film. No cuts, no montages, start to finish concert.

Louis Armstrong -- Il Musichiere (TV)
April 25, 1959, Rome, Italy

Eurovision TV show (TV)
May 7, 1959, La Bussola, Focette, Italy

The Ed Sullivan Show (TV)
July 19, 1959, Spoleto, Italy

The All Stars -- without Louis, who had suffered a heart attack the day before, spurring rumors of his impending death. He flew back to the US on June 25, and this program was broadcast on July 19.

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 13.1) (TV)
September 20, 1959, Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Now You Has Jazz
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
S' Wonderful

More info at imdb.com

The Bing Crosby Oldsmobile Show (TV)
September 29, 1959, Los Angeles, CA

We're Glad We're Not Young Anymore
Mack the Knife
Basin Street Blues
Lazy Bones
Them There Eyes
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Now You Has Jazz

Long time no see, as Louis guests on Bing's show. He's joined by Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.

More info at imdb.com

Bell Telephone Hour (NBC) (TV)
January 1, 1960, New York, NY

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Lazy River
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Muskrat Ramble

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Unknown Personnel (Studio Orchestra)
Unknown Personnel (Choir)

Dateline Boston - The Jazz Scene (TV)
May 4, 1960, Boston, Massachusetts

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Mack the Knife
Confessin'

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Chittison, Herman (Piano)

WHDH-TV broadcast

An Hour with Danny Kaye (CBS) (TV)
September, 1960, Hollywood, CA

Aired October 30, 1960. Armstrong was touring Africa in October, 1960; this program was taped (in color) at some earlier date.

Swinging at the Summit (TV)
January 19, 1961, New York, NY

Give Me the Music Maker
Mack the Knife
Blueberry Hill
I Only Want a Buddy
That's What the Good Book Says
C'est Si Bon
The Man Upstairs
Swinging at the Summit

Louis with George Shearing, Kay Starr and Tony Bennett.

The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 14.21) (TV)
March 5, 1961, New York, NY

That's My Home
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Blueberry Hill
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
Bill Bailey

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Herbert, Mort (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

More info at imdb.com

What About Linda? (TV)
Sometime in 1961, Unknown location

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Discorama (TV)
April 12, 1961, Unknown location

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The Ed Sullivan Show (Episode 15.14) (TV)
July 2, 1961, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
That's My Home
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It
Tiger Rag
Now You Has Jazz
My Man
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Georgia On My Mind
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Bigard, Barney (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Manning, Irving (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

More info at imdb.com

Disneyland After Dark (TV)
September 30, 1961, Anaheim, CA

First broadcast April 15, 1962.

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The Ed Sullivan Show (episodes 15.4 and 15.5) (TV)
October, 1961, Sportopalast, Berlin, Germany

Performance for an audience of soldiers taped by a German camera team. Four songs broadcast on October 8, 1961 and three songs broadcast the following week on October 15, 1961.

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The Ed Sullivan Show (episode 15.14) (TV)
December 17, 1961, New York, NY

Duke's Place
In a Mellotone
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

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Winter Carnival at Sun Valley (ABC) (TV)
January, 1962, New York, NY

Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Lazy River
On the Sunny Side of the Street
When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Show telecast on February 23, 1962 from Sun Valley, ID, but Armstrong's performance was taped earlier in New York City.

Goodyear Jazz Concert (TV)
April 2, 1962, New York, NY

Struttin' With Some Barbecue
C'est Si Bon
Jerry
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

The Satchmo Story - Vol. 1 (TV)
May 15, 1962, Munich, Germany

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Dippermouth Blues
Canal Street Blues
Muskrat Ramble
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Tiger Rag
You Rascal, You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)
Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Telecast on German TV on October 3, 1962

The Satchmo Story - Vol. 2 (TV)
May 15, 1962, Munich, Germany

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Tin Roof Blues
Basin Street Blues
Mahogany Hall Stomp
Blueberry Hill
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Mack the Knife
High Society

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

Telecast on German TV on October 11, 1962

The Ed Sullivan Show (Episode 16.13) (TV)
December 23, 1962, Guantanamo Navy Base, Cuba

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
Blueberry Hill
Mack the Knife

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Young, Trummy (Trombone)
Darensbourg, Joe (Clarinet)
Kyle, Billy (Piano)
Cronk, Bill (Bass)
Barcelona, Danny (Drums)

More info at imdb.com

Australian TV Broadcast (TV)
March, 1963, Sydney, Australia

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Now You Has Jazz
High Society Calypso
Basin Street Blues
Perdido
Blueberry Hill
How High the Moon
Mack the Knife
Swet Georgia Brown
Jerry
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
     Brown, Jewel (Vocal)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

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

The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS - Episode 16.13) (TV)
June 23, 1962, New York, NY

When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Royal Garden Blues
The Faithful Hussar
When the Saints Go Marchin' In

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

The Lively Ones (NBC) (TV)
July 25, 1962, New York, NY

Confessin'

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
Hackett, Bobby (Trumpet)
Basie, Bill "Count" (Piano)
Unknown personnel (Bass)
Unknown personnel (Drums)

Berlin-Melodie (TV)
Sometime in 1963,

German television appearance?

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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

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

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

Hello, Dolly
So Long Dearie

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

Not listed in Willems discography

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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

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.

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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)

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.

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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.

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

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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)

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)

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)

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

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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

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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

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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)

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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)

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 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)

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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)

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.