“It’s Awful Nice To Be Up There Among All Them Beatles”: The Story of “Hello, Dolly!”

On this date in 1963, Louis Armstrong stepped into a recording studio for the first time in over two years. He knocked out recordings of two Broadway showtunes–one, the title song from a production that hadn’t even opened yet–and went right back to performing nightly with his All Stars. Six months later, one of the … Continue reading “It’s Awful Nice To Be Up There Among All Them Beatles”: The Story of “Hello, Dolly!”