Hanging With Hyland: Viewer Questions

We’ve now published six installments of “Hanging With Hyland” featuring our own Hyland Harris discussing everything from his background to Louis’s connection to Queens to the album Louis Armstrong and His Friends and more. Our comments sections is always open and we have received some excellent questions from our worldwide audience. In this video, HylandContinue reading “Hanging With Hyland: Viewer Questions”

Louis Armstrong’s 1969-1971 Scrapbooks: Scrapbook 1, Part 1

After our multi-part look into the 1970 album Louis Armstrong and His Friends, it’s once again time to return to our “That’s My Home” theme and provide another glimpse into what Louis Armstrong did in his spare time off at home. We’re continuing with the year 1970 (does anyone believe that was actually fifty yearsContinue reading “Louis Armstrong’s 1969-1971 Scrapbooks: Scrapbook 1, Part 1”

“All Men Are Created Equal”: Louis Armstrong Reads Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

The impetus for our “Satch’s Tracks” series was to share examples of the various types of music found in Louis Armstrong’s record and tape collection; so far we’ve covered Rachmaninoff, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, the Beatles, Louis’s own music and more. But the broader goal of the series is to answer the frequently askedContinue reading ““All Men Are Created Equal”: Louis Armstrong Reads Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”

Hanging With Hyland: Tours of the Armstrong House

Last week marked Hyland Harris’s tenth anniversary of working at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. He has probably given more tours of the Armstrong House than anyone in else in that time period. Since people come from all over the world for a variety of reasons, we asked Hyland what he information he hopes toContinue reading “Hanging With Hyland: Tours of the Armstrong House”

50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends”: The May 29, 1970 Session

We have reached the final chapter, friends. To be honest, I thought of Louis Armstrong and His Friends as a one-time “Satch’s Tracks” post a few weeks ago–and then the events of the world exploded and there was something about this album, and especially the songs covered today, that seemed so relevant and timeless andContinue reading “50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends”: The May 29, 1970 Session”

50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” Part 3: The May 27, 1970 Session

In Part 1 of our look at the album Louis Armstrong and His Friends, we examined how Louis Armstrong prepared for this work after consulting with producer Bob Thiele when Thiele visited him at his home in Queens. Part 2 focused on the events of May 26, 1970, which kicked off with an all-star assemblageContinue reading “50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” Part 3: The May 27, 1970 Session”

Hanging With Hyland: 50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends”

This week’s installment of “Hanging With Hyland” continues our 50th anniversary examination of the album Louis Armstrong and His Friends with our own Hyland Harris and Ricky Riccardi having a deep discussion about the album and about Armstrong’s role in the Civil Rights era. In case you missed it, here are the links to PartContinue reading “Hanging With Hyland: 50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends””

50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” Part 2: The May 26, 1970 Session

Last week, we took you inside of Louis Armstrong’s home as he met with producer Bob Thiele in March 1970 to begin preparing to record an album to be issued in time for what Armstrong believed to be his 70th birthday in July. Armed with recordings by Harry Nilsson, the Beatles, Leon Thomas, the PlasticContinue reading “50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” Part 2: The May 26, 1970 Session”

50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” Part 1: The Preparation

For the second straight week, “Satch’s Tracks” is covering one of Louis Armstrong’s own albums, but today’s is a special choice as it was 50 years ago today that he finished recording what was his penultimate studio album, Louis Armstrong and His Friends. And though the theme of these Virtual Exhibits is “That’s My Home”Continue reading “50 Years of “Louis Armstrong and His Friends” Part 1: The Preparation”

Hanging With Hyland: Louis Armstrong’s Record Collection and Collages

We took this Monday off for Memorial Day but we still have plenty of virtual exhibits from the past two months for you to dive into. Two of our most popular ones were explorations of Louis’s record collection and of his collages. In this week’s installment of “Hanging With Hyland,” Hyland Harris talks with RickyContinue reading “Hanging With Hyland: Louis Armstrong’s Record Collection and Collages”

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