Louis Armstrong Centennial - 100 Years of Satchmo

Satchmo.com's Tribute to Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong

Props For Pops

If Louis Armstrong were still alive, he would have celebrated his 100th birthday on July 4, 2000. Satch believed his birth date to be July 4, 1900. A baptismal certificate, indicating a birth date of August 4, 1901, was discovered in 1983, 12 years after his death (July 6, 1971). However you interpret this, Louis' date of birth is irrelevent. The bottom line was the music and the man. The dawn of the new century was an ideal opportunity to pay tribute to a legend -- jazz progenitor and goodwill ambassador Louis (aka "Satchmo"; aka "Pops") Armstrong. We humbly offer the appended info and reference links on "Satchmo The Great" in his honor.

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Holiday Tunes by Satchmo

   Louis Armstrong News and Notes

  • Visit our TV Page for upcoming Louis Armstrong TV appearances.

  • New CD Box Sets: several great Louis Armstrongs box-sets are hitting the street in 2011. Many include rare and/or never before released recordings by Satchmo. These are must have items for fans of Louis Armstrong, and would also make great gifts for friends and family members during the holiday season.

  • Video: the musical bio Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong was reissued on DVD on June 28, 2011. The documentary originally aired on PBS in 1989.

  • Festivals - Make plans now for the "2012 Satchmo SummerFest," being held in New Orleans from August 2 - 5, 2012. Get more info on this and other upcoming events in New Orleans here.

  • Books - the recent release, "What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years", hit store shelves in June. The book, by blogger and jazz historian Ricky Riccardi, covers Satchmo's final twenty-five years... see more recommended books.

  • Listen / Watch / Read - check out recommended recordings, videos, books, and MP3 downloads to start or add to your collection.

  • Hall of Fame - Satchmo's 1931 Okeh single "Lazy River," the 1954 album "Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy," and the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1923 Okeh single "Dipper Mouth Blues" are among the additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2010.

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