Louis Armstrong: 50 Years On And Still On Song

Alyn Shipton
Friday, June 18, 2021

It is now half a century since the death of jazz titan Louis Armstrong. As Mosaic releases a comprehensive box set covering the period 1946-66, Alyn Shipton looks back at the musical, cultural and political impact of a true 20th century icon. Photos courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum/Jack Bradley Collection

Armstrong and Velma Middleton at the mic, RCA Victor studio session, 27 April 1946
Armstrong and Velma Middleton at the mic, RCA Victor studio session, 27 April 1946

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