Fans everywhere of the “Ambassador of Goodwill” should rejoice!
Now, years after his death, his performance at the National Press Club will be released, AND on vinyl!
But… there’s a caveat.
Only 300 pressings will be made.
But, if you’re into digital, you won’t be left out.
It’ll be available on CD & iTunes.
Louis Armstrong’s memorable National Press Club performance to be rereleased
By Matt Schudel, Tuesday, April 24, 7:53 PM
Beginning in the 1920s, Louis Armstrong was the undisputed fountainhead of American jazz. With his bright, clear trumpet and his ebullient, gravelly voice, he more or less defined how jazz is meant to be played and sung.
Everything he did is of interest to musicians and scholars, and few American lives have been better documented. But until this week, little was known about a performance he recorded in Washington five months before he died in 1971.