LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE SIGNED 04/29/1968 - HFSID 78955
Sale Price $270.00
Legendary Jazz trumpeter and vocalist, Louis Armstron, signs an envelope
Envelope signed: "34-56-107th St/Satchmo/Corona, N Y" B/w, 5½x4½. Addressed in unknown hand to Mrs. S.A. Baker, Pontiac, Mich., postmarked Flushing, New York, April 29, 1968, 6-cent Franklin Roosevelt stamp affixed. On July 4, 2000, America marked the centennial of the birth of LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1901-1971), her most celebrated jazz musician."Satchmo", short for "satchel mouth", popularized jazz singing, scat singing and improvised instrumental solos to the mainstream public. He was America's musical ambassador to the world, a multi-talented vocalist, trumpet player and entertainer who influenced scores of vocalists and musicians. In 1967, Satchmo recorded "It's A Wonderful World", which did not become a hit until 1987 (16 years after his death), when it was featured in the film Good Morning, Vietnam. "Hello, Dolly!", a tune that he hated the first time he heard it, became another signature song after his show-stopping rendition in the 1969 film starring Barbra Streisand. Vertical fold. Slightly soiled. Frayed top edge where letter was opened, touching Armstrong's street number. Postmark touches "mo" of "Satchmo" and "N Y."
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