LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1963 - HFSID 137487
Special Sale Price $750.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Louis Armstrong
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jimmy/Louis Armstrong." B/w, 8½x12. 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. Creased, touching signature. 3-inch diagonal tear in lower right has been taped on verso.
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