LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 178379
Sale Price $680.00
Legendary Jazz trumpeter and vocalist, Louis Armstrong signs publicity photograph
Photograph signed: "To Grace - From/Satchmo." "Armstrong" has been added in lower right corner. B/w, 10x8 overall, image 8½x6½ (one surface). 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. Light creases on image, not evident head on, lightly creased in bottom left blank edge, lightly soiled above "From". Overall, fine condition.
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