LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 72354
Sale Price $1,530.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Louis Armstrong playing his trumpet
Photograph signed: "Louis Armstrong". B/w, 9¾x7¾ overall, image 9¼x6¾ (one surface). Publicity photograph. Name imprinted at lower margin. 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. His raspy voice and white handkerchief became his trademarks, while his music and personality endeared him to the world. Stray ink marks at lower margin. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 16¾x20¾.
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