LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/01/1956 - HFSID 281396
LOUIS ARMSTRONG He signs a 1956 agreement to accept ½ his normal royalty payment for records sold through the Columbia Record Club. Documentary Letter signed: "Louis Armstrong", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1956 February 1.
Sale Price $1,912.50
He signs a 1956 agreement to accept ½ his normal royalty payment for records sold through the Columbia Record Club.
Documentary Letter signed: "Louis Armstrong", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1956 February 1. On letterhead of Columbia Records, Armstrong signs his acceptance of an adjustment in the terms of previous contracts, to stipulate that he will receive only one/half of his normal royalty payment for records sold through the Columbia Record club, and no royalty for records received as a bonus by customers having purchased the required number of records through the club. 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. Horizontal fold creases. 2 filing holes at upper center margin. Ink smudges at right center margin. Lightly creased and soiled at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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