My mom died when I was very young. Her death left my dad a young single father raising two young children in The song made him happy. And, it showed us there are many places in the world where we could still find joy.
The song is also part of my favorite memory of my dad. Handy Louis Armstrong at the Crescendo, Vol. Discography Jazz Portal. Eva Cassidy. Live at Blues Alley Nightbird Katie Melua. The Katie Melua Collection. Discography Dramatico. Anne Murray. Discography " Tears Are Not Enough ". Book Category. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.
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What a great gift Louis Armstrong gave to all of us who adore him. Loved it. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. When my Father died and I was awoken by the shouts of my Mother, this tune was playing on the radio in the bedroom. It was set as a 'wake-up' alarm. During the confusion of that moment I could not turn it off straight away.
Much later, I thought about how apt it was that it was playing at that moment and I wanted to get a copy of the song. I was successful. There is no chance I will ever forget that day, now I don't want too.
Plus, I now have more of this man's music that he played when I was a child. Report abuse. May not be brand new but plays well. Love it. Deals related to this item See all deals. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. In a first for black musicians, he published an autobiography, Swing That Music, in The following year, he was the first African American to host a national radio show, and get featured billing in a Hollywood film.
At the same time, working the culture from within could raise difficult questions. His stage persona — later problematised by African Americans in the s and s — seemed to fit the cloying stereotypes manufactured by a cynical white media.
His film appearances in the s posed a particular challenge. He was draped in a Tarzan cape in a movie soon after, and was even directly named Uncle Tom in another. Riccardi offers a subtler take. The tide had certainly turned against him by the s, he concedes, but African Americans were once overwhelmingly supportive of Armstrong.
They love everything. Testing the demarcation lines of jazz would always touch on race, too.