Louis Armstrong: Good Evening Ev'rybody
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SONGS: Hello Dolly, I Want a Little Girl, Thanks a Million, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, I'm Confessin', Them There Eyes, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, I'm in the Market for You, Ain't Misbehavin', When It's Sleepy Time Down South, Pennies from Heaven, Blueberry Hill, Let There Be Peace on Earth, Come On Children Let's Sing, Elijah Rock, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, When the Saints Go Marching In, Mack the Knife, What a Wonderful World.
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Famed jazz producer George Wein, who created the Newport Jazz Festival and has produced it for many years, threw Armstrong's all-star party, featuring Mahalia Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie as well as many other jazz greats; he also had the foresight to get it professionally filmed, though the film was never released. He even went to Armstrong's house, in Queens, New York, and, by asking the musician a series of artfully-framed questions, got what is, in effect, a narration from the master. Mind you, Armstrong was not well at the time; he passed on July 6, 1971, and this is believed to be his last filmed concert performance. The original, first generation 16 mm. film of the 1970 concert was produced and directed by Wein, filmmaker Sidney J. Stiber, and executive produced by Jack Lewerke. Producer Albert Spevak created new hi def masters from the original, and digitally restored the audio from the original concert masters.
On the DVD, we see Armstrong rehearsing and performing many of his greatest hits. He is joined by performers such as Jimmy Owens, Bobby Hackett, Wild Bill Davison, and Ray Nance, who perform some too. I believe I counted 24 songs in all. Gillespie does "I'm Confessing," and "Ain't Misbehavin'." Davison does "Them There Eyes." Owens does "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen.Read more ›
Fans of New Orleans jazz should be aware of the parade of legends in this film: Percy Humphrey, Willie Humphrey, Billie and DeDe Pierce, Cie Frazier, Captain John Handy, Big Jim Robinson and others. It's a rare treat to see these great neglected musicians get their due.
Don't miss out on this film. It's not some hodgepodge of musical bits thrown together but rather a brilliant and complete portrait of a remarkable event.
Tunes like "Bluebery Hill" and "When the Saints go Marchin in" definitively have cross-over appeal and,
let's not forget the magnificent MAHALIA JACKSON in one of her wilder appearances anyone has ever seen (IMHO)...
Jazz is, however, the main attraction here, with Satchmo singing (no, he wasn't able to play his trampet in 1970) and the beatiful playing (and occasional singing) of Ray Nance, Wild Bill Davison, Dizzy Ellington, Bobby Hackett and other beatiful jazz giants PLUS some authentic New Orleans jazz masters (Preservation Hall Orchestra)...
LOT of feel good moments here, jazz, pop and gospel;
LOT of good spirits (Dizzy Gillespie kissing Joe Newman in the cheak after his solo), Bobby Hackett and Satchmo exchanging true friendship and musical understanding...
Also, I've seen a fairly miserable clip from this on youtube - forget about that¨!
THIS IS MAGNIFICENTLY RESTORED 16 mm material.
Too soon after this one, Satchmo was gone, Mahalia was gone... Folks, this is musical history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unfortunately little of Armstrong performing, no trumpet from him at all on this recording..Published 2 months ago by R. Dean Sever
The seller was good and prompt and the DVD was all very good except that the last song, "What A Wonderful World" wasn't performed in its' entirety. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bob Garcia
Louis Armstrong was the premier performed in jazz and still is today.Published 16 months ago by VP Customer
Bought along with 'Jazz Icons Live in '59' for my in-laws, and they haven't stopped thanking us for the gift. Read morePublished on July 12, 2014 by NJDaneMom
old footage of Louis at his best. All the old standards. Very enjoyable. All Armstrong fans will love this one!Published on July 10, 2013 by jacern
Only a small portion of the song I wanted was on this DVD. Therefore this purchase did not satisfy my desisre.Published on April 30, 2013 by Bernadette Brown
Up until now , the item has not arrived. So I must await its arrival with bated breath ,It is the 10th December and as it is still not in my mailbox , I must sadly say , your... Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Christopher Mitchell