Louis Armstrong was born in a poor section of New Orleans known as “the Battlefield” on August 4, 1901. By the time of his death in 1971, the man known around the world as Satchmo was widely recognized as a founding father of jazz – a uniquely American art form. His influence, as an artist and cultural icon, is universal, unmatched, and very much alive today.Many jazz radio stations will be celebrating all day today.
Satchmo.net • The Official Site of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives
Here at Enrevanche House, we are tuned to WKCR (the excellent radio station from Columbia University), where they're playing Louis Armstrong music all the livelong day, and have been doing so since 12:01 this morning (you can listen over the Net if you like.)