One of Louis Armstrong's Final Concerts Made Public
He performed for National Press Club in 1971
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2012 4:38 PM CDT
Louis Armstrong in June 1971.   (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, file)
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(Newser) – One of the final live performances by Louis Armstrong will be released to the public for the first time. The recording is of a concert on January 28, 1971, at the National Press Club in Washington. The legendary trumpeter was a featured act at the concert, held less than six months before his death, reports AP. The new album will be titled Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours: Satchmo at the National Press Club. You can hear a snippet of him performing "Hello Dolly" via this Washington Post link. Details on the CD or digital download are here.

 

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