Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday very late afternoon tunes: This is Louis!

On this day in 1964, Louis Armstrong hit #1 on the US singles chart with this Broadway number. He caught some flack from purists who accused him of selling out with non-jazz songs like this during his later career. I'm okay with it.

At 62, Armstrong was the oldest artist to hit #1, until Tony Bennett, at 82, released his Duets album in 2011.

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