President Johnson campaigns in the south, Senator Goldwater campaigns in Maryland, while GOP vice presidential running-mate Bill Miller campaigns in Georgia, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey campaigns in Chicago and accuses Goldwater of being a "radical," Louis Lomax comments on last hours of three white youths who were slain in Mississippi.
Twenty days after the death of Louis Armstrong (July 6, 1971) A special live KPFK (Los Angeles) radio tribute to Louis Armstrong with host Bill Struther and guests reminiscing Joe Darensbourg who played clarinet with Armstrong's band for three years, Barney Bigard who played clarinet with Armstrong's band for sixteen years and Floyd Levin Jazz researcher and lover of this kind of music. after his recent death.
We not only hear dozens of personal anecdotes by guests but hear a number of Louis Armstrong records, including "West Ends Blues," "Memphis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "Ole Miss" & "Hesitating Blues."
We also listen in segments to Floyd Levin's personal audio cassette tape he recorded attending Louis Armstrong's funeral.
Stories related and anecdotes include:
-The public Louis vs the private Louis
-Loved to tell jokes...great philosophy...very methodical way of living...complete dedication to his art...would consume vitamins by the handful...audience once with Pope John...Hello Louis 1970 concert...love of hamburgers...planned bronze statue to Louis which he never got to see...Louis Lomax story when appearing together on The Mike Douglas Show...lending money to people he didn't even know...the horn and not money was what Louis Armstrong lived for...never signed a contract...phone call to Louis on his 71st birthday (two days before his death)...incident at the Blue Note Club when Armstrong could not play a note out of his trumpet...big scar on on his lip from playing...disliked taking vacations...anecdote about Louis Armstrong's wife, Lucille and mutual devotion of both...