Satchmo the Great

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Satchmo the Great

Satchmo the Great

Release Date: October 04, 1957

Year    :   1957
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Genres    :   Music, Documentary
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Producers    :   Edward R. Murrow, Fred W. Friendly
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RunTime    :   63 mins.

In this 1957 biography film of the jazz-great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, he and his band tour the world as American good-will ambassadors bring jazz at its best to the people of the world. Within the film, the life of Louis Armstrong is portrayed through the music. One of the outstanding scenes in this "biography/docudrama" shows blind songwriter W. C. Handy, with tears streaming down his face, as Armstrong, backed by Leonard Bernstein leading the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, play Handy's immortal "St. Louis Blues."

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