Monday, May 26, 2008

Louis Armstrong

Get ready to watch lots of YouTube here.

Louis Armstrong is probably best known for his "What a wonderful world" in his deep, throaty bass. However, his fans would also be very familiar with his other songs and his trumpeting. But what I enjoy most is when he teams up with the other stars of his time like Dizzy Gillespie, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to produce such enjoyable, swinging, jazzy, bluesy, romantic and soulful sounds.

Found this on YouTube and it makes me want to watch Casablanca again. I wonder if I can still find the CD somewhere around the house....

And here's one for the road... La Vie En Rose, the signature song of French singer Edith Piaf.

For a more current version of "Life through rose-coloured glasses", check out Celine Dion's version here.

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