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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Louis Armstrong Goes Country

Louis Armstrong - Miller's Cave

Believe it or not, Louis Armstrong really did go country. It happened with the 1970 release of an LP named Louis "Country & Western" Armstrong and from what I can tell from this 45, the experiment produced very enjoyable results. Here's his take on Miller's Cave, a tale of infidelity and retribution that was a huge hit for Hank Snow in 1960.


Noah said...

definitely a source of deep joy, thanks, and thanks louis

Funky Old Man said...

His C&W lasted about as long as Ray Charles C&W.

spazz said...

Louis dabbled in country in 1930 with Jimmie Rodgers: Blue Yodel #9. Never heard this though!

Holly said...

This just made my day :-)