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Satchmo at the National Press Club: Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours

Louis Armstrong, Tyree Glenn, Tommy Gwaltney
Satchmo at the National Press Club: Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours

Jazz icon Louis Armstrong, always the consummate entertainer, turned a 1971 award ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington DC into an impromptu performance—despite recent poor health. It was one of his last concerts before he passed away 5 months later. Joined by longtime band-mates Tyree Glenn and Tommy Gwaltney, Armstrong shows no signs of frailty while singing, and to everyone’s surprise, playing trumpet on classics including “Mack the Knife” and “Rocking Chair.” The recording was originally a limited vinyl release by the National Press Club in 1972. Armstrong often signed letters “Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours,” which makes for an apt title for the recording especially since his favorite recipes—everything from Louisiana Caviar to the Sazerac—are included in the liner notes, as they were in the original pressing. 11 tracks, 58 minutes.

This recording was produced in collaboration with The National Press Club and The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

Track Listing

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101
Introductions (When It's Sleepy Time Down South) Louis Armstrong 5:55
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102
Hello Dolly Louis Armstrong 5:58
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103
Rockin' Chair Louis Armstrong, Tyree Glenn 5:06
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104
Boy From New Orleans Louis Armstrong 6:27
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105
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 3:42
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106
Royal Garden Blues Tyree Glenn, Tommy Gwaltney 9:15
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107
Mood Indigo Tyree Glenn, Tommy Gwaltney 5:58
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108
A Kiss To Build A Dream On Tyree Glenn 3:02
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109
Love For Sale Tyree Glenn, Tommy Gwaltney 3:59
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110
It's Alright With Me Tommy Gwaltney 4:17
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111
Crazy Rhythm Tommy Gwaltney 3:56

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