“When the Saints Go Marching In”
From the CD, Hallelujah!: Gospel 1930-1941 (2002)
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Louis Armstrong frequently said his birthday was July 4, 1900. In the mid 1980’s–many years after his death in 1971–baptismal records revealed his true birthdate was in fact August 4, 1901.
In honor of the iconic jazz trumpeter’s unofficial birthday and in celebration of his contributions to American music, my pick this week is Satchmo’s version of the gospel classic turned jazz standard, “When the Saints Go Marching In,” from the CD compilation Hallelujah!: Gospel 1930-1941.
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