Yearly Archives: 2021

Wonderful Satchmo

Listen to the inimitable Louis Armstrong in one of the songs for which he is famous: What a Wonderful World, written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.

This song was recorded in Las Vegas, after Armstrong’s show, in a recording session that ended at 6am, having taken a lot more time than planned. To make sure the orchestra members were paid extra for their overtime, Armstrong accepted only musician’s union rate ($250) for his work.

Covid-safe Beethoven

This choir accompanies Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony without singing, but with sound and movement that speak just as loudly. I think Beethoven would have loved seeing this performance.

For the longest time… but not forever!

This video came out last year, but it still feels familiar. One day, we’ll look back on this and marvel at the resilience of the human spirit.

A warning though: you won’t be able to get this song out of your head !

P.S.: I love the Lysol rhythm section 🙂