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.

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