While only 2 people were before him on the streets of Nashville he said, “Okay folks, one more song is what we’re gonna do, then we’re gonna take a little break.” I was standing before Louis Armstrong reincarnated, in 2016.
It was as if he was standing before a huge crowd with Dean Martin by his side in an underground night spot of New York City in the 1920’s. Of course, that was the prohibition era and underground is where the party and music were huge, at a speakeasy.
As he sang, he would use a white towel to wipe his face… Which is exactly what the original Armstrong did.
"Hello Dolly, ......well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.......I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel that room swayin'......while the band's playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So..... take her wrap, fellas.......find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly'll never go away again" – Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 and fell into the modern music era in the 1920’s. It was a time of change and new record labels were popping up throughout the United States. ASCAP was established and commercial radio began a new chapter of paying royalties to play recorded sounds of artist. ASCAP stood for “American Society of Composers.