Produced and Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, with Wynton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Edward R. Murrow,and Louis Armstrong
Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining,informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.
What the Critics Say
"Informational, polished, sound-rich, Joe Bevilacqua strikes again with this superb documentary on the life and music of Louis Armstrong. The rich tapestry of music, interviews, and sound from the streets of New Orleans is expertly produced. In addition to some rare recordings, the program includes interviews with Wynton Marsalis and others that really add to what is primarily a music program, rather than detract from the focus of the program. The sound quality is excellent, and the vintage recordings have been cleaned up well. The program is both entertaining and informative, and held my interest for the entire hour. I highly recommend it." (Phil Corriveau, Wisconsin Public Radio)
Joe Bevilacqua (aka Joe Bev) was a protege of Daws Butler. He wrote his authorized biography, Daws Butler: Characters Actor, and has release many other Daws Butler audio titles that can be found at Audible, Amazon, Simply Audio, Audiobook.com and other online vendors.
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.
Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks,part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" three distinct weekly radio shows: "The Comedy-O-Rama Hour", "The Jazz-O-Rama Hour", and "The Joe Bev Experience. New shows air every Saturday starting at 2:30 pm Eastern time and can be heard live online for free at http://www.cultradioagogo.com.
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