The Funeral Of Louis Armstrong

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


105540. The Funeral Of Louis Armstrong. July 9, 1971. Voice Of America. Willis Conover describes the ceremony which took place at the Corona Congregational Church in Queens, New York City. The mourners present and the honorary pallbearers include many famous performers. Peggy Lee sings a moving, "The Lord's Prayer." The eulogy by Fred Robbins ends, "Move over Gabriel, here comes Satchmo." This program was recorded in Poland by shortwave and should be considered a high point in radio history. God bless you, Louis! Willis Conover, Peggy Lee, Fred Robbins, Louis Armstrong (not heard). 44:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent shortwave audio. Complete.

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