XPN MusicNotes: See rare footage of Louis Armstrong in a recording studio, hear Eddie Vedder sing with his daughter

Louis Armstrong | via Library of Congress

As Jazz Appreciation Month is observed in April, The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired recently discovered film footage of American music legend Louis Armstrong – the only known footage of him in a recording studio.

The 33-minute film was recently discovered through a buyer of abandoned storage facilities. The film was shot while Louis Armstrong recorded his 1959 album “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.” One of his daughters put the film in a storage facility with other belongings. Another daughter found out on a message board a storage facility buyer had the masters. She helped facilitate the sale. The museum will post one complete song on its website at LouisArmstrongHouse.org and show the full film at a later date. Louis Armstrong died in 1968.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and his 7 year old daughter Harper are at it again…recording music together. This time: the classic theme-song from the old “Batman” TV show!

Eddie Vedder and his daughter | via Consequence of Sound


Last year Eddie and his daughter Eddie Vedder wrote an adorable little song called “The Traveler” which was recorded specifically for Cameron Crowe’s film, “Aloha.” Listen below.



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