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Louis Armstrong on “The Johnny Cash Show” – total and uncut

From the October 28, 1970 episode of Cash’s Television selection show, Armstrong sings “Crystal Chandeliers” and “Ramblin’ Rose” with the band then duets with Cash on the Jimmy Rodgers classic “Blue Yodel #9.” There are other, partial versions of this efficiency on-line, but this is the only total one I’ve found. It is so cool to see Armstrong killing on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, when a decade earlier they wouldn’t have let him in the servant’s entrance.

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Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash – Blue Yodel No. 9

I would have never guessed, but Louis Armstrong was a guest on the Johnny Cash Show. This and the story about Satchmo and Jimmie Rogers show how diverse musical tastes these men had and once again that music is a great connector. This is from episode 38, Oct., 28, 1970 and must be one of Satchmo’s last performances. He was such a great performer right to the end and the Nashville audience and Johnny just loved him. Louis Armstrong cracks everybody up at the start of the song: Let’s give it to ‘em in black and white. THIS AND OTHER GREAT PERFORMANCES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON A 2-DVD-SET “BEST OF THE JOHNNY CASH TV SHOW”. HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE!!!

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