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Louis Armstrong - Satchmo
Louis Armstrong - Satchmo
Actor: Louis Armstrong
Director: Gary Giddins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2000     1hr 26min


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Actor: Louis Armstrong
Director: Gary Giddins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Armstrong, Louis, Jazz, Educational, Documentary, Biography, History
Studio: Sony
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1992
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Outstanding classroom intructional tool
Scott R. Harding | St. Johns, MI USA | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's my first semester teaching a general-student Jazz History course, and I wanted something beyond the textbook to get the students involved. I bought this video as a "best-of-all-options" choice, and was bowled over by it's thoroughness and attention to detail. Everything we'd discussed about Armstrong during class was there on the tape, reinforcing my lectures and giving the kids a nice opportunity to both hear AND see the legendary Louis. For pure entertainment alone it was worthwhile, but for instructional purposes I'd consider it a necessity for any future jazz classes I'd teach. I paid $16 bucks for it, but having seen it I think I'd've paid fifty! (Shh! Don't tell Amazon!)"
SATCHMO - Louis Armstrong; Masters of American Music
David F Soderlund | Boulder, CO United States | 11/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Satchmo is a the second DVD in a series of 9 documentaries dealing with classic jazz artists that had a strong influence on the evolution of jazz. This DVD traces Armstrong's life from his upbringing in New Orleans through his travels on the road as a singer, songwriter, and actor, as well as discussing his impact on the civil rights movement. The documentary very capably showed the breadth of Armstrong's talents with footage of Armstrong's appearances in both early and later movies, footage of concert performances spanning 4 decades and even his cameo appearance in a Betty Boop cartoon!!I found it especially interesting how Armstrong influenced other artists; commentary was given by jazz critics, contemporary peers such as Dexter Gordon and Tony Bennett, and artists he influenced such as Wynton Marsallis. This articulate documentary brought Louis to life, both as an artist as well as a person. I can't wait to get the documentaries on Monk and 'Trane."
Pops at his best
R. J. Marsella | California | 11/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This biography is very well produced and is worth the money just for the performance scenes. I find myself watching certain segments over and over. Watching Louis and Jack Teagagarden performing Rockin' Chair or the older clips of a young Louis performing in Denmark are just pure joy. A clip from the movie New Orleans with Louis and Billie Holiday is a show-stopper. I absolutely love this DVD and highly recommend it to anyone who is a Louis Armstrong fan."
Good documentary
NSM2 | Erie, PA USA | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great footage, great information. good for middle school and up. mentiones drug use, but doesn't spend much time on it. mostly the music and how he was adored by all!"