For All Saints Day: “I want to be in that number…”

The inimitable Louis Armstrong does it as only he can.  From 1959, at a concert in Germany.

Trivia buffs take note: Armstrong lived not far from where I live today, and is buried in Flushing.  His funeral in 1971 drew an astonishing who’s-who of the music world, and the honorary pall bearers included Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Earl Wilson, Alan King, Johnny Carson and David Frost. Peggy Lee sang the Lord’s Prayer. What a sendoff!

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