Happy Birthday America. Happy Birthday Louis Armstrong.

4 07 2008

Louis Armstrong always claimed he was born on July 4, 1900. Scholars now say Louis’ real birthday is actually August 4, 1901.  But since Louis fundamentally changed American music forever, I’ll take Louis’ jazz over anybody else’s math.

Here’s some special Fourth of July musical fireworks: Louis and another American original, Johnny Cash. They’re singing “Blue Yodel No. 9”.  Classic.

Happy 4th, everybody.