Louis Armstrong Plays In Congo

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One reviewer writes, "Brief newsreel clip of Louis Armstrong's historic African tour. Unforunately, Louis's trumpet playing is missing, we do see him arrive in a Congolese stadium carried by a litter and surrounded by an armed guard. There is also a brief clip of Louis playing on stage. Given the tensions of October 1960 (just after the U-2 incident, covered elsewhere in this collection), it is hardly surprising that Radio Moscow's reaction is given equal weight to the by then passe jazz lingo."

Production Company: Universal Studios