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A live recording of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong playing his trumpet near the end of his career is being released to the public for the first time.
On January 29, 1971, Armstrong was a featured performer at the National Press Club in Washington, celebrating the inauguration of fellow Louisiana native Vernon Louviere as the club's president. On Friday, Armstrong's performance was played back in the same place for musicians, historians and some who were there for the original performance.
It was the last recording made of him performing live that was meant to be played back some day. His only later performances on trumpet were quick TV snippets with Dick Cavett and Johnny Carson.
A limited release of 300 LPs on vinyl were copied from the press club for those in attendance. Over 40 years, they were largely forgotten.
The new album is called Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours: Satchmo at the National Press Club
Can your age be estimated by your memories of past event? Do the following criteria apply?
JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY (1943- ) SKI CHAMPION
Killy began skiing at the age of three, and by the time he was a teenager he often cut school to attend ski competitions. 'Once you start racing in France,' he said, 'your schooling is finished.'He was expelled at 15 because of chronic truancy.
BENITO MUSSOLINI (1883-1945), DICTATOR
At the age of nine, Mussolini was sent 20 miles from home to a boarding school in Faenza, Italy, run by Salesian priests. The recalcitrant youth was nearly expelled for throwing an inkpot at a teacher who had struck him with a ruler. Finally he went too far - he stabbed a fellow student in the buttocks with a knife. The future dictator was permanently dismissed.
EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-49), AUTHOR
In 1831 American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe was expelled from West Point when he refused to attend drills and classes for several weeks.
Reed Flute Cave in Guangxi autonomous region in China is a famous landmark, also known as the Palace of Natural Art. Natural limestone caves filled with wonderful and bizarre formations like icicles and rock formations with the additional effect of coloured light.
This geological object was named in honour of the cane, which is found outside the cave and used for making musical flutes. Its length is about 240 m and a vast territory, which is an impressive landscape. The object is ancient, since its walls are preserved inscriptions from the reign of the Tang dynasty, dated 792 BC