Laughin' Louie - Louis Armstrong (1933)

Publication Year: 
1933

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We made one particular record called 'Laughing Louie'. And Louie used to get up there and we wouldn't allow anybody on the recording sessions, you know, unless they were real personal friends, because Louie would like to get high, and he'd like for the band to get high. ... So he says, 'We're going to record "Laughing Louie" today, gentlemen.' And he says, 'I want everyone to smoke a joint."[1]

[1] Pops: A Life of Louie Armstrong, Terry Teachout, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 4th Edition edition (Dec 2 2009)

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