Louis Armstrong Tribute

Once, in a Manhattan Starbucks café, we noticed a big Louis Armstrong portrait on the wall. Could never forget the facial expression featured by the talented painter. Still it’s heart touching, when Louis Armstrong (R.I.P.) sings for us on youtube: “C’est si bon – lovers say that in France – when they thrill to romance – it means: it’s so good…” – so I couldn’t resist and tried to play that song on my guitar, fingerstyle instrumental …
Café Blues
“C’est si bon” – recorded by Louis Armstrong, 1949; words & music by Andre Hornez & Henry Betti, English lyric by Jerry Seelen: Josephine Baker, Yves Montand, Eartha Kitt or Mireille Mathieu also made a version, but I prefer (because I like to play Gypsy style swing guitar) the A minor versions (good for guitar players) of Joscho Stephan or “Hot Swing” or “Café Caravan” – Bm Bbm Am D G …


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writer, photographer, guitarist

19 responses to “Louis Armstrong Tribute

  1. GREAT painting .. it captures Louis Armstrong’s personality perfectly. When he sings “What a Wonderful World” you can’t help but feel misty eyed. Thanks for posting this one, too. A great musician.


  2. Giving you thumbs up! Love it!


  3. The first restaurant is amazing.


  4. I think of my oldest brother when I watch you play, Frizz. May he RIP. I wish I’d learned to play, but all I ever got was sore and sometimes, bloody fingers for my efforts. Therefore, I enjoy listening to others that much more. 🙂 Thanks for the show. Have a great day!


  5. A wonderful living portrait
    Have his music in your heart my friend


  6. I love the music of Louis Armstong. No one sings his songs quite like he did.


  7. You give a great rendition! I fully expected you to break out singing 🙂
    C’est si bon Frizz! Bravo.


  8. And I think to myself…
    what a wonderful post!


  9. C’est si tres bon and I love the sweet, hot swing! It is indeed a wonderful world!


  10. I remember seeing similar expressions on the face of Mr. Armstrong in T.V. appearances in the 1950’s.


  11. unspeakable………..


  12. Love that painting of Sachmo!


  13. I love Louie, and I love the guitarist! A fun post. 🙂


  14. Frizz you really know you music. This is a great version of the song. Excellent.


  15. Wonderful tribute and great performance from you.


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