Louis Armstrong – The Portrait Collection

Louis Armstrong - The Portrait Collection is just that—a collection of some of Armstrong’s best-known live performances including his amazing Danish film appearance in 1933, TV performances on Frank Sinatra’s 1952 TV show and with Jackie Gleason on the Timex All Star Show in 1959. Also seen is over forty minutes of Armstrong talking at length about his remarkable life and career; an interactive Timeline, like no other, with hundreds of photo, clip and audio links; nine Photo Galleries—mini-movies—each with music soundtrack round out this wonderful portrait of the twentieth century Prometheus.

Louis Armstrong & the All Stars with intros by Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason Performances with Dizzy Gillespie, Jack Teagarden, Velma Middleton, Big Sid Catlett, Barney Bigard among others.

Complete Performances: I Cover The Waterfront, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, Dinah, Confessin’, I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You, Basin Street Blues, Shine, Mack The Knife, Swingin' on Nothin', That's My Desire, Rockin' Chair, Umbrella Man, Now You Has Jazz/Tiger Rag, Some Day

Louis Armstrong talks; Timeline with interactive features: Hundreds of rare and classic images, film and interview clips, audio tracks, ephemera including Quicktime movie links, nine Photo Galleries each with soundtrack Visual tours through Armstrong’s life

Produced by Toby Byron
Co-Produced and written by Dan Morgenstern;
Project Director: Yan Shvalb
Associate Producer: Joseph Petrucelli

Produced by Multiprises, LLC

Distributed worldwide by: Universal Music Enterprises and Universal Music Group International