With Satchmo SummerFest happening this weekend, we'll be posting several Louis Armstrong videos this week.
We'll start with this one, because it's the earliest known footage of Satchmo live in concert. (Note that the era of silent films, during which the idea of a concert film was a non-starter, had just ended a few years prior to this filming. "Talking pictures" also brought true musical performance to the cinema.)
Here's an article on the circumstances surrounding this performance. A few highlights:
Armstrong and "the Harlem Hot Band" do three songs here: "I Cover The Waterfront", "Dinah" and "Tiger Rag".