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Basin Street Blues – Louis Armstrong Lets it Rip – Video

One of the iconic songs of New Orleans jazz music is Basin Street blues. Written in 1926 by Spencer Williams it has become of the most recorded songs about New Orleans. And it’s still being recorded today. Willie Nelson did a version as did Dr. John.

Basin Street Blues – Louis Armstrong Lets it Rip

Here is the famous Satchmo doing his version and you’ll notice he throws in a little scat. I understand that scat singing came about when the singer forgot the lyrics were and just kinda made up syllable sounds to match the music.

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