[JPL] Herb Armstrong
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Tue Jan 13 07:03:57 EST 2009
Picked this up from Michael Steinman¹s blog Jazz Lives:
Google Alerts is my pal, sending me news of Lester, Ruby, Big Sid, and
Louis, whenever their names crop up online. In Louis¹s case, the Alert
sometimes has nothing to do with music there are schools, an airport, and
a stadium named for him. This latest bit of Armstrong-related news
was surprising and more.
A newspaper profile of a man named Herb Armstrong, a handsome Australian
singer, appears in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald. That newspaper serves
the area around Brisbane, including the colorfully-named Deception Bay.
I found Herb¹s brief sketch of his ancestry intriguing:
The timbre in his voice is, perhaps, unsurprising. Herb is a grandson of
the late, great jazz musician Louis Armstrong. ³I¹m a love-child,² he
says. Herb¹s mother Decina met Louis Armstrong¹s son, a drummer, in New
Orleans. They fell in love and the result was Herb.
None of the biographies of Louis have documented any children.
Perhaps Herb¹s story should be included in the planned Forrest Whitaker film
on Louis¹s life? Comments, anyone?
You can read the original profile:
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