Thanks to Albert Haim, we can now hear a precious conversation: Studs Terkel talking to Louis Armstrong after his nightclub appearance has ended — some thirty-three minutes of conversation originally broadcast on WFMT, a tape held by the Chicago History Museum.
The interview was new to me, and I hear Louis returning to familiar subjects but also fielding questions in his own way (and asking for his lip salve).
For those who appreciate absurdist commentary, a line-by-line phonetic “transcription” of what is being said appears on the Pop Up Archive page . . . it is hilariously incorrect, and I hope it is computer-generated rather than the result of someone’s actual listening.
We can listen to Louis and Studs, old friends, talking in the early morning here.
May your happiness increase!