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WFMT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: JUNE 24, 1962, 2 AM

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! 

WHITNEY BALLIETT: AN AUDIO POSTSCRIPT

Click (http://www.theconnection.org/shows/2001/02/20010206_a_main.asp) to hear an hour-long interview on WBUR-FM where Whitney Balliett talks about jazz and some of his favorite recordings.