Snooky Young on meeting Louis Armstrong
Now, A Jazz Moment...
MUSIC: "When You?re Smiling" (Louis Armstrong), CD: Butter & Eggman Tomato R2 71714 (cut 7)
Snooky Young: When I was about six or seven years old, I used to try to imitate Louie Armstrong.
NEA Jazz Master, Snooky Young.
Snooky Young: My mother and I was walkin down Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio and Louis Armstrong was in town. And my mother saw Louie and she stopped Louie and said, ?Louis Armstrong, this is my son, Snooky. He wants to play trumpet like you and he admires you very much.? And Louis Armstrong, he-- I can just remember -- he hugged me and he said many nice things to me.
MUSIC: up and ends
This Jazz Moment with trumpeter Snooky Young was created by the National Endowment for the Arts.