"The Negro in American Music : A Carnegie Hall Minstrel Show"

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Louis Armstrong performing in 1952.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Carnegie Hall Concert - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). " A Carnegie Hall Minstrel Show". 16"' Sides 1-9 are missing. Presented here are the concluding sides 10 and 11.

In honor of "the Negro in American Music."

Recording begins with "Mammy O'Mine." Then "Old New York"?, "I'm Coming Virginia," and "Home Beyond the River."

Radio reporter recaps the show, including names of songs, some of which have not been recorded here.

Jimmie Bosco? Singing Home Beyond the river.

Claude Hopkins and His Orchestra perform "I'll Do Anything For You".

Louis Armstrong performs "Old Man Mose" and "What is This Thing Called Swing?"

[Poor quality original.]

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 5799
Municipal archives id: LT938