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Who First Recorded "Heebie Jeebies"?

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Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

This month, in 1926, trumpet virtuoso, singer, and bandleader Louis Armstrong recorded the first jazz scat vocal, "Heebie Jeebies." WRTI’s Susan Lewis looks at the life and legacy of a musician who propelled jazz onto a mainstream stage.  She speaks with Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal drama critic, playwright, and author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong.

http://youtu.be/lRsreijPClY

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Listen to more of Susan Lewis' interview with Terry Teachout.