On his many years on the road Louis Armstrong passed the while by making collages on the fronts and backs of his collection of seven-inch reel boxes. He used whatever was at hand. Pics of friends, news clippings, packaging and flyers.  The collages had no correlation with what was on the tapes – his favourite music, backstage jokes or recordings of everyday conversations with friends. Over 1000 collages reside in the Louis Armstrong Archives in Queens College New York.


  1. russ murphy commented on 23 June 2011 at 11:55 am

    hey marty,

    aint that something…

    p.s i think you need a comments indicator on each article, i think that’s why people are emailing instead!

  2. martin commented on 23 June 2011 at 3:32 pm

    nice one Ruff, I think they do show when they have comments, but just not many have them so far.. keep tuned

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