But really, you can’t help but smile when you hear Louis Armstrong‘s gravelly voice. You definitely smile when you see that goofy dude smile. Here is the virtuoso trumpet player that got his start on the streets of Storyville with Velma Middleton performing St. Louis Blues.
Original Composition W.C. Handy
You will smile so hard.
I really wanted to find Bessie Smith singing St. Louis Blues, but I wasn’t big on the one version I could find on YouTube. Still, if you’re reading this, you obviously have a lot of time on your hands, so go look it up.
Composer/Performer: Robert Johnson (1911-1938)