Louis Armstrong’s studying of Samuel Clement Moore’s beloved poem “A Go to From St. Nicholas,” extra extensively often known as “The Evening Earlier than Christmas,” involves life in a newly-shared animated video to herald the vacation season.
The Satchmo recording, featured on the just-released Verve/UMe album Louis Needs You A Cool Xmas, is now accompanied by the enticing video, produced and directed by Tom Readdy and Lucy Dawkins on the award-winning inventive home Sure Please Productions. The animators of the classic storybook therapy had been Sam Shaw, Jac Clinch. and Chris Bowles.
The audio of “A Go to From St. Nicholas” was shared because the lead monitor from the album, which got here out digitally on October 28 and on CD, purple vinyl, and a restricted version image disc on November 11. All 11 tracks have additionally been combined in immersive Dolby Atmos and hi-res audio on a set that gathers collectively virtually all of Armstrong’s vacation recordings in his first-ever official Christmas album.
His recitation of the festive poem represents the primary non-live recording by the good “Satchmo” to be launched in additional than 20 years. It has been paired with a newly-created music mattress by the New Orleans pianist and Impulse! recording artist Sullivan Fortner, additionally identified for his time in Roy Hargrove’s band within the 2010s.
“Pops” dedicated the poem to tape, by himself, on his beloved reel-to-reel tape machine at his dwelling in Corona, Queens, New York in February 1971 just some months earlier than he handed away. It turned his remaining recording, and the final in a exceptional assortment of a number of many years’ price of fascinating audio diaries that he made as an early adopter of home-recording know-how. The home is now open to the general public because the Louis Armstrong Home and Museum.
Louis Needs You A Cool Xmas additionally options one other monitor to be given a brand new animated video therapy, “I’ve Acquired My Like to Maintain Me Heat” with frequent collaborator Ella Fitzgerald. It was hand-drawn by director and animator JonJon in his signature “line and form” model.
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