The Secret

“Seems to me it ain’t the world that’s so bad but what we’re doing to it, and all I’m saying is: see what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love, baby, love. That’s the secret …” – Louis Armstrong

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 9.36.34 AMAugust 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971

How does a boy born in Storyville, the poorest neighborhood in New Orleans, who sang on the streets for pennies and sent to a boys home at eleven go on to play with jazz greats Bix Beiderbecke, Sidney Bechet and King Oliver and influence legends including The Beatles and Wynton Marsalis? In the words of the late, great Louis Armstong, “see what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love, baby, love.”

That’s the secret.

 

 

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About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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3 Responses to The Secret

  1. LB says:

    How many times have I heard this song and never seen that glorious smile on the face of the man singing it. I found myself smiling in return just watching it

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  2. Louis, one cool cat.

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