Johnny Cash and Louis Armstrong Singing About the Police

I found this last night on youtube, and it brought tears to my eyes.  And made me feel encouraged, kind of.  Here’s two of the greatest american musicians ever singing about being unfairly arrested by the police.  It was a Jimmy Rogers song from 1930. I know this isn’t much of a diary, but I just wanted to share it… it made me feel so good…


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  1. When I hear the “later” Louis, as here, I’m reminded that in the late 20’s he was way, way, way out there and making masterpieces with the Hot 5 and Hot 7.  Try this (sorry, no embed) with Kid Ory.  The photos are cool, but the music is absolutely sublime.

    • Robyn on September 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Being on Beale and Main in 1930 was probably reason enough.

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