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Louie Bluie

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PBS Premiere: August 23, 1988


A lively portrait of 76-year-old Harold "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, musician, artist, raconteur and rogue.


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Louie Bluie

Premiere Date: August 23, 1988

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Filmmaker: Terry Zwigoff


Terry Zwigoff
Terry Zwigoff

Critical Acclaim

Armstrong is the leader of the last black string band still making music in America. And in his outrageously colorful way he recounts his life and plays the kind of music with roots that helped shape blues, jazz, country, gospel, ragtime, western swing, and even rock 'n roll.”

— Frank Hunter
St. Louis Globe-Democrat

He's such a marvelous creation that it's hard to believe he's a mere mortal.”

— Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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