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Never-Before Released Music From Louis Armstrong - Exclusively On Dot Time "Legends" Series

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When I heard this music by Louis Armstrong, I was totally overwhelmed. Producing this music would mean people could connect again with the greatness of Louis Armstrong. —Jerry Roche, Dot Time Records (Legends Series)
Dot Time Records is proud to announce its licensing agreement with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. This newly established agreement will include four previously unreleased productions from the archives of Queen's College, which houses the Louis Armstrong collection. The releases will be part of the Dot Time Records “Legends" series.

Jerry Roche, who heads the Legends Series for Dot Time Records, was in search of undiscovered gems by Armstrong and was stunned by what he found when researching the archives. “When I heard this music by Louis Armstrong", said Roche, “I was totally overwhelmed. Producing this music would mean people could connect again with the greatness of Louis Armstrong." Roche who will be producing this series of never before commercially released music said, “I made it my mission to make the music available." The productions will be available in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats. A special collector's edition will also be available.

Oscar Cohen, who was Louis Armstrong's manager and is the sole and exclusive agent for the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. and the estate of Louis Armstrong said, “Louis Armstrong is the most beloved and iconic artist of our time. His sound, his voice, his love—he forever touches the hearts of people everywhere". Lisa Cohen, Vice President of Associated Booking Corp. and on the board of directors of Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. said, “We are so happy to be working with Dot Time Legends to bring more of Louis Armstrong's beautiful recordings to the world, to hear the music and feel the love".

It is with gratitude to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation that Dot Time Records is able to release these works.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

About Dot Time Records

Dot Time Records, the jazz, soul and world music label based in New York and Europe, launched their “Legends Series" in 2015 featuring previously unreleased historical recordings from many of the greatest legends of the jazz genre including Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Buck Clayton and more. All recordings are painstakingly restored and re-mastered with the goal of presenting these recordings in a modern format while striving to keep the original atmosphere of the recordings intact.

About Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc:

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was founded and funded by Louis Armstrong in 1969 to give back to the world “some of the goodness he received."The Foundation is dedicated to perpetuating the legacies of Louis and Lucille Armstrong throughout the world with various initiatives.

This story appears courtesy of Scott Thompson Public Relations.
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