Jan. 22, 2023

/PRNewswire/ — After surpassing one billion whole views throughout all channels (together with YouTube, Apple Music and Fb) late final yr, the archives of

The Ed Sullivan Present

have opened once more to share uncommon classic performances by

Louis Armstrong

. As pricey associates who traveled collectively, had been each born in the identical yr (1901), and had an incredible mutual respect, it’s believed that

Ed Sullivan

himself lent these clips to

Louis Armstrong

and Common Music Enterprises. By SOFA Leisure’s relationship with the Louis Armstrong Home Museum (LAHM) and The Louis Armstrong Academic Basis (LAEF), we at the moment are capable of carry these clips to mild for the primary time in a number of many years.

These clips had been by no means proven because the authentic broadcasts and seize Satchmo at his effusive greatest, one in all which reveals the jazz maestro and opera star

Robert Merrill

performing a Medley (”

Vesti la

giubba” and “Honeysuckle Rose”

) on the episode that aired on

April 17, 1955

. One other new clip that was initially broadcast on CBS Community on Might 15, 1955, options Armstrong alongside

Gary Crosby

delivering a efficiency of “Struttin With Some Barbecue.” Initially composed as an instrumental piece in 1927 by

Lil Hardin Armstrong

, lyrics had been added by

Don Raye

in 1941. The episode that featured the latter clip additionally featured

Sammy Davis Jr.

and Señor Wences and each clips see this Twentieth-century icon acting on his trumpet with excellent expertise.


November 2022

, greater than 50 years after his passing, the legendary Armstrong was again on the charts with the discharge of his first-ever Christmas album,

Louis Needs You A Cool Xmas



). The gathering debuted within the

Prime 10

throughout a number of


charts, together with

Prime Vacation Albums

the place it bowed at

No. 9

and launches within the

Prime 10


Jazz Albums (No. 4)


Conventional Jazz Albums (No. 4)


Prime Album Gross sales (No. 7)


Prime Present Album Gross sales (No. 6)


Vinyl Albums (No. 7)

. It debuted at

No. 122

on the

Billboard 200

, turning into Armstrong’s highest charting album since

Hiya Dolly

spent six weeks at No. 1 in 1964.

By the ’50s, Armstrong was already well known for his lifetime contribution to music, having entered the

Down Beat

Jazz Corridor

of Fame in 1952. “Satchmo” – as Armstrong was notably referenced – was additionally a significant title on the massive display and had starred as himself within the 1954 Biopic

The Glenn Miller Story

. That very same yr he additionally launched his second autobiography

, Satchmo:

My Life


New Orleans


All through its historic 23-year primetime run (1948-1971),

The Ed Sullivan Present

introduced us the most well liked performances from world wide and launched rising expertise to America’s residing rooms each Sunday night time. The present featured a few of the earliest or first televised performances of music superstars together with The Band, The Seashore Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas and The Papas, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones.

The long-running selection present expanded its attain exponentially by way of a world digital rights settlement between UMe and SOFA Leisure Inc. with greater than 250 million YouTube views since

June 2020

. Scores of rarities are being made accessible digitally for the first-time together with iconic entertainers and influential figures from nearly each class of cultural relevance, together with music, comedy, sports activities, movie, dance, opera, and Broadway.

New movies are up to date to

The Ed Sullivan Present’s official YouTube channel




The Ed Sullivan Present

The Ed Sullivan Present

is the preferred primetime selection present in American historical past. For almost 1 / 4 century,

Ed Sullivan

hosted the best array of expertise on tv, together with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones,

Elvis Presley

and Motown artists comparable to The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Each Sunday night time at


on CBS from 1948-1971,

The Ed Sullivan Present

showcased all kinds of popular culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and way more. The library of 1,000 hours contains over 10,000 performances.

About SOFA Leisure

In 1990,

Andrew Solt

based SOFA Leisure Inc. and bought

The Ed Sullivan Present

from the Sullivan household. In 2020 Josh Solt left Google to steer SOFA as CEO of the corporate.

The Ed Sullivan Present

is probably the most revered selection present in American tv historical past. SOFA Leisure is the copyright holder of the unique Ed Sullivan packages and over 150 hours of newly created programming.

About UMe

Common Music Enterprises (UMe) is the world catalog and particular markets division of Common Music Group (UMG).  Working carefully in live performance with UMG’s document labels, territories and working corporations, UMe offers a frontline method to catalog administration, an emphasis on strategic advertising initiatives and creating alternatives in new applied sciences.

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