Hotter Than That

The Webcast of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra July 4th concert "Hotter Than That" from New Jersey's Liberty State Park took place on Independence Day 2000.

   Show Description

   Louis Armstrong Links

   Test Your Knowledge!

   Biographer Interview


Louis Armstrong Trivia Contest

The deadline for the trivia contest has passed. Thank you for entering, and look for a list of winners here soon.

Enter our multiple choice Louis Armstrong trivia contest for a chance to win an Armstrong CD gift pack (estimated retail value: $40). Submit your answers to the multiple choice questions below (or you can send them to us by e-mail, or by regular mail to the address listed below). Contest rules are also listed below.


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Are you up to the challenge?

How savvy are you about Louis Armstrong? Take our multiple-choice quiz and test your jazz knowledge. If you think you need a bit of assistance, take a cruise through out our biographer interview transcript or our Armstrong links and come back to ace the test!

1. What nickname does NOT belong to Louis Armstrong? Dippermouth
2. Who did Armstrong replace in Kid Ory's band? Sy Oliver
King Oliver
Buddy Bolden
Bubber Miley
3. Whose band did Armstrong move from Chicago to New York to join? Duke Ellington
King Oliver
Fletcher Henderson
Benny Goodman
4. What is the name of Armstrong's first band? The Savoy Ballroom Five
The Hot Five
The Tympany Fives
The Hot Seven
5. What is the name of Louis Armstrong's 1936 autobiography? Swing That Music
Music is My Mistress
West End Blues
Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans
6.In which year did Armstrong move to Corona, Queens, NY? 1945
7. Who played drums in The Hot Seven? Baby Dodds
Johnny Dodds
Johnny St. Cyr
Clarence Williams
8. Which record label did Armstrong NOT record for? Decca
9. In 1967, Armstrong recorded "What A Wonderful World" for which label? ABC
*10. In 1957, Armstrong cancelled a tour in protest against which country?

*This question will not be counted in the final tally of submissions due to its easily misconstrued wording. In 1957 Armstrong was invited to tour the Soviet Union on behalf of the U.S. and declined due to his disgust with civil rights violations in Arkansas.

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All entries must be received by the close of business on July 19, 2000. All entries must include your name, address and an e-mail address or daytime telephone number. One entry per person. All entries with the highest total of correct answers will be placed into a random drawing for the CDs, which will take place on July 21, 2000. Winners will be notified by email or telephone. Employees and immediate families of employees of NPR, WBGO, The Lincoln Center, Verve Records, Columbia Records and Oxford University Press. are not eligible to win.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. NPR and is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, stolen, illegible, or misdirected entries. All entries become NPR's property and will not be returned. Each participant consents to the use of his or her name and answers on this Web site for informational and/or promotional purposes, without compensation. NPR and is not responsible for damages, losses or injuries resulting from acceptance or use of the prize. All taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

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