Listen to Louis Armstrong’s ‘Blue Again’ from Perry Mason, S02 E04 – a jazz classic

Perry Mason back with more cool jazz on its soundtrack

The HBO series Perry Mason was back on the cable network last night and included some superb jazz and blues music on its soundtrack from some of America’s most iconic musicians.

People like Louis Armstrong whose ‘Blue Again‘ was played on Perry Mason, Season 2, Episode 4, “Chapter Twelve” last night as Clara is playing music on the gramophone and dancing, and then gets Paul to dance with her.

Louis Armstrong’s ‘Blue Again‘ was released in May, 1931 as the B-side of the single ‘When Your Lover Has Gone‘.

The musician both played the trumpet on the song and sang.

Who was Louis Armstrong?

The American jazz musician was known for his deep, rich, gravely voice, for how he loosened up the way jazz was performed and, thus, for being one of the most influential musicians in the world of jazz.

Armstrong was one of the most well-known musicians of the last century, earning a Grammy Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Lousiana Music Hall of Fame as well as into several other notable music institutions.

During his over 50-year career, the iconic trumpeter released more than 50 singles, over 35 albums, and with even more albums released after the American trumpeter, singer and composer’s death at the age of 69 in 1971.

More than 50 years after his death, and he is still one of the most revered musicians in contemporary American music history.

Listen to Louis Armstrong’s ‘Blue Again‘ from last night’s Perry Mason in the video, and on the musician’s 37-track two-disc album The Essential Louis Armstrong.

Season 2 of Perry Mason is now streaming on HBO.

 

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