Talk:Louis Armstrong

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Quote on 'some people'[edit]

I've read in an article that Louis Armstrong quoted saying: "There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them." I don't see it on the page, but can't post it without knowing the source. I'm also wondering what did he really meant by it. I find it prett vague. --Unbreakable_MJ 14:36, 14 April 2006 (UTC)


  • At first it was just a misdemeanor, but then you lost the "mis-de" and you just got meaner and meaner..
    • A reference to the anti-marijuana laws of the 1930s
  • All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
    • In a 1956 concert recording, Big Bill Broonzy used this line by way of explaining why he was about to sing "The Glory of Love" in a venue he was sharing with Pete Seeger.
  • It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics...dope and all of that crap. It is a thousand times better than whiskey. It is an assistant and a friend.
  • There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.
  • In between sets or in intermissions during concerts, Mr. Armstrong and some of the younger musicians would head out the back entrance for some marijuana cigarrettes. While the others enjoyed some fine mexican product, Mr. Armstrong would bring out his "New Orleans Golden Leaf". The others were not impressed. This went on for some time but after a while of Mr. Armstrong smoking the others stuff with them they, in a bantering manner, asked him: -"What ever happened to your New Orleans Golden Leaf"?. To this Mr. Armstrong replied: -"Shit son, that would be like bringing a hamburger to a banquet".