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The Feeling Tone
Studs loved discussing the nature of humanity in relation to work, the arts, and community. Explore these themes via playlists of numerous audio clips culled from the Archive.
Now, now there's something here we have to stick with for a minute. The emotion, the feeling. So, we know that Louis has the technique. We know that. And we know even when he scat sings it's hard to tell sometimes where the voice leaves off and the instrument begins. And so, as you say, his voice sounds like his instrument, instrument sounds like his voice. But, it's that added something, it's the feeling tone, you’re talking about.”
— Studs Terkel speaking with Ray Still about Louis Armstrong