Louis Armstrong and his orchestra (that included at the time such major musicians as Luis Russel, Henry Allen, Wilbur de Paris, Pops Foster, and more) entered the studio for a recording session for Decca on March 14, 1940. They recorded, among 4 other songs, “The Hep Cat’s Ball“, a Jack Palmer/Louis Armstrong composition, that will be released as Decca 3283.
Prior to the release, the band played the song on station WABC three days later, on March 17. The broadcasted performance was recorded and cut to acetate disc.

Louis Armstrong & His Orch. “The Hep Cat’s Ball” live at WABC.

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