A program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert, at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, April 18, 1947. The front cover is missing.
2013.46.25.266a: The interior pages from a program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert, at Symphony Hall in Boston, April 18, 1947. The interior pages are white with black-and-white text and photographs and include a biographical article on Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong; an illustrated biography of Holiday; listings of Armstrong’s film credits, stage credits, locations, and radio appearances; the concert program; features on Velma Middleton and Joe Garland; recordings by Armstrong and Holiday; and a list of the members of the Louis Armstrong’s Orchestra. The program has twelve (12) interior pages.
2013.46.25.266a: The back cover from a program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert, at Symphony Hall in Boston, April 18, 1947. The back cover is orange with black text. The top and bottom edges of the cover have two black lines, framing centered text. The top third of the cover has the Decca Records logo, a black oval with the text [Decca / RECORDS] below the three five point stars printed in the negative. The in center third of the cover is text printed in varying fonts that read, [Presents Selections by / LOUIS ARMSTRONG / AND / BILLIE HOLIDAY], above three identical floral graphics. In the bottom third of the cover, in smaller type, is the text, [THESE RECORDS AND ALBUM ON SALE IN THE FOYER AND / AT YOUR FAVORITE RECORD DEALER]. The interior of the back cover is an advertisement for Café Savoy, in Boston, Massachusetts.
A program for the Boston Symphony Hall that features Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. The program includes biographies and photographs of the performers. The cover features black text and a photograph of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. The text on the cover reads: [The Birth of the Blues / Billie Holiday / Louis Armstrong / Symphony Hall, Friday, April 18 1947]. The interior pages contains additional information about the jazz musicians. The back cover is an advertisement for Eddie Levine's New Musical Cocktail Lounge.