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A cheeky message from Elvis Costello says give the gift of jazz

December 1, 2011 | 10:00 am

Louis Armstrong
Elvis Costello gives a tip of his fedora to an oldie but goodie, the inimitable Louis Armstrong. As our sister blog Pop & Hiss reports, Costello and his team recently objected to the $339.98 list price for his CD  package called "The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook." The message on suggests that "the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire."

So where's a Costello fan to turn for gift-giving? The post has a suggestion:

If you want to buy something special for your loved one at this time of seasonal giving, we suggest, “Ambassador Of Jazz” -- a cute little imitation suitcase containing ten re-mastered albums by one of the most beautiful and loving revolutionaries who ever lived -- Louis Armstrong.

The box should be available for under one hundred and fifty American dollars and includes a number of other tricks and treats.

Frankly the music is vastly superior.

Read the full post here from Pop and Hiss.


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Photo: Louis Armstrong