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Directed by 

Gary Giddins
Kendrick Simmons

Writing Credits  

Gary Giddins ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

Louis Armstrong ... Himself (archive footage)
Hattie Winston ... Herself / Narrator (voice)
Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself / Louis Armstrong's words read by (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Avakian ... Himself
Tony Bennett ... Himself
Lester Bowie Lester Bowie ... Himself
Dave Brubeck ... Himself
Doc Cheatham Doc Cheatham ... Himself
Mary Cleere Haran Mary Cleere Haran ... Herself
Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Barrett Deems ... Himself
Bud Freeman ... Himself
Milton Gabler ... Himself (as Milt Gabler)
Gary Giddins Gary Giddins ... Himself / Interviewer
Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself
Joe Glaser ... Himself
Dexter Gordon ... Himself
Milt Hinton Milt Hinton ... Himself
Wynton Marsalis ... Himself
Joe Muranyi Joe Muranyi ... Himself
Marty Napoleon ... Himself
Charlie Parker ... Himself (archive footage)
Zilner T. Randolph Zilner T. Randolph ... Himself
Arvell Shaw ... Himself
Barbra Streisand ... Herself (archive footage)
Charley Teagarden Charley Teagarden ... Himself (archive footage)

Produced by 

Toby Byron ... producer
Jerry Durkin ... executive producer
Gary Giddins ... associate producer
Susan Lacy ... executive producer
Deborah Newman ... executive producer
Richard Saylor ... associate producer

Film Editing by 

Kendrick Simmons

Sound Department 

Paul Cote ... sound
Michael Lonsdale ... sound
Tom Marcyes ... sound editor
Jim McDonald ... sound
Kendrick Simmons ... sound editor
Larry Stensvold ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department 

John Melville Bishop ... camera operator (as John Bishop)
Duncan Forbes ... assistant camera
Herb Forsberg ... camera operator (as Herbert Forsberg)
Fenton Furrer ... electrician / grip
Don Hunstein ... still photographer

Animation Department 

Betsy Baker ... animation consultant
Sarah Berry ... animation: artwork
Mead Hunt ... animation photographer

Editorial Department 

Sarah Berry ... assistant editor

Music Department 

Jonathan Tunick ... composer: theme music (uncredited)

Other crew 

David Parker ... researcher
Robert Summers ... researcher

See also

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