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I’m Confessin’

Dizzy Gillespie

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Newport, 1970

Dizzy Gillespie pays tribute to jazz trailblazer Louis Armstrong with a hilarious impression during this performance of “I’m Confessin’.”

“I’m Confessin'” was first recorded as “Lookin’ for Another Sweetie” in 1929 by stride pianist Fats Waller. Louis Armstrong recorded the song a year later and it eventually became one of his best-loved songs.

Dizzy’s imitation of Armstrong appeared on the LP School Days.