Here is a continuation of the Armstrong file correspondence, which is mainly between his producer, George Avakian, and his manager, Joe Glaser. In subsequent posts, Goddard Lieberson will also figure. He was the head of CBS Records. Click on the letters to make them readable.
I will let the letters speak for themselves...
In retrospect, we have to wonder if the good Reverend was given the answers beforehand.
From the October 26, 1955 edition of the NY Times.