Louis Armstrong – The Beat Generation (1959)

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The opening scene of exploitation film, The Beat Generation (Charles F. Haas, 1959) with Louis Armstrong (and his All Stars) singing a song of the same title and criticizing Beatniks!

They call you the Beat Generation
You think you live as you choose
Oh, you Beat Generation
I think you’re headed for the blues

Now, your life don’t have a meaning
No, you’re living up a storm
You’d do anything at all except conform
You don’t have much ambition
Am aimless and depressed
You think you’re really with it
But you’re missing all the best

You Beat Generation
You think you live as you choose
Oh, you Beat Generation
I think you’re headed for the blues
It’s too bad you’re wedded to the blues

Yes, you Beat Generation
You think you live as you choose
Oh, you Beat Generation
I think you’re headed for the blues
Yeah, it’s too bad you’re wedded to the blues

[Inspired by Lars Movin]

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