Louis Armstrong was known for many things when it comes to his music: natural creativity, showmanship, sense of humour, incredible ear, strong entertainment sensibility — the list goes on and on.

In 2012, thanks to a book called Little Satchmo: Living in the Shadow of My Father – Louis Daniel Armstrong, Sharon Preston-Folta let the world in on another role for which Louis was lesser known: that of a father.

Preston-Folta is Louis Armstrong’s only child, but she had to keep her existence a secret because Louis was married to another woman during the time that he had a two-decade affair with Sharon’s mother, Lucille Preston. That ended when her book was published, and now, more people will learn of this other side of Louis’s life with the release of Little Satchmo, the documentary based on Preston-Folta’s memoir.

Preston-Folta and director John Alexander joined us to share more about that story.