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Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was a trumpet player, singer, and bandleader, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists in the history of jazz.

Armstrong was born and brought up in New Orleans, a culturally diverse town with a unique musical mix of creole, ragtime, marching bands, and blues. Although from an early age he was able to play music professionally, he didn't travel far from New Orleans until 1922, when he went to Chicago to join his mentor, King Oliver. Oliver's band played primitive jazz, a hotter style of ragtime, with looser rhythms and more improvisation, and Armstrong's role was mostly backing. Slow to promote himself, he was eventually persuaded by his wife Lil Hardin to leave Oliver, and In 1924 he went to New York to join the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. At the time, there were a few other artists using the rhythmic innovations
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The Definitive CollectionThe Definitive Collection
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All Time Greatest HitsAll Time Greatest Hits
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20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong (Millennium Collection)20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong (Millennium Collection)
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EXC. 1964 RARE Louis Armstrong Hello, Dolly!  KS-3364 Kapp  LP33 EXC. 1964 RARE Louis Armstrong Hello, Dolly! KS-3364 Kapp LP33 USD $5.69 Buy It Now 5h
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Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Period -1926 - Columbia vinyl record Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Period -1926 - Columbia vinyl record USD $10.13 Buy It Now 5h
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Louis Armstrong : 28 great jazz performances Vol.2 CD Louis Armstrong : 28 great jazz performances Vol.2 CD USD $3.99 Buy It Now 5h
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Radio Classics of the 50s Sealed LP record Johnny Mathis Louis Armstrong +more Radio Classics of the 50s Sealed LP record Johnny Mathis Louis Armstrong +more USD $22.00 Buy It Now 5h
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Zat You Santa Claus UK 7” Picture Sleeve Single 2013 MINT LOUIS ARMSTRONG Zat You Santa Claus UK 7” Picture Sleeve Single 2013 MINT USD $11.54 (1 bids)
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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS NARRATED BY LOUIS ARMSTRONG 45 RPM VINYL RECORD VG++ THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS NARRATED BY LOUIS ARMSTRONG 45 RPM VINYL RECORD VG++ USD $8.99 Buy It Now 6h
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong DEFINITIVE COLLECTION 3 Album NEW VINYL 4 LP Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong DEFINITIVE COLLECTION 3 Album NEW VINYL 4 LP USD $36.99 Buy It Now 6h
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Hot Fives And Sevens CD LOUIS ARMSTRONG Hot Fives And Sevens CD USD $4.97 Buy It Now 6h
LOUIS ARMSTRONG THE BEST OF 20TH CENTURY MASTERS 1949-1968 CD US ORIG NM MCA LOUIS ARMSTRONG THE BEST OF 20TH CENTURY MASTERS 1949-1968 CD US ORIG NM MCA USD $3.99 (0 bids)
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CD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W.C. HANDY CD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W.C. HANDY USD $3.00 (0 bids)
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Book: Louis Armstrong: Mein Leben, Mein New Orleans Book: Louis Armstrong: Mein Leben, Mein New Orleans USD $6.00 Buy It Now 6h
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LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Satchmo At Symphony Hall LP Sealed (1966 Stereo pressing, corn LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Satchmo At Symphony Hall LP Sealed (1966 Stereo pressing, corn USD $30.00 Buy It Now 7h
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LOUIS ARMSTRONG Discography

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazz Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Classics
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1944
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong And Earl Hines : Louis And Earl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong And Earl Hines : Louis And Earl
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1944
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Classics : New Orleans To New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classics : New Orleans To New York
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1950
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo Sings
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1950
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo Serenades album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo Serenades
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1950
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong: Volume Six album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong: Volume Six
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1950
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Louis Armstrong Story, Volume I: Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five album cover 4.95 | 2 ratings
The Louis Armstrong Story, Volume I: Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1951
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazzin' With Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzin' With Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1953
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Plays The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1953
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Sings The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings The Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Louis Armstrong And The Mills Brothers
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy album cover 4.91 | 5 ratings
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Plays W.C. Handy Vol. II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays W.C. Handy Vol. II
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute to the Immortal Fats Waller album cover 4.67 | 2 ratings
Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute to the Immortal Fats Waller
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1955
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong And Gordon Jenkins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong And Gordon Jenkins
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1956
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo . . . A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo . . . A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1956
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow With Leonard Bernstein ‎: Satchmo The Great album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow With Leonard Bernstein ‎: Satchmo The Great
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1957
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis and the Angels album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis and the Angels
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1957
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis and the Good Book album cover 4.09 | 2 ratings
Louis and the Good Book
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1958
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo In Style album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo In Style
Vocal Jazz 1958
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Under The Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Under The Stars
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1958
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Armstrong For Ever album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Armstrong For Ever
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1959
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1959
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Romantique Satchmo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Romantique Satchmo
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1959
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1960
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo's Golden Favorites album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo's Golden Favorites
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1960
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo Plays King Oliver album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo Plays King Oliver
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1960
LOUIS ARMSTRONG I've Got the World on a String album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I've Got the World on a String
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1960
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington ‎: Recording Together For The First Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington ‎: Recording Together For The First Time
Vocal Jazz 1961
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Real Ambassadors album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Real Ambassadors
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Armstrong (1930-1934) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Armstrong (1930-1934)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 5
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 3
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol.4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol.4
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 6 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol. 6
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol 7 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
V.S.O.P. (Very Special Old Phonography) Vol 7
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo In Japan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo In Japan
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1963
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington ‎: The Great Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington ‎: The Great Reunion
Vocal Jazz 1963
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Hello, Dolly album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Hello, Dolly
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1964
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Mame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mame
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1965
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Yeah! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yeah!
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1965
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo Sings Evergreens (aka When The Saints Go Marchin' In / Satchmo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo Sings Evergreens (aka When The Saints Go Marchin' In / Satchmo)
Vocal Jazz 1966
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis In Los Angeles 1930 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis In Los Angeles 1930
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1966
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Singing Style of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Singing Style of Louis Armstrong
Vocal Jazz 1967
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The One And Only album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The One And Only
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1968
LOUIS ARMSTRONG I Will Wait For You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Will Wait For You
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1968
LOUIS ARMSTRONG What a Wonderful World album cover 4.21 | 3 ratings
What a Wonderful World
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1968
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Disney Songs the Satchmo Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Disney Songs the Satchmo Way
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1968
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Back In N.Y. Vol.1 (1935) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back In N.Y. Vol.1 (1935)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1969
LOUIS ARMSTRONG A Chronological Study Of The Louis Armstrong Orchestra 1935-41 - Volume 6 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Chronological Study Of The Louis Armstrong Orchestra 1935-41 - Volume 6
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1969
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis 'Country & Western' Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis 'Country & Western' Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Swing That Music Satchmo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing That Music Satchmo
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG And His Friends (aka What A Wonderful World) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
And His Friends (aka What A Wonderful World)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Luis Armstrong 1924 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luis Armstrong 1924
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Ramblin`Rose album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ramblin`Rose
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Definitive Album By Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Album By Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Body And Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body And Soul
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1971
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Skokiaan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skokiaan
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1973
LOUIS ARMSTRONG In New York 1924 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In New York 1924
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1973
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong In The Thirties album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong In The Thirties
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1974
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Mostly Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mostly Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1974
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong And Earl Hines 1928 - The Smithsonian Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong And Earl Hines 1928 - The Smithsonian Collection
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1975
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Snake Rag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snake Rag
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1976

LOUIS ARMSTRONG EPs & splits

LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong & Sidney Bechet ‎– Louis And Sidney album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong & Sidney Bechet ‎– Louis And Sidney
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1972
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong, Lu Watters ‎: Louie and Lu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong, Lu Watters ‎: Louie and Lu
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1974

LOUIS ARMSTRONG live albums

LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong's Town Hall Concert (aka Louis Armstrong And His All Stars) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong's Town Hall Concert (aka Louis Armstrong And His All Stars)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1951
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jam Session Mit Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong In Boston album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jam Session Mit Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong In Boston
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1952
LOUIS ARMSTRONG At The Crescendo Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Crescendo Vol. 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1955
LOUIS ARMSTRONG At The Crescendo Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Crescendo Vol. 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1955
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jam Session Mit Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jam Session Mit Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1955
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong and Eddie Condon ‎: At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong and Eddie Condon ‎: At Newport
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1956
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Ambassador Satch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ambassador Satch
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1956
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Louis Armstrong Allstars Vancouver B.C. Canada album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Louis Armstrong Allstars Vancouver B.C. Canada
Vocal Jazz 1967
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo At Pasadena album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo At Pasadena
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Greatest Hits Recorded Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits Recorded Live
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1970
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby Live Featuring: Joe Venuti And Jack Teagarden (aka On Stage) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby Live Featuring: Joe Venuti And Jack Teagarden (aka On Stage)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1972
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington ‎: At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington ‎: At Newport
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1973
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo at Symphony Hall (aka Satchmo Live In Concert) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo at Symphony Hall (aka Satchmo Live In Concert)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1973
LOUIS ARMSTRONG At The Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Carnegie Hall
Vocal Jazz 1974
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Live Recording album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Recording
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1974
LOUIS ARMSTRONG In East Europe (aka U Živo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In East Europe (aka U Živo)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1975
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1976
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Live at Lucerna Hall, Prague 1965 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Lucerna Hall, Prague 1965
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1979
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Chicago Concert - 1956  (aka The Great Chicago Concert) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Chicago Concert - 1956 (aka The Great Chicago Concert)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1980
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Gene Norman Presents An Evening With Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars In Concert At The Pasadena Civic Auditorium Vol. II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gene Norman Presents An Evening With Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars In Concert At The Pasadena Civic Auditorium Vol. II
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1987
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1989
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong in Concert at the Washington Theatre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong in Concert at the Washington Theatre
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1989
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Blueberry Hill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blueberry Hill
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1990
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The California Concerts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The California Concerts
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1992
LOUIS ARMSTRONG What a Wonderful World: The Elisabethville Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What a Wonderful World: The Elisabethville Concert
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Live on the Cote d'Azur album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live on the Cote d'Azur
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Katanga Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Katanga Concert
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Live at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2007
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Standard Oil Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Standard Oil Sessions
Original New Orleans Jazz 2017
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Nightclubs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Nightclubs
Original New Orleans Jazz 2017

LOUIS ARMSTRONG demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG re-issues & compilations

LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazz Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Classics
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1956
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Town Hall Concert Plus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Town Hall Concert Plus
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1957
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1960
LOUIS ARMSTRONG My Greatest Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Greatest Songs
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1963
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis (aka Wonderful Louis aka The Great Louis Armstrong) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis (aka Wonderful Louis aka The Great Louis Armstrong)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1966
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Rare Items (1935-1944) (aka (1935-44) - Swing That Music) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Items (1935-1944) (aka (1935-44) - Swing That Music)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1967
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis & The Big Bands: 1928-30 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis & The Big Bands: 1928-30
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1971
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Louis Armstrong Saga album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Louis Armstrong Saga
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1972
LOUIS ARMSTRONG At The Crescendo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Crescendo
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1973
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satchmo At Symphony Hall Vol.1 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satchmo At Symphony Hall Vol.1 1947
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1974
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Two Greatest Concerts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Two Greatest Concerts
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1975
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Live At Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Carnegie Hall
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1976
LOUIS ARMSTRONG High Society album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Society
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1976
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Verve Silver Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Silver Collection
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1984
LOUIS ARMSTRONG POPS: The 1940's Small-Band Sides album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
POPS: The 1940's Small-Band Sides
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1987
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong: The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Volume II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong: The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Volume II
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1988
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Volume IV: Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume IV: Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1989
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington : The Complete Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington : The Complete Sessions
Vocal Jazz 1990
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five and Hot Seven 1926-1927 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five and Hot Seven 1926-1927
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1991
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Rhythm Saved the World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rhythm Saved the World
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1991
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Essential Satchmo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Satchmo
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1992
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Highlights From His Decca Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Highlights From His Decca Years
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG 16 Most Requested Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
16 Most Requested Songs
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Verve Jazz Masters 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Quintessence: New York – Chicago 1925-1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Quintessence: New York – Chicago 1925-1940
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1994
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Essential Recordings 1925 - 1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Recordings 1925 - 1940
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Guvnor album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Guvnor
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Let's Do It: Best of the Verve Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let's Do It: Best of the Verve Years
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Volume 1: 1923 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 1: 1923
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Volume 2: 1923-1924 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 2: 1923-1924
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Volume 4: 1924-1925 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 4: 1924-1925
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Volume 5: 1925 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 5: 1925
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Volume 6: 1925 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 6: 1925
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1996
LOUIS ARMSTRONG This Is Jazz, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Jazz, Volume 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1996
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1996
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Golden Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Hits
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1996
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Priceless Jazz Collection #3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Priceless Jazz Collection #3
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Now You Has Jazz: Louis Armstrong at M-G-M album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now You Has Jazz: Louis Armstrong at M-G-M
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
LOUIS ARMSTRONG A Portrait Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Portrait Of
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Swingin' Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingin' Hits
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Planet Jazz album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Planet Jazz
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Duets With Louis Armstrong and Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duets With Louis Armstrong and Friends
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1998
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1998
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 3
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1998
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Carnegie Hall Concert 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnegie Hall Concert 1947
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1998
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1946-1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1946-1947
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1998
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 4
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Oh Didn't He Ramble album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oh Didn't He Ramble
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG I've Got the World on a String / Louis Under the Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I've Got the World on a String / Louis Under the Stars
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Tiger Rag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tiger Rag
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Cocktail Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cocktail Hour
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1999
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong Sings Back Through the Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong Sings Back Through the Years
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Love Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Songs
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG A 100th Birthday Celebration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A 100th Birthday Celebration
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Very Best of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Best Of The Complete RCA Victor Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Fireworks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fireworks
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazz in Paris: The Best Live Concert, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Paris: The Best Live Concert, Volume 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazz in Paris: The Best Live Concert, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Paris: The Best Live Concert, Volume 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2000
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Jazz in Paris: Louis Armstrong and Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Paris: Louis Armstrong and Friends
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG On the Sunny Side of the Street album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits, 1936-1950 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits, 1936-1950
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Complete RCA Victor Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG C'est ci bon: Satchmo in the Forties album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
C'est ci bon: Satchmo in the Forties
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG C'est si bon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
C'est si bon
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1949-1950 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1949-1950
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2001
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1950-1951 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1950-1951
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2002
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Golden Greats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Greats
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2002
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Best of the Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2002
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satch Blows the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satch Blows the Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2002
LOUIS ARMSTRONG I've Got the World on a String, Volume 2: 1930-1933 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I've Got the World on a String, Volume 2: 1930-1933
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2002
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2002
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Golden Years of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Golden Years of Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Volume 1
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Columbia Jazz: 1955-1966 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Columbia Jazz: 1955-1966
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Essential Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis for Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis for Lovers
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG 24 Chefs-d'œuvre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
24 Chefs-d'œuvre
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong at His Very Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louis Armstrong at His Very Best
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1951-1952 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1951-1952
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Legendary Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2003
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1952-1953 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1952-1953
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2004
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Solid Gold Collection: Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Solid Gold Collection: Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2005
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Definitive Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Collection
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2006
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Let's Fall in Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let's Fall in Love
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2006
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Just Jazz: Pops album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Jazz: Pops
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2006
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Gold album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gold
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2006
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Collection
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2006
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Essence of Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence of Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2006
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Rétrospective 1923-1956 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rétrospective 1923-1956
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2007
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Big Band Sides: 1930-1932 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Band Sides: 1930-1932
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2008
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Golden Hits: Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Hits: Louis Armstrong
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2008
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2009
LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
Dixieland 2014

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG Reviews

LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)

Boxset / Compilation · 2009 · Classic (1920s) Jazz
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Matt
“This man never disdained what was served up but always found a way to enhance it” ,taken from the Mosaic set notes compiled by Dan Morgenstern: and these Decca recordings contain precisely that with the soaring trumpet and gravel voice taking on any composition or style from New Orleans, Standards, Gospel, Polynesian, Spoken word or narrations, with any other popular or novelty song suggested, and Louis and the band took it all away with absolutely superb musicianship. Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, Mills Brothers, Decca Mixed Chorus, Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald and even an appearance from a young Dexter Gordon albeit only in a support role but they are all included within the seven discs. Often one hears concerning his Decca output that it was not up to the same quality of the early Hot Five and Seven‘s or in the later forties onwards to the sixties with his All Star Band material that were all primarily recorded with Columbia Records and then we also have his later Verve recordings that are included in that list with his Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson collaborations being the high point but during the period of 1935 to 1946 with Decca nobody really has been taking notice or listening except for the good folks at Mosaic and they certainly have rectified the problem with putting out the entire catalogue with alt takes included but still had the extremely good sense to keep away from false starts, studio banter etc by just keeping to all the wonderful music that Louis recorded during this time.

Where does one start when digging out a massive gold vein as you may miss some gorgeous big nuggets and there are plenty here to find with quite a lot of the material being recorded here for the first time that would become his show regulars and perhaps his finisher would be the most memorable of “When The Saints Come Marching In” or was it at the beginning with “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South”, “Pennies From Heaven”, “Jeepers Creepers and ”Rockin’ Chair” are also included. Not to mention there is a few 2nd takes of his earlier material comprising “West End Blues”, “Mahogany Hall Stomp”,” Savoy Blues” and “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue”. Then there is so many of my favourite old Trad Jazzers with, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Save It Pretty Mama”, “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”, “Dipper Mouth”, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and they keep coming but my top will always be “(I’ll Be Glad When Your Dead) You Rascal You” (7th disc). Duke Ellington’s “Solitude”, Billie Holiday’s “I Cover The Waterfront” ( Louis recorded it first) are covered with one of the most interesting being his first duet with Ella Fitzgerald (“You Won’t Be Satisfied” and “The Frim Fram Sauce”) albeit more from an historical viewpoint but still quite enjoyable. The Polynesian themed sessions are a delight simply for the variety with the tropical feel of “On A Coconut Island” often bringing a smile. “La Cucaracha” is covered so we better light one up for Louis with the songs meaning as we all know he didn’t mind a bit of kif. The two most different tracks would be Elder Eatmore’s Sermon’s with Louis of course handing out some quite humorous sermons with quite a Southern viewpoint from that period in time with both being narrations. ( Disc 6). Yet, still there are still so many more songs that would be later redone by him in the later part of his career still included and we even have “Happy Birthday” with Louis giving a dedication to the recipient Bing Crosby before the number.

Louis Armstrong’s trumpet soars over the sets contents, his vocals fill it with so many memories from a time that has long gone but his music with always live on,as he is The King of Jazz or any other music that he chose to play. I doubt if ever another greater musician/entertainer is, or ever will be out there. Fantastic Box Set absolutely essential to any Louis Armstrong devotee with myself included or even if you have never heard him before, grab one as there is only 5,000 of these little gold nuggets for sale. Highly recommended and absolutely essential music.

By the way, my first song that I remember hearing as a child was “Hello Dolly” and although in later life I have found out it was not one that Louis thought that highly of, I still love to hear it. I am still learning about this gentleman as there is so much more to find out and I only have 20 years left, if I’m lucky.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG Chicago Concert - 1956 (aka The Great Chicago Concert)

Live album · 1980 · Classic (1920s) Jazz
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Matt
They nearly threw the lot out at Columbia records in 1980, someone had decided to get rid of some old tapes and "The Great Chicago Concert" was on a desk ready to go when Michael Brooks who was producing reissues strolled by and enquired what they were. George Aviakan was the original producer behind the live recording of the concert but at the time decided to shelve it due to techinical issues with the recording as well as there being a lenghty narration by Helen Hayes at the begining concerning Jazz with Louis included. Louis had practically stepped of the plane and here he was with The All Stars straight into this concert. Things are a little out of order due to issues that arose during the event with sound quality problems with some of the material and also there really was not much new material which George Aviakan was hoping for so he decided to shelve the tapes. George was expecting a few more new numbers as Louis Armstrong was not renowned for changing his song list often in concert and usually had the same fifty tunes or so that he and the All Stars performed. Always opened with "When It Is Sleepy Time Down South" and usually wound it up with "When the Saints Go Marchin' In". There is a bit of mix with "When It Is Sleepy Time" coming in at a later spot and only briefly but still we have some great stuff. The All Stars at this time are Edmund Hall, clarinet, Trummy Young, blasting trombone and vocals on two songs, Billy Kyle, piano, Dale Jones, bass, Barrett Deems on drums and Velma Middleton does her thing with Louis doing vocals on three numbers. How many concerts Louis performed would be anybody's guess but he always gave it his best shot and although things do not gel technically they still do with the music as the poorer quality material was dropped with the narration by Helen Hayes and still we have two discs of material with 26 numbers included with four of them being medleys and it is all Live.

Two medleys in a row is what gets the first cd underway with the first being a New Orleans funeral march "Flee As A Bird To The Mountain" and "Oh Didn't He Ramble" which was the only section of the concert ever released until 1980. The second medley has "Memphis Blues", "Frankie And Johnny" and "Tiger Rag" with no vocals but plenty of that gorgeous New Orleans tradition is applied and if one listens close you can hear some of the techinical issues with the recording volume as a wagon was used on stage making it difficult to mic' up to say the least but it does not cause any problems as the small fault is at the begining. What are the best songs that are performed for the next eleven on this first disc, one would be hard pressed to decide with so many classics. "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", Fats Waller's absolute classic "Black and Blue which is one of my standouts but that was preceded by "Basin Street Blues" and followed by King Oliver's composition "West End Blues" which Louis transformed back in 1928 to become one of the greatest Jazz tunes ever played."On The Sunny Side Of The Street" needs no introduction, "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" another of Louis's classics from the twenties followed by three superb takes of "Indiana", "The Gypsy" and a great take on "The Faithful Hussar" which Louis made his own from an old German song that he performed at practically every concert.

Disc 2 has another German number as well which was a hit for Louis being "Mack The Knife" but the disc opens with "Rockin' Chair "with Trummy Young doing vocals as he does later on "Margie" but I love the old standard that follows "Bucket's Got A Hole In It" which was the original way to pick up ones beer. "Perdido", "Clarinet Marmalade" is giving the band a go with "Mack The Knife" after but we have another medley that follows with "Tenderley" bridged with Billy Kyle's piano solo followed by the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein composition "You'll Never Walk Alone" and Louis wrings it right out with his beautiful interruptation of these two ballads playing them entirely instrumental and even someone yells a comment that Billy plays so sexy during his piano solo. Louis does take a bit of back seat with the second disc as Thelma Middleton gets do the majority of vocals for three numbers with Louis introducing Thelma with the quote "and now it is blues time" with "Big Mama's Back In Town" coming first with plenty of swing included. The ballad "That's My Desire" is given the Thelma treatment as the following "Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)" with that swing back and Louis joining in for this one on a duet. Do you know I still have not mentioned another famous classic form the swing period that Louis used to include being Louis and Chick Webb's "Jumpin' At The Savoy". At closing time he always played "When The Saints Go Marchin In" which I have known all my life and cannot even remember when I first heard the tune it is like you are born with it already there but no matter how many times one hears this, it is always enjoyable and an instant singalong and who better to do it with his beautiful trumpet than the great Louis Armstrong. The concert finishes with Louis playing "The Star Spangled Banner"

There are small sound faults at times but they are only on three numbers and not that noticable as they are at the start of the songs with "Sleepy Time Down South" being the major issue and when the volume picks up, just think it is the band moving a little closer to the audience. Wonderful material, wonderful concert, wonderful album but most of all what is really wonderful is the sound of Louis Armstrong's trumpet and there is no shortage of that for "The Great Chicago Concert".

LOUIS ARMSTRONG Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute to the Immortal Fats Waller

Album · 1955 · Classic (1920s) Jazz
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Recorded in 1955 a year after his masterpiece "Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars Plays W.C.Handy","Satch Plays Fats" is another classic New Orleans flavoured album. Sure "Fats Waller" did not hail from there but came from "New York but "Pops" definately did and that was the way he played with that original form of Jazz that emanated from his trumpet in the 1920's. The "All-Stars" are exactly the same as for the W.C Handy album with "Thelma Middleton" providing vocals again and although sometimes criticised for her range she most likely did what Louis Armstrong always wanted and that is to accompany him and not make things unbalanced and I myself absolutely love to hear Louis sing but you would have to agree he was not "Frank Sinatra". "Trummy Young" is blasting on trombone with his usual approach and poor "Barney Bigard" on clarinet is still trying to be heard by blowing as hard as he can to keep up."Billy Kyle" is on piano,"Arvell Shaw", bass and "Barrett Deems" is on drums. Fats was a stride pianist who often used humour in his lyrics but he still passed along the message of being black in the first half of the ninetenth century with his composition "Black and Blue" and his songs that he composed in the 1920's and 30's are still played today and are considered Jazz Standards as "Fats Waller's" place in Jazz history is considered to be a cornerstone for the genre. His tunes were part of Louis Armstrong's standard repertoire with "Ain't Misbehavin" and "Keepin' Out of Mischief" being two of his regulars and as usual he breathes new life into them with a traditional approach that only he could do with only the best trumpet playing in Jazz.

"Honeysuckle Rose" begins the album and the whole band has a quick shot with a solo and Thelma with Billy on piano lead us in ,with Louis coming in on vocals and Barney's clarinet just underneath with some superb quick solos from everybody with Louis going first. "Blue Turning Grey Over You" is down tempo and New Orleans as it can get with Louis opening with some wonderful trumpet and singing this one without Thelma. "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby and My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me" with "Squeeze Me" follow with both being superb." Keepin' Out of Mischief' Is one of the highlights with a wonderful rendition by the band and who else could sing it better, than Louis, even Frank Sinatra could not have had the feel that Louis had for this song. "All That Meat and No Potatoes" is often pointed out as low point and it does not really seem to gel with the vocals between Thelma and Louis but does it matter when Trummy and Barney play two great solos respectively. The last two tracks are more high points with the first being a wonderful version of "( What did I do to be so) Black and Blue" with the closer being a stunning take of "Aint Misbehavin" and given beautiful spirited feel with some of that top note Louis Armstrong trumpet. Trummy's trombone with Barney's clarinet are superb but Louis just blows them all away with his solo that just keeps getting higher.

"Satch Plays Fats" is just as essential as "W.C Handy" in your jazz collection with both being New Orleans traditional masterpieces from the greatest musician ever that played trumpet and one who's own exuberance always showed through with his joyful approach to life as well as his music. Both these albums are my favourite "Louis Armstrong " albums and both are pure Jazz with that original New Orleans influence.This review was only taken from the original issue of the cd which was released way back in the late 1980's and all those extra bonus tracks were not issued on this edition.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

Album · 1954 · Classic (1920s) Jazz
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"T'aint what you do, it's the way you do it" and Louis Armstrong could do any of it. The father of Jazz with his All Star Band providing support decides to play the father of blues W.C. Handy ( William Christopher ) and the results were spectacular. When W.C.Handy heard the album he cried with delight and thanked Loius to which he replied, "Aint no work making records like this! Them old time good ones play themselves Mr Handy". Louis is on trumpet of course and vocals, Velma Middleton had been doing vocals with him for thirteen years at the time of this recording, Trummy Young is on trombone and played in the All Stars for eleven years, Barney Bigard is playing clarinet and this New Orleans local had been spending his time with Duke Ellington previously, Billy Kyle is doing piano with Arvell Shaw on bass and Barret Deems on drums. Traditional Jazz with the exhuberence and talent of Louis Armstrong and who else could have made these blues tunes like this with its Southern influence and even though W.C. Handy comes from Tennesee,( born in Alabama) this is pure New Orleans.

Naturally Louis starts with "St Louis Blues" with his trumpet opening the song with clarity and perfect pitch, Trummy is providing support on trombone. Barney Bigard stated in his autobiography that he could barely keep up with either but the harder he played both of them just went up another notch. Trummy Young on trombone made the same comment concerning just Louis. Velma Middleton also contributes with vocals which was always in a duet fashion with Louis and always a cheeky comment with humour injected into the songs. Everbody gets a solo with all three doing beautiful jobs but the ones from Louis and Trummy are spectacular and in their interplay one feels both are trying to get louder than the other. One blazing opening first song is followed by the more down tempo "Yellow Dog Blues with Louis doing vocals on his own and a great solo with all three interjecting and playing with each other and that trumpet by Louis just soars over it. " Loveless Love" originally taken fron the song "Careless Love" was adapted by W.C. Handy. Velma Middleton is back and she leads with the first vocal in this timeless tune. The music once again is exemplary with the band, Louis's trumpet, Barney's clarinet and Trummy blazing away on trombone trying to keep up. "Aunt Hagar's Blues follows along and then we come to "Long Gone" ( From Bowlin' Green) with its loud intro and Velma and Louis doing vocals together and always a quick or playful interjection between the other. Trummy Young comes in blazing when his chance arrives but Louis takes it higher and one great little romper of a tune with humour and just a little spice is the result. "The Memphis Blues"( Mister Crump) follows which W.C. Handy's first wrote in 1909 for Edward Crump's mayoral campaign. Louis does this one on his own without Velma. 'Ole Miss is the only instrumental on the album and this is where Louis solos on his own with just the rythmn section all the other solos on the album are with the others as well. Three other beautifuuly played blues songs to still follow being "Chantez-Les Bas ( Sing 'Em Low ), "Hesitating Blues" and "Atlanta Blues" ( Make Me a Pallet on the Floor) and all are perfect.

Louis Armstrong is perhaps the greatest muscian ever put on this earth and his legacy not only to Jazz but to Popular music was immense. One of his finest albums which should be in any decent Jazz collection.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG The Louis Armstrong Story, Volume I: Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five

Album · 1951 · Classic (1920s) Jazz
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Not only is this some of the finest classic jazz you can find on vinyl, but this record is a great snapshot of how jazz was developing in the 1920s. As jazz was progressing from the early New Orleans style of constant ensemble based polyphonic improvisation and towards a swing style that would feature star soloists on top of an ensemble that supplied supporting pre-arranged riffs, Louis Armstrong was leading the way. The first side of this album was recorded in 1925, and the second in 1927, and what a difference just two years would make in this time of rapid development in jazz.

Side one is a step towards swing; the soloists, such as Armstrong and clarenetist Johnny Dodd, are upfront and center and displaying the new virtuoso solo style of the time, but the ensemble stills has the sound and persistent rhythms of early jazz. On side two the transformation towards swing continues as the rhythms relax and ‘swing’ more. The overall sound is more urban and sophisticated and the soloists are mixed even more up front as their ability to solo increases.

Anyway, enough about musicology, this is also one hell of a fun party record old school style. The joy and enthusiasm in Louis and his band’s playing is contagious and never fails to lighten your mood. This is also the record where Armstrong introduced his beloved humorous scat singing on the big hit ‘Heebie Jeebies’, with nonsense syllables like skat, dat, de and so on. This record is highly recommended for people who like real jazz.

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