CD Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong (CD 985736), Audio Other
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Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong

  • 1. Back O' Town Blues
    2. Basin Street Blues
    3. Canal Street Blues
    4. New Orleans Function/Free as a Bird: Flee As A Bird / Oh, Didn't He Ramble
    5. Dear Old Southland
    6. High Society
    7. Mahogany Hall Stomp
    8. Muskrat Ramble
    9. Panama
    10. That's A-Plenty
    11. Tin Roof Blues
    12. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
    13. Weary Blues
    14. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
    15. When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 549363

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet, cornet); Charlie Holmes (alto saxophone); Barney Bigard (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Eddie Miller (tenor saxophone); Yank Lawson (trumpet); Trummy Young, Jack Teagarden, J.C. Higginbotham (trombone); Peanuts Hucko, Edmond Hall, Johnny Dodds (clarinet); Billy Kyle, Earl Hines, Luis Russell, Dick Cary (piano); Al Hendrickson, George Barnes, Lee Blair (guitar); Bud Scott (banjo); Arvell Shaw, Mort Herbert, Squire Gersh, Pops Foster (bass); Barrett Deems, Danny Barcelona, Cozy Cole, Paul Barbarin, Sid Catlett, Baby Dodds (drums); Gordon Jenkins Orchestra.
    Producers include: Milt Gabler.
    Compilation producer: Bryan Koniarz.
    Recorded between 1927 and 1958. Includes liner notes by Pete Fountain and Will Friedwald.
    Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Music Studios-East) and Phil Schaap.
    Personnel: Louis Armstrong (vocals, cornet); George Barnes, Lee Blair, Al Henderickson, Allan Reuss (guitar); Bud Scott (banjo); Rupert Cole (clarinet, alto saxophone); Bingie Madison (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Edmond Hall, Peanuts Hucko, Barney Bigard (clarinet); Henry Jones, Charlie Holmes (alto saxophone); Eddie Miller, Dent Eckels, Greely Walton (tenor saxophone); George Thow, Bruce Hudson, Leonard Davis, Yank Lawson (trumpet); Snub Mosely, J.C. Higginbotham, Jack Teagarden, Jimmy Archey, Trummy Young (trombone); Dick Cary, Luis Russell, Billy Kyle , Charlie LaVere, Earl Hines (piano); Cozy Cole, Danny Barcelona, Nick Fatool, Paul Barbarin, Big Sid Catlett, Baby Dodds, Barrett Deems (drums).
    Recording information: Chicago, IL (04/22/1927-10/08/1958); Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, CA (04/22/1927-10/08/1958); Hollywood, CA (04/22/1927-10/08/1958); New York, NY (04/22/1927-10/08/1958); Pasadena, Civic Auditorium, CA (04/22/1927-10/08/1958); Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (04/22/1927-10/08/1958).
    Arrangers: Gordon Jenkins; Bob Haggart.
    Pete Fountain has spent a lifetime playing and promoting Dixieland jazz, making it possible for people who otherwise have little awareness of it to cop a casual taste and enjoy the thrill of New Orleans polyphony. Fountain's Best of Dixieland series includes reissues of his own work and that of Al Hirt as well as a superb anthology of traditional jazz clarinetists. Fountain's Louis Armstrong volume focuses mainly on Armstrong's live recordings from the '40s and '50s, with the 1927 "Weary Blues" and a 1936 "Mahogany Hall Stomp" thrown in for historical ballast. This is a nice little introduction to Louis Armstrong. It features his trumpet, which is more than can be said for some compilations which fixate upon his twilight years as a beloved vocalist. This is a taste. This is only a taste. And there are hundreds more great Louis Armstrong performances where these came from. ~ arwulf arwulf

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