Louis Armstrong Plays . This recording was not only Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s but one of the truly classic jazz sets. Their nearly nine-minute version of "St. Louis Blues" - with witty vocals, roaring Young trombone, and a couple of long majestic trumpet solos - is arguably the greatest version of the oft-recorded song.
The Memphis Blues (Or Mister Crump). Written-By – G. A. Norton, W. C. Handy. Written-By – W. Handy, W. Hirsch. Chantez Les Bas (Sing 'Em Low). 10. –Louis Armstrong. 11. Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet On Your Floor). Written-By – D. Elman, W. George Avakian's Interview With .
But Armstrong's malleable tone and magnetic presence command the spotlight. Louis Armstrong Plays . Handy Louis Armstrong. Pops' joyous, bawdy riff that opens this 1954 album goes straight back to the music of his youth: He famously cut "St. Louis Blues" with Bessie Smith in 1925, and his masterful vocal performances and thrilling trumpet improvisations on this set of songs by blues composer . Handy have the kind of authority that comes from having truly lived the music.
Louis Armstrong Plays . has been added to your Cart. A wonderful pairing of jazz giant Louis Armstrong with revered father of the blues composer . These historic sessions from 1954 and 1956 include St. Louis Blues; Loveless Love, plus five previously unreleased tracks. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample).
|A1||St. Louis Blues|
|A2||Yellow Dog Blues|
|A4||Aunt Hagar's Blues|
|B2||Beale Street Blues|
|B4||Chantez Les Bas|
- Clarinet – Barney Bigard
- Contrabass – Arvel Shaw*
- Drums – Barret Deems*
- Liner Notes – George Avakian
- Trombone – Trummy Young
- Trumpet – Louis Armstrong
- Vocals – Velma Middleton
NotesMade in Italy
Minigroove 33 1/3 in laminated flipboxed sleeve
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Center Label A): AA 07038.1,0 L
- Matrix / Runout (Center Label B): AA 07038.1 L II
|CL 591||Louis Armstrong||Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (LP, Mono)||Columbia||CL 591||US||1954|
|62 301||Louis Armstrong||Joue W.C. Handy (LP, Album)||CBS||62 301||France||Unknown|
|0 15 0494||Louis Armstrong||Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (LP, Album, Mono, Club)||Supraphon, Gramofonový Klub||0 15 0494||Czechoslovakia||1968|
|CJ 40242||Louis Armstrong||Plays W.C. Handy (LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM)||Columbia||CJ 40242||US||1986|
|B 07038 L||Louis Armstrong||Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (LP, Album, Mono)||Philips||B 07038 L||Netherlands||1954|