Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (Remastered) Louis Armstrong
- 2When the Saints Go Marching In03:02
- 3West End Blues04:42
- 4Dummy Song02:48
- 5Tin Roof Blues05:08
- 6My Bucket's Got a Hole in It02:38
- 7Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)04:06
- 8Big Butter and Egg Man03:40
- 9Back O' Town Blues05:35
- 10When It's Sleepy Time Down South02:51
- 11High Society02:18
Info for Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (Remastered)
Here are Louis Armstrong and his All Stars at two different locations in San Francisco 1954, doing what they loved and did best: playing Jazz of a quality defying description, and, as Louis would have said “pleasing the people”. These recordings happily capture Louis and his cohorts at the glorious height of their powers during two engagements (broadcast from the Downbeat and Hangover clubs) of the kind that often formed the All-Stars’ nightly round. Seldom, if ever, have Armstrong and his All-Stars been captured in more exultant form.
From the roars of applause that greet Louis Armstrong, every track on this album reveals the All-Stars at the zenith of their creative powers. From ‘Indiana’ presented with a flaring urgency, highlighted by an exultant trumpet solo outstanding even by Armstrong standards to ‘High Society’ which reveals the staggering form that Armstrong was in that night; listen, there is a carefree humour, which shows in a nutshell how to mix hilarity and jazz of monumental worth.
Such performances as this are seminal to Jazz. Like Louis Armstrong, music like this will never come again.
Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals
Trummy Young, trombone
Barney Bigard, clarinet, vocals
Billy Kyle, piano
Arvell Shaw, double bass
Milt Hinton, double bass
Barrett Deems, drums
Kenny Jones, drums
Velma Middleton, vocals
Recorded January 16th & December 31st, 1954
was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz. He is considered the most important improviser in jazz, and he taught the world to swing. Armstrong, fondly known as "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) or "Pops," had a sense of humor, natural and unassuming manner, and positive disposition that made everyone around him feel good. With his infectious, wide grin and instantly recognizable gravelly voice, he won the hearts of people everywhere. He had an exciting and innovative style of playing that musicians imitate to this day. Throughout his career, Armstrong spread the language of jazz around the world, serving as an international ambassador of swing. His profound impact on the music of the 20th century continues into the 21st century.