Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)

Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (2LP, Mono)

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Louis Armstrong: trumpet, vocal [click here to see more vinyl featuring Louis Armstrong]
Trummy Young: trombone
Barney Bigard: clarinet
Billy Kyle: piano
Arvell Shaw: bass
Barrett Deems: drums
Velma Middleton: vocals

 

2 LPs, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Mono

Studio

Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded  on 12, 13, 14 July 1954 &  19th October 1956 by Mason Coppinger

Produced by George Avakian

Originally released in 1954

Reissued in 2006

 

Tracks:

Side A :

1. 1. St Louis Blues
2. Yellow Dog Blues
3. Loveless Love


Side B :

1. Aunt Hagar's Blues
2. Long Gone (From Bowling Green)
3. Memphis Blues
4. Beale Street Blues
5. Ole Miss Blues

Side C :

1. Chantez Les Bas (Sing 'Em Low)
2. Hesitating Blues
3. Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet On Your Floor)
4. George Avakian’s Interview With W.C. Handy


Side D :

1. Loveless Love (rehearsal sequence)
2. Hesitating Blues (rehearsal sequence)
3. Alligator Story
4. Long Gone (From Bowling Green) (rehearsal sequence)

 

Reviews:

« This recording was not only Louis Armstrong's finest record of the 1950s but one of the truly classic jazz sets. Armstrong and his All-Stars (trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist Billy Kyle, bassist Arvell Shaw, drummer Barrett Deems, and singer Velma Middleton) were clearly inspired by the fresh repertoire, 11 songs written by W.C. Handy. 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. Other highlights include "Loveless Love," "Beale Street Blues," and a romping version of "Ole Miss Blues." Essential music for all serious jazz collections. [Some reissues also include rehearsal versions of three songs, Louis Armstrong telling a joke, and a brief George Avakian interview with W.C. Handy.“ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.88 / 5 

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