In October 1959, more than four years since his last tribute album (Satch Plays Fats), Louis Armstrong gathered his All-Stars for a session paying homage to King Oliver — his earliest musical hero and the [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Drummer Paul Barbarin (a fine composer whose “Bourbon Street Parade” is included on this set) always had New Orleans bands that played in tune, knew how to solo, and could [More]
Satchmo in Style is a 1959 studio album by Louis Armstrong, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Not only was Louis Armstrong a major jazz star, but his fame as a popular [More]
Personnel: Louis Armstrong -trumpet Joe Muranyi – clarinet Tyree Glenn – trombone Marty Napoleon – piano Milt Hinton – bass Jo Jones – drums Recorded: 1971
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Despite being active up until her death in 1971, Lil Armstrong only recorded a handful of numbers in the 1950’s. This CD reissue (other than the soundtrack of a slightly [More]
“Wild Cat Blues” – Clarence Williams Blue Five (1923) Although Sidney Bechet has recorded in 1920 and 1921 as well, his first official recording came from a session with Clarence Williams’ Blue Five in New [More]
Creole Cookin’, is an album by cornetist Bobby Hackett which was released on the Verve label in 1967. Track listing: 1. High Society (00:00) 2. Fidgety Feet (6:26) 3. When the Saints go Marching in [More]
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra – Carolina Stomp Personnel: Coleman Hawkins – clarinet, tenor saxophone Louis Armstrong – cornet Elmer Chambers, Joe Smith – trumpet Charly Green – trombone Buster Baily – tenor saxophone Don [More]
Going Places is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright. Dick Powell plays a sporting goods salesman who is forced to pose as a famous horseman as part of his scheme to [More]
“East St Louis Toodle-Oo” is a composition written by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley. When the Hollywood Club on West 49th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway in New York reopened in the spring of [More]