Louis Armstrong And His All Stars – Satch Plays Fats

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Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression for Satchmo to record the tribute album Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller in 1955, when such ideas were new. The nine tracks feature Armstrong ably supported by his All-Stars on such classics as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Squeeze Me,” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” The mid-’50s was a fertile time for Armstrong, and this makes for a stellar package. (Cub Koda/AllMusic).


00:00 A1 Honeysuckle Rose
02:54 A2 Blue Turning Grey Over You
07:47 A3 I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby And My Baby Is Crazy ‘Bout Me
12:14 A4 Squeeze Me
17:21 A5 Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
20:43 B1 All That Meat And No Potatoes
26:01 B2 I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling
29:15 B3 Black And Blue
33:55 B4 Ain’t Misbehavin’


Barney Bigard – clarinet
Arvell Shaw – bass
Barrett Deems – drums
Billy Kyle – piano
Trummy Young – trombone
Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocals
Velma Middleton (tracks: A1, A4) – vocals


Recorded: April 26th, 1955 to May 3, 1955