Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five – Fireworks (1928)

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Composed by Claence Williams and Spencer Williams
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Recorded July 27, 1928
Okeh 41078
July 27, 1928

Louis Armstrong (trumpet), Fred Robinson (trombone), Jimmy Strong (clarinet), Earl Hines (piano), Mancy Carr (banjo), Zutty Singleton (drums)

The Hot Five was Armstrong’s group organized for Okeh Records at its Chicago recording studio. By 1928 Armstrong had replaced all of his original players. Most importantly Earl Hines now replaced Lil Hardin on piano and Zutty Singleton, a sixth member, was added as the drummer. This is the same group that recorded “West End Blues” the following day.