Satchmo Plays King Oliver (Remastered) (Mono) Louis Armstrong
- 1St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) (Remastered)04:57
- 2I Want a Big Butter & Egg Man (Remastered)03:43
- 3I Ain't Got Nobody (Remastered)03:58
- 4Panama (Remastered)04:05
- 5Dr. Jazz (Remastered)02:38
- 6Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (Remastered)03:33
- 7Frankie and Johnny (Remastered)04:00
- 8I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jelly Roll (Remastered)04:02
- 9Drop That Sack (Remastered)02:50
- 10Jelly Roll Blues (Remastered)02:49
- 11Old Kentucky Home (Remastered)04:32
- 12Chimes Blues (Remastered)03:22
Info for Satchmo Plays King Oliver (Remastered) (Mono)
This record is Louis' tribute to the man who helped shape his trumpet style back in New Orleans and whose invitation to join his band in Chicago put him in the spotlight which has shone on him ever since.
Satchmo Plays King Oliver is one of those titles that audiophiles have known about for years and a favorite at Hi Fi shows for demonstration. The first cut - "St. James Infimary" is out of this world like many of the other tunes including a great version of "Frankie and Johnny".
One of the most important events in the history of jazz took place on a hot July afternoon in 1922. Twenty-two-year-old Louis Armstrong was playing in a parade with the Tuxedo Brass Band in his native New Orleans that afternoon when he received a telegram from the man who had been his mentor a few years earlier — Joe Oliver, the crusty, brilliant cornetist whose place in the jazz world of that day was implicit in the billing he always received, "King Oliver."
Louis Armstrong, trumpet
Peanuts Hucko, clarinet
Trummy Young, trombone
Billy Kyle, piano
Mort Herbert, bass
Danny Barcelona, drums
Recorded at Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood, Calif. over three days at the end of September and the beginning of October, 1959.
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.
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