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The Complete Satchmo Plays King Oliver (EJC 55684)

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The Complete Satchmo Plays King Oliver

Louis Armstrong

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 147154

EJC 55684

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The Complete Satchmo Plays King Oliver

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2-CD SET Plus 15 BONUS TRACKS

2 TRACKS APPEAR HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD

In September-October 1959, the great Louis Armstrong recorded an album paying homage to his mentor and first employer, the legendary cornetist Joe “King” Oliver (1885-1938). This gave Louis and his All Stars the opportunity to explore some tunes the trumpeter had never recorded before, and some others he had not played in decades. The LP,"Satchmo Plays King Olive"r (Audio- Fidelity AFSD-5930), was wonderfully recorded in stereo (which was a new technology at the time), providing us an amazing perspective of Armstrong’s pure sound.

This release put together all of the songs recorded by Satch during the sessions, as well as all known alternate takes (on CD2). To fill out the set, seven additional King Oliver or Oliver-related tunes had been added taped by Louis during the mid-fifties, as well as, in the few cases in which he had previously recorded them, Armstrong’s original versions of tunes from the Audio Fidelity album, and his classic 1928 versions of King Oliver’s “Weather Bird” and “West End Blues”.

PERSONNEL:

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, trumpet & vocals
TRUMMY YOUNG, trombone
PEANUTS HUCKO, clarinet
BILLY KYLE, piano
MORT HERBERT, bass
DANNY BARCELONA, drums
Los Angeles, September 30 & October 1-2, 1959.

BONUS TRACKS:

CD1 [15-21]: Recordings of other King Oliver compositions made in 1955-57 by Louis Armstrong & His All Stars.

CD2 [11-18]: Previous versions made by Louis Armstrong of some of the tunes from the LP, recorded between 1926 and 1950.

CD2 [4] & [9] On CD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD1: THE MASTER TAKES - Total Time: 75:45

01 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
02 BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN
03 I AIN’T GOT NOBODY
04 PANAMA RAG
05 DOCTOR JAZZ
06 HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN TONIGHT
07 FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
08 I AIN’T GONNA GIVE NOBODY NONE
OF THIS JELLY ROLL
09 DROP THAT SACK
10 JELLY ROLL BLUES
11 MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
12 CHIMES BLUES
13 SNAKE RAG
14 NEW ORLEANS STOMP
15 DIPPERMOUTH BLUES #1
16 CANAL STREET BLUES
17 SNAG IT
18 HIGH SOCIETY
19 RIVERSIDE BLUES
20 DIPPERMOUTH BLUES #2
21 WEST END BLUES [1955 version]

CD2: THE ALTERNATIVE TAKES- Total Time: 64:20

01 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
02 BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN
03 I AIN’T GOT NOBODY
04 PANAMA RAG
05 DOCTOR JAZZ
06 HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN TONIGHT
07 DROP THAT SACK
08 JELLY ROLL BLUES
09 MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
10 CHIMES BLUES
11 WEATHER BIRD
12 WEST END BLUES [1928 version]
13 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
14 BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN
15 I AIN’T GOT NOBODY
16 PANAMA RAG
17 DROP THAT SACK
18 NEW ORLEANS STOMP