Louis Armstrong

Sparks, Nevada 1964! (DT 8011)

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1964

Sparks, Nevada 1964!

Louis Armstrong

Dot Time

604043801121

DRJ 153813

DT 8011

JAZZ

1

CD 13,99 €

This release contains 16 selections from five different nightclub engagements—Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in 1953, Basin Street in New York in 1955 and the Brant Inn in Ontario in 1958–featuring five different iterations of Armstrong’s All Stars, featuring top sidemen such as Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, Marty Napoleon, Milt Hinton, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall and more. No matter the venue or the backing band, Armstrong is peak form throughout, most noticeably showing off at the Hangover with disciple Billie Holiday in the audience, first performing the legendary “West End Blues,” a song that had a formative influence on the young Holiday, then following it with an absolutely on fire version of “A Kiss to Build a Dream On.” Holiday can be heard shouting her approval throughout, just as audiences in 2017 will be cheering on this important new release that once again demonstrates with finality that Pops was always tops.

The release also features liner notes from Ricky Riccardi, the Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the author of “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years.”

PERSONNEL:

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, trumpet vocals
RUSSELL ´´BIG CHIEF´´ MOORE, trombone
BILLY KYLE, piano
DANNY BARCELONA, drums
JOE DARENSBOURG, clarinet
ARVELL SHAW, base, vocal
JEWEL BROWN, vocals

TRACKLIST:

01. Royal Garden Blues
02. My Monday Date
03. West End Blues
04. Billie Holiday Introduction
05. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
06. You’re Just in Love
07. New Orleans Function
08. Muskrat Ramble
09. Pretty Little Missy
10. Ko Ko Mo
11. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue
12. Lazy River
13. That’s My Desire
14. Someday You’ll Be Sorry
15. Tin Roof Blues/When The Saints Go Marching In
16. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South