Louis Armstrong

Live in Germany (DT8555)

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1952

Live in Germany

Louis Armstrong

Dot Time

604043855513

LPS 159723

DT8555

JAZZ

1

LP 20,65 €

LIMITED EDITION OF 500 LPS

1952 was a transitional year for Louis Armstrong's All Stars. After the disbanding of the original group, that year showcased a mix of new and old faces. Backing Satchmo are Trummy Young on trombone (replacing Jack Teagarden, Trummy would stay for a long period with Louis), Bob McCracken on clarinet (replacing Barney Bigard, he would last just for a few months), Marty Napoleon on piano (Napoleon replaced Earl Hines, but even if he would soon be replaced himself by the long-lasting Billy Kyle, he would return to the group in the mid-sixties), and lastly two of the old members, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Cozy Cole on drums. That makes this new DOT-TIME release highly interesting, for the sound of this group is like no other All Stars recording. Presented for the first time ever on vinyl, LIVE IN GERMANY was taped at the Titania Palast, in Berlin, on October 12, 1952 and finds Louis in great form performing classic numbers like "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" and "Tin Roof Blues". Sound quality is excellent, taken from the original tapes provided by the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the package includes newly written liner notes by the Museum's curator and researcher Ricky Riccardi.

PERSONNEL:

  • Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocals
  • Trummy Young, trombone
  • Bob McCracken, clarinet
  • Marty Napoleon, piano
  • Arvell Shaw, bass
  • Cozy Cole, drums
  • Velma Middleton, vocals

Titania Palast, Berlin, Germany, October 12, 1952

SIDE A

  • 01 WHEN IT'S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
  • 02 INDIANA
  • 03 MY BUCKET'S GOT A HOLE IN IT
  • 04 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS
  • 05 COQUETTE

SIDE B

  • 01 LOVER COME BACK TO ME
  • 02 CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN?
  • 03 TIN ROOF BLUES
  • 04 A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON