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At the Crescendo 1955 - Complete Edition (99143)

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At the Crescendo 1955 - Complete Edition

Louis Armstrong

American Jazz Classics

8436559468602

AJC 165818

99143

JAZZ

3

CD 12,39 €

3-CD SET

THE LONG UNAVAILABLE 1955 CRESCENDO PERFORMANCES

PLUS 18 RARE BONUS TRACKS!

INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET

The complete original two-volume album Louis Armstrong at the Crescendo (Decca DL 8168/69) plus all other existing material from that evening’s sets.

The 1955 All Stars included well known figures such as trombonist Trummy Young, clarinettist Barney Bigard, and pianist Billy Kyle.

As a bonus, we have added various broadcast performances by the exact same formation of the All Stars captured live at the Basin Street Club in New York the previous year, as well as three rarities: two film soundtrack songs taped in Copenhagen in 1959, and a 1956 commercial spot which presents Louis promoting a brand of beer.

PERSONNEL:

  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG & HIS ALL STARS
  • Louis Armstrong - trumpet & vocals
  • Trummy Young - trombone & vocals
  • Barney Bigard - clarinet
  • Billy Kyle - piano
  • Arvell Shaw - bass
  • Barrett Deems - drums
  • Velma Middleton - vocals

Live at the Crescendo Club, Los Angeles, January 21, 1955./p>

  • BONUS TRACKS (CD3, 6-23):
  • CD THREE [6-20]: Same personnel as above.
  • NBC Broadcasts from the Basin Street Club, New York, August-September 1954.

  • CD THREE [21-22]: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Mort Herbert (b), Danny Barcelona (d).
  • Film soundtrack for Kaerlighedens Melodi, Copenhagen, Denmark, January 26, 1959.

  • CD THREE [23]: Rheingold Beer spot. Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Squire Gersh (b), Barrett Deems (d).
  • Reeves Sound Studios, New York, October 8, 1956.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE (75:46 min)
  • 01 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
  • 02 BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA
  • 03 THE GYPSY
  • 04 SOMEDAY YOU’LL BE SORRY
  • 05 TIN ROOF BLUES
  • 06 THE BUCKET’S GOT A HOLE IN IT
  • 07 ROSE ROOM
  • 08 PERDIDO
  • 09 BLUES FOR BASS
  • 10 ME AND BROTHER BILL
  • 11 WHEN YOU’RE SMILING
  • 12 ‘TAIN’T WHAT YOU DO (IT’S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT)
  • 13 LOVER COME BACK TO ME
  • 14 DON’T FENCE ME IN
  • 15 BASIN STREET BLUES
  • 16 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH #2
  • 17 MEDLEY: SHADRACK / WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
  • 18 C’EST SI BON
  • CD TWO (77:10 min)
  • 01 THE WHIFFENPOOF SONG
  • 02 ROCKIN’ CHAIR
  • 03 TWELFTH STREET RAG
  • 04 MUSKRAT RAMBLE
  • 05 ST. LOUIS BLUES
  • 06 THE MAN I LOVE
  • 07 BACK O’TOWN BLUES
  • 08 OLD MAN MOSE
  • 09 JEEPERS CREEPERS
  • 10 MARGIE
  • 11 BIG MAMA’S BACK IN TOWN
  • 12 BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN
  • 13 STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY
  • 14 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH #3
  • 15 STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE
  • 16 LAZY RIVER
  • 17 OLD MAN MOSE #2
  • 18 THE BUCKET’S GOT A HOLE IN IT #2
  • CD THREE (75:05 min)
  • 01 ‘S WONDERFUL
  • 02 BIG MAMA’S BACK IN TOWN #2
  • 03 SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
  • 04 MOP MOP
  • 05 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH #4
  • BONUS TRACKS
  • 06 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
  • 07 INDIANA
  • 08 THE GYPSY
  • 09 LOVER COME BACK TO ME
  • 10 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
  • 11 SOMEDAY YOU’LL BE SORRY
  • 12 BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN
  • 13 MUSKRAT RAMBLE
  • 14 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
  • 15 STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE
  • 16 BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN
  • 17 WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
  • 18 TEA FOR TWO
  • 19 THE DUMMY SONG
  • 20 PERDIDO
  • 21 STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE
  • 22 THE FORMULA FOR LOVE
  • 23 AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ [1956 beer commercial]