Louis Armstrong

And the Good Book (Mini-Lp Gatefold Replica) (81229)

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And the Good Book (Mini-Lp Gatefold Replica)

Louis Armstrong

State of Art

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SAR 152678

81229

JAZZ

1

CD 8,26 €

NEW MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE GATEFOLD REPLICAS WITH OBI

INCLUDES THE + BONUS ALBUM: LOUIS AND THE ANGELS
PLUS 1 BONUS TRACK

The two albums included here were among the “pop intended” productions Decca put into the market in the mid-Fifties, in an attempt to sell Louis Armstrong to a wider audience. In fact, in addition to being a seminal jazz figure both as a trumpeter and as a vocalist, Louis had always been a true pop artist. Having Joe Glaser as hisagent, Louis was also one of the few jazz musicians with the freedom to record for as many companies as he wished at the same time. During the same years in which Decca’s Milt Gabler produced these pop LPs, Norman Granz made Louis record more straight ahead jazz albums with Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson, as well as the classic rendering of Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess" with Ella and an orchestra conducted by Russell Garcia. This said, it must be pointed out that Gabler was also responsible for recording Louis in one of the most satisfactory projects of his later years, a multi-LP set titled "A Musical Autobiography" (finished slightly before the first session for Louis and the Angels), on which Satch revisited old songs and blues he had recorded in the Twenties and Thirties and which he hadn’t played for a long time. In any case, despite being less jazz-oriented than the aforementioned items, "Louis and the Good Book" and "Louis and the Angels" (especially the former) also contain their gems. As the original liner notes of "Louis and the Good Book" rightly point out, these were not Armstrong’s first recordings of spiritual tunes. He had done some renderings of these songs in the Thirties, and he probably knew all of them since childhood as part of his cultural heritage.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, trumpet & vocals
Orchestra arranged & conducted by SY OLIVER

TRACKS [1-12]: LOUIS AND THE GOOD BOOK
New York, February 4-7, 1958.

TRACKS [13-24:] BONUS ALBUM: LOUIS AND THE ANGELS
New York, January 29-30, 1957.

(*) BONUS TRACK:
Louis Armstrong (tp), Billy Kyle (p)
[instrumental duet]. New York, January 28, 1957.

TRACKS:

01 NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN
02 SHADRACK
03 GO DOWN, MOSES
04 ROCK MY SOUL
05 EZEKIEL SAW THE WHEEL
06 ON MY WAY
07 DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
08 SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
09 SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
10 JONAH AND THE WHALE
11 DIDN’T IT RAIN
12 THIS TRAIN
13 WHEN DID YOU LEAVE HEAVEN?
14 YOU’RE A HEAVENLY THING
15 I MARRIED AN ANGEL
16 A SINNER KISSED AN ANGEL
17 ANGELA MIA
18 ANGEL CHILD
19 AND THE ANGELS SING
20 FOOLS RUSH IN
21 I’LL STRING ALONG WITH YOU
22 ANGEL
23 THE PRISONER’S SONG
24 GOOD NIGHT, ANGEL
25 DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND (*)

TOTAL TIME: 79:42 Min.