Louis Armstrong

Louis and the Good Book (Colored Vinyl) (950646)

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Louis and the Good Book (Colored Vinyl)

Louis Armstrong

Waxtime in Color

8436559464819

LPS 155667

950646

JAZZ

1

LP 14,04 €

NEW COLLECTION OF COLORED CLASSIC LPs

LIMITED EDITION

The album included here was 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 his agent, 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, 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.

PERSONNEL:

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, trumpet & vocals

TRACK LISTING:

SIDE A:
01. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
02. Shadrack
03. Go Down, Moses
04. Rock My Soul (In The Bosom Of Abraham)
05. Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
06. On My Way (Got On My Travelin’ Shoes)

SIDE B:
01. Down By The Riverside
02. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
03. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
04. Jonah And The Whale
05. Didn’t It Rain
06. This Train
07. Dear Old Southland