Sunday, March 19, 2017

Louis Armstrong







































Artist:  Louis Armstrong
Born:  August 4, 1901.  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Died:  July 6, 1971 (Aged 69).  Corona, Queens, New York City, USA.
Genre:  Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Traditional Pop
Occupations:  Musician
Instruments:  Trumpet, Cornet, Vocals

Louis Armstrong was an American Jazz Trumpeter and Singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.  Nicknamed Satchmo or Pops.  He was a foundational influence in Jazz and an influential Singer and a great improviser and he was one of the first truly popular African-American's influence extends well beyond Jazz Music.














Title:  The Great 1956 Chicago Concert - Complete Edition (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Traditional Pop
Label:  Essential Jazz Classics
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Medley:  Flee As A Bird/Didn't He Ramble  (4:48)
 2.  Medley:  Memphis Blues/Frankie And Johnny/Tiger Rag (4:26)
 3.  Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans  (5:07)
 4.  Basin Street Blues  (5:42)
 5.  Black And Blue  (3:32)
 6.  West End Blues  (4:17)
 7.  On The Sunny Side Of The Street  (3:30)
 8.  Struttin' With Some Barbecue  (5:15)
 9.  When It's Sleepy Time Down South  (1:29)
10. Medley:  Manhattan/When It's Sleepy Time Down South  (3:49)
11. Back Home Again In Indiana  (4:28)
12. The Gypsy  (4:51)
13. The Faithful Hussar  (5:57)
14. Rockin' Chair  (4:17)
15. The Bucket's Got A Hole In It  (5:17)
16. Perdido  (3:27)
17. Clarinet Marmalade  (4:03)
18. Mack The Knife  (3:47)

Disc 2:

 1.  Medley:  Tenderly/You'll Never Walk Alone  (6:14)
 2.  Stompin' At The Savoy  (7:21)
 3.  Margie  (3:20)
 4.  Big Mama's Back In Town  (3:20)
 5.  That's My Desire  (4:31)
 6.  Ko Ko Mo  (3:40)
 7.  When The Saints Go Marchin' In  (4:24)
 8.  Star Spangled Banner  (1:57)
 9.  When It's Sleepy Time Down South  (2:20)
10. Back Home Again In Indiana  (4:28)
11. Someday You'll Be Sorry  (4:28)
12. Dardanella  (2:40)
13. Ole Miss  (4:32)
14. A Kiss To Build A Dream On  (3:54)
15. When It's Sleepy Time Down South  (3:07)
16. You Can Depend On Me  (3:31)
17. Baby, It's Cold Outside  (2:43)
18. Muskrat Ramble  (2:23)
19. The Faithful Hussar  (2:45)
20. Stompin' At The Savoy  (2:51)
21. Basin Street Blues  (3:17)

Personnel:

Louis Armstrong & His All Stars:

Louis Armstrong:  Trumpet, Vocals
Trummy Young:  Trombone
Edmond Hall:  Clarinet
Billy Kyle:  Piano
Dale Jones:  Bass
Barrett Deems:  Drums
Velma Middleton:  Vocals

The Great 1956 Chicago Concert - Complete Edition is the live album by Louis Armstrong, was released on January 27, 2017 by Essential Jazz Classics, recorded live at Medina Temple, Chicago, June 1, 1956.

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