Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Vol. 2 [Columbia]

Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Vol. 2 [Columbia]

by Louis Armstrong
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Overview

More excellent Hot Fives and Hot Sevens transfers from the JSP label. Beyond being bowled over by the presence and clarity of these perennial Armstrong performances, listeners get a chance to really hear the fine solos and group interplay by Hot Fives regulars Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory, Lil Armstrong, and Johnny St. Cyr. In addition to turning in inspired work on standout cuts like "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," the group holds its own on numbers featuring Armstrong and famed Chicago blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson, including the classic "Hotter Than That." Adding tuba player Peter Briggs, drummer Baby Dodds, and trombonist John Thomas (who replaces Kid Ory), the Hot Fives become the Hot Sevens and reel off immortal tracks like "Potato Head Blues" and "S.O.L. Blues." And as a taste of the superb work Armstrong did with pianist Earl Hines, "Chicago Breakdown" -- the only Sunset Stompers recording made -- is included as well. (Hines and Armstrong would go on to record several more famous sides in 1928 as part of Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers and various Armstrong-led groups, including classics like "Weather Bird" and "West End Blues.") As is the case with the other Hot Fives/Hot Sevens discs on JSP, this collection of 1927 sides is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644425321
catalogNumber: 44253

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Baby Dodds   Drums
Pete Briggs   Tuba
May Alix   Vocals
Henry Clark   Trombone
John Thomas   Trombone

Technical Credits

Richard M. Jones   Producer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Euday L. Bowman   Composer
Michael Brooks   Reissue Producer
Allen Weinberg   Artwork,Cover Design
John Chilton   Liner Notes
Percy Venable   Composer

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