The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

The Best of Louis Armstrong: The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

by Louis Armstrong
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Overview

The recordings that Louis Armstrong cut with his Hot Five and Hot Seven units in Chicago in the mid-to-late 1920s are as important as any made in the history of recorded music. Not only did they establish Armstrong as a star performer; they brought the art of jazz improvisation, as personified by Louis, to wider public attention. For it’s on these monumental sides that the brilliant trumpeter and vocalist honed his skills as a bravura soloist. As stirring as the New Orleans-style ensemble work is throughout these performances, it’s Armstrong’s own horn work and scat singing that cuts right through, drawing full attention to his incomparable technique and high style as an improvising artist. This collection skims the cream off the Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Fives and Sevens Recordings box set, gathering some of the very finest works of Armstrong’s staggeringly creative career. How do you sing the glories of such time-honored performances as “West End Blues,” “Heebie Jeebies,” “Muggles,” or “Wild Man Blues”? You can only hope that every citizen of the world who is serious about music has heard them.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886974847229
catalogNumber: 748472
Rank: 14591

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Earl Hines   Piano,Vocals
Kid Ory   Trombone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo
Lil Armstrong   Piano,Vocals
Baby Dodds   Drums
Pete Briggs   Tuba
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Mancy Carr   Banjo,Vocals
John Thomas   Trombone
Clarence Babcock   Vocals

Technical Credits

Earl Hines   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Gene Anderson   Contributor
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Boyd Atkins   Composer
Langston Curl   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Michael Brooks   Liner Notes
Tommy Rockwell   Producer
Herbert Stothart   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Artie Matthews   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer
Douglas Grabowski   Package Manager

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