Cover image for Louis Armstrong
Title:
Louis Armstrong
Author:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Columbia/Legacy, [2000]

â„—2000
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (78 min., 4 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

At head of title on container insert: The definitive.

All songs previously released.

Columbia/Legacy: CK 61440 (additional no. on disc: Columbia/Legacy: DIDP 101750).
Language:
English
Contents:
Chimes blues (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) -- Cake walkin' babies : from home (Clarence williams' Blue Five) -- Heebie jeebies (Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five) -- Potato head blues (Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven) -- West end blues (Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five) -- Tight like this (Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five) -- Mahogany hall stomp (Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five) -- Ain't misbehavin' (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Black and blue (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- St. Louis blues (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- When it's sleepy time down south (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Blue again (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Lazy river (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Chinatown, my Chinatown (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Star dust (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Shadrack (Louis Armstrong ; with the Lyn Murray Singers) -- I double dare you (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- When the saints go marching in (Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra) -- Marie (Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers) -- Rockin' chair (Louis Armstrong and His All Stars) -- Blueberry hill (Louis Armstrong, vocal ; with Gordon Jenkins, his orchestra and choir) -- Mack the knife (Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars) -- A fine romance -- Hello, Dolly! -- What a wonderful world.
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Jazz (Television program)
UPC:
074646144022
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

In conjunction with the release of Ken Burns' ten-part, 19-hour epic PBS documentary Jazz, Columbia issued 22 single-disc compilations devoted to jazz's most significant artists, as well as a five-disc historical summary. Since the individual compilations attempt to present balanced overviews of each artist's career, tracks from multiple labels have thankfully been licensed where appropriate. Louis Armstrong is arguably the most important figure in jazz history -- he was jazz's first real virtuoso and first true improviser; he invented scat singing; and his gravelly, instantly recognizable voice and larger-than-life personality made him a crucial force in popularizing the music. Over the course of 25 tracks, this installment of Ken Burns Jazz traces Armstrong's career from his seminal early sides up through his pop hits of the '50s and early '60s. The set opens with selections from his recordings with the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens, some of the most celebrated in jazz thanks to Armstrong's jubilant, impeccably constructed solos. His later pop material isn't as interesting to some jazz purists -- especially since it doesn't always emphasize his instrumental work -- but it went a long way toward cementing Armstrong's status as an icon among the general public and is full of his warmly ingratiating personality. Ken Burns Jazz features the best of the best from both distinct phases of Armstrong's career, and while there are more extensive (and cohesive) compilations of each, this makes for an extremely strong introduction to one of the greatest figures in American music. ~ Steve Huey


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