Label: MCA Records - MCA4-10006 • Format: 4x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Box Set • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Dixieland
Louis Armstrong 's Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography was recorded as an oral memoir with overdubbed background piano by Billy Kyle combined with re-creations of many of his memorable recordings, as well as a few of the originals.
Although such a project had the potential to become trite, the effort comes off very well indeed. This three-CD reissue has a few improvements as well. Almost every track that was previously edited to fit onto LPs has been restored to its original length. Louis Untermeyer 's original liner notes have been augmented by excellent updated text by Joshua Berrett. And in spite of the warning about sound problems from using some deteriorated tapes and worn discs as source material, the audio experience is quite pleasing.
While these re-creations aren't meant to take the place of Armstrong 's historic recordings from earlier decades with King Oliver, Earl Hinesand other greats, they have stood the test of time rather well, except for the, at best, average vocals of Velma Middleton ; Armstrong 's furor with the suggestion that he omit the plump singer from his set during the Newport Festival is described in detail in Berrett's notes. While this collection isn't the initial purchase a neophyte jazz fan would pick up from Armstrong 's immense catalog, his interesting narrative and the enjoyable renditions of tunes closely associated with him make this a very worthwhile purchase.
Louis Armstrong. Dippermouth Blues. King Oliver. O Que Será - Simone - 14 Grandes Sucessos Street Blues.
High Society. All the Wrongs You've Done to Me. Everybody Loves My Baby. Mandy, Make up Your Mind. See See Rider. Ma Rainey. Reckless Blues. Court House Blues. Clara Smith. Trouble in Mind.
Richard M. Gut Bucket Blues. Cornet Chop Suey. Heebie Jeebies. Georgia Grind. Spencer Williams. Muskrat Ramble. King of the Zulus. Lil Armstrong. Snag It.
Frog-I-More Rag. Jelly Roll Morton. Track Listing - Disc 2. California Girls - The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer - The Very Best Of Man Blues. Potato Head Blues. Weary Blues. Artie Matthews. Gully Low Blues. Struttin' With Some Barbecue. Hotter Than That. Two Deuces. Lil Hardin. My Monday Date. Basin Street Blues.
Knockin' a Jug. Mahogany Hall Stomp. Some of These Days. Shelton Brooks. Song of the Islands. Charles E. Dear Old Southland. Exactly Like You. Track Listing - Disc 3. Body and Soul. Memories of You. You Rascal You. Sam Theard. I Surrender, Dear.
Them There Eyes. Lazy River. Georgia on My Mind. That's My Home. On the Sunny Side of the Street. Dippermouth Blues King Oliver. Spotify Amazon. See See Rider Ma Rainey. Court House Blues Clara Smith. Trouble in Mind Richard M. Gut Bucket Blues Louis Armstrong.
Cornet Chop Suey Louis Armstrong. Georgia Grind Spencer Williams. King of the Zulus Lil Armstrong. Snag It King Oliver. Potato Head Blues Louis Armstrong. Weary Deutsche Messe Mit Anhang Das Gebet Des Herrn D 872 - Schubert*, Lucia Popp, Adolf Dallapozza, Die Artie Matthews.
All The Wrongs Youve Done To Me - Louis Armstrong - Satchmo. . A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Low Blues Louis Armstrong. Two Deuces Lil Hardin. Basin Street Blues Spencer Williams. Mahogany Hall Stomp Spencer Williams.
Wake Up, Irene - Maddox Brothers and Rose - Live - On the Radio, Dead Girl - Rachel Stamp - Sweet Shop, Good-Bye To My Love - Kim Kyungho* - 5Th, Willie The Weeper - Jimmie Noone - In Chronology - 1923-1928