Louis Armstronghand-colored etching by Adi Holzer Armstrong often stated that he was born on July 4, Albert was from Boutte, Louisianaand gave birth at home when she was about sixteen. William Armstrong abandoned the family shortly after.
When we were given the approval to release this material, there was a unanimous decision to have Dan once again on board to deliver the notes in his inimitable fashion.
He has not disappointed, as his insights to the man and the music will delight and educate.
As usual with Mosaic sets, our discography has corrected many errors and omissions. Many of these 78s came from Australian, British and French Decca pressings which offered a smoother shellac surface than the American Decca issues of the time. Another caveat of having access to the metal is that we came up with seven previously unissued titles.
His wife Lucille continued to live there until her death in Recently, the home has been turned into a museum with hundreds of memorabilia to enjoy and where tours are conducted almost any day of the week. We took advantage of this opportunity to gain access to their photo collection and found a number of great shots to enhance the booklet.
It opens with a refurbished Armstrong classic. After a nice band setup, Louis delivers a happy vocal loaded with Satchmo references, the name varied as much as if it were a musical phrase.
Holmes and Higgy, the latter saying a lot in a few bars, are heard from, and then open Louis takes over, articulating some unusual rips in his opening phrases when other trumpeters try this, it always sounds corny. In the film, Louis, resplendently attired in a white uniform and plumed helmet, does some fancy stepping as well as horn tooting.
He's leading what's supposed to be a street cleaners' parade, part of an election campaign, and the band is a veritable who's who of local black jazzmen, only a few holding their customary instruments.
But the record date surrounds him with a better arrangement probably by Willet in a longer version of the piece, yet another Carmichael opus designed for Louis.
The rest is Louis, stating his melody almost straight, but with majestic sound and phrasing, for his first chorus, then on to a triumphant re-casting in his own mature language note the lip trills throughout and a cadenza unlike any other, with unique half-valve ingredients.
The alternate take, surely the first, has not been issued before; it was an anonymous gift to the Institute of Jazz Studies. It offers few differences Bingie may be just a tad better but clearly there are some, notably in the phrasing of the first solo chorus.
But he had that cadenza down! However, no such prints have survived, nor has any Louis audio from the film been found. What we do know is that his performance was set in a police department benefit show, and that he also had some scenes with Crosby. The variety of pop tunes here provided Pops with opportunities to stamp his inimitable trumpet and vocal styles on a broad swath of ss era music.
Purist critics kvetched, but this is glorious stuff that everyone should hear! Gabriel Likes Your Music, Louis! So much music from the man who taught the world to swing -- and sing. I've listened to the whole set straight through at least a dozen times. An essential body of American 20th century music.
Where's the band - 2 I think it's really unnecessary to speak much about the music, which is among the best of you can ever listen to.
But after 1-srar review "Where's the band? And there is a perfect ballance between them.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for All-Time Greatest Hits - Louis Armstrong on AllMusic - - The title of 8/ Sep 02, · The family went to the Louis Armstrong Museum for Father's Day.
This was Louis's house that he lived in for the last thirty years of his life. It was a working class neighborhood and he was great to the neighborhood kids.5/5().
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Thanks to Yelp, I discovered this wonderful place 5/ Yelp reviews. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Gold - Louis Armstrong on AllMusic - - Annotator Bob Porter begins his liner notes to 9/ Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, – July 6, ), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in timberdesignmag.com career spanned five decades, from the s to the s, and different eras in the history of jazz.
In , he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. The year was Louis Armstrong had recently exhausted his immediate performing opportunities in front of European jazz audiences, having done the circuit and slayed 'em all. Years earlier, he had become the one individual identified with establishing a new way to play hot music - as a soloist.