Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

"Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy" - Louis Armstrong (tr, voc); Velma Middleton (voc); Trummy Young (tb); Barney Bigard (cl); Billy Kyle (p); Arvell Shaw (b); Barrett Deems (dr)

The excellence of Louis’ band is so high and so consistent that every man deserves commendation for his part in making this remarkably fine record. Trummy Young particularly should be singled out for his driving solos and for the way he 'boots' Louis in the final ensembles. The way I feel about this record can be summed up in this way: When I die, I want people to say, “That’s the guy that if it hadn’t been for him and Louis Armstrong and W. C. Handy, there wouldn’t have been that great record, Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy.”
(excerpt from the sleeve notes by George Avakian)

Recording: July 1954 by Mason Coppinger in mono
Production: George Avakian


A1 St. Louis Blues  
A2 Yellow Dog Blues  
A3 Loveless Love  
B1 Aunt Hagar's Blues  
B2 Long Gone  
B3 Memphis Blues  
B4 Beale Street Blues  
B5 Ole Miss  
C1 Chantez-Les Bas  
C2 Hesitating Blues  
C3 Atlanta Blues  
C4 George Avakian's Interview With W.C. Handy  
D1 Loveless Love (Rehearsal Sequence)  
D2 Hesitating Blues (Rehearsal Sequence)  
D3 Alligator Story  
D4 Long Gone (Rehearsal Sequence)



SKU 5060149620250
Barcode # 5060149620250
Brand Jazz

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