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CD / Product Number: URCD042

URCD204 Birth of the Allstars 1947-1954 This is the first CD to trace the background to the touring band that sustained Armstrong's world-wide fame. 21 tracks covering 75 minutes of glorious music from the one and only Sachmo. To paraphrase Alistair Cooke - Louis Armstrong is dead - I don't have to believe it if I don't want to.
JCCD3069 A Satchel Full of Satch First, a marvellous airshot from the 30s featuring an incredible all-star band of Louis and Fats Waller - together for their only live collaboration - with Jack Teagarden, Bud Freeman, Al Casey, Red Callendar and Slick Jones. Second is a live performance from the Nice Jazz Festival in the 40s by the original Armstrong All-Stars. The 3rd is from the 50s and was performed at New York's famous Basin Street East Nightclub where the band was having a fabulous night and the music swings like holy hell!


Disc 1: URCD204 Birth of the Allstars 1947-1954

Tracks 1-3 Carnegie Hall February 1947 Louis Armstrong with Edmond Hall and his Cafe Society Uptown Orchestra Louis Armstrong trumpet, vocals - Mouse Randolph trumpet - Henderson Chambers trombone - Edmond Hall clarinet - Charles Bateman piano - Johnny Williams bass, vocals - Jimmy Crawford drums Tracks 4-7 Town Hall, New York May 1947 Louis Armstrong - Dick Cary piano - Bob Haggart bass - Sidney Catlett drums Tracks 8-12 Winter Garden Theatre, New York June 1947 Louis Armstrong - Bobby Hackett cornet - Jack Teagarden trombone - Peanuts Hucko clarinet, tenor sax - Ernie Caceras baritone and bass sax - Dick Cary piano - Jack Lesberg bass - George Wetting or Sidney Catlett drums Tracks 13-14 Los Angeles August 1947 Louis Armstrong - Tommy Dorsey trombone - Benny Goodman clarinet - Charlie Barnet alto sax - Lionel Hampton vibes - Mel Powell piano - Al Hendrickson guitar - Harry Babasin bass - Louis Bellson drums Track 15 Paris March 1948 Louis Armstrong and the All Stars Louis Armstrong - Jack Teagarden - Barney Bigard clarinet - Earl Hines piano - Arvell Shaw bass - Sidney Caltlett Tracks 16-18 New York September 1949 - NBC TV, Eddie Condon Floor Show
Louis Armstrong - Bobby Hackett - Jack Teagarden - Peanuts Hucko - Ernie Cacares - Joe Bushkin piano - Eddie Condon - Jack Lesberg - George Wetting

Track 19 New York, September 1949
Louis Armstrong - Jack Teagarden - Joe Bushkin - Eddie Condon - Arvell Shaw - George Wetting

Track 20 New York June 1949 - NBC TV Eddie Condon Floor Show
Louis Armstrong - Jack teagarden - Peanuts Hucko - Ernie Cacares - Joe Bushkin - Jack Lesberg - Sidney Cattlett

Track 21 New York March 1949
Louis Armstrong and the All Stars - Louis Armstrong - Trummy Young trombone - Barney Bigard clarinet - Bud Freeman tenor sax - Billy Kyle piano - Arvell Shaw - Kenny John drums
Total Time 75.22 minutes

1. Save it Pretty Mama
2. Mahogony Hall Stomp
3. (What I Did to be So) Black and Blue
4. Cornet Chop Suey
5. A Monday Date
6. Dear Old Southland
7. Big Butter and Egg Man
8. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
9. Muskrat Ramble
10. Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?
11. Someday You'll be Sorry
12. Tiger Rag
13. A Song was Born
14. Goldwyn Stomp
15. Ain't Misbehavin'
16. Royal Garden Blues
17. Back O' Town Blues
18. Me and Brother Bill
19. Rockin' Chair
20. Struttin' with Some Barbecue-When it's Sleepy Time Down South
21. Basin Street Blues

Disc 2: JCCD3069 A Satchel full of Satch

Tracks 1-6 New York City 19th October 1938
Tracks 7-13 Nice Jazz Festival, France 22nd February 1948
Tracks 14-19 Basin Street East, NYC 23rd June 1956

1. Tiger Rag
2. Jeepers Creepers
3. I Got Rhythm
4. The Blues
5. Honeysuckle Rose
6. On the Sunny Side of the Street
7. I Cried for You
8. Ain t Misbehavin
9. When It s Sleepy Time Down South
10. Boogie on St Louis Blues
11. On the Sunny Side of the Street
12. That s My Desire
13. Steakface
14. When It s Sleepy Time Down South
15. Indiana
16. Someday
17. Dardanella
18. Ole Miss
19. A Kiss to Build a Dream On