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Louis Armstrong - Pops: The 1940's Small-band Sides


Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 6378  
Composer:  Billy MollMaceo PinkardLes CarrIan Carr,   ... 
Performer:  Louis Armstrong
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This superior double album contains his final big-band swing recordings (and two songs from 1956), along with all of his Victor small-group sides (which led to the formation of his All-Stars). One can readily understand why he broke up his orchestra for, despite Armstrong's fine singing and playing, the extra horns by the mid-'40s were operating as a dead weight, anonymously backing him. In contrast, the small group inspired Armstrong to some of his finest playing in years (he builds a long magnificent solo on "Jack-Armstrong Blues") and trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden proved to be a perfect musical partner on tunes like "A Song Was Born" and "Rockin' Chair." Fortunately the combo recordings are now available Read more in CD format on Pops: 1940's Small-Band Sides. ~ Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com

Personnel includes: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Jack Teagarden (vocals, trombone); Ernie Caceres (baritone, saxophone, clarinet); Bobby Hackett (trumpet, cornet); Vic Dickenson, Kid Ory (trombone); Barney Bigard, Peanuts Hucko (clarinet); Charlie Beal, Leonard Feather, Dick Cary, Johnny Guarnieri (piano); Allan Reuss, Bud Scott, Al Casey (guitar); Red Callender, Bob Haggart, Al Hall, Arvell Shaw (bass); Zutty Singleton, Minor Hall, Sid Catlett, George Wettling, Cozy Cole (drums).

Recorded between 1946 & 1947.

Liner Note Author: Dan Morgenstern.

Recording information: 04/27/1946-08/01/1956.

Illustrator: Mark Hess.

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Works on This Recording

1. I Want a Little Girl by Billy Moll
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Sugar by Maceo Pinkard
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
3. Blues for Yesterday by Les Carr
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
4. Blues in the South by Ian Carr
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
5. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? by Eddie DeLange
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
6. Where the Blues Were Born in New Orleans by Charlie Dixon
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
7. Mahogany Hall Stomp by Spencer Williams
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
8. Ain't Misbehavin' by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929 
9. Rockin' Chair by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10. Back O' Town Blues by Louis Armstrong
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
11. Save It, Pretty Mama by Don Redman
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
12. St. James Infirmary by Joe Primrose
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13. Jack Armstrong Blues by Louis Armstrong
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
14. Rockin' Chair by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15. Someday You'll Be Sorry by Louis Armstrong
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
16. Fifty-Fifty Blues by Billy Moore Jr.
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
17. A Song Was Born by Don Raye
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
18. Please Stop Playin' Those Blues, Boy by Claude Demetrius
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
19. Before Long by Carl Sigman
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)
20. Lovely Weather We're Having by John DeVries
Performer:  Louis Armstrong (Trumpet)

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