Pete Fountain Presents the Best of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong
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||Back O' Town Blues (Live 1955 Crescendo Club)||Louis Armstrong and His All Stars||5:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Basin Street Blues (Remake)||Louis Armstrong||7:07||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Canal Street Blues (1983 Satchmo Version)||Louis Armstrong||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||New Orleans Function (Frees as a Bird/Oh Didn't He Ramble) [Parts 1 & 2]||Louis Armstrong and His All Stars||6:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dear Old Southland (1983 Satchmo Version)||Louis Armstrong||4:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||High Society (1983 Satchmo Version)||Louis Armstrong||3:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mahogany Hall Stomp (Single)||Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Muskrat Ramble (Live 1947 Symphony Hall Parts 1 & 2)||Louis Armstrong and His All Stars||6:12||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||Panama (Parts 1 & 2)||Louis Armstrong and His All Stars||5:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||That's A-Plenty (Live 1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium)||Louis Armstrong and His All Stars||3:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tin Roof Blues||Louis Armstrong||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Live 1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium)||Louis Armstrong and His All Stars||5:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Weary Blues (Single)||Louis Armstrong & Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers||2:50||$0.69||View in iTunes|
||When It's Sleepy Time Down South (1951 Single)||Louis Armstrong & Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||When the Saints Go Marching In (Single)||Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra||2:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Pete Fountain has spent a lifetime playing and promoting Dixieland jazz, making it possible for people who otherwise have little awareness of it to cop a casual taste and enjoy the thrill of New Orleans polyphony. Fountain's Best of Dixieland series includes reissues of his own work and that of Al Hirt as well as a superb anthology of traditional jazz clarinetists. Fountain's Louis Armstrong volume focuses mainly on Armstrong's live recordings from the '40s and '50s, with the 1927 "Weary Blues" and a 1936 "Mahogany Hall Stomp" thrown in for historical ballast. This is a nice little introduction to Louis Armstrong. It features his trumpet, which is more than can be said for some compilations which fixate upon his twilight years as a beloved vocalist. This is a taste. This is only a taste. And there are hundreds more great Louis Armstrong performances where these came from.
fun fun fun Louis is the man
This album is yet another example of just how deep Louis Armstrong really is. Call it dixieland, call it whatever this guy was a MONSTER musician who basically invented groove and swing....just unreal how good he was. . . . this is a great compilation put together by famous clarenetist Pete Fountain
It really is sad that folks dont even know who he is -- such a great great musician.. spanned 6 decades.. younger folks should take a listen to the roots of it all..
Born: August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s