Chicago: The Living Legends

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Despite being active up until her death in 1971, Lil Armstrong only recorded a handful of numbers in the 1950's. This CD reissue other than the soundtrack of a slightly later television special has her final recording, a jam session from 1961. On three dixieland warhorses, some blues, a few basic originals and "Bugle Blues," the pianist who sings on "Clip Joint" leads a spirited if overcrowded band comprised of three trumpets, two trombones, two clarinetists Darnell Howard and Franz Jackson, bassist Pops Foster and drummer Booker Washington; "Boogie Me" gives her a chance to perform a duet with Washington. The ensembles of the other songs are often riotous and this rather ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Despite being active up until her death in 1971, Lil Armstrong only recorded a handful of numbers in the 1950's. This CD reissue other than the soundtrack of a slightly later television special has her final recording, a jam session from 1961. On three dixieland warhorses, some blues, a few basic originals and "Bugle Blues," the pianist who sings on "Clip Joint" leads a spirited if overcrowded band comprised of three trumpets, two trombones, two clarinetists Darnell Howard and Franz Jackson, bassist Pops Foster and drummer Booker Washington; "Boogie Me" gives her a chance to perform a duet with Washington. The ensembles of the other songs are often riotous and this rather spontaneous and undisciplined outing is generally exciting if erratic. This is fun music by a pianist who should have been documented much more extensively in her later years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1993
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218182324
  • Catalog Number: 1823

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Royal Garden Blues (5:43)
  2. 2 Red Arrow Blues (4:26)
  3. 3 Muskrat Ramble (6:40)
  4. 4 Boogie Me (2:49)
  5. 5 Clip Joint (4:42)
  6. 6 Basin Street Blues (4:49)
  7. 7 Eastown Boogie (6:18)
  8. 8 Bugle Blues (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil Hardin Armstrong Primary Artist
Bill Martin Trumpet
Franz Jackson Clarinet
Jim Nabors Trumpet
Lil Armstrong Piano, Vocals, Track Performer, Indexed Contributor
Pops Foster Bass
Darnell Howard Clarinet
Carl Jackson Tenor (Vocal)
Preston Jackson Trombone
Ed Smith Trumpet
Booker T. Washington Drums
Al Wynn Trombone
Roi Nabors Trumpet
Eddie Smith Trumpet
Technical Credits
Bill Martin Contributor
Franz Jackson Contributor
Kid Ory Composer
Chris Albertson Producer
Pops Foster Contributor
Darnell Howard Contributor
Carl Jackson Contributor
Preston Jackson Contributor
Booker T. Washington Contributor
Al Wynn Contributor
Roi Nabors Contributor
Ray Gilbert Composer
Eddie Smith Contributor
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