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Highlights from His Decca Years

Highlights from His Decca Years

by Louis Armstrong
Music aside (and there are many fine moments here)...some might have preferred the reissue complete sessions or at least a repackaging of this music in chronological order. The 36 selections are divided into four overlapping sections ("In the Beginning," "The Decca Sessions, Part l," "The Collaborations," "The Decca Sessions, Part 2") and range from sideman stints in


Music aside (and there are many fine moments here)...some might have preferred the reissue complete sessions or at least a repackaging of this music in chronological order. The 36 selections are divided into four overlapping sections ("In the Beginning," "The Decca Sessions, Part l," "The Collaborations," "The Decca Sessions, Part 2") and range from sideman stints in the 1920s with clarinetist Johnny Dodds and Fletcher Henderson ("Shanghai Shuffle") to streaky big-band performances from the swing era, five vocal duets and commercial performances (including "Your Cheatin' Heart") from the 1950s...Some classics like "I Double Dare You" are unfortunately overlooked...the CD releases from the European Classics label will likely be more appealing to collectors.

Product Details

Release Date:
Grp Records


Disc 1

  1. Wild Man Blues
  2. Weary Blues
  3. Georgia Bo Bo
  4. Shanghai Shuffle
  5. I'm In The Mood For Love
  6. Old Man Mose
  7. The Skeleton in the Closet
  8. She's The Daughter Of A Planter From Havana
  9. Jubilee
  10. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
  11. Jeepers Creepers
  12. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  13. Wolverine Blues
  14. Perdido Street Blues
  15. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  16. I Never Knew
  17. I Wonder
  18. Muskrat Ramble
  19. Black and Blue

Disc 2

  1. The Song Is Ended
  2. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
  3. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart
  4. You Rascal You
  5. Gone Fishin'
  6. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  7. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  8. La Vie en Rose
  9. Someday You'll Be Sorry
  10. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  11. Your Cheatin' Heart
  12. The Gypsy
  13. Tin Roof Blues
  14. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  15. WHen You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  16. Memories of You
  17. King Of The Zulus

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Mills Brothers   Track Performer
Bill Doggett   Piano
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Buster Bailey   Reeds
Paul Barbarin   Drums
George Barnes   Guitar
Will Bradley   Trombone
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Earl Hines   Piano
Bill Jennings   Guitar
Louis Jordan   Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Track Performer
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Albert Nicholas   Reeds
Kid Ory   Trombone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Luis Russell   Piano
Trigger Alpert   Bass
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Bobby Byrne   Trombone
Dick Cary   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Barrett Deems   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Bob Haggart   Bass,Conductor
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Klink   Reeds
Carl Kress   Guitar
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Ray McKinley   Drums
Johnny Mince   Alto Saxophone
Sy Oliver   Conductor
Roy Palmer   Trombone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Norman Brown   Guitar
Tutti Camarata   Trumpet,Conductor
Don Redman   Reeds
Coleman Hawkins   Reeds
Norman Greene   Trombone
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo
John Mills   Vocals
Trummy Young   Trombone,Vocals
Wellman Braud   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Gus Aiken   Trumpet
Hayes Alvis   Bass
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Baby Dodds   Drums
Louis Bacon   Trumpet
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Lee Blair   Guitar
Sandy Block   Bass
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Dave Bowman   Piano
Mort Bullman   Trombone
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Pete Clark   Reeds
Rupert Cole   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey   Reeds
Art Drelinger   Reeds
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Pops Foster   Bass
Carl Frye   Reeds
Frank Galbreath   Trumpet
Joe Garland   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Squire Gersh   Bass
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Reeds
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Roscoe Hillman   Guitar
Charlie Holmes   Reeds
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Otis Johnson   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
George Koenig   Reeds
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Fud Livingston   Reeds
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Bingie Madison   Reeds
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
George Matthews   Trombone
Don Mattison   Trombone
Dave McRae   Baritone Saxophone
Velma Middleton   Vocals
Donald Mills   Vocals
Harry Mills   Vocals
Herbert Mills   Vocals
Danny Perri   Guitar
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Bud Scott   Banjo
Arvell Shaw   Bass
John Simmons   Bass
Jack Stacey   Reeds
Bill Stegmeyer   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Taft   Bass
George Thow   Trumpet
Bobby Van Eps   Piano
Greely Walton   Reeds
George Washington   Trombone
Paul Webster   Trumpet
James Whitney   Trombone
Milt Yaner   Alto Saxophone
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Paul Ricci   Baritone Saxophone
Elmer Chambers   Trumpet,Cornet
Ralph Escudero   Tuba
Phil Giardina   Trombone
Melvin "Red" Solomon   Trumpet
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Charlie Green   Trombone
Jack Greenberg   Reeds
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Prince Robinson   Reeds
Jack Satterfield   Trombone
Melven Soloman   Trumpet
Sid Stoneburn   Alto Saxophone
Harry White   Trombone
Joe Yukl   Trombone
Joe Morris   Drums
Ed Grady   Drums
Jules Rubin   Alto Saxophone
Bernard Flood   Trumpet
Gene Prince   Trumpet
Milton Chatz   Reeds
Bill Holcombe   Tenor Saxophone
Pat Nizza   Tenor Saxophone
Art Drellinger   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Howard Scott   Trumpet,Cornet
Henry Jones   Reeds

Technical Credits

Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes,Annotation
Fats Waller   Composer
Sy Oliver   Arranger
Tutti Camarata   Arranger
Edith Piaf   Composer
Trummy Young   Contributor
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Georg Brunis   Composer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Joseph Doughney   Post Production On Reissue
Lil Hardin   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Charles F. Kenny   Composer
Michael Landy   Post Production On Reissue
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Velma Middleton   Composer
Zilner Randolph   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Chappie Willett   Arranger
John Scott Trotter   Contributor
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra   Contributor
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Hollis King   Art Direction
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Gordon Jenkins Choir   Contributor
Nick Kenny   Composer
Louis Louiguy   Composer
Melville Stitzel   Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer

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