King Louis

King Louis

by Louis Armstrong
Simply put, this imported Proper box set -- containing four discs and a lovely booklet -- documents the recordings Louis Armstrong made with His Hot Fives and Sevens between 1923 and 1929, as well as his sides with King Oliver and some as a bandleader after the demise of those bands.


Simply put, this imported Proper box set -- containing four discs and a lovely booklet -- documents the recordings Louis Armstrong made with His Hot Fives and Sevens between 1923 and 1929, as well as his sides with King Oliver and some as a bandleader after the demise of those bands. It's true, Sony/BMG Legacy has issued a three-disc set of the Hot Fives and Sevens material, but the reach and scope of this set goes a bit farther, costs less, and has better sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
Proper Box Uk

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Disc 1

  1. Chimes Blues
  2. Froggie Moore
  3. Riverside Blues
  4. Mabel's Dream
  5. London Cafe Blues
  6. Go 'Long Mule
  7. Countin' the Blues
  8. Texas Moaner Blues
  9. Copenhagen
  10. Everybody Loves My Baby
  11. How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
  12. Mandy Make Up Your Mind
  13. Cake Walking Babies from Home
  14. St. Louis Blues
  15. The Railroad Blues
  16. J.C. Holmes Blues
  17. Sugar Foot Stomp
  18. Static Strut
  19. Stomp Off, Let's Go
  20. Drop That Sack
  21. The Blues Stampede
  22. I'm Goin' Huntin'
  23. If You Wanna Be My Sugar Papa
  24. Wild Man Blues
  25. Melancholy
  26. Chicago Breakdown

Disc 2

  1. My Heart
  2. Yes! I'm in the Barrel
  3. Gut Bucket Blues
  4. Come Back, Sweet Papa
  5. Georgia Grind
  6. Heebie Jeebies
  7. Cornet Chop Suey
  8. Oriental Strut
  9. You're Next
  10. Muskrat Ramble
  11. Don't Forget to Mess Around
  12. I'm Gonna Gitcha
  13. Droppin Shucks
  14. Who'sit
  15. He Likes It Slow
  16. King of the Zulus
  17. Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa
  18. Lonesome Blues
  19. Sweet Little Papa
  20. Jazz Lips
  21. Skid-Dat-De-Dat
  22. Big Butter and Egg Man
  23. Sunset Cafe Stomp
  24. You Made Me Love You
  25. Irish Black Bottom

Disc 3

  1. Willie the Weeper
  2. Wild Man Blues
  3. Alligator Crawl
  4. Potato Head Blues
  5. Melancholy
  6. Weary Blues
  7. Twelfth Street Rag
  8. Keyhole Blues
  9. S.O.L. Blues
  10. Gully Low Blues
  11. That's When I'll Come Back to You
  12. Put 'Em Down Blues
  13. Ory's Creole Trombone
  14. The Last Time
  15. Struttin' with Some Barbeque
  16. Got No Blues
  17. Once in a While
  18. I'm Not Rough
  19. Hotter Than That
  20. Savoy Blues
  21. Fireworks
  22. Skip the Gutter
  23. A Monday Date
  24. Don't Jive Me

Disc 4

  1. West End Blues
  2. Sugar Foot Strut
  3. Two Deuces
  4. Squeeze Me
  5. Knee Drops
  6. Symphonic Raps
  7. Savoyager's Stomp
  8. Basin Street Blues
  9. No One Else But You
  10. Beau Koo Jack
  11. Save It, Pretty Mama
  12. Weather Bird
  13. Muggles
  14. Heah Me Talkin' to Ya
  15. St. James Infirmary
  16. Tight Like This
  17. Knockin' a Jug
  18. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  19. Mahogany Hall Stomp
  20. Ain't Misbehavin'
  21. (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue?
  22. I Ain't Got Nobody
  23. Dallas Blues
  24. St. Louis Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Slide Whistle,Accompaniment
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Bessie Smith   Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Eddie Condon   Banjo
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet,Drums,Alto Saxophone
Earl Hines   Piano,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Kid Ory   Trombone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Luis Russell   Piano
Jimmie Noone   Clarinet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Don Redman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Bass Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar
Ma Rainey   Vocals
Lil Armstrong   Piano,Vocals
Boyd Atkins   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Baby Dodds   Drums
Sidney Bechet   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Jimmy Bertrand   Drums,Washboard
Barney Bigard   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Briggs   Tuba
Happy Caldwell   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Bert Curry   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Joe Edwards   Vocals
Susie Hawthorne   Vocals
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Pops Foster   Bass
Tubby Hall   Drums
Lil Hardin   Piano
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Homer Hobson   Trumpet
Charlie Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Fred Longshaw   Piano,Harmonium
Joe "Fox" Smith   Trumpet,Cornet
Eva Taylor   Vocals
Dave Wilborn   Banjo,Guitar
Clarence Williams   Piano
Bill Wilson   Cornet
Elmer Chambers   Trumpet,Cornet
Ralph Escudero   Tuba
Charlie Green   Trombone
Carroll Dickerson   Violin
Stump Evans   Bass,Alto Saxophone
Norval Morton   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Robinson   Trombone
May Alix   Vocals
Trixie Smith   Vocals
Reverend Charlie Jackson   Bass Saxophone
Mancy Carr   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Howard H. Scott   Trumpet,Cornet
Ed Atkins   Trombone
Rip Basset   Banjo,Guitar
Frank Etheridge   Banjo
Teddy Weatherford   Piano
Erskine Tate   Banjo,Conductor
Aaron Thompson   Trombone
Albert Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Angelo Fernandez   Clarinet
Arthur "Bud" Scott   Banjo
John Hare   Tuba
John Thomas   Trombone
Joe "King" Oliver   Cornet
Clarence Babcock   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part

Technical Credits

Paul Barbarin   Composer
Eddie Condon   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Charles Davis   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger,Composer
Johnny St. Cyr   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Billy Butler   Composer
Carroll Dickerson   Director
Trixie Smith   Composer
Billie Pierce   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Grant Rymal   Composer
Spikes Brothers   Composer
Frank Biggs   Composer
Percy Venable   Composer
Joop Visser   Liner Notes
Joe Primrose   Composer
Alex "Charlie Brown" Hill   Arranger
Henry Myers   Composer
Charles Schwab   Composer
R.M. Jones   Composer

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