Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

Louis Armstrong and King Oliver

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by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
     
 

Louis Armstrong's tenure as second cornettist to the great King Oliver is one of jazz history's legendary apprenticeships, on a par with the one Miles Davis served with Charlie Parker or Stephane Grappelli's with Django Rheinhardt. Sadly, onlySee more details below

Overview

Louis Armstrong's tenure as second cornettist to the great King Oliver is one of jazz history's legendary apprenticeships, on a par with the one Miles Davis served with Charlie Parker or Stephane Grappelli's with Django Rheinhardt. Sadly, only a handful of recordings survive from this formative period in Armstrong's career; happily, all of them are available in this handy and generous package, which includes all 18 of King Oliver' s 1923 recordings with Armstrong, as well as a bonus appendix consisting of seven tracks recorded in 1924 by the Red Onion Jazz Babies under Armstrong's sole leadership (and featuring, on one number, a very young Alberta Hunter). The performances are as red-hot as you'd expect, and even the sound quality -- which one would expect to be terrible, given that all tracks were transferred form 78 rpm records -- is surprisingly clear, thanks to advanced digital wizardry. [Note: the material on this disc was originally issued on LP in 1974, and included two King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton duets that are missing from the CD reissue. Those duets are available on another Milestone reissue CD, Jelly Roll Morton, catalog number 47018.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/1992
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218471725
catalogNumber:
47017
Rank:
14628

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Tracks

  1. Just Gone  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  2. Canal Street Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  3. Mandy Lee Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  4. I'm Going Away to Wear You off My Mind  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  5. Chimes Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  6. Weather Bird Rag  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  7. Dippermouth Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  8. Froggie Moore  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  9. Snake Rag  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  10. Alligator Hop  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  11. Zulu's Ball  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  12. Working Man Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  13. Krooked Blues
  14. Mabel's Dream  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  15. Mabel's Dream  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  16. Southern Stomp  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  17. Southern Stomp  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  18. Riverside Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  19. Texas Moaner Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  20. Of All the Wrongs You've Done to Me  - Louis Armstrong
  21. Terrible Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  22. Santa Claus Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  23. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning  - Louis Armstrong
  24. Early in the Morning  - Louis Armstrong
  25. Cake Walking Babies from Home  - Louis Armstrong

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
King Oliver   Indexed Contributor,Cornet,Track Performer
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Red Onion Jazz Babies   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Cornet,Track Performer
Baby Dodds   Drums
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Lil Hardin   Piano

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Armand Piron   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Contributor
Tom Delaney   Composer
Bill Johnson   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Reissue Producer
Lawrence Payton   Composer
Dink Johnson   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Pearl Delaney   Composer
Edgar Dowell   Composer
W. Smith   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
William Higgins   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Alvin Robertson   Composer
Robinson   Composer

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