New Orleans Nights

New Orleans Nights

by Louis Armstrong
     
 
Verve's 2008 reissue of New Orleans Nights, a Louis Armstrong album originally released on Decca in 1957, is a compilation of recordings made in 1950 and 1954 by two different bands operating under the noble mantle of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars. "Panama," "New Orleans Function," "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It," and

Overview

Verve's 2008 reissue of New Orleans Nights, a Louis Armstrong album originally released on Decca in 1957, is a compilation of recordings made in 1950 and 1954 by two different bands operating under the noble mantle of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars. "Panama," "New Orleans Function," "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It," and "Bugle Call Rag" testify to the integrity of the earlier group, with Armstrong leading Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl Hines, Arvell Shaw, and Cozy Cole, who is granted extra long drum breaks during the "Bugle Call Rag." On "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" and "Basin Street Blues," Tea is replaced by Trummy Young, Hines by Billy Kyle, and Cole by Kenny John. Tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman sat in on "Basin Street"; it's a pity that he didn't participate on "Barbecue," as the warmth and ease that characterizes this elegant update of Lil Hardin Armstrong's magnum opus would have fit Freeman's personality like a favorite pair of argyles.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517621336
catalogNumber:
001079402
Rank:
95104

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals,Talking,Spoken Word
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Hines   Piano
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Cozy Cole   Drums
Trummy Young   Trombone
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Kenny John   Drums
Trummy Young & His Lucky Seven   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jack Pettis   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
William Hardy   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction

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