Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong

Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong

by Louis Armstrong
     
 

Pete Fountain has spent a lifetime playing and promoting Dixieland jazz, making it possible for people who otherwise have little awareness of it to cop a casual taste and enjoy the thrill of New Orleans polyphony. Fountain's Best of Dixieland series includes reissues of his own work and that of Al Hirt as well as a superb anthology ofSee more details below

Overview

Pete Fountain has spent a lifetime playing and promoting Dixieland jazz, making it possible for people who otherwise have little awareness of it to cop a casual taste and enjoy the thrill of New Orleans polyphony. Fountain's Best of Dixieland series includes reissues of his own work and that of Al Hirt as well as a superb anthology of traditional jazz clarinetists. Fountain's Louis Armstrong volume focuses mainly on Armstrong's live recordings from the '40s and '50s, with the 1927 "Weary Blues" and a 1936 "Mahogany Hall Stomp" thrown in for historical ballast. This is a nice little introduction to Louis Armstrong. It features his trumpet, which is more than can be said for some compilations which fixate upon his twilight years as a beloved vocalist. This is a taste. This is only a taste. And there are hundreds more great Louis Armstrong performances where these came from.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2001
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454936323
catalogNumber:
549363

Tracks

  1. Back O' Town Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  2. Basin Street Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  3. Canal Street Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  4. New Orleans Function/Free as a Bird  - Louis Armstrong
  5. Dear Old Southland  - Louis Armstrong
  6. High Society  - Louis Armstrong
  7. Mahogany Hall Stomp  - Louis Armstrong
  8. Muskrat Ramble  - Louis Armstrong
  9. Panama  - Louis Armstrong
  10. That's A-Plenty  - Louis Armstrong
  11. Tin Roof Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  12. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans  - Louis Armstrong
  13. Weary Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  14. When It's Sleepy Time Down South  - Louis Armstrong
  15. When the Saints Go Marching In  - Louis Armstrong

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Cornet,Vocals
Paul Barbarin   Drums
George Barnes   Guitar
Earl Hines   Piano
Gordon Jenkins   Conductor
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Luis Russell   Piano
Dick Cary   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Barrett Deems   Drums
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Mort Herbert   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Trummy Young   Trombone
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Baby Dodds   Drums
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Lee Blair   Guitar
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
Nick Fatool   Drums
Pops Foster   Bass
Squire Gersh   Bass
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Charlie Holmes   Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle   Piano
Bingie Madison   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Bud Scott   Banjo
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Phil Stephens   Bass
George Thow   Trumpet
Greely Walton   Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Hudson   Trumpet
Charlie LaVere   Piano
Dent Eckels   Tenor Saxophone
Henderickson   Guitar
Snub Mosely   Trombone
Henry Jones   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gordon Jenkins   Arranger
King Oliver   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Ben Pollack   Composer
Georg Brunis   Composer
Bob Haggart   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
James Black   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Notes Editing
Turner Layton   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
Phil Schaap   Mastering
Mel Stitzel   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Walter Melrose   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Porter Steele   Composer
William Tyers   Composer
Jon Vanhala   Concept
Edward "Kid" Ory   Composer
Melville Stitzel   Composer

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