Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2001
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454936323
  • Catalog Number: 549363
  • Sales rank: 256,474

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
Al 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, 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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