Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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This four-CD set does its best to summarize Louis Armstrong's career during 1923-1934, reissuing 81 of his finest recordings. The problem is that virtually all of the innovative trumpeter/vocalist's records from the era particularly 1923-1931 are essential, and collectors will want to work on acquiring more complete series, so this box is most highly recommended to beginners. Armstrong's career is traced through his periods with King Oliver and Fletcher Henderson, and his better performances with blues singers and Clarence Williams's Blue Five, to his classic Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions, and his dates with big bands. Most of the classics are here, and the 78-page ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This four-CD set does its best to summarize Louis Armstrong's career during 1923-1934, reissuing 81 of his finest recordings. The problem is that virtually all of the innovative trumpeter/vocalist's records from the era particularly 1923-1931 are essential, and collectors will want to work on acquiring more complete series, so this box is most highly recommended to beginners. Armstrong's career is traced through his periods with King Oliver and Fletcher Henderson, and his better performances with blues singers and Clarence Williams's Blue Five, to his classic Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions, and his dates with big bands. Most of the classics are here, and the 78-page booklet has some typically insightful liner notes by Dan Morgenstern in addition to many colorful photos.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645717623
  • Catalog Number: 57176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chimes Blues (2:54)
  2. 2 Snake Rag (3:17)
  3. 3 Tears (3:10)
  4. 4 Texas Moaner Blues (3:09)
  5. 5 Everybody Loves My Baby (2:35)
  6. 6 Naughty Man (3:02)
  7. 7 Changeable Daddy of Mine (2:44)
  8. 8 Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage? (3:21)
  9. 9 Good Time Flat Blues (3:15)
  10. 10 Cake Walking Babies from Home (2:58)
  11. 11 Pickin' on Your Baby (3:20)
  12. 12 St. Louis Blues (3:12)
  13. 13 Sobbin' Hearted Blues (3:03)
  14. 14 Papa De-Da-Da (3:02)
  15. 15 Sugar Foot Stomp (2:52)
  16. 16 Alone at Last (3:14)
  17. 17 T.N.T (2:54)
  18. 18 You Can't Shush Katie (The Gabbiest Girl in Town) (3:06)
  19. 19 Low Land Blues (2:56)
  20. 20 Gut Bucket Blues (2:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Listen to Ma (3:21)
  2. 2 Heebie Jeebies (2:55)
  3. 3 Cornet Chop Suey (3:17)
  4. 4 Stomp off, Let's Go (2:57)
  5. 5 The Bridwell Blues (3:34)
  6. 6 King of the Zulus (3:05)
  7. 7 Skid-Dat-De-Dat (3:04)
  8. 8 Big Butter and Egg Man (2:59)
  9. 9 Pleadin' for the Blues (3:01)
  10. 10 Wild Man Blues (3:07)
  11. 11 Chicago Breakdown (3:26)
  12. 12 Potato Head Blues (2:57)
  13. 13 Weary Blues (3:00)
  14. 14 Gully Low Blues (3:17)
  15. 15 Put 'Em Down Blues (3:16)
  16. 16 Struttin' With Some Barbecue (3:02)
  17. 17 Hotter Than That (3:02)
  18. 18 Savoy Blues (3:31)
  19. 19 Too Busy! (2:55)
  20. 20 Skip the Gutter (3:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 A Monday Date (3:16)
  2. 2 West End Blues (3:18)
  3. 3 Two Deuces (2:56)
  4. 4 Symphonic Raps (3:14)
  5. 5 Basin Street Blues (3:19)
  6. 6 No One Else But You (3:24)
  7. 7 Beau Koo Jack (3:00)
  8. 8 Weather Bird (2:45)
  9. 9 Muggles (2:51)
  10. 10 I Must Have That Man! (3:14)
  11. 11 Tight Like This (3:20)
  12. 12 Knockin' a Jug (3:17)
  13. 13 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:36)
  14. 14 Mahogany Hall Stomp (3:20)
  15. 15 To Be in Love (3:09)
  16. 16 Ain't Misbehavin' (3:15)
  17. 17 Black and Blue (3:03)
  18. 18 That Rhythm Man (3:03)
  19. 19 When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (2:52)
  20. 20 St. Louis Blues (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Song of the Islands (3:31)
  2. 2 My Sweet (3:19)
  3. 3 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (3:07)
  4. 4 Standin' on the Corner (2:40)
  5. 5 I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) (3:10)
  6. 6 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (3:24)
  7. 7 Memories of You (3:17)
  8. 8 Sweethearts on Parade (3:20)
  9. 9 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (3:24)
  10. 10 Blue Again (3:14)
  11. 11 When Your Lover Has Gone (3:08)
  12. 12 Lazy River (3:06)
  13. 13 Chinatown, My Chinatown (3:16)
  14. 14 Stardust (3:36)
  15. 15 Stardust (3:30)
  16. 16 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (3:00)
  17. 17 I've Got the World on a String (3:18)
  18. 18 Basin Street Blues (3:30)
  19. 19 On the Sunny Side of the Street, Pt. 1 (2:57)
  20. 20 On the Sunny Side of the Street, Pt. 2 (3:09)
  21. 21 Song of the Vipers (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist, Trumpet, Cornet, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Bessie Smith Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmie Rodgers Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Paul Barbarin Drums
Eddie Condon Banjo
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Lionel Hampton Drums, Vibes
Earl Hines Piano, Celeste, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
Eddie Lang Guitar
Albert Nicholas Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
King Oliver Cornet
Kid Ory Trombone, Vocals
Bill Perkins Banjo, Guitar
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Luis Russell Piano
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Herman Chittison Piano
Roy Palmer Trombone
Jimmie Noone Clarinet
Zutty Singleton Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Joe Turner Piano
Don Redman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Coleman Hawkins Clarinet, Bass Saxophone, C-Melody Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard M. Jones Piano
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
Bernard Addison Guitar
Eddie Alkins Trombone
Gene Anderson Piano, Celeste
Lil Armstrong Piano, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Boyd Atkins Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Baby Dodds Chimes, Drums, Vocals
Joe Bailey Tuba, Upright Bass, String Bass
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Jimmy Bertrand Drums, Wood Block
Barney Bigard Tenor Saxophone
Lester Boone Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Pete Briggs Tuba
Scoville Brown Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ceele Burke Banjo, Steel Guitar
Happy Caldwell Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Christian Banjo
L.Z. Cooper Piano
Bert Curry Alto Saxophone
Charlie Dixon Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Honore Dutrey Trombone
Leon Elkins Trumpet, Leader
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Pops Foster Bass, Upright Bass
William Franz Tenor Saxophone
Luther Graven Trombone
Tubby Hall Drums
Jackie Hamilton Trumpet
Lil Hardin Piano
Leon Herriford Alto Saxophone
Henry Hicks Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Teddy Hill Tenor Saxophone
Les Hite Leader, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Homer Hobson Trumpet
Charlie Holmes Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Lavert Hutchinson Tuba
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Preston Jackson Trombone
George James Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Maceo Jefferson Guitar
Albert Johnson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Johnson Banjo
Keg Johnson Trombone
Marvin Johnson Alto Saxophone
Otis Johnson Trumpet
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Track Performer
Stan King Drums
John Lindsay Upright Bass
Fred Longshaw Piano, Harmonium
Willie Lynch Drums, Leader
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Castor McCord Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ted McCord Alto Saxophone
"Big" Mike McKendrick Banjo, Guitar
Bill Oldham Upright Bass, String Bass
George Oldham Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
George Orendorff Trumpet
Yank Porter Drums
Henry Prince Piano
Zilner Randolph Trumpet
Bud Scott Banjo, Vocals
Harold Scott Trumpet
Joe "Fox" Smith Trumpet
Willie Stark Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Strong Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Eva Taylor Vocals
Buck Washington Piano
Crawford Wethington Alto Saxophone
Dave Wilborn Banjo, Guitar
Clarence Williams Piano
Bill Wilson Cornet
Elmer Chambers Trumpet
Ralph Escudero Tuba
Justin Ring Piano, Celeste
Hersal Thomas Piano
Charlie Green Trombone
Carroll Dickerson Violin
Stump Evans Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Harry Hoffman Violin
Bobby Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Will Johnson Guitar
Norval Morton Tenor Saxophone
Fred Robinson Trombone
James Tate Trumpet
Leslie Thompson Trumpet
May Alix Vocals
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Seger Ellis Vocals, Track Performer
Bertha "Chippie" Hill Vocals, Track Performer
Maggie Jones Vocals, Track Performer
Hociel Thomas Vocals, Track Performer
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Track Performer
Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers Track Performer
Charlie Alexander Piano, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Margaret Johnson Vocals
Charlie Jones Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Reverend Charlie Jackson Tuba
Mancy Carr Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Walker Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Rip Basset Banjo, Guitar
Peter DuConge Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Frank Etheridge Banjo
Teddy Weatherford Piano
Ellis Whiutlock Trumpet
Aaron Thompson Trombone
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven Track Performer
Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers Track Performer
Albert Washington Jr. Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Angelo Fernandez Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Alfred Pratt Tenor Saxophone
Albert Washington Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harvey Brooks Piano
Reginald Jones Tuba
Howard Scott Trumpet
Lillie Delk Christian Vocals
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band Banjo
Richard M. Jones' Jazz Wizards Piano
Lionel Guimaraes Trombone
Oliver Tines Drums
German Arago Upright Bass
Clarence Babcock Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Nolan Welsh Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Paul Barbarin Vibe Master
Earl Hines Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
King Oliver Composer
Kid Ory Composer
Loren Schoenberg Liner Notes, Text
Sam Wooding Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Don Redman Arranger, Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Armand Piron Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Lil Armstrong Composer
Sidney Arodin Composer
Boyd Atkins Composer
Steve B. Composer
Vic Berton Composer
Alan Carter Cover Art
Chester Cohn Composer
Langston Curl Composer
Charlie Dixon Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mark Fisher Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Lil Hardin Composer
Alexander Hill Arranger
Dan Morgenstern Text
Zilner Randolph Arranger
Don Raye Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Bruce Talbot Executive Producer
Ralph Escudero Brass Band
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Herbert Stothart Composer
Carroll Dickerson Director
Bertha "Chippie" Hill Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Paul M. Martin Design Associate
Erskine Tate Director
Alex Hill Composer
Walter Melrose Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
William Jerome Composer
Artie Matthews Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Larry Shay Composer
Bob Schafer Composer
Henry Troy Composer
Maurice Abrahams Composer
Percy Venable Composer
Jean Schwartz Composer
Charles Newman Composer
Chris Smith Composer
Traditional Composer
B. James Composer
John Hare Brass Band
Fay Barnes Composer
E.J. Bennett Composer
Nolan Walsh Composer
Charles E. King Composer
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