Best of the Hot Fives and Sevens

The Best of the Hot Fives and Sevens

by Louis Armstrong
     
 
Louis Armstrong's legendary quintet and septet recordings from the mid-'20s, known as the Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, may not exactly be ground zero for jazz, but they certainly mark the beginning of jazz as an American music of unique distinction, pointing out as they do the genre's immense possibilities and

Overview

Louis Armstrong's legendary quintet and septet recordings from the mid-'20s, known as the Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, may not exactly be ground zero for jazz, but they certainly mark the beginning of jazz as an American music of unique distinction, pointing out as they do the genre's immense possibilities and versatility, and in Armstrong, jazz had its first true public and enduring superstar. These tracks are by turns innovative, loose, tight, vigorous, and fun, and frequently all of these things at once, as Armstrong and company go about joyously setting up what would amount to the template for modern jazz. These sides are absolutely essential to any popular music collection and remain the cornerstone for any good jazz library. The Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings are easily available in various sets like this budget two-disc, 40-track package, although sonic properties can vary from collection to collection and often even from track to track, so serious audiophiles should seek out Columbia's 2000 release of The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Primo
UPC:
0805520090605
catalogNumber:
6060
Rank:
145299

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Gut Bucket Blues
  2. Yes! I'm in the Barrel
  3. My Heart
  4. Come Back, Sweet Papa
  5. Muskrat Ramble
  6. Cornet Chop Suey
  7. Oriental Strut
  8. Georgia Grind
  9. Heebie Jeebies
  10. You're Next
  11. He Likes It Slow
  12. King of the Zulus
  13. Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa
  14. Sweet Little Papa
  15. Lonesome Blues
  16. Big Butter and Egg Man
  17. Jazz Lips
  18. Skid-Dat-De-Dat
  19. Sunset Café Stomp
  20. Willie the Weeper

Disc 2

  1. Wild Man Blues
  2. Potato Head Blues
  3. Alligator Crawl
  4. Twelfth Street Rag
  5. Keyhole Blues
  6. Weary Blues
  7. Put 'Em Down Blues
  8. The Last Time
  9. Struttin' with Some Barbecue
  10. Got No Blues
  11. Once in a While
  12. I'm Not Rough
  13. Hotter Than That
  14. Savoy Blues
  15. Skip the Gutter
  16. Fireworks
  17. A Monday Date
  18. Don't Jive Me
  19. Sugar Foot Strut
  20. West End Blues

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >