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The Best of the Hot Fives and Sevens

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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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • Label: Primo
  • UPC: 805520090605
  • Catalog Number: 6060
  • Sales rank: 256,208

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gut Bucket Blues (2:45)
  2. 2 Yes! I'm in the Barrel (2:40)
  3. 3 My Heart (2:28)
  4. 4 Come Back, Sweet Papa (2:32)
  5. 5 Muskrat Ramble (2:34)
  6. 6 Cornet Chop Suey (3:18)
  7. 7 Oriental Strut (3:03)
  8. 8 Georgia Grind (2:36)
  9. 9 Heebie Jeebies (2:56)
  10. 10 You're Next (3:17)
  11. 11 He Likes It Slow (2:43)
  12. 12 King of the Zulus (3:07)
  13. 13 Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa (3:02)
  14. 14 Sweet Little Papa (2:47)
  15. 15 Lonesome Blues (3:05)
  16. 16 Big Butter and Egg Man (3:01)
  17. 17 Jazz Lips (3:03)
  18. 18 Skid-Dat-De-Dat (3:06)
  19. 19 Sunset Café Stomp (2:47)
  20. 20 Willie the Weeper (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wild Man Blues (3:13)
  2. 2 Potato Head Blues (2:58)
  3. 3 Alligator Crawl (3:05)
  4. 4 Twelfth Street Rag (3:06)
  5. 5 Keyhole Blues (3:29)
  6. 6 Weary Blues (3:02)
  7. 7 Put 'Em Down Blues (3:17)
  8. 8 The Last Time (3:31)
  9. 9 Struttin' with Some Barbecue (3:07)
  10. 10 Got No Blues (3:26)
  11. 11 Once in a While (3:19)
  12. 12 I'm Not Rough (3:05)
  13. 13 Hotter Than That (3:05)
  14. 14 Savoy Blues (3:32)
  15. 15 Skip the Gutter (3:11)
  16. 16 Fireworks (3:08)
  17. 17 A Monday Date (3:15)
  18. 18 Don't Jive Me (2:50)
  19. 19 Sugar Foot Strut (3:23)
  20. 20 West End Blues (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Kid Ory Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Lil Armstrong Composer
Lil Hardin Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Billy Butler Composer
Billie Pierce Composer
Brooks Bowman Composer
Grant Rymal Composer
Henry Myers Composer
Charles Schwab Composer
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