The Louis Armstrong Collection, Vol. 5: Louis in New York

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The fifth in Columbia's extremely valuable series of vintage Louis Armstrong recordings features the immortal trumpeter-vocalist primarily on his 1929 big-band sides. Armstrong leads a jam session on "Knockin' a Jug," sits in backup groups accompanying singers Seger Ellis and Victoria Spivey, and is showcased on ten influential performances with either the Luis Russell Orchestra or the remnants of the Carroll Dickerson big band. These renditions of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Mahogany Hall Stomp," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Black and Blue," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Some of These Days," and "When You're Smiling" became quite famous during the period and helped lead the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The fifth in Columbia's extremely valuable series of vintage Louis Armstrong recordings features the immortal trumpeter-vocalist primarily on his 1929 big-band sides. Armstrong leads a jam session on "Knockin' a Jug," sits in backup groups accompanying singers Seger Ellis and Victoria Spivey, and is showcased on ten influential performances with either the Luis Russell Orchestra or the remnants of the Carroll Dickerson big band. These renditions of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Mahogany Hall Stomp," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Black and Blue," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Some of These Days," and "When You're Smiling" became quite famous during the period and helped lead the way toward the swing era. In addition to the non-vocal alternate takes of "Some of These Days" and "When You're Smiling," this CD releases for the first time two alternate versions of "After You've Gone." Timeless music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644614824
  • Catalog Number: 46148

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Victoria Spivey Vocals
Paul Barbarin Drums
Eddie Condon Banjo
Eddie Lang Guitar
Albert Nicholas Alto Saxophone
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Joe Venuti Violin
Luis Russell Piano
Zutty Singleton Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Gene Anderson Piano, Celeste
Pete Briggs Tuba
Happy Caldwell Tenor Saxophone
Bert Curry Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Trumpet
Pops Foster Bass, Upright Bass
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Teddy Hill Tenor Saxophone
Homer Hobson Trumpet
Charlie Holmes Alto Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Arthur Schutt Piano
Jimmy Strong Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Crawford Wethington Alto Saxophone
Justin Ring Piano, Celeste
Carroll Dickerson Violin, Leader
Harry Hoffman Violin
Fred Robinson Trombone
Seger Ellis Vocals
Mancy Carr Banjo
Technical Credits
Eddie Condon Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer, Contributor
Stanley Dance Liner Notes
Roy Turk Composer
Michael Brooks Reissue Producer
Allen Weinberg Art Direction
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