Okeh, Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933
  • Okeh, Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933
  • Okeh, Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933

Okeh, Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933

by Louis Armstrong
     
 

Finding one's way through Louis Armstrong's discography can be more than a little daunting, though there have been admirable attempts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries by various labels to clean it up and present it authoritatively. Legacy's Okeh: Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933See more details below

Overview

Finding one's way through Louis Armstrong's discography can be more than a little daunting, though there have been admirable attempts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries by various labels to clean it up and present it authoritatively. Legacy's Okeh: Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings 1925-1933, is a very fine example of this kind of effort. While focusing strictly on Armstrong's sides as a leader during this period, it brings together not only his Okeh recordings with the Hot Five, and Hot Seven, but goes further in collecting his earliest sides with Victor in 1932. The set itself is compact and handsome; each of these ten discs is given its own miniature replica LP sleeve. The individual discs are filled out with complete discographical information in the booklet with liner notes are by Ricky Riccardi, author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years. The contents of discs one through seven completely replicate those of the first seven volumes of the Columbia Jazz Masterpieces series, which were released between 1988 and 1993 and are now out of print. Discs one through three are dedicated to the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens in chronological order from 1925 to 1928. Disc four contains his sides alongside pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines in several groups in 1927 and 1928 and his earliest New York sides with his own orchestra (including his hit version of Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" from the Broadway show Hot Chocolates). Discs five and six highlight the historic period of 1929 and 1930 when Armstrong recorded with larger and smaller groups in both New York and Los Angeles. His return to recording in Chicago is documented on discs seven and eight, while the final two album in the set chronicle his move to Victor in late 1932 with Chick Webb's and his own orchestras. Disc 10 contains some alternate takes and leftovers from the original 78 sessions (all of which have been collected and released in various places before). The box closes oddly, yet delightfully, with an out of sequence Los Angeles recording from 1930. It's a version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 9," with the composer accompanied by Armstrong on trumpet and Lil Armstrong on piano.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886979456525
catalogNumber:
794565
Rank:
20779

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. My Heart  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  2. Yes! I'm In the Barrel  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  3. Gut Bucket Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  4. Come Back, Sweet Papa  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  5. Georgia Grind  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  6. Heebie Jeebies  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  7. Cornet Chop Suey  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  8. Oriental Strut  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  9. You're Next  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  10. Muskrat Ramble  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  11. Don't Forget To Mess Around  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  12. I'm Gonna Gitcha  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  13. Droppin' Shucks  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  14. Who'sit  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  15. King of the Zulus  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  16. Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five

Disc 2

  1. Lonesome Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  2. Sweet Little Papa  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  3. Jazz Lips  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  4. Skid-Dat-De-Dat  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  5. Big Butter and Egg Man  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  6. Sunset Café Stomp  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  7. You Made Me Love You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  8. Irish Black Bottom  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  9. Willie the Weeper  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  10. Wild Man Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  11. Alligator Crawl  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  12. Potato Head Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  13. Melancholy  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  14. Weary Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  15. Twelth Street Rag  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  16. Keyhole Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven

Disc 3

  1. S.O.L. Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  2. Gully Low Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  3. That's When I'll Come Back To You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  4. Put 'Em Down Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  5. Ory's Creole Trombone  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  6. The Last Time  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  8. Got No Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  9. Once In a While  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  10. I'm Not Rough  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  11. Hotter Than That  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  12. Savoy Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  13. Fireworks  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  14. Skip the Gutter  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  15. A Monday Date  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  16. Don't Jive Me  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five

Disc 4

  1. Chicago Breakdown  -  Louis Armstrong & His Stompers
  2. Symphonic Raps  -  Caroll Dickerson's Stompers
  3. Savoyagers Stomp  -  Caroll Dickerson's Stompers
  4. West End Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  5. Sugar Foot Strut  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  6. Two Deuces  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  7. Squeeze Me  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  8. Knee Drops  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  9. No (Papa, No)  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  10. Basin Street Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  11. No One Else But You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  12. Beau Koo Jack  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  13. Save It, Pretty Mama  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  14. Weather Bird  - Louis Armstrong
  15. Muggles  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  16. Hear Me Talkin' To Ya  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  17. St James Infirmary  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  18. Tight Like This  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five

Disc 5

  1. Knockin' a Jug  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  3. Mahogany Hall Stomp  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  4. S'posin'  - Louis Armstrong
  5. To Be In Love  - Louis Armstrong
  6. Funny Feathers  - Louis Armstrong
  7. How Do You Do It That Way?  - Louis Armstrong
  8. Ain't Misbehavin'  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  9. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue?  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. That Rhythm Man  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  11. Sweet Savannah Sue  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. Ain't Misbehavin'  - Louis Armstrong
  13. Some of These Days  - Louis Armstrong
  14. Some of These Days  - Louis Armstrong
  15. When You're Smiling  - Louis Armstrong
  16. When You're Smiling  - Louis Armstrong
  17. After You've Gone  - Louis Armstrong
  18. After You've Gone  - Louis Armstrong
  19. After You've Gone  - Louis Armstrong

Disc 6

  1. I Ain't Got Nobody  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  2. I Ain't Got Nobody  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  3. Dallas Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  4. Dallas Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  5. St. Louis Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. St. Louis Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  7. St. Louis Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  8. Rockin' Chair  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  9. Song of the Islands  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. Bessie Couldn't Help It  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  11. Blue, Turning Grey Over You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. Dear Old Southland  - Louis Armstrong
  13. My Sweet  - Louis Armstrong
  14. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me  - Louis Armstrong
  15. Indian Cradle Song  - Louis Armstrong
  16. Exactly Like You  - Louis Armstrong
  17. Dinah  - Louis Armstrong
  18. Tiger Rag  - Louis Armstrong
  19. I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas  - Louis Armstrong
  20. I'm in the Market for You  - Louis Armstrong
  21. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)  - Louis Armstrong
  22. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight  - Louis Armstrong
  23. Body and Soul  - Louis Armstrong

Disc 7

  1. Memories of You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  2. You're Lucky to Me  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  3. Sweethearts on Parade  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  4. You're Drivin' Me Crazy  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  5. You're Drivin' Me Crazy  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  6. The Peanut Vendor  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  7. Just a Gigolo  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  8. Shine  -  Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra
  9. Walkin' My Baby Back Home  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. I Surrender Dear  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  11. When It's Sleepytime Down South  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. Blue Again  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  13. Little Joe  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  14. You Rascal, You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  15. Them There Eyes  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  16. When Your Lover Has Gone  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  17. Lazy River  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  18. Chinatown, My Chinatown  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Disc 8

  1. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  2. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  3. Star Dust  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  4. Star Dust  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  5. You Can Depend on Me  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. Georgia on My Mind  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  7. The Lonesome Road  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  8. I Got Rhythm  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  9. Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. Between the Devil & The Deep Blue Sea  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  11. Kickin' the Gong Around  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. Home  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  13. All of Me  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  14. Love, You Funny Thing  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  15. The New Tiger Rag  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  16. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  17. Love, You Funny Thing  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Disc 9

  1. That's My Home  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  2. Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  3. I Hate to Leave You Now  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  4. You'll Wish You'd Never Been Born  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  5. Medley of Armstrong Hits, Pt. 1: You Rascal, You/When It's Sleepytime D  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. Medley of Armstrong Hits, Pt. 2: When You're Smiling/St James Infirmary  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  7. I've Got the World on a String  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  8. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  9. Hustlin' and Bustlin' for Baby  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. Sittin' in the Dark  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  11. High Society  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. He's a Son of the South  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  13. Some Sweet Day  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  14. Basin Street Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  15. Honey, Do!  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  16. Snowball  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  17. Mahogany Hall Stomp  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  18. Swing, You Cats  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Disc 10

  1. Honey, Don't You Love Me Anymore?  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  2. Mississippi Basin  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  3. Laughin' Louie  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  4. Tomorrow Night  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  5. Dusky Stevedore  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. There's a Cabin In the Pines  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  7. Mighty River  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  8. Sweet Sue, Just You  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  9. I Wonder Who  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. St Louis Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  11. Don't Play Me Cheap  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. That's My Home  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  13. Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  14. I Hate To Leave You Now  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  15. You'll Wish You'd Never Been Born  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  16. Medley of Armstrong Hits, Pt. 2: You Rascal You/St. James Infirmary/Din  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  17. Mississippi Basin  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  18. Laughin' Louie  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  19. Tomorrow Night  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  20. Blue Yodel #9  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Leader,Vocals,Soloist,Spoken Word
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Victoria Spivey   Vocals
Hoagy Carmichael   Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Paul Barbarin   Drums,Vibes
Eddie Condon   Banjo
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Lionel Hampton   Drums,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Vibes
Earl Hines   Piano,Vocals
Budd Johnson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Louis Jordan   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Kid Ory   Trombone
Bill Perkins   Banjo,Guitar
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Joe Venuti   Violin
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Luis Russell   Piano,Leader
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Edgar Sampson   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Joe Turner   Piano
Chick Webb   Drums
Don Redman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Gene Anderson   Piano,Celeste
Lil Armstrong   Piano,Vocals
Boyd Atkins   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Baby Dodds   Drums
Louis Bacon   Trumpet
Joe Bailey   Bass,Tuba
William Thornton Blue   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lester Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pete Briggs   Tuba
Scoville Brown   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ceele Burke   Piano,Hawaiian Guitar
Happy Caldwell   Tenor Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Pete Clark   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bert Curry   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone,Trumpet
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Leon Elkins   Trumpet,Leader
Pops Foster   Bass
William Franz   Tenor Saxophone
Luther Graven   Trombone
Tubby Hall   Drums
Lil Hardin   Vocals
Eddie Hayes   Tuba
Leon Herriford   Alto Saxophone
Henry Hicks   Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Hite   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Louis Hunt   Trumpet
Lavert Hutchinson   Tuba
Preston Jackson   Trombone
George James   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Marvin Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Otis Johnson   Trumpet
Stan King   Drums
Don Kirkpatrick   Piano
John Lindsay   Bass,Vocals
Willie Lynch   Drums
Castor McCord   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mezz Mezzrow   Bells
Bill Oldham   Bass,Tuba
George Oldham   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Yank Porter   Drums
Henry Prince   Piano
Zilner Randolph   Trumpet,Vocals
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Harold Scott   Trumpet
Willie Stark   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Buck Washington   Piano
Crawford Wethington   Alto Saxophone
Elmer Whitlock   Trumpet
Dave Wilborn   Banjo
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Beal   Piano
Harry Dial   Drums
Justin Ring   Piano
Charlie Green   Trombone
Elmer James   Bass,Tuba
Carroll Dickerson   Violin,Leader
Harry Hoffman   Violin
Bobby Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Will Johnson   Guitar
Fred Robinson   Trombone
May Alix   Vocals
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Seger Ellis   Vocals
Charlie Alexander   Piano,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Charlie Jones   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mancy Carr   Banjo
Joe Walker   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Henry Clark   Trombone
Charlie Gaines   Trumpet
Albert Washington   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Wesley Robinson   Piano
Arthur Davey   Alto Saxophone
Billy Hicks   Trumpet
Harvey Brooks   Piano
Benny Hill   Drums
John Thomas   Trombone
Ellsworth Blake   Tenor Saxophone
Kaiser Marshall   Drums
Theodore McCord   Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Jones   Tuba
Clarence Babcock   Vocals,Compere
Mike McKendrick   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
John Truehart   Guitar
Rip Bassett   Guitar
George Jones   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Bill Brown   Cornet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Luis Russell   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Producer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Zilner Randolph   Arranger
Bob Stephens   Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Tommy Rockwell   Producer
Bob Altshuler   Contribution
John R.T. Davies   Contribution
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Harry Coster   Contribution
Ted Koehler   Composer
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Michael Brooks   Producer,Contribution
Ricky Riccardi   Liner Notes
Elizabeth McShea   Archival Assistant
A.J. Piron   Composer
Che Williams   Archival Assistant
Carl Russell   Arranger

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