Laughin' Louie (1932-1933)

Laughin' Louie (1932-1933)

by Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra


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This single CD, unlike the more comprehensive Classics series, has just some of the highlights from Louis Armstrong's Victor recordings of 1932-1933. The backup big band generally sounds under-rehearsed and occasionally out of tune, but Armstrong is the dominant star anyway. Although not of the consistent high level of Louis' 1929-1931 orchestra records, there are quite a few gems on this set, including the touching "That's My Home," "I've Got the World on a String," "Hustlin' and Bustlin' for Baby," remakes of "Basin Street Blues," "Mahogany Hall Stomp," and "St. Louis Blues," and the somewhat bizarre "Laughin' Louie." In addition, there are two three-song medleys of "Armstrong Hits." This CD is worth picking up by those not already owning the Classics releases, although it is advisable to get Louis Armstrong's earlier Columbia CDs first.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635975925
catalogNumber: 9759


  1. That's My Home
  2. Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train
  3. When You're Smiling/St. James Infirmary/Dinah
  4. You Rascal You/When It's Sleepy Time Dow
  5. I've Got the World on a String
  6. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  7. Hustlin' and Bustlin' for Baby
  8. High Society
  9. He's a Son of the South
  10. Some Sweet Day
  11. Basin Street Blues
  12. Honey, Do!
  13. Mahogany Hall Stomp  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  14. Swing, You Cats
  15. Laughin' Louie
  16. Dusky Stevedore
  17. There's a Cabin in the Pines
  18. Sweet Sue, Just You
  19. Don't Play Me Cheap
  20. St. Louis Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Louis Jordan   Alto Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Edgar Sampson   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Chick Webb   Drums
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Leader
Louis Bacon   Trumpet
Scoville Brown   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Pete Clark   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Edgar Hayes   Tuba
Louis Hunt   Trumpet
Albert Johnson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Don Kirkpatrick   Piano
"Big" Mike McKendrick   Banjo,Guitar
Mezz Mezzrow   Bells
Bill Oldham   Bass,Tuba
George Oldham   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Yank Porter   Drums
Zilner Randolph   Trumpet
John Trueheart   Guitar
Elmer Whitlock   Trumpet
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Beal   Piano
Harry Dial   Drums
Charlie Green   Trombone
Elmer James   Bass,Tuba
Charlie Gains   Trumpet
Wesley Robinson   Piano
Arthur Davey   Alto Saxophone
Billy Hicks   Trumpet
Benny Hill   Drums
Ellsworth Blake   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Joe Muranyi   Liner Notes
Leon René   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Porter Steele   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Ben Ellison   Composer

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