Satch Blows the Blues

Satch Blows the Blues

by Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong

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Overview

Each of these glorious performances is vivdly touched by the blues, as was so was much else that the rightful King of Jazz recorded. Whether or not one would strictly apply the blues designation in all cases, the tunes collected here -- culled from a time period covering four decades (1928-55)-- are each exceptional examples of Armstrong’s art and provide all the evidence you need to determine his musical genius. His brilliant horn work is well displayed throughout (“West End Blues,” “Tight Like This”), as is his extraordinarily expressive singing (“Black and Blue,” “Memories of You,” “Lawd! You Made the Night Too Long”). Whether interpreting Great American Songbook standards (“When Your Lover Has Gone”) or songs that he made into classics (“Blue, Turning Grey over You,” “Blue Again”), Armstrong coasts through each with the same direct emotionality and formal control. If blowing the blues is about playing and singing straight from the heart, then Louis is indeed doing just that on this entertaining compilation.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998657823
catalogNumber: 86578

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Lionel Hampton   Drums,Vibes
Earl Hines   Piano
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Bill Perkins   Banjo,Guitar
Luis Russell   Piano
Barrett Deems   Drums
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Don Redman   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Trummy Young   Trombone
Gene Anderson   Piano,Celeste
Joe Bailey   String Bass
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
William Thornton Blue   Clarinet
Lester Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bert Curry   Alto Saxophone
Pops Foster   String Bass
Luther Graven   Trombone
Tubby Hall   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Hite   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Homer Hobson   Trumpet
Charlie Holmes   Alto Saxophone
Preston Jackson   Trombone
George James   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Otis Johnson   Trumpet
John Lindsay   String Bass
"Big" Mike McKendrick   Guitar
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Henry Prince   Piano
Zilner Randolph   Trumpet
Harold Scott   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   String Bass
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Crawford Wethington   Alto Saxophone
Carroll Dickerson   Violin
Will Johnson   Guitar
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Charlie Alexander   Piano
Mancy Carr   Banjo
Albert Washington   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Eubie Blake   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Zilner Randolph   Arranger
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
George Norton   Composer
Einar A. Swan   Composer
Lloyd Garrett   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer
Hart A. Wand   Composer
A. Curl   Composer

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