The Hot Fives & Sevens [JSP] [Box]

The Hot Fives & Sevens [JSP] [Box]

by Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong


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One of a handful of absolutely essential jazz collections, and at a bargain price too. With this four-disc set of Armstrong's bedrock Hot Five and Hot Seven sides, JSP throws down the gauntlet for labels reissuing early jazz (hats off especially to John R.T. Davies for his superb remastering work). Covering the years 1925-1929, the 90 tracks include the complete Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings (save for alternate takes) with Johnny Dodds, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Kid Ory, Johnny St. Cyr, and others. Amidst a wealth of important cuts, the pinnacle standouts include "Cornet Chop Suey," "West End Blues" and "Weather Bird" (both with Earl Hines), and "Struttin' With Some Barbecue." There are also several of Armstrong's first big band sides from 1929, not to mention a smattering of fine vocals by Hoagy Carmichael and blues singer May Alix (blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson also chimes in). As good a place as any to start your jazz library.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065010027
catalogNumber: 100


Disc 1

  1. My Heart
  2. Yes! I'm in the Barrel
  3. Gut Bucket Blues
  4. Come Back Sweet Papa
  5. Georgia Grind
  6. Heebie Jeebies
  7. Cornet Chop Suey
  8. Oriental Strut
  9. You're Next
  10. Muskrat Ramble
  11. Don't Forget to Mess Around
  12. I'm Gonna Gitcha
  13. Droppin' Shucks
  14. Who' Sit
  15. He Likes It Slow
  16. The King of the Zulus
  17. Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa
  18. Lonesome Blues
  19. Sweet Little Papa
  20. Jazz Lips
  21. Skid-Dat-De-Dat
  22. Big Butter and Egg Man
  23. Sunset Cafe Stomp
  24. You Made Me Love You
  25. Irish Black Bottom
  26. No One Else But You

Disc 2

  1. Willie the Weeper
  2. Wild Man Blues
  3. Chicago Breakdown
  4. Alligator Crawl
  5. Potato Head Blues
  6. Melancholy Blues
  7. Weary Blues
  8. Twelfth Street Rag
  9. Keyhole Blues
  10. S.O.L. Blues
  11. Gully Low Blues
  12. That's When I'll Come Back to You
  13. Put 'Em Down Blues
  14. Ory's Creole Trombone
  15. The Last Time
  16. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
  17. Got No Blues
  18. Once in a While
  19. I'm Not Rough
  20. Hotter Than That
  21. Savoy Blues

Disc 3

  1. Fireworks
  2. Skip the Gutter
  3. A Monday Date
  4. Don't Jive Me
  5. West End Blues
  6. Sugar Foot Strut
  7. Two Deuces
  8. Squeeze Me
  9. Knee Drops
  10. Symphonic Raps
  11. Savoyagers' Stomp
  12. No, Papa, No
  13. Basin Street Blues
  14. No One Else But You
  15. Beau Koo Jack
  16. Save It, Pretty Mama
  17. Weather Bird
  18. Muggles
  19. Hear Me Talkin' to Ya?
  20. St. James Infirmary
  21. Tight Like This
  22. Knockin' a Jug

Disc 4

  1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  2. Mahogany Hall Stomp
  3. Ain't Misbehavin'
  4. Black and Blue
  5. That Rhythm Man
  6. Sweet Savannah Sue
  7. Some of These Days
  8. Some of These Days
  9. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  10. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  11. After You've Gone
  12. Ain't Got Nobody
  13. Dallas Blues
  14. St. Louis Blues
  15. Rockin' Chair
  16. Song of the Islands
  17. Bessie Couldn't Help It
  18. Blue Turning Grey over You
  19. Dear Old Southland
  20. Rockin' Chair
  21. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals,Slide Whistle
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Hoagy Carmichael   Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Eddie Condon   Banjo
Johnny Dodds   Alto,Clarinet
Earl Hines   Piano,Trumpet,Cello,Vocals
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Albert Nicholas   Alto Saxophone
Kid Ory   Trombone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Luis Russell   Piano
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Don Redman   Alto,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Guitar
Gene Anderson   Piano,Cello
Lil Armstrong   Piano,Vocals
Boyd Atkins   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Pete Briggs   Brass Baritone
Happy Caldwell   Tenor Saxophone
Bert Curry   Alto Saxophone
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Susie Hawthorne   Vocals
Pops Foster   Standup Bass
Tubby Hall   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Homer Hobson   Trumpet
Charlie Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Otis Johnson   Trumpet
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Buck Washington   Piano,Trumpet
Crawford Wethington   Alto Saxophone
Dave Wilborn   Banjo,Guitar
Bill Wilson   Cornet
Carroll Dickerson   Violin
Fred Robinson   Trombone
May Alix   Vocals
Mancy Carr   Banjo,Bass,Vocals
Joe Walker   Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Alex Hill   Alto
Albert Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Jody "Butterbeans" Edwards   Vocals
John Thomas   Trombone

Technical Credits

Victoria Spivey   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Steve B.   Composer
Marty Bloom   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Joe Davis   Composer
J. Edwards   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Charles Fox   Liner Notes
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Byron Warner   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Carroll Dickerson   Director
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Max Jones   Photo Courtesy
Alex Hill   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Jacques Richmond   Composer
Grant Rymal   Composer
Maurice Abrahams   Composer
Lloyd Garrett   Composer
Percy Venable   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer
William Butler   Composer
Hart A. Wand   Composer
Charles A. Bayha   Composer
E.J. Bennett   Composer

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