Louis Armstrong ‎– The Genius Of Louis Armstrong Volume 1: 1923-1933

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Columbia ‎– G 30416
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A1 Clarence Williams' Blue Five Mandy, Make Up Your Mind
Banjo – Buddy ChristianCornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Clarence WilliamsSoprano Saxophone, Sarrusophone – Sidney BechetTrombone – Charlie IrvisVocals – Eva Taylor
3:05
A2 Bertha "Chippie" Hill Lonesome, All Alone And Blue
Cornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Richard M. JonesVocals – Bertha "Chippie" Hill
2:57
A3 Nolan Welsh The Bridwell Blues
Cornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Richard M. JonesVocals – Nolan Welsh
3:25
A4 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* Cornet Chop Suey
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – Kid Ory
3:02
A5 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* Oriental Strut
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – Kid Ory
3:05
A6 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* Willie The Weeper
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete Briggs
3:09
A7 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* Wild Man Blues
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete Briggs
3:13
A8 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven (Sic)* Chicago Breakdown
Banjo, Guitar – Rip Bassett*Cornet – Bill Wilson (6), Louis ArmstrongDirected By – Carroll DickersonDrums – Tubby HallPiano – Earl HinesReeds – Albert Washington (2), Boyd Atkins, Joe Walker (5)Trombone – Honore DutreyTuba – Pete Briggs
3:21
B1 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* Alligator Crawl
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete Briggs
3:05
B2 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* Potato Head Blues
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete Briggs
2:57
B3 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* Weary Blues
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete Briggs
3:02
B4 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* S.O.L. Blues
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet, Vocals – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete Briggs
2:55
B5 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* That's When I'll Come Back To You
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongDrums – Warren "Baby" Dodds*Piano – Lil Hardin Armstrong*Trombone – John Thomas (20)Tuba – Pete BriggsVocals – Lil Hardin Armstrong*, Louis Armstrong
2:58
B6 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* Once In Awhile
Banjo – Johnny St. CyrClarinet – Johnny DoddsCornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Lil Hardin-ArmstrongTrombone – Kid Ory
3:11
B7 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* Fireworks
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet – Jimmy StrongDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet – Louis Armstrong
3:02
C1 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* A Monday Date
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet – Jimmy StrongDialog – Earl Hines, Louis ArmstrongDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:09
C2 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* West End Blues
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet – Jimmy StrongDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:14
C3 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* Sugar Foot Strut
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet – Jimmy StrongDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:15
C4 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* Squeeze Me
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet – Jimmy StrongDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet – Louis ArmstrongVocals – Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Mancy Cara*
3:20
C5 Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers Savoyageur's Stomp
Alto Saxophone – Bert Curry, Crawford WethingtonBanjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy StrongDirected By – Carroll DickersonDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet – Homer Hobson, Louis ArmstrongTuba – Pete Briggs
3:06
C6 Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five Beau Koo Jack
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Don RedmanDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet – Louis Armstrong
3:00
C7 Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five Save It, Pretty Mama
Banjo – Mancy Cara*Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Don RedmanDrums – Zutty SingletonPiano – Earl HinesTrombone – Fred RobinsonTrumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:18
D1 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Mahogany Hill Stomp
Alto Saxophone – Albert Nicholas, Charlie HolmesBanjo – Eddie CondonBass – Pops FosterDrums – Paul BarbarinGuitar – Lonnie Johnson (2)Piano – Luis RussellTenor Saxophone – Teddy HillTrombone – J.C. HigginbothamTrumpet – Louis Armstrong
3:21
D2 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra St Louis Blues
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Albert Nicholas, Charlie HolmesBass – Pops FosterDrums – Paul BarbarinGuitar – Will Johnson (2)Piano – Luis RussellTenor Saxophone – Teddy HillTrombone – J.C. HigginbothamTrumpet – Henry Red Allen*, Otis JohnsonTrumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:00
D3 Louis Armstrong And His Sebastian New Cotton Orchestra I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)
Alto Saxophone – Leon Herriford, Willie StarkBanjo – Ceele BurkeBass – Reggie JonesDrums – Lionel HamptonPiano [Either/Or] – Harvey Brooks (2), L. Z. CooperTenor Saxophone – William FranzTrombone – Lawrence BrownTrumpet – Leon ElkinsTrumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:04
D4 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal, You
Banjo, Guitar – Mike McKendrickBass – John LindsayDrums – Tubby HallPiano – Charlie AlexanderReeds – Albert Washington (2), George James (2), Lester BooneTrombone – Preston JacksonTrumpet – Zilmer Randolph*Trumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:11
D5 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra The Lonesome Road
Banjo, Guitar – Mike McKendrickBass – John LindsayDrums – Tubby HallPiano – Charlie AlexanderReeds – Albert Washington (2), George James (2), Lester BooneSpeech – John Lindsay, Louis Armstrong, Mike McKendrick, Zilmer Randolph*Trombone – Preston JacksonTrumpet – Zilmer Randolph*Trumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:28
D6 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Kickin' The Gong Around
Banjo, Guitar – Mike McKendrickBass – John LindsayDrums – Tubby HallPiano – Charlie AlexanderReeds – Albert Washington (2), George James (2), Lester BooneTrombone – Preston JacksonTrumpet – Zilmer Randolph*Trumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:11
D7 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long
Banjo, Guitar – Mike McKendrickBass – John LindsayDrums – Tubby HallPiano – Charlie AlexanderReeds – Albert Washington (2), George James (2), Lester BooneTrombone – Preston JacksonTrumpet – Zilmer Randolph*Trumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
3:20

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When on June 28, 1928, Louis Armstrong unleashed the spectacular cascading phrases of the introduction of West End Blues, he established the general stylistic direction of jazz for several decades to come. Beyond that, this performance also made clear that jazz could never again revert to being solely an entertainment or folk music.

Featured performances by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, His Hot Seven, and His Orchestra.

A8, although credited to Armstrong's Hot Seven, was a big band recording led by Carroll Dickerson. The misattribution is acknowledged in the track listing by "(Sic)."

Autocoupled: Sides A & D on LP #1, B & C on LP #2

Recording places & dates:
A1: NYC, Dec. 11, 1924
A2: Chicago, Feb. 23, 19*26
A3: Chicago, June 18, 1926
A4: Chicago, Feb. 2, 1926
A5, A6: Chicago, Feb. 26, 1926
A7: Chicago, May 7, 1927
A8 - B5: Chicago, May 9-14, 1927
B6: Chicago, Dec. 10, 1927
B7 - C4: Chicago, June 27-29, 1928
C5: Chicago, July 5, 1928
C6, C7: Chicago, Dec. 5, 1928
D1: NYC, March 5, 1929
D2: NYC, Dec. 13, 1929
D3: Los Angeles, July 21, 1930
D4: Chicago, April 28, 1931
D5: Chicago, Nov. 6, 1931
D6: Chicago, Jan. 25, 1932
D7: Chicago, March 11, 1932

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, stamped; [P], etched): [P] AL-30417-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, stamped; [P], etched): [P] AL-30418-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (SIde C Runout, stamped; [P], etched): [P] BL-30418-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout, stamped; [P], etched): [P] BL-30417-2A

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