Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (Monophonic Recording)

Louis Armstrong

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Here are Louis Armstrong and his All Stars at two different locations in San Francisco 1954, doing what they loved and did best: playing Jazz of a quality defying description, and, as Louis would have said “pleasing the people”. These recordings happily capture Louis and his cohorts at the glorious height of their powers during two engagements (broadcast from the Downbeat and Hangover clubs) of the kind that often formed the All-Stars’ nightly round.  Seldom, if ever, have Armstrong and his All-Stars been captured in more exultant form.

From the roars of applause that greet Louis Armstrong, every track on this album reveals the All-Stars at the zenith of their creative powers.  From ‘Indiana’ presented with a flaring urgency, highlighted by an exultant trumpet solo outstanding even by Armstrong standards to ‘High Society’ which reveals the staggering form that Armstrong was in that night; listen, there is a carefree humor, which shows in a nutshell how to mix hilarity and jazz of monumental worth.

Such performances as this are seminal to Jazz.  Like Louis Armstrong, music like this will never come again.

Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,10
(Recorded at Club Hangover, San Francisco on January 16th, 1954)
Louis Armstrong – Trumpet, Vocals
Trummy Young – Trombone
Barney Bigard – Clarinet & Vocals on Track 5
Billy Kyle – Piano
Milt Hinton – Bass
Kenny Jones – Drums
Velma Middleton – Vocals on Track 4

Tracks 7,8,9,11
(Recorded at Downbeat, San Francisco on December 31st, 1954)
Louis Armstrong – Trumpet, Vocals
Trummy Young – Trombone
Barney Bigard – Clarinet
Billy Kyle – Piano
Arvell Shaw – Bass
Milt Hinton – Bass
Kenny Jones – Drums

Tracklist

1.
Shadrack
03:15
2.
When the Saints Go Marching In
03:02
3.
West End Blues
04:42
4.
Dummy Song
02:48
5.
Tin Roof Blues
05:08
6.
My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
02:38
7.
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)
04:06
8.
Big Butter and Egg Man
03:40
9.
Back O' Town Blues
05:35
10.
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
02:51
11.
High Society
02:18

Total time: 00:40:03

Additional information

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SKU

2XHDST1111

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Analog Recording Equipment

Nagra-T modified with high end tube playback electronics

Digital Converters

Merging Technologies Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

René Laflamme – Transfer from Analog Master Tape to DSD 256

Original Recording Format

Recording Locations

Club Hangover, San Francisco on January 16, 1954 and Downbeat, San Francisco on December 31, 1954

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

Release Date May 3, 2018

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