Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

Formed 12 November 1925. Disbanded 4 December 1928
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
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1925-11-12
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Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Hot Five was Louis Armstrong's first jazz recording band led under his own name.

It was a typical New Orleans jazz band in instrumentation, consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone backed by a rhythm section. The original New Orleans jazz style leaned heavily on collective improvisation, in which the three horns together played the lead: the trumpet played the main melody, and the clarinet and trombone played improvised accompaniments to the melody. This tradition was continued in the Hot Five, but because of Armstrong's creative gifts as a trumpet player, solo passages by the trumpet alone began to appear more frequently. In these solos, Armstrong laid down the basic vocabulary of jazz improvisation and became its founding and most influential exponent.

The Hot Five was organized at the suggestion of Richard M. Jones for Okeh Records. All their records were made in Okeh's recording studio in Chicago, Illinois. The same personnel recorded a session made under the pseudonym "Lil's Hot Shots" for Vocalion/Brunswick (their first electrically recorded session). While the musicians in the Hot Five played together in other contexts, as the Hot Five they were a recording studio band that performed live only for two parties organized by Okeh.

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Once In A While
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Once In A While
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Cornet Chop Suey
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Cornet Chop Suey
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Heebie Jeebie Blues
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Heebie Jeebie Blues
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West End Blues
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West End Blues
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Potato Head Blues
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Potato Head Blues
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Basin Street Blues
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Basin Street Blues
Spencer Williams
Fireworks
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Fireworks
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Gut Bucket Blues
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Gut Bucket Blues
Joe ‘King’ Oliver; Clarence Williams (vocals) & Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
West End Blues
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West End Blues

West End Blues

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Joe ‘King’ Oliver; Clarence Williams (vocals)
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Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
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Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

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Big Butter And Egg Man
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Big Butter And Egg Man
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Hotter Than That
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Hotter Than That
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West End Blues
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West End Blues
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Heebie Jeebies
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Heebie Jeebies
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Savoy Blues
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Savoy Blues
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Hotter Than That
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Hotter Than That
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Fireworks, Op 4
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Fireworks, Op 4
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Yes! I'm in the Barrel
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Yes! I'm in the Barrel
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King of the Zulus
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King of the Zulus
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Struttin' With Some Barbecue
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Struttin' With Some Barbecue
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Skid-dat-de-dat
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Skid-dat-de-dat
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Hotter than That
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Hotter than That
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
Potato Head Blues
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Potato Head Blues
N/A, Mark Hines & Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
A MONDAY DATE
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A MONDAY DATE

A MONDAY DATE

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A Monday Date
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A Monday Date
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Sugar Foot Strut
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Sugar Foot Strut
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Sweet Little Papa
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Sweet Little Papa
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