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Louis Armstrong

In the 1920s, Louis Armstrong transformed jazz from entertainment into art. Geoffrey surveys the influence of his early masterpieces, from Billie Holiday and Bunny Berigan to Miles Davis and Guy Barker

First broadcast 20/05/2012.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 3 May 2015 00:00

Music Played

  • Louis Armstrong

    Chattanooga Stomp

    Composer: Oliver/Picou Performers: Louis Armstrong (crnt), King Oliver (a), Honore Dutrey (trb), Buster Bailey (cl), Lillian Hardin (p), Warren ‘Baby’ Dodds (d) Recorded: 1923

    • King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.
    • Retrieval 79007.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Cakewalking Babies From Home

    Composer: Williams/Smith/Troy Performers: Louis Armstrong (crnt), Eva Taylor (voc), Charlie Irvis (trb), Sidney Bechet (ss), Clarence Williams (p), Buddy Christian (banjo) Recorded: 1925

    • Eva Taylor – Not Just the Blues.
    • Topaz TPZ 1044.
  • Dick Hyman & His Orchestra

    Cakewalking Babies From Home

    Composer: Williams/Smith/Troy Performers: Carrie Smith (voc), Mel Davis, Pee Wee Erwin, Joe Newman (tr), Vic Dickenson (trb), Kenny Davern (Ss), Dick Hyman (p), Milt Hinton (b), Carmen Mastren (banjo), Bobby Rosengarden (d) Recorded: 1974

    • Satchmo Remembered.
    • Atlantic K 50161.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Heebie Jeebies

    Composer: Atkins Performers: Louis Armstrong (crnt), Kid Ory (trb), Jonny Dodds (cl), Lil Armstrong (p), Johhn ySt Cyr (banjo) Recorded: 1926

    • Louis Armstrong – King Louis.
    • Proper P1470.
  • Bunny Berigan

    Marie

    Composer: Irving Berlin Performers: Bunny Berigan, Joe Bauer, Bob Cusumano, Jimmy Welch (tr), Tommy Dorsey (trb), Les Jenkins, Red Bone (trb), Joe Dixon, (cl,as), Fred Stulce, Clyde Rounds (as), Bud Freeman (ts), Dick Jones (p), Carmen Mastren (g), Gene Traxler (b), Dave Tough (d), Jack Leonard & ensemble (voc) Recorded: 1937

    • Bunny Berigan – I Can’t Get Started.
    • Retrospective RTR 4139.
  • Billie Holiday

    Me, Myself and I

    Composer: I Gordon/A Roberts/A Kaufman Performers: Louis Armstrong (t), Billie Holiday (voc)

    • Billie Holiday – The Legacy 1933-1958.
    • Columbia/Legacy C3K 47724.
  • Louis Armstrong

    I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)

    Composer: Baxter Performers: Louis Armstrong, Ed Armstrong (crnt), Henry Hicks (trb), Bobby Holmes, Theodore McCord, Castor McCord (reeds), Joe Turner Washington (p), Bernard Addison (g), Lavert Hutchinson (b), Willie Lynch (d) Recorded: 1930

    • Louis Armstrong 1928-1931.
    • Hermes HRM6002 (1).
  • Charlie Parker

    Salt Peanuts

    Composer: J Gillespie/K Clarke Performers: Charlie Parker (as), Dizzy Gillespie (tr, voc), Al Haig (p), Curly Russell (b), Sid Catlett (d) Recorded: 1945

    • Charlie Parker – Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Verve 549 084 2.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Wild Man Blues

    Composer: Louis Armstrong/Morton Performers: Louis Armstrong (crnt), John Thomas (trb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Armstrong (p), Johnny St Cyr (banjo), Pete Briggs (tu), Baby Dodds (d) Recorded: 1927

    • Louis Armstrong – King Louis.
    • Proper P1471.
  • Michel Legrand

    Wild Man Blues

    Composer: Louis Armstrong/Jelly Roll Morton Performers: Michel Legrand (conductor/arranger), Herbie Mann (fl), Betty Glamann (harp), Barry Galbraith (g), Miles Davis (tr), John Coltrane (ts), Phil Woods (as), Jerome Richardson (bs), Eddie Costa (vibes), Bill Evans (p), Paul Chambers (b), Kenny Dennis (d) Recorded: 1958

    • Michel Legrand: Legrand’s Jazz.
    • Philips 8300742 (1).
  • Louis Armstrong

    Weather Bird

    Composer: Oliver Performers: Louis Armstrong (crnt), Fred Robinson (trb), Jimmy Strong (cl), Earl Hines (p), Mancy Cara (banjo), Zutty Singleton (d) Recorded: 1928

    • Louis Armstrong – King Louis.
    • Proper P1147.
  • Guy Barker

    Weather Bird Rag

    Composer: Louis Armstrong/J Oliver Performers: Louis Armstrong (t), Guy Barker Recorded: Guy Barker (tr), Sigurdur Flosason (as), Bernardo Sassetti (p), Alec Dankworth (b), Ralph Salmins (d)

    • Guy Barker: Into the Blue.
    • Verve 527 656 2.
  • Nicholas Payton

    I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You

    Composer: Sam Thread Performers: Nicholas Payton (tr & voc), Paul Stephens & Ray Vega (tr), Vincent Gardner (trb), Bob Stewart (tuba), Bill Easley (as), Scott Robinson (bs), Tim Warfield (ts), Peter Bernstein (g), Melvin Rhyne (organ), Reuben Rogers (b), Adonis Rose (d) Recorded: 2000

    • Nicholas Payton – Dear Louis.
    • Verve 5494 192.
  • Jon Faddis

    West End Blues

    Composer: Joe ‘King’ Oliver/Clarence Williams Performers: Jon Faddis (tr), Kenny Barron (p), Ray Brown (b), Harold Land (ts), Mel Lewis (d) Recorded: 1985

    • Legacy: John Faddis.
    • Concord Jazz CCD4291 (1).
  • Louis Armstrong

    Beau Koo Jack

    Composer: Hill Performers: Louis Armstrong (t), Earl Hines (p) Recorded: 1928

    • Louis Armstrong – King Louis.
    • Proper P1472.
  • KING OLIVER

    Chattanooga Stomp

    Performer: Louis Armstrong. Performer: Louis Armstrong.
    • King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.
    • Retrieval.
    • 1.
  • Eva Taylor

    Cakewalking Babies From Home

    Performer: Louis Armstrong. Performer: Louis Armstrong.
    • Eva Taylor - Not Just the Blues.
    • Topaz.
    • 5.
  • Dick Hyman

    Cakewalking Babies From Home

    Performer: Mel Davis. Performer: Dick Hyman. Performer: Pee Wee Erwin.
    • Satchmo Remembered.
    • Atlantic.
    • 5.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Heebie Jeebies

    • Louis Armstrong - King Louis.
    • Proper.
    • 6.
  • Bunny Berigan

    Marie

    Performer: Bunny Berigan. Performer: Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.
    • BUNNY BERIGAN I CAN'T GET STARTED.
    • RETROSPECTIVE.
    • 13.
  • Billie Holiday & Billie Holiday

    Me Myself And I

    • Billie Holiday - The Legacy (1933-1958).
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 15.
  • Louis Armstrong & Louis Armstrong

    I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)

    • Louis Armstrong 1928-1931.
    • Hermes.
    • 14.
  • Louis Armstrong & Charlie Parker

    Salt Peanuts

    • Charlie Parker (Ken Burns Jazz).
    • Verve.
    • 2.
  • Michel Legrand

    Wild Man Blues

    • Michel Legrand: Legrand's Jazz.
    • Philips.
    • 7.
  • Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines

    Weather Bird

    • Louis Armstrong - King Louis.
    • Proper.
    • 12.
  • Guy Barker

    Weather Bird Rag

    • Guy Barker: Into the Blue.
    • Verve.
    • 10.
  • Nicholas Payton

    I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You

    • Nicholas Payton - Dear Louis.
    • Verve.
    • 3.
  • Jon Faddis

    West End Blues

    • Legacy: John Faddis.
    • Concord Jazz.
    • 1.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Beau Koo Jack

    • Louis Armstrong - King Louis.
    • Proper.
    • 10.

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