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Armstrong's Singers

Besides his legendary feats as a trumpet king and vocal star, Louis Armstrong made a series of brilliant recordings with other singers, from the empress of the blues Bessie Smith to Bing Crosby. Geoffrey Smith salutes Satchmo's superb talents as an accompanist.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Maggie Jones

    Good Time Flat Blues

    • Complete Recorded Works Volume 1 (1923-25).
    • Document.
    • 18.
  • Eva Taylor

    Mandy Make Up Your Mind

    • Not Just The Blues.
    • Topaz.
    • 3.
  • Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams’ Blue Five

    Cakewalking Babies From Home

    • Eva Taylor - Not Just the Blues.
    • Topaz.
    • 5.
  • Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong & Fred Longshaw

    St. Louis Blues

    • The Essential Bessie Smith.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 10.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Big Butter And Egg Man

    • Louis Armstrong - King Louis.
    • Proper.
    • 22.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Pratt City Blues

    • Louis Armstrong And The Blues Singers 1924-30 (5).
    • Affinity.
    • 17.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Too Busy

    • Louis Armstrong And The Blues Singers 1924-30 (6).
    • Affinity.
    • 6.
  • Jimmie Rodgers

    Blue Yodel #9

    • When the Sun Goes Down - The First Time I Met the Blues.
    • Bluebird.
    • 15.
  • Louis Armstrong

    In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree

    • LOUIS ARMSTRONG-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION.
    • VERVE.
    • 16.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Jack-Armstrong Blues

    • Louis Armstrong - C'est Ci Bon - Satchmo in the Forties.
    • Proper.
    • 22.
  • Louis Armstrong & Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

    Rockin' Chair

    • Louis Armstrong C'est Ci Bon â?? Satchmo in the Forties.
    • Proper.
    • 23.
  • Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday

    My Sweet Hunk O' Trash

    • Louis Armstrong C'est Ci Bon: Satchmo in the Forties.
    • Proper.
    • 13.
  • Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

    Summertime

    • Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Sing George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 2.
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

    Stompin' at the Savoy

    • Louis Armstrong - the Ultimate Collection.
    • Verve.
    • 11.

Performers

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Maggie Jones

Composer: Spencer Williams

Album Title: Complete Recorded Works Volume 1 (1923-25)

Label: Document DOCD5348

Duration: 3.05
Performers: Maggie Jones, vcl; acc. Charlie Green, tb; Fletcher Henderson, pno.

 

Cakewalking Babies from Home

Eva Taylor

Composer:  Johnson / Maver

Album Title: Not Just the Blues

Label: Topaz TPZ 1044

Duration: 3.00
Performers: Clarence Williams’ Blue Five – Louis Armstrong, cl; Charlie Irvis, tbn; Sidney Bechet, sop. Sax; Clarence Williams, pno; Buddy Christian, banjo.

 

St. Louis Blues

Bessie Smith

Composer:  Clarence Williams

Album Title: The Essential Bessie Smith

Label: Columbia/Legacy 487398

Duration: 3.10
Performers: Bessie Smith, vcl; acc. Louis Armstrong, cornet; Fred Longshaw reed organ

 

Big Butter and Egg Man

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Percy Venables

Album Title: Louis Armstrong – King Louis

Label: Proper P 1470

Duration: 2.57
Performers: Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five – Joe Edwards, Susie Edwards, May Alix, voc; Louis Armstrong, cornet; Kid Ory, tbn; Johnny Dodds, cl; Lil Armstrong, pno; Johnny St. Cyr, banjo.

 

Pratt City Blues

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Hill / Jones

Album Title: Louis Armstrong and the Blues Singers (1924-30) CD 5

Label: Affinity CDAFS 10185

Duration: 2.51
Performers: Bertha “Chippie” Hill, voc; acc. Louis Armstrong, cornet; Richard M. Thomas, pno.

 

Too Busy

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Miller / Cohn

Album Title: Louis Armstrong and the Blues Singers (1924-30) CD 6

Label: Affinity CDAFS 10186

Duration: 2.52
Performers: Little Delk Christian, voc; acc. Louis Armstrong’s Hot Four – Louis Armstrong, tpt; Earl Hines, pno; Jimmy Noon, cl; Mancy Carr, banjo.

 

Blue Yodel No.9

Jimmie Rodgers

Composer:  Jimmie Rodgers

Album Title: When the Sun Goes Down – The First Time I Met the Blues

Label: Bluebird 09026 63987 2

Duration: 2.37
Performers:  Jimmie Rodgers, voc; acc. Louis Armstrong, cornet; Lil Hardin Armstrong, pno.

 

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Egbert van Alstyne / Williams

Album Title: Louis Armstrong – The Ultimate Collection

Label: Verve 543 699-2

Duration: 2.16
Performers:  Louis Armstrong, voc; John Mills, gtr, voc; Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, voc.

 

Jack-Armstrong Blues

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Teagarden / Armstrong

Album Title: Louis Armstrong – C’est Ci Bon – Satchmo in the Forties

Label: Proper 1193

Duration: 5.00
Performers:  Louis Armstrong, tpt, voc; Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, tpt; Jack Teagarden, tbn, voc; Lou McGarity, tbn; Ernie Caceres, cl; Nick Caiazza, ten sax; Johnny Guarnieri, pno; Herb Ellis, gtr; Al Hall, db; Cozy Cole, perc.

 

Rockin’ Chair

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Hoagy Carmichael

Album Title: Louis Armstrong – C’est Ci Bon – Satchmo in the Forties

Label: Proper 1194

Duration: 5.00
Performers:  Louis Armstrong and The All Stars, tpt, voc; Jack Teagarden, tbn, voc; Peanuts Hucko, cl; Dick Cary, pno; Bob Haggart, db; Sid Catlett, perc.

 

My Sweet Hunk O’ Trash

Louis Armstrong

Composer:  Hoagy Carmichael

Album Title: Louis Armstrong – C’est Ci Bon – Satchmo in the Forties

Label: Proper 1196

Duration: 3.19
Performers:  Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday with Sy Oliver’s Orchestra: Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, voc; Bernard Privin, tpt; Sid Cooper, Johnny Mince, alto sax; Art Drelinger, ten sax; Pat Nizza, ten sax, bar sax; Billy Kyle, pno; Everett Barksdale, gtr; Joe Benjamin, db; Jimmy Crawford, perc; Sy Oliver, arr. cond.

 

Summertime

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

Composer:  George Gershwin

Album Title: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong sing George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess

Label: Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55427

Duration: 4.54
Performers:  Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, voc; acc. Paul Smith, pno; Alvin Stoller, perc; orchestra; Russel Garcia, arr. cond.

 

Stompin’ at the Savoy

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

Composer:  Benny Goodman / Andy Razaf / Edgar Sampson / Chick Webb

Album Title: Louis Armstrong – the Ultimate Collection 

Label: Verve 543 699-2

Duration: 5.11
Performers:  Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, voc; acc. Louis Armstrong, tpt; band.

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