Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy


Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy by Sony Legacy at Your Free Album. MPN: CK 64925. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A wonderful meeting of two institutions of American music, this 1954 album was the finest recording of Louis Armstrong's later career, with the great trumpeter-singer turning to material that was very close to his roots. Both W.C. Handy and Armstrong had a complex relationship with the blues, an essential source for both Handy's popular songs and Armstrong's improvisational art, and these recordings touch on the heart of the matter. On ''Yellow Dog Blues,'' a product of Handy's own early and cha


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A wonderful meeting of two institutions of American music, this 1954 album was the finest recording of Louis Armstrong's later career, with the great trumpeter-singer turning to material that was very close to his roots. Both W.C. Handy and Armstrong had a complex relationship with the blues, an essential source for both Handy's popular songs and Armstrong's improvisational art, and these recordings touch on the heart of the matter. On "Yellow Dog Blues," a product of Handy's own early and chance encounter with the rural blues, there's a majesty that recalls Armstrong's early recordings with Bessie Smith. Armstrong is clearly inspired by the classic material and the chance to stretch out on record, and his regular band of the period joins in perfectly. Trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist Billy Kyle, and singer Velma Middleton contribute stellar solos and support, while bassist Arvell Shaw and drummer Barrett Deems do an exceptional job of keeping the slower tempos rock steady. This is a deeply moving and consummately executed performance. --Stuart Broomer

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  • Louis Armstrong- Plays W.C. Handy

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Manufacturer:
Sony Legacy
Category:
Dixieland
MPN:
CK 64925
Release Date:
1997-03-25
UPC:
074646492529
Part Number:
CK 64925
Genre:
Jazz
Artist:
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
Publisher:
Sony Legacy
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Format:
Original recording remastered
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.24 pounds
Item Size:
4.92 x 0.33 x 5.62 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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