Louis Armstrong - Happy Birthday, Louis! Armstrong & His All-Stars

Louis Armstrong - Happy Birthday, Louis! Armstrong & His All-Stars
Genre: Jazz
Duration: 01:02:40
Recording Date: July 1, 1960
Artist: Louis Armstrong
Album: Happy Birthday, Louis! Armstrong & His All-Stars
Release Date: July 1, 1960
Recording Location: Newport Jazz Festival
Styles: Dixieland, Early Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz

Armstrong and the 1960 version of his All-Stars (which included trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist Billy Kyle, bassist Mort Herbert, drummer Danny Barcelona and singer Velma Middleton) are heard putting on their usual show at that year's Newport Jazz Festival. The repertoire (which includes "Indiana," a slapdash "Tiger Rag," two songs from the film High Society, individual features for the musicians and "Mack the Knife") offers no real surprises but Armstrong's enthusiasm and beautiful tone on the trumpet make this joyful CD (whose contents were released for the first time in 1994) worth having.

Introduction / Willis ConoverLouis Armstrong0:52
Sleepy Time Down South / Clarence Muse / Otis Rene / Leon RenéLouis Armstrong2:39
(Back Home Again In) Indiana / James F. Hanley / Ballard MacDonaldLouis Armstrong4:11
My Bucket's Got a Hole in It / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong3:31
Tiger Rag / Harry Da Costa / Eddie Edwards / Nick LaRocca / Henry W. Ragas / Tony Sbarbaro / Larry ShieldsLouis Armstrong1:21
Now You Has Jazz / Cole PorterLouis Armstrong5:24
High Society Calypso / Cole PorterLouis Armstrong2:51
Ole Miss / W.C. HandyLouis Armstrong3:49
Girl of My Dreams / Sunny ClappLouis Armstrong3:15
C Jam Blues / Barney Bigard / Duke EllingtonLouis Armstrong4:12
Blueberry Hill / Al Lewis / Vincent Rose / Larry StockLouis Armstrong3:07
Undecided / Sydney Robin / Charlie ShaversLouis Armstrong2:22
I'm Beginning to See the Light / Duke Ellington / Don George / Johnny Hodges / Harry JamesLouis Armstrong3:20
Mack the Knife / Marc Blitzstein / Bertolt Brecht / Kurt WeillLouis Armstrong3:24
Stompin' at the Savoy / Benny Goodman / Andy Razaf / Edgar Sampson / Chick WebbLouis Armstrong4:48
St. Louis Blues / W.C. HandyLouis Armstrong5:39
Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) / Eunice Levy / Jake "Vernon" Porter / Forest WilsonLouis Armstrong2:40
After You've Gone/When the Saints Go Marchin' In / Henry Creamer / Turner Layton / TraditionalLouis Armstrong2:31
The Star Spangled Banner / Francis Scott Key / John Stafford SmithLouis Armstrong1:50
Happy Birthday, Louis! / TraditionalLouis Armstrong0:54

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