Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong and the Blues Singers: 1924-1930

Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong and the Blues Singers: 1924-1930
Genre: Jazz
Duration: 06:14:29
Recording Date: October 16, 1924 - July 16, 1930
Artist: Louis Armstrong
Album: Louis Armstrong and the Blues Singers: 1924-1930
Release Date: 1991
Styles: Early Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Classic Female Blues, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz

During 1924-26 (and to a lesser extent 1927-30), Louis Armstrong appeared as a sideman on a series of sessions by a variety of blues-oriented singers. All of these recordings are included on this attractive six-CD set issued by the English Affinity label (which also includes a lengthy booklet), Armstrong's cornet (and, by 1928, trumpet) is heard backing and occasionally taking solos on record dates led by singers Ma Rainey, Virginia Liston, Eva Taylor, Alberta Hunter, Margaret Johnson, Sippie Wallace, Maggie Jones, Clara Smith, Bessie Smith, Trixie Smith, Billy Jones, Grant and Wilson, Perry Bradford, Chippie Hill, Blanche Calloway, Hociel Thomas, Baby Mack, Nolan Welsh, Butterbeans and Susie, Lillie Delk Christian, Seger Ellis, Victoria Spivey and even the country pioneer Jimmie Rodgers ("Blue Yodel No.

9").

The Bessie Smith recordings are the most powerful but there are other memorable selections including those with the remarkably nasal Lillie Delk Christian (Armstrong even joins in and scats during "Too Busy"), Eva Taylor (during "Mandy Make up Your Mind" soprano-great Sidney Bechet switches to the remarkable sarrusophone), Eva Taylor (Armstrong's solo on "Cake Walking Babies from Home" was one of his first great ones), Chippie Hill (the original version of "Trouble in Mind") and Ma Rainey (the earliest recording of "See See Rider"). These recordings on a whole are not as essential as his own classic sessions from the 1920s so this perfectly packaged set is recommended mostly to the more fanatical early jazz and blues collectors rather than the more general listeners who are advised to get Armstrong's Hot Five recordings first.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
See See Rider Blues / Lina Arant / Ma RaineyLouis Armstrong feat: Georgia Jazz Band / Ma Rainey3:20
See See Rider Blues / Lina Arant / Ma RaineyLouis Armstrong feat: Georgia Jazz Band / Ma Rainey3:20
Jelly Bean Blues / Lina Arant / Ma RaineyLouis Armstrong feat: Georgia Jazz Band / Ma Rainey3:21
Countin' the Blues / Ma RaineyLouis Armstrong feat: Georgia Jazz Band / Ma Rainey3:23
Countin' the Blues / Ma RaineyLouis Armstrong feat: Georgia Jazz Band / Ma Rainey3:23
Early in the Morning / William Higgins / W. Benton OverstreetLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five3:01
You've Got the Right Key But the Wrong Keyhole / Eddie Green / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Virginia Liston3:24
Of All the Wrongs You've Done to Me / Edgar Dowell / Lawrence Payton / Chris SmithLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Eva Taylor2:55
Everybody Loves My Baby / Jack Palmer / Spencer WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Eva Taylor2:35
Everybody Loves My Baby / Jack Palmer / Spencer WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Alberta Hunter2:46
Texas Moaner Blues / Fay Barnes / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Alberta Hunter3:05
Papa, Mama's All Alone Blues / William Higgins / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Margaret Johnson2:36
Changeable Daddy of Mine / Bob Schafer / Sam WoodingLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Margaret Johnson2:45
Baby, I Cant' Use You No More / Mike Wallace / Sippie WallaceLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Sippie Wallace3:01
Trouble Everywhere I Roam / Hociel Thomas / Sippie WallaceLouis Armstrong feat: Clarence Williams' Blue Five / Sippie Wallace2:53
Poor House Blues / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Maggie Jones3:07
Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage? / Edgar Dowell / Andy Razaf / Fats WallerLouis Armstrong feat: Maggie Jones3:20
Thunderstorm Blues / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Maggie Jones3:03
If I Lose, Let Me Lose (Mamma Don't Mind) / Tom DelaneyLouis Armstrong feat: Maggie Jones3:20
Screamin' the Blues / Fletcher Henderson / Maggie JonesLouis Armstrong feat: Maggie Jones3:18
Good Time Flat Blues / Clarence WilliamsLouis Armstrong feat: Maggie Jones3:07

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