Louis Armstrong

In Concert, 1954

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This Storyville CD has two radio broadcasts that emanated from San Francisco's Club Hangover by Louis Armstrong's 1954 All Stars. The first 15 minutes are from a New Year's Eve celebration and the five selections (which includes a very brief "Auld Lang Syne") are highlighted by a delightful version of "Big Butter and Egg Man" that finds Satch scatting some beautiful harmony behind Velma Middleton's vocal. The remainder of the release is from earlier in the year, featuring trombonist Trummy Young and clarinetist Barney Bigard joining Armstrong on such numbers as "Back O'Town Blues," "12th Street Rag" and "West End Blues." Easily recommended to Louis Armstrong fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:30
2 4:17
3 4:15
4 2:45
5 0:55
6 5:35
7 5:40
8 3:25
9 5:35
10 4:45
11 3:15
12 2:45
13 5:10
14 0:30
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