Louis Armstrong

Masters of Jazz, Vol. 8: 1925-1926

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Concentrating on the period of recording between November 1925 to February of 1926, this brings together 23 tracks of Armstrong's Hot Five and his work behind various female singers. Armstrong provides expert backup behind Bertha Hill, Blanche Calloway, Hociel Thomas, and Baby Mack, usually with little more than a pianist aiding him. The liner notes are exhaustive, loaded down with facts and printed in both French and English texts. For the completist, this is one great set full of groundbreaking material.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:51
2 2:56
3 3:02
4 2:51
5 2:28
6 2:49
7 3:15
8 3:00
9 3:02
10 2:54
11 2:26
12 2:39
13 2:45
14 2:34
15 2:53
16 2:43
17 2:38
18 3:01
19 3:01
20 2:47
21
3:14
22 3:11
23 2:57
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