This budget collection brings together ten live performances from the '50s of Satchmo running through some of his best-loved tunes. Nice readings of "Mack the Knife," "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," and "On the Sunny Side of the Street," along with hot renditions of "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" and "West End Blues," are just some of the highlights. This set also features three tracks ("Ko Ko Mo," "Tiger Rag," and "Rockin' Chair," a duet with Jack Teagarden) new to CD. All the sides were recorded between 1954 and 1956, and Armstrong is in top-notch form throughout.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Cub Koda