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With the utmost shame and humiliation, I must admit that I have never and do not currently own a single Louis Armstrong recording.
HELP!!!!!!!! I recognize he is the father of jazz trumpet and one of the "founding fathers" of jazz period, so I feel so freakin' lame for not owning one of his recordings!
Which one(s) should I get?
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louis armstrong's greatest hits can be had most places at a discounted price.
also get armstrong and ellington.
that's all the pops you really need.
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If'n I can toss in a word here: Naxos has a Jazz label. On that label they have a CD of Louis' music titled "Heebie Jeebies". This CD is an incredible collection of his 1925 to 1930 recordings with some pretty neat noise reduction and stuff.
Naxos is a really great label that has avoided the tendency to "jack the price to what the market will bear"...most of their stuff sells for under $10!
Look for their number 8.120541.
Play list includes:
Cornet Chop Suey
West End Blues
Potato Head Blues
Gut Bucket Blues
Knockin' A Jug
Save It Pretty Mama
A Monday Date
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Willie the Weeper
Sweethearts On Parade
Hear Me Talkin' To Ya?
NO sampling of Pops' music would be complete with some of his early stuff and this is IT! Too often we get caught up in "what we remember" (especially some of his recent film work..."What a Wonderful World" and his collaborations with Ella Fitzgerald).
OH...while you're cruising the Naxos Jazz Legends list http://www.naxos.com/NewDesign/fjazz..._legends_s.htm take a look at some of their other stuff. They have got quite an interesting collection of material and it's all first class.
Did I fail to mention that they even have two volumes of Beiderbecke? Silly me. You'll have to dig the rest out for yourself.
It feels great to make my first post on this site a recommendation for a Louis Armstrong recording. My favorite Louis recording would have to be the one entitled “Ambassador Sach”. Originally a vinyl LP, the recording is now available on CD. The tracks are drawn from several European tour concert dates recorded sometime during the mid-1950s and shows Louis at his absolute peak as a trumpet player. If you want to hear Louis with steel chops this is the one to get.
I great one to get is the Best of the Hot 5's and Hot 7's. It's early stuff but great. If you can find them there are two seperate albums one called the Hto 5's the other called the Hot 7's. the best of is just a selection from both.
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