Great Original Performances 1923-1931

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Annotation

Stereo re-creations and source material: Robert Parker

Annotation last modified on 2018-03-20 02:30 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
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1Wild Man Blues
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-07-05)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-07-05)
drums (drum set):
Warren “Baby” Dodds (on 1927-07-05)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-07-05)
trombone:
John Thomas (early jazz trombonist) (on 1927-07-05)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-07-05)
tuba:
Pete Briggs (on 1927-07-05)
edit of:
Wild Man Blues (1927-05-07, mx. 80848-C) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
recording of:
Wild Man Blues (on 1927-07-05)
composer:
Louis Armstrong and Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe
3:16
2Snake Rag
banjo:
Bud Scott (on 1923-06-22)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1923-06-22)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1923-06-22) and King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (on 1923-06-22)
drums (drum set):
Warren “Baby” Dodds (on 1923-06-22)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1923-06-22)
trombone:
Honoré Dutrey (on 1923-06-22)
vocals:
Bud Scott (on 1923-06-22)
edit of:
Snake Rag (studio, 1923-06-22, Okeh matrix 8391-a) by King Oliver’s Jazz Band
recording of:
Snake Rag (on 1923-06-22)
composer:
King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (on 1923-04-06)
3:20
3Muskrat Ramble
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1926-02-26)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1926-02-26)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1926-02-26)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1926-02-26)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1926-02-26)
trombone:
Kid Ory (on 1926-02-26)
edit of:
Muskrat Ramble (1926-02-26, mx. 9538-A) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
recording of:
Muskrat Ramble (1926 original instrumental version) (on 1926-02-26)
composer:
Kid Ory (in 1926)
2:35
4Willie the Weeper
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1927-05-07)
banjo and guitar:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-05-07)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-05-07)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-05-07)
drums (drum set):
Warren “Baby” Dodds (on 1927-05-07)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-05-07)
trombone:
John Thomas (early jazz trombonist) (on 1927-05-07)
tuba:
Pete Briggs (on 1927-05-07)
edit of:
Willie The Weeper (1927-05-07, mx. 80847-C) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
recording of:
Willie the Weeper (on 1927-05-07)
writer:
Marty Bloom, Walter Melrose and Grant Rymal
3:12
5Alligator Crawl
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1927-05-10)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-05-10)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-05-10)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-05-10)
drums (drum set):
Warren “Baby” Dodds (on 1927-05-10)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-05-10)
trombone:
John Thomas (early jazz trombonist) (on 1927-05-10)
tuba:
Pete Briggs (on 1927-05-10)
edit of:
Alligator Crawl (1927-05-10, mx. 80854-B) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
recording of:
Alligator Crawl (on 1927-05-10)
lyricist:
Joe Davis (US lyricist, producer, publisher & promoter) and Andy Razaf
composer:
Fats Waller
3:07
6Potato Head Blues3:01
7Melancholy
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1927-05-11)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-05-11)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-05-11)
drums (drum set):
Warren “Baby” Dodds (on 1927-05-11)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-05-11)
trombone:
John Thomas (early jazz trombonist) (on 1927-05-11)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-05-11)
tuba:
Pete Briggs (on 1927-05-11)
edit of:
Melancholy Blues (1927-05-11, mx. 80862-A) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
recording of:
Melancholy Blues (on 1927-05-11)
writer:
Marty Bloom and Walter Melrose
3:06
8Weary Blues
recording of:
Weary Blues
lyricist:
George Cates and Mort Greene
composer:
Artie Matthews
3:04
9Twelfth Street Rag
recording of:
Twelfth Street Rag
lyricist:
Andy Razaf
composer:
Euday L. Bowman
3:09
10Keyhole Blues
recording of:
Keyhole Blues
composer:
Wesley A. Wilson
3:31
11S O L Blues
2:58
12Gully Low Blues
recording of:
Gully Low Blues
writer:
Louis Armstrong
3:20
13Thats When I'll Come Back to You
3:00
14Orys Creole Trombone
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1927-09-02)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-09-02)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-09-02)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-09-02)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-09-02)
trombone:
Kid Ory (on 1927-09-02)
edit of:
Ory’s Creole Trombone by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
recording of:
Ory’s Creole Trombone (on 1927-09-02)
composer:
Kid Ory
3:12
15Struttin With Some Barbecue
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1927-12-09)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-12-09)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-12-09)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-12-09)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-12-09)
trombone:
Kid Ory (on 1927-12-09)
edit of:
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (1927-12-09, mx. 82037-B) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
recording of:
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (on 1927-12-09)
composer:
Lil Hardin Armstrong
3:03
16Hotter Than That
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1927-12-13)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (on 1927-12-13)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (on 1927-12-13)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-12-13)
guitar:
Lonnie Johnson (American blues and jazz musician) (on 1927-12-13)
piano:
Lil Hardin Armstrong (on 1927-12-13)
trombone:
Kid Ory (on 1927-12-13)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1927-12-13)
edit of:
Hotter Than That (1927-12-13, mx. 82055-B) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
recording of:
Hotter Than That (on 1927-12-13)
composer:
Lil Hardin Armstrong
3:02
17Symphonic Raps
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1928-07-05)
alto saxophone:
Bert Curry (on 1928-07-05) and Crawford Whethington (on 1928-07-05)
banjo:
Mancy Cara (on 1928-07-05)
drums (drum set):
Zutty Singleton (on 1928-07-05)
piano:
Earl Hines (jazz pianist and bandleader) (on 1928-07-05)
tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Strong (on 1928-07-05)
trombone:
Fred Robinson (American trombonist) (on 1928-07-05)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-07-05) and Homer Hobson (on 1928-07-05)
tuba:
Pete Briggs (on 1928-07-05)
edit of:
Symphonic Raps (1928-07-05, mx. 400992-B) by Carroll Dickerson’s Savoyagers
3:16
18West End Blues
banjo:
Mancy Cara (on 1928-06-28)
clarinet:
Jimmy Strong (on 1928-06-28)
drums (drum set):
Zutty Singleton (on 1928-06-28)
piano:
Earl Hines (jazz pianist and bandleader) (on 1928-06-28)
trombone:
Fred Robinson (American trombonist) (on 1928-06-28)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-06-28)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-06-28)
edit of:
West End Blues (1928-06-28, mx. 400967-B) by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
recording of:
West End Blues (Armstrong recording) (on 1928-06-28)
composer:
King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (in 1928)
arranger:
Louis Armstrong (in 1928)
arrangement of:
West End Blues (original instrumental)
3:21
19Muggles
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1928-12-07)
banjo:
Mancy Cara (on 1928-12-07)
clarinet:
Jimmy Strong (on 1928-12-07)
drums (drum set):
Zutty Singleton (on 1928-12-07)
piano:
Earl Hines (jazz pianist and bandleader) (on 1928-12-07)
trombone:
Fred Robinson (American trombonist) (on 1928-12-07)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-12-07)
edit of:
Muggles by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
recording of:
Muggles (on 1928-12-07)
lyricist and composer:
Louis Armstrong
2:54
20Save It Pretty Mama
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1928-12-05)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Don Redman (on 1928-12-05)
banjo:
Dave Wilborn (on 1928-12-05)
drums (drum set):
Zutty Singleton (on 1928-12-05)
piano:
Earl Hines (jazz pianist and bandleader) (on 1928-12-05)
trombone:
Fred Robinson (American trombonist) (on 1928-12-05)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-12-05)
edit of:
Save It Pretty Mamma (1928-12-05, mx. 402170-C) by Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
recording of:
Save It, Pretty Mama (on 1928-12-05)
writer:
Paul Denniker, Joseph M. Davis (US lyricist, producer, publisher & promoter) and Don Redman
3:25
21St James Infirmary
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1928-12-12)
banjo:
Mancy Cara (on 1928-12-12)
clarinet:
Don Redman (on 1928-12-12) and Jimmy Strong (on 1928-12-12)
drums (drum set):
Zutty Singleton (on 1928-12-12)
piano:
Earl Hines (jazz pianist and bandleader) (on 1928-12-12)
tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Strong (on 1928-12-12)
trombone:
Fred Robinson (American trombonist) (on 1928-12-12)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-12-12)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1928-12-12)
edit of:
St. James Infirmary (1928-12-12, mx. 402225-A) by Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
recording of:
St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose’s arrangement) (on 1928-12-12)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (special purpose artist)
arranger:
Joe Primrose
publisher:
EMI Harmonies Limited
arrangement of:
St. James Infirmary
version of:
The Unfortunate Lass (Bad Girl's Lament)
3:25
22Knockin a Jug
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1929-03-05)
drums (drum set):
Kaiser Marshall (on 1929-03-05)
guitar:
Eddie Lang (US jazz guitarist, also recorded as Blind Willie Dunn) (on 1929-03-05)
piano:
Joe Sullivan (piano, USA) (on 1929-03-05)
tenor saxophone:
Happy Caldwell (American jazz reed player) (on 1929-03-05)
trombone:
Jack Teagarden (on 1929-03-05)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1929-03-05)
edit of:
Knockin’ a Jug (studio, 1929-03-05) by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
recording of:
Knockin’ a Jug (on 1929-03-05)
composer:
Louis Armstrong and Eddie Condon
3:27
23St Louis Blues
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1929-12-13)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Charlie Holmes (US jazz saxophonist, active 1920s/1930s) (on 1929-12-13) and Albert Nicholas (on 1929-12-13)
bass and drums (drum set):
George "Pops" Foster (on 1929-12-13)
guitar:
Will Johnson (jazz musician) (on 1929-12-13)
piano:
Luis Russell (on 1929-12-13)
tenor saxophone:
Teddy Hill (on 1929-12-13)
trombone:
J.C. Higginbotham (on 1929-12-13)
trumpet:
Henry “Red” Allen (jazz musician) (on 1929-12-13), Louis Armstrong (on 1929-12-13) and Otis Johnson (trumpet) (on 1929-12-13)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (on 1929-12-13)
edit of:
St. Louis Blues (studio, 1929-12-13; matrix W 403495-B, vocal) by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
recording of:
St. Louis Blues (on 1929-12-13)
lyricist and composer:
William Christopher Handy (in 1913)
3:02
24Lonesome Road
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on 1931-11-06)
banjo:
Mike McKendrick (Jazz banjo and guitar) (on 1931-11-06)
bass:
John 'Joe' Lindsey (US trombonist/bassist, worked with Jelly Roll Morton) (on 1931-11-06)
drums (drum set):
Tubby Hall (on 1931-11-06)
piano:
Charlie Alexander (US jazz pianist) (on 1931-11-06)
reeds:
Lester Boone (on 1931-11-06), George James (US jazz saxophonist) (on 1931-11-06) and Albert Washington (jazz tenor sax) (on 1931-11-06)
trombone:
Preston Jackson (jazz trombonist) (on 1931-11-06)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (on 1931-11-06) and Zilner Randolph (on 1931-11-06)
edit of:
The Lonesome Road by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
recording of:
Lonesome Road (on 1931-11-06)
lyricist:
Gene Austin
composer:
Nathaniel Shilkret
publisher:
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd., Nathaniel Shilkret Music Corp. and Paramount Music Corporation
3:34

Credits

Release

engineer:Robert Parker (Australian sound engineer)

Release group

part of:Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo (order: 1)