But there's more: Gabler had to eliminate all of the Louis Armstrong - Satchmo The Great (CD) spoken word announcements. All of them have been restored. And some of Gabler's smaller cuts have resulted in restored material: Dick Cary now has a piano solo on "Royal Garden Blues" and a slightly longer introduction on "Black and Blue" while Barney Bigard's noodling goes on for a few more seconds on "Tea for Two. How about them apples? Four main events, my friends--even if you're not a fan of Velma's singing, trust me, this version has an encore, resulting in the All Stars playing the blues for almost seven minutes and oh, to hear Big Sid Catlett playing for Velma's dancing, catching her every move!
The other question I get after I explode with all of the excitement about the unreleased tracks is, "Okay, what about the sound quality? But all of the unreleased material came from a variety of sources: Hagglof's original CD transfers from acetates, Hagglof's remasters, a inch acetate disc donated to the Armstrong Archives inetc.
Sound quality varied from source to source and Seth Foster did a remarkable job in editing them all together seamlessly and getting every track to sound as best as possible. Really, the worst is gets is some of Louis's announcements are scratch.
The good news is, they usually last 5 to 10 seconds. The unreleased tracks also have a little more hisses and pops than the originally released tracks but overall, still sound very, very good. A few seconds of crackle now and then shouldn't deter anyone from enjoying the music of that truly special night. And that's another thing: I did mention it's complete, right? God knows, there's countless All Stars concerts floating around out there but very few are complete, two-set shows, everything from tuning up to the closing good-nights.
With the announcements and everything, you really get to feel what a prime, All Stars concert sounded like from start to finish. Well, that ends my promotion of the release on the blog; like I said for more of my blathering, check out the CD. But seriously, who cares about me? Court House Blues. My John Blues. Memphis Bound. Livin' High Sometimes. Coal Cart Blues. Carolina Stomp. Low Land Blues. Louis Armstrong - Satchmo The Great (CD) Man Blues. Lazy Woman's Blues. Lonesome Lovesick.
Gambler's Dream. Sunshine Baby. Adam and Eve Had the Blues. Put it Where I Can Get it. Washwoman Blues. I've Stopped My Man. My Heart. I'm In The Barrel. Gut Bucket Blues. Come Back Sweet Papa. Lonesome, All Alone And Blue. A Georgia Man . Deep Water Blues. G'wan, I Louis Armstrong - Satchmo The Great (CD) You.
Lonesome hours. Heebie Jeebies. Cornet Chop Suey. Oriental Strut. You're Next. A Jealous Woman Like Me. Special Delivery Blues. Jack O'diamond Blues. The Mail Train Blues. I Feel Good. After I Say I'm Sorry. Georgia Bo Bo. Static Strut. Stomp Off, Let's Go. Drop That Sack. Wild Man Blues. Dead Drunk Blues.
Have You Ever Been Down? Lazy Man Blues. The Flood Blues. Chicago Breakdown. Alligator Crawl. Keyhole Blues. Gully Low Blues. The Last Time. Struttin' With Some Barbeque.
Got No Blues. Once In A While. I'm Not Rough. Hotter Louis Armstrong - Satchmo The Great (CD) That. Savoy Blues. A Monday Date. Don't Jive Me. Sugar Foot Strut. Two Deuces. Save It Pretty Mama. Sweethearts on Parade. I Must Have That Man! James Infirmary . James Infirmary Blues. Edward R. Murrow: Introduction. Murrow: Narration. Back Home Louis Armstrong - Satchmo The Great (CD) In Indiana. James F. Paris Interview. Free as a Bird.
Louis Armstrong. Didn't He Ramble. Mack the Knife. Mahogany Hall Stomp. Spencer Williams. C'Est Si Bon. La Vie en Rose. On the Sunny Side of the Street. Black and Blue. When the Saints Go Marching In. Now You Has Jazz. Cole Porter. Muskrat Ramble. Blueberry Hill. Track Listing - Disc 2. Hey, Lawdy Mama. I'll Get Mine Bye and Bye.
Jimmie Davis. Yes, Suh! Leonard Feather. Leap Frog. You Rascal You. Sam Theard.
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