Louis Armstrong in Scandinavia

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Louis Armstrong in Scandinavia - Vol 4 (1959-1967) Storyville 101 8351

Tracks 1-10: Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Trummy Young (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Billy Kyle (p) Mort Herbert (b), Danny Barcelona (dr), Velma Middleton (voc), Copenhagen, January 21-22, 1959.

Tracks 11-16: Louis Armstrong (tp, voc), Tyree Glenn (tb), Joe Muranyi (cl), Marty Napoleon (p), Buddy Catlett (b) Danny Barcelona (dr), Copenhagen, July 25, 1967.

Basin Street Blues/ Tiger Rag/ Now You Has Jazz/ Christopher Columbus/ Black And Blue-Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans/ The Bucket's Got A Hole In It/ Kokomo/ Struttin' With Some Barbeque/ Royal Garden Blues/ When The Saints Go Marchin' In/ Mack The Knife/ Back O'town Blues/ Ole Miss/ St. James Infirmary/ Cabaret/ You'll Never Walk Alone. TT 75:23.

This is the fourth and final volume of producer Gösta Hägglöf's CD series of Armstrong Scandinavian recordings (see May 2006 Journal for reviews of the first three volumes). The musicians on the first ten tracks are identical to those on the last half of Volume 3. With Peanuts Hucko being featured on clarinet, the sound of the All-Stars is quite different than earlier '50s performances with Barney Bigard and Ed Hall. This alone makes this a must have CD for Armstrong enthusiasts even though the tunes are from Louis' standard repertoire. …