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Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

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2LP Black $39

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  • Mono recording


The excellence of Louis’ band is so high and so consistent that every man deserves commendation for his part in making this remarkably fine record. Trummy Young particularly should be singled out for his driving solos and for the way he “boots” Louis in the final ensembles. The way I feel about this record can be summed up in this way. When I die, I want people to say, “That’s the guy that if it hadn’t been for him and Louis Armstrong and W. C. Handy, there wouldn’t have been that great record, Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy.”

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 St. Louis Blues
  • 2 Yellow Dog Blues
  • 3 Loveless Love
  • 4 Aunt Hagar's Blues
  • 5 Long Gone (From Bowling Green)
  • 6 Memphis Blues
  • 7 Beale Street Blues
  • 8 Ole Miss Blues
  • 9 Chantez Les Bas (Sing 'Em Low)
  • 10 Hesitating Blues
  • 11 Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet On Your Floor)
  • 12 George Avakian's Interview With W.C. Handy
  • 13 Loveless Love (rehearsal sequence)
  • 14 Hesitating Blues (rehearsal sequence)
  • 15 Alligator Story
  • 16 Long Gone (From Bowling Green)(rehearsal sequence)