Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
by Louis Armstrong

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Track Listing

1 St. Louis Blues
2 Yellow Dog Blues
3 Loveless Love
4 Aunt Hagar's Blues
5 Long Gone (From the Bowlin' Green)
6 Memphis Blues, The (Or Mister Crump)
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 - (previously unreleased)
13 Loveless Love - (previously unreleased, rehearsal sequence)
14 Hesitating Blues - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
15 Alligator Story - (previously unreleased)
16 Long Gone (From the Bowlin' Green) - (previously unreleased, alternate take)

Featured Artists: Velma Middleton and Barney Bigard and Barrett Deems and Billy Kyle

Genre: Jazz Instrument
  • Genre: Jazz Music
  • Release Date: February 2008
  • Label: Legacy
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Mono
  • Engineer: Mason Coppinger
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

JazzTimes (8/97, p.79) - "...there are three previously unissued rehearsal sequences, his interview with Handy, and Armstrong telling his famous alligator joke. What makes this a genuine classic is the playing and singing of the leader, who clearly had a great affection for Handy's compositions..."

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