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Hot Fives & Sevens

By: Louis Armstrong

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DISC 1 for Hot Fives & Sevens Album By Louis Armstrong
1   My Heart Buy
2   Yes! I'm In The Barrel Buy
3   Gut Bucket Blues Buy
4   Come Back, Sweet Papa Buy
5   Georgia Grind Buy
6   Heebie Jeebies Buy
7   Weary Blues Buy
8   Oriental Strut Buy
9   You're Next Buy
10   Muskrat Ramble Buy
11   Don't Forget To Mess Around Buy
12   I'm Gonna Gitcha Buy
13   Dropping Shucks Buy
14   Ory's Creole Trombone Buy
15   He Likes It Slow Buy
16   The King Of The Zulus Buy
17   Big Fat Ma And Skinny Pa Buy
18   Lonesome Blues Buy
19   Sweet Little Papa Buy
20   Jazz Lips Buy
21   Skid-Dat-De-Dat Buy
22   Big Butter And Egg Man From The West Buy
23   Sunset CafĂ© Stomp Buy
24   You Made Me Love You Buy
25   Irish Black Bottom Buy
DISC 2 for Hot Fives & Sevens Album By Louis Armstrong
1   Willie the Weeper  
2   Wild Man Blues  
3   Chicago Breakdown  
4   Alligator Crawl  
5   Potato Head Blues  
6   Melancholy Blues  
7   Weary Blues  
8   Twelfth Street Rag  
9   Keyhole Blues  
10   S.O.L. Blues  
11   Gully Low Blues  
12   That's When I'll Come Back to You  
13   Put 'Em Down Blues  
14   Ory's Creole Trombone  
15   Last Time  
16   Struttin' With Some Barbecue  
17   Got No Blues  
18   Once in a While  
19   I'm Not Rough  
20   Hotter Than That  
21   Savoy Blues  
DISC 3 for Hot Fives & Sevens Album By Louis Armstrong
1   Fireworks  
2   Skip the Gutter  
3   Monday Date  
4   Don't Jive Me  
5   West End Blues  
6   Sugar Foot Strut  
7   Two Deuces  
8   Squeeze Me  
9   Knee Drops  
10   Symphonic Raps  
11   Savoyagers' Stomp  
12   No, Papa, No  
13   Basin Street Blues  
14   No One Else But You  
15   Beau Koo Jack  
16   Save It, Pretty Mama  
17   Weather Bird  
18   Muggles  
19   Hear Me Talkin' to Ya?  
20   St. James Infirmary  
21   Tight Like This  
22   Knockin' a Jug  
DISC 4 for Hot Fives & Sevens Album By Louis Armstrong
1   I Can't Give You Anything But Love Buy
2   Mahogany Hall Stomp Buy
3   Ain't Misbehavin' Buy
4   Black and Blue  
5   That Rhythm Man Buy
6   Sweet Savannah Sue Buy
7   Some Of These Days Buy
8   Some Of These Days Buy
9   When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)  
10   When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)  
11   After You've Gone Buy
12   Ain't Got Nobody  
13   Dallas Blues Buy
14   St. Louis Blues Buy
15   Rockin' Chair Buy
16   Song of the Islands  
17   Bessie Couldn't Help It Buy
18   Blue Turning Grey over You  
19   Dear Old Southland Buy
20   Rockin' Chair Buy
21   I Can't Give You Anything But Love Buy

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Between 1925 and 1929, Louis Armstrong created one of the first great bodies of work in jazz. While he worked regularly as a soloist with big bands, he began his career as a leader with the first all-star studio group in jazz, the Hot Five. The other four musicians were Armstrong's wife, Lil Hardin Armstrong, on piano; Johnny Dodds on clarinet; Kid Ory on trombone; and Johnny St. Cyr on banjo. The music's first great soloist, Armstrong was reshaping jazz by sheer improvisational magic, gradually diminishing the role of the traditional New Orleans ensemble with the clarion brilliance of his trumpet. Possessing an uncanny blend of exuberance and creativity, he combined virtuosic declarations with a talent for the subtlest shifts in phrasing and melodic variation, creating rich emotional statements that could hint at loss in the midst of joy or the promise of better things in the most sorrowful blues. The band expands here, to the Hot Seven and larger ensembles, and it gains soloists who applied Armstrong's lessons to their own instruments--musicians such as pianist Earl Hines and trombonist Jack Teagarden--but all come under the imprint of Armstrong's flowering genius, as both trumpeter and singer.

It's almost impossible to overrate this material. It may be the most influential music in jazz history, establishing standards for originality and sustained invention that have rarely been matched. The JSP set is a superb reissue of Armstrong's essential work. The remastering is by John R.T. Davies, widely acknowledged as the dean of engineers in the field of early jazz, and the resultant sound is simply the best this work has ever enjoyed. There are alternate takes of the later material on Columbia Legacy (including Louis in New York and St. Louis Blues), so collectors will want both. But this recording is superior listening, at a price that also makes it an ideal introduction to one of the few titans of jazz. --Stuart Broomer

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