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The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions 1935-46 (#243)


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The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions 1935-46 (#243)
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THE COMPLETE LOUIS ARMSTRONG DECCA SESSIONS (1935-1946)

           

DISC I

1. I’m In The Mood For Love    (A) 3:07

            (D. Fields-J. McHugh) 

2. You Are My Lucky Star (A) 2:56                

            (N. Brown-A. Freed)

3. La Cucaracha (A) 2:38                                        

            (trad.)

4. Got A Bran’ New Suit (A) 2:49

            (H. Dietz-A. Schwartz) 

5. I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed (B) 2:29

            (T. Koehler-J. McHugh)

6. Old Man Mose (-E) (B) 2:55                                        

            (L. Armstrong-Z. Randolph)

7. I’m Shooting High (B) 2:51                                      

            (T. Koehler-J. McHugh)

8. Was I To Blame For Falling In Love With You (B) 3:04

            (Neuman-Kahn-Young)

9. Red Sails In The Sunset (C) 2:56                

            (W. Grosz-J. Kennedy)

10. On Treasure Island (C) 3:03                                       

            (J. Burke-E. Leslie)

11. Thanks A Million (D) 2:41

            (A. Johnston-G. Kahn)

12. Shoe Shine Boy (D) 3:18

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

13. Solitude (D) 3:00

            (Ellington-Mills-DeLange) 

14. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music (D) 3:17

            (Dave Franklin)

15. The Music Goes ‘Round And Around (E) 3:12

            (Hodgson-Farley-Riley)

16. Rhythm Saved The World (E) 2:51

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

17. Got A Bran’ New Suit (alt tk.-A) (A) 2:49

            (H. Dietz-A. Schwartz)

18. I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed (alt tk.-A) (B) 2:29

            (T. Koehler-J. McHugh)

19. Old Man Mose (alt tk.-A) (B) 2:30

            (L. Armstrong-Z. Randolph)

20. Old Man Mose (alt tk.-D) (B) 2:55

            (L. Armstrong-Z. Randolph)

21. Thanks A Million (alt tk.-B) (D) 2:41

            (A. Johnston-G. Kahn)

22. Solitude (alt tk.-C) (D) 3:05

            (Ellington-Mills-DeLange)  

23. Solitude (alt tk.-B) (D) 2:58

            (Ellington-Mills-DeLange)

24. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music (alt tk.-C) (D) 3:17

            (Dave Franklin)

25. Rhythm Saved The World (alt tk.-B) (E) 2:51

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

 

DISC II

1. I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs In One Basket (F) 2:54    

            (Irving Berlin) 

2. Yes-Yes! My-My! (She’s Mine) (F) 2:32                 

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

3. Somebody Stole My Break (G) 2:41

            (Dave Franklin)

4. I Come From A Musical Family (G) 2:54                           

            (Dave Franklin)

5. If We Never Meet Again (H) 3:04    

            (L. Armstrong-H. Gerlach)

6. Lyin’ To Myself (I)         3:09

            (H. Carmichael-S. Adams)

7. Ev’ntide (I) 2:51                                  

            (Hoagy Carmichael) 

8. Swing That Music (I) 2:50

            (L. Armstrong-H. Gerlach)

9. Thankful (I) 3:00                            

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

10. Red Nose (I) 3:04

            (M. Lake-B. Lake)

11. Mahogany Hall Stomp (I)  2:49

            (Spencer Williams)

12. The Skeleton In The Closet (J) 3:08            

            (A. Johnston-J. Burke)

13. When Ruben Swings The Cuban (J) 2:38

            (Flatow-Meskill-White)

14. Hurdy Gurdy Man (J) 3:01                

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

15. Dipper Mouth (J) 2:43

            (Joe Oliver)

16. Swing That Music (J) 2:50 

            (L. Armstrong-H. Gerlach)

17. “Pennies From Heaven” Medley

            Let’s Call A Heart A Heart               

            So Do I

            The Skeleton In The Closet (K) 4:21

                        (A. Johnston-J. Burke)

18. Pennies From Heaven (K)       4:22

            (A. Johnston-J. Burke) 

19. To You, Sweetheart Aloha (L) 2:59 

            (Harry Owens)

20. On A Cocoanut Island (L)         3:11     

            (Alex Anderson)

21. On A Little Bamboo Bridge (M) 3:15                     

            (A. Fletcher-A. Sherman)

22. Hawaiian Hospitality (M) 3:07    

            (R. Kinney-H. Owens)

23. When Ruben Swings The Cuban (alt tk.-B) (J) 2:38

            (Flatow-Meskill-White)

24. Hurdy Gurdy Man (alt tk.-B) (J) 3:01             

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

25. “Pennies From Heaven” Medley

            Let’s Call A Heart A Heart               

            So Do I

            The Skeleton In The Closet (alt tk.-B) (K) 4:21

                        (A. Johnston-J. Burke)

 

DISC III

1. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny (N) 3:02

            (James Bland)

2. Darling Nelly Gray (N) 2:45

            (B.R. Hanby)

3. In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (O)       2:23

            (E. Van Alstyne-H. Williams)

4. The Old Folks At Home (O) 2:23

            (Stephen Foster)

5. Public Melody Number One (P) 3:11

            (T. Koehler-H. Arlen)

6. Yours And Mine (P) 2:40                          

            (N.H. Brown-A. Freed)

7. Red Cap (P) 3:09                            

            (L. Armstrong-B. Hecht)

8. She’s The Daughter Of A Planter From Havana (Q) 3:18

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

9. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Q) 2:33

            (Irving Berlin)

10. Cuban Pete (Q) 3:07                      

            (Jose Norman)

11. I’ve Got A Heart Full Of Rhythm (Q) 3:06

            (L. Armstrong- H. Gerlach)

12. Sun Showers (Q) 2:39

            (N.H. Brown-A. Freed)

13. Once In A While (R) 3:08             

            (M. Edwards-B. Green)

14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (R) 2:56

            (J. McHugh-D. Fields)

15. Satchel Mouth Swing (S) 2:34                       

            (Louis Armstrong-Lil Armstrong-Williams)

16. Jubilee (S)            2:36    

            (H. Carmichael-S. Adams)

17. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (S) 2:58

            (Lillian Hardin Armstrong)

18. The Trumpet Player’s Lament (S) 2:53

            (J. Burke-J. Monaco)

19. Darling Nelly Gray (alt tk.-B) (N) 2:45

            (B.R. Hanby)

20. In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (alt tk.-B) (O) 2:23

            (E. Van Alstyne-H. Williams)

21. The Old Folks At Home (alt tk.-B?) (O) 2:23                

            (Stephen Foster)

22. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (alt tk.-B) (S) 2:58

            (Lillian Hardin Armstrong)

23. The Trumpet Player’s Lament (alt tk.-C) (S) 2:53

            (J. Burke-J. Monaco)

 

DISC IV

1. I Double Dare You (T) 2:56

            (J. Eaton-T. Shand)

2. True Confession (T) 3:05    

            (S. Coslow-F. Hollaender)

3. Let That Be A Lesson To You (T)            2:34

            (J. Mercer-R. Whiting)

4. Sweet As A Song (T) 3:06  

            (M. Gordon- H. Revel)

5. So Little Time (So Much To Do) (U) 2:41

            (P. DeRose-W. Hill)

6. Mexican Swing (U)         2:36

            (T. Shand-M. Lee)

7. As Long As You Live You’ll Be Dead If You Die (U) 2:12

            (B. Hanighen-J. Mercer)

8. When The Saints Go Marching In (U) 2:40

            (trad.)

9. On The Sentimental Side (V) 2:23  

            (J. Burke-J. Monaco)

10. It’s Wonderful (V) 2:33                                          

            (Parish-Smith-Wells)

11. Something Tells Me (V) 2:26                

            (J. Mercer-H. Warren)

12. Love Walked In (V) 2:28                                 

            (G & I Gershwin)

13. The Flat Foot Floogee (W) 3:02                     

            (Gaillard-Stewart-Green)  

14. The Song Is Ended (X) 3:10    

            (Irving Berlin)

15. My Walking Stick (X) 2:44                                       

            (Irving Berlin) 

16. Shadrack (Y) 2:33                                              

            (Robert MacGimsey)

17. Going To Shout All Over God’s Heaven (Y) 2:46

            (trad.)

18. Nobody Knows De Trouble I’ve Seen (Y) 3:09

            (trad.)

19. Jonah And The Whale (Y) 3:05                

            (Robert MacGimsey)

20. I Double Dare You (alt tk.-B) (T)         2:59

            (J. Eaton-T. Shand)

21. True Confession (alt tk.-B) (T) 3:05

            (S. Coslow-F. Hollaender)

22. Let That Be A Lesson To You (alt tk.-B) (T) 2:33

            (J. Mercer-R. Whiting)

23. Going To Shout All Over God’s Heaven (alt tk.-B) (Y) 2:46

            (trad.)

 

DISC V

1. Naturally (Z) 2:44                

            (H. Barris-J. McCarthy)

2. I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams (Z) 2:51                    

            (J. Burke-J. Monaco)

3. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (w/ pre-groove chatter) (Z) 2:53    

            (D. Fields-J. McHugh)  

4. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Z) 2:51                                                  

            (Waller-Razaf-Brooks)

5. Elder Eatmore’s Sermon On Throwing Stones (AA) 4:19

            (Alex Rogers)

6. Elder Eatmore’s Sermon On Generosity (AA) 4:22                         

            (Alex Rogers)

7. Jeepers Creepers (BB) 2:45                

            (J. Mercer-H. Warren)

8. What Is This Thing Called Swing? (BB) 3:07                      

            (L. Armstrong-H. Gerlach)

9. Rockin’ Chair (CC)       3:10

            (Hoagy Carmichael)

10. Lazybones (CC) 3:09                                  

            (H. Carmichael-J. Mercer)  

11. Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya (DD) 3:03       

            (Louis Armstrong) 

12. Save It Pretty Mama (DD) 2:54                                   

            (Davis-Denniker-Redman)

13. West End Blues (DD) 3:04                

            (J. Oliver- C. Williams) 

14. Savoy Blues (DD)            3:08    

            (Edward Ory)

15. Confessin, That I Love You (EE)            3:16

            (Neiburg-Dougherty-Reynolds)

16. Our Monday Date (EE) 2:24                                     

            (L. Armstrong-E. Hines)  

17. If It’s Good (Than I Want It) (EE) 2:39

            (W. Hirsch-G. Marks)

18. Me And Brother Bill (EE)     2:48   

            (Louis Armstrong)

19. Happy Birthday (EE) 2:05    

            (M. Hill-P. Hill)

20. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (FF) 3:20

            (C. Warfield-C. Williams)

21. Poor Old Joe (FF) 3:07

            (Hoagy Carmichael)

22. Shanty Boat On The Mississippi (FF) 3:24        

            (T. Shand-J. Eaton)

 

DISC VI

1. Poor Old Joe (GG) 3:07             

            (Hoagy Carmichael)

2. You’re A Lucky Guy (GG)    3:20

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

3. You’re Just A No Account (GG) 2:55                        

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

4. Bye And Bye (GG)            2:35    

            (Louis Armstrong)

5. Hep Cats’ Ball (HH) 3:26             

            (Armstrong-Palmer-Robison)

6. You’ve Got Me Voodoo’d (HH) 2:58

            (Armstrong-Lawrence-Russell)

7. Harlem Stomp (HH) 3:03    

            (Feyne-I. Higginbotham-J. Higginbotham)  

8. Wolverine Blues (HH) 3:27    

            (Morton-B. Spikes-J. Spikes)

9. Lazy ‘Sippi Steamer (HH) 3:20                

            (Armstrong-Russell-Selman)

10. W.P.A. (II) 2:49    

            (Jesse Stone)

11. Boog-It (II) 2:39    

            (Calloway-Palmer-Ram)

12. Cherry (JJ) 2:50

            (Don Redman)

13. Marie (JJ) 2:27    

            (Irving Berlin) 

14. Sweethearts On Parade (KK) 2:54       

            (C. Lombardo-C. Newman)

15. You Run Your Mouth, I’ll Run My Business (KK) 3:01

            (Lillian Hardin Armstrong) 

16. Cut Off My Legs And Call Me Shorty (KK) 2:38

            (V. Alexander-D. Raye) 

17. Cain And Abel (w/ pre-groove warm-up) (KK) 3:10 

            (B. Fenstock-J. Loman) 

18. Perdido Street Blues (LL)     3:13

            (Lillian Hardin Armstrong)

19. 2:19 Blues (Mamie’s Blues) (LL)       2:55                      

            (Mamie Desdoume)   

20. Down In Honky Tonk Town (LL) 3:05    

            (C. McCarron-C. Smith)

21. Coal Cart Blues (LL) 2:58           

            (Lillian Hardin Armstrong-Louis Armstrong-C.Williams)

22. Ev’rything’s Been Done Before (MM) 3:06    

            (Adamson-King-Knopf)

23. I Cover The Waterfront (MM) 3:15                  

            (J. Green-E. Heyman) 

24. In The Gloaming (MM) 2:58                              

            (A. Harrison-M. Orred)

25. Long, Long Ago (MM) 2:58                

            (Thomas Haynes Bayley)

26. Down In Honky Tonk Town (alt tk.-B) (LL) 3:05    

            (C. McCarron-C. Smith)

 

DISC VII

1. Hey Lawdy Mama (NN) 3:00    

            (Amos Easton)

2. I’ll Get Mine Bye And Bye (NN) 3:05       

            (J. Davis-W. Carter)

3. New Do You Call That A Buddy (NN) 3:18    

            (D. Raye-W. Wilson)

4. Yes Suh! (NN) 2:29                   

            (E. Dowell-A. Razaf)

5. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (OO)    3:20

            (Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene)

6. Leap Frog (OO) 3:12       

            (L. Corday-J. Garland)

7. I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now) (OO) 3:00

            (L. Brown-A. Von Tilzer)

8. (I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal You (OO) 3:00

            (Sam Theard)

9. (Get Some) Cash For Your Trash (PP) 3:04    

            (F. Waller-E. Kirkeby)

10. Among My Souvenirs (PP) 2:47    

            (E. Leslie-H. Nicholls)

11. Coquette (PP) 2:37                    

(Irving Berlin)

12. I Never Knew (PP) 2:47                

            (T. FioRito-G. Kahn)

13. Groovin’ (QQ) 2:47                   

            (McRae-Brown-Onan)

14. Baby Don’t You Cry (QQ) 2:52

            (Louis Armstrong)

15. Whatcha Say (QQ) 3:02  

            (T. Koehler-B. Lane)

16. Jodie Man (RR) 3:13        

            (D. Fisher-A. Roberts)

17. I Wonder (RR) 3:01                    

            (C. Gant-R. Leveen)

18. You Won’t Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) (SS) 2:55    

            (L. Stock-T. Powell)  

19. The Frim Fram Sauce (SS) 3:15                    

            (R. Evans-J. Ricardel)         

20. I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now) (alt tk.-B) (OO) 3:00

            (L. Brown-A. Von Tilzer)

21. Among My Souvenirs (alt tk.-B) (PP) 2:47    

            (E. Leslie-H. Nicholls)

22. Coquette (alt tk.-B) (PP) 2:37                

(Irving Berlin)

23. Whatcha Say (alt tk.-A?) (QQ) 3:02         

            (T. Koehler-B. Lane)

24. You Won’t Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) (BD) (SS) 2:00        

            (L. Stock-T. Powell) 

25. The Frim Fram Sauce (alt tk.-B?) (SS) 3:15                

            (R. Evans-J. Ricardel)         

 

 

THE COMPLETE LOUIS ARMSTRONG DECCA SESSIONS (1935-1946)

 

For the purposes of this discography, only the initial release of each matrix is listed. All sides shown here were originally issued on 78 unless where noted. International releases are abbreviated (Arg) for Argentina, (Aus) for Australia, (E) for England and (G) for Germany.

 

To the best of our knowledge, the discography is in the order in which the tunes were recorded. However, the CDs contained in this box set are presented with the master take first and then any alternates at the conclusion of the disc.

 

Label abbreviations: Br for Brunswick, Dec for Decca, Od for Odeon and Voc for Vocalion.

 

Armstrong is the vocalist on all sides unless where noted. 

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(A) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Leonard Davis, Gus Aiken, Louis Bacon (tp), Harry “Father” White, Jimmy Archey (tb), Henry “Moon” Jones, Charlie Holmes (cl, as), Bingie Madison (cl, ts), Greely Walton (ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d, orch. bells).  

                                                                        NYC, October 3, 1935

60021              I’m In The Mood For Love                Dec 579

60022              You Are My Lucky Star                  Dec 580

60023              La Cucaracha                                                  -

60024-A            Got A Bran’ New Suit                                    Dec GRD-649 (CD)

60024              Got A Bran’ New Suit                         Dec 579

 

Note: The initial 78 releases of the above session had numerous take letters (60021-AA,

-C, -E, -F and -G for example). However, only one take of each title has surfaced except for the “A” take of <SC>got a bran’ new suit<XC>. The reason for the designation of multiple takes was that the engineers had experimented with the original master and each take had a variance in the signal. For example, it’s been determined that on <SC>i’m in the mood for love<XC> the overall bass signal is reduced and Armstrong’s vocal and trumpet are more pronounced from one take to another.

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(B) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (A) except that possibly Henry “Father” White is the arranger on the first title.  

                                                                                    NYC, November 21, 1935

60155-A            I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed (?HW-arr)            Dec (E) 5869

60155-D            I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed            (?HW-arr)       Dec 623

60156-A            Old Man Mose -1                                       Dec (E) F 5895

60156-D            Old Man Mose -1                                       Dec 622    

60156-E            Old Man Mose -1                                             -

60157-C            I’m Shooting High                                       Dec 623

60158-D            Was I To Blame For

                                    Falling In Love With You                  Dec 622

-1 band vocal

 

Note: It’s possible that matrix 60155-A also appeared on Decca 623, although copies with this take have yet to surface.

 

It has been suggested, and quite possible, that matrix 60156-D and -E were recorded on a different day than -A since the arrangement and overall sound differs. Time to write a new arrangement with three other sides to wax may not have been accomplished during one session. However, the Decca files maintain that all three takes were completed on this date.

 

The Institute of Jazz Studies has a copy of matrix 60156 that is without a take number. It is identical to the “A” take.  

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(C) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (A).

                                                                        NYC, December 13, 1935

60227-A            Red Sails In The Sunset              Dec 648

60228-A            On Treasure Island                               -

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(D) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (A) except the reeds do not double clarinet.

                                                                        NYC, December 18, 1935

60249-B            Thanks A Million                                  Dec 666

60249-A            Thanks A Million                                        -

60250-A            Shoe Shine Boy                                 Dec 672

60251-C            Solitude                                              Franklin Mint Record Society

                                                                                    Record #2 Side-B (LP)

60251-B            Solitude                                              Dec 666

60251-A            Solitude                                                    -

60252-C            I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music            Dec 672

60252-B            I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music               -

 

Note: Some discographies list this as December 19, 1935.

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(E) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (A) except the reeds do not double clarinet and Barbarin (d) only.

                                                                                    NYC, January 18, 1936

60362-A            The Music Goes ‘Round And Around Dec 685

60363-B            Rhythm Saved The World                                -

60363-A            Rhythm Saved The World                                -

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(F) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Bunny Berigan, Bob Mayhew (tp), Al Philburn (tb), Sid Trucker (cl, as), Phil Waltzer (as), Paul Ricci (ts), Fulton McGrath (p), Dave Barbour (g), Pete Peterson (b), Stan King (d).

                                                                                    NYC, February 4, 1936

60438-A            I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs In One Basket  Dec 698

60439-A            Yes-Yes! My-My! (She’s Mine)                      -

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(G) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Leonard Davis, Gus Aiken, Louis Bacon (tp), Jimmy Archey, Snub Mosley (tb), Henry “Moon” Jones, Charlie Holmes (as), Bingie Madison, Greely Walton (ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d), Ray “Dutch” Smith (talking) -1.

                                                                                    NYC, April 28, 1936

61075-A            Somebody Stole My Break -1                      Dec 797

61058-A            I Come From A Musical Family                               -

 

Note: Matrix 61075 was incorrectly stamped into the wax rather than 61057.

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(H) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Leonard Davis, Gus Aiken, Louis Bacon (tp), Jimmy Archey, Snub Mosley (tb), Henry “Moon” Jones, Charlie Holmes (cl, as), Bingie Madison (ts), Greely Walton (cl, ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d).  

                                                                        NYC, April 29, 1936

61059-A            If We Never Meet Again               Dec 906

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(I) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (H) except the reeds do not double clarinet.

                                                            NYC, May 18, 1936

61106-A            Lyin’ To Myself                     Dec 835

61107-A            Ev’ntide                                        -

61108-A            Swing That Music                   Dec 866

61109-A            Thankful                                        -

61110-A            Red Nose                            Dec 1049

61111-A            Mahogany Hall Stomp -1         Dec 824

 

-1 instrumental.

 

Note: The flip side of Decca 824 is a reissue of matrix 60363-A.

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(J) LOUIS ARMSTRONG WITH JIMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), George Thow, Toots Camarata (tp), Bobby Byrne, Joe Yukl, Don Mattison (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Jack Stacey (cl, as, bari), Fud Livingston, Skeets Herfurt (cl, ts), poss. Bobby Van Eps (p), Roc Hillman (g), Slim Taft (b), Ray McKinley (d).

                                                                        LA, August 7, 1936

DLA 539-A            The Skeleton In The Closet             Dec 949

DLA 540-B            When Ruben Swings The Cuban             previously unissued

DLA 540-A            When Ruben Swings The Cuban            Dec 1049

DLA 541-B             Hurdy Gurdy Man                               previously unissued

DLA 541-A             Hurdy Gurdy Man                               Dec 949

DLA 542-A            Dipper Mouth -1                                  Dec 906

DLA 543-A            Swing That Music                               Dec 3105

 

-1 instrumental and originally released as JIMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH LOUIS ARMSTRONG.

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(K) BING CROSBY - FRANCES LANGFORD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG ACCOMPANIED BY JIMMY DORSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (J) except add Bing Crosby and Frances Langford (vcl). 

                                                                                Supervised by Jack Kapp and Joe Perry

                                                                                                LA, August 17, 1936

DLA 579-B            “Pennies From Heaven” Medley

                                    Let’s Call A Heart A Heart (FL-vcl)             

                                    So Do I (FL, BC-vcl)

                                    The Skeleton In The Closet (LA-vcl)                        Dec 15027 (12”)

DLA 579-A            “Pennies From Heaven” Medley

                                    Let’s Call A Heart A Heart (FL-vcl)             

                                    So Do I (FL, BC-vcl)

                                    The Skeleton In The Closet (LA-vcl)                                    -

DLA 580-A            Pennies From Heaven (LA, FL, BC-vcl)                               -

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(L) LOUIS ARMSTRONG WITH THE POLYNESIANS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Sam Koki (steel g), George Archer, Harry Baty (g, vcl), Joe Nawahi (b, vcl), Lionel Hampton (d, vib).  

                                                                                                LA, August 18, 1936

DLA 581-A            To You, Sweetheart Aloha                                       Dec 914

DLA 582-A            On A Cocoanut Island (LA, GA, HB, JN-vcl)             -    

 

Note: Some discographies erroneously list Andy Iona (uke) as being present at this session.

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(M) LOUIS ARMSTRONG WITH ANDY IONA AND HIS ISLANDERS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Sam Koki (steel g), George Archer, Harry Baty (g), Andy Iona (uke), Joe Nawahi (b).

                                                                                    NYC, March 24, 1937

62070-A            On A Little Bamboo Bridge                          Dec 1216

62071-A            Hawaiian Hospitality                                                -

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(N) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE MILLS BROTHERS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Bernard Addison (g), Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, Donald Mills, John Mills Sr. (vcl).

                                                                                    NYC, April 7, 1937

62116-A            Carry Me Back To Old Virginny                 Dec 1245

62117-B            Darling Nelly Gray                                                   -

62117-A            Darling Nelly Gray                                                   -

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(O) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE MILLS BROTHERS: Same as (N).

                                                                                    NYC, June 29, 1937

62322-B            In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree                        Dec (Aus) Y 5182

62322-A            In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree                        Dec 1495

62323-B?            The Old Folks At Home                           Br (G) 10093 EPB (45)

62323-A            The Old Folks At Home                           Dec 1360

 

Note: The metal part to the 45 rpm take of matrix 62323 does not exist and therefore it is uncertain whether -B is the correct take letter. The copy of Brunswick 10093 does not give any further information on the take either.

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(P) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Shelton Hemphill, Henry “Red” Allen, Louis Bacon (tp), George Matthews, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Pete Clark (as), Charlie Holmes (cl, as), Albert Nicholas, Bingie Madison (cl, ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d), Chappie Willett (arr).

                                                                                    NYC, July 2, 1937

62328-A            Public Melody Number One                            Dec 1347

62329-A            Yours And Mine (poss. CW-arr)                         Dec 1369

62330-A            Red Cap                                                      Dec 1347

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(Q) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (P).

                                                                                                NYC, July 7, 1937

62335-A            She’s The Daughter Of A Planter From Havana            Dec 1353

62336-A            Alexander’s Ragtime Band (CW-arr)                                    Dec 1408

62337-A            Cuban Pete                                                                 Dec 1353

62338-A            I’ve Got A Heart Full Of Rhythm                         Dec 1408

62339-A            Sun Showers                                                                       Dec 1369

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(R) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Charlie Holmes (as), Bingie Madison (cl, ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Red Callendar (b), Paul Barbarin (d).

                                                                                                LA, November 15, 1937

DLA 1084-A               Once In A While                                            Dec 1560

DLA 1085-A               On The Sunny Side Of The Street                            -

 

Note: Rumors that an alternate take of DLA 1085 exists on Canadian Decca 3794 (78), but so far no copies of this have surfaced.

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(S) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Shelton Hemphill, Henry “Red” Allen, Louis Bacon (tp), Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Pete Clark, Charlie Holmes (as), Albert Nicholas, Bingie Madison (cl, ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d), Georgie Stoll, Chappie Willet (arr).

                                                                                                LA, January 12, 1938

DLA 1132-A               Satchel Mouth Swing                                        Dec 1636

DLA 1133-A               Jubilee            (poss. CW-arr)                                               Dec 1635

DLA 1134-B?              Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (CW-arr)            previously unissued

DLA 1134-A               Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (CW-arr)            Dec 1661

DLA 1135-C               The Trumpet Player’s Lament (poss.GS-arr)            Dec GRD 649 (CD)

DLA 1135-A               The Trumpet Player’s Lament (poss.GS-arr)            Dec 1653

 

Note: The source of the alternate take for DLA-1134 did not come from the original metal part but from a cassette tape which did not reveal any take letter.

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(T) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Charlie Holmes (as), Bingie Madison (ts, bari), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d, vib).

                                                                                    LA, January 13, 1938

DLA 1136-B               I Double Dare You                              Dec GRD 649 (CD)

DLA 1136-A               I Double Dare You                              Dec 1636

DLA 1137-B               True Confession                               Dec GRD 649 (CD)

DLA 1137-A               True Confession                               Dec 1635

DLA 1138-B               Let That Be A Lesson To You            Dec GRD 649 (CD)

DLA 1138-A               Let That Be A Lesson To You            Dec 1661

DLA 1139-A               Sweet As A Song                               Dec 1653

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(U) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Shelton Hemphill (tp), J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Rupert Cole (cl, as), Charlie Holmes (as), Bingie Madison (ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d).

                                                                                                NYC, May 13, 1938

63775-A            So Little Time (So Much To Do)                           Dec 1822

63776-A            Mexican Swing                                                                  -

63777-A            As Long As You Live You’ll Be Dead If You Die       Dec 2230

63778-A            When The Saints Go Marching In                                     -

 

Note: Midge Williams, the Armstrong band’s female vocalist at the time, is probably the one responsible for the lead voice on matrix 63778.

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(V) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (U) except Cole (as) only.

                                                                        NYC, May 18, 1938

63809-A            On The Sentimental Side                 Dec 1841

63810-A            It’s Wonderful                                                   -

63811-A            Something Tells Me                              Dec 1842

63812-A            Love Walked In                                       -

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(W) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND MILLS BROTHERS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Norman Brown (g), Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, Donald Mills, John Mills Sr. (vcl).

                                                                        NYC, June 10, 1938

63950-A            The Flat Foot Floogee                                    Dec 1876

 

Note: Armstrong does not appear on the flip side of Decca 1876 (Mills Brothers only).

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(X) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND MILLS BROTHERS: Same as (W).

                                                                        NYC, June 13, 1938

63967-A            The Song Is Ended                          Dec 1892

63968-A            My Walking Stick                                   -

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(Y) LOUIS ARMSTRONG WITH THE DECCA MIXED CHORUS DIRECTED BY LYN MURRAY: Louis Armstrong (vcl), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Paul Barbarin (d, orch. bells, xyl, vib), The CBS Choir (vcl), Lyn Murray (dir, arr).

                                                                                    NYC, June 14, 1938

63982-A            Shadrack                                                        Dec 1913

63983-B            Going To Shout All Over God’s Heaven            previously unissued

63983-A            Going To Shout All Over God’s Heaven Dec 2085

63984-A            Nobody Knows De Trouble I’ve Seen -1                   -

63985-C            Jonah And The Whale                                                Dec 1913

 

-1 omit rhythm section.

 

Note: The label of Decca 1913 states that there are two pianos on <SC>jonah and the whale<XC>, however aural evidence suggests the above personnel.

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(Z) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Bob Cusumano, Johnny McGee (tp), Al Philburn (v-tb), Sid Stoneburn (cl), Nat Jaffe (p), Dave Barbour (g), Haig Stephens (b), Sam Weiss (d).

                                                                                    NYC, June 24, 1938

64227-A            Naturally                                                          Dec 1937

64228-A            I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams                               -

64229-A            I Can’t Give You Anything But Love -1            Dec 2042

64230-B            Ain’t Misbehavin’                                                 -

 

-1 includes pre run-on groove chatter with Armstrong and possibly the recording supervisor.

 

Note: Discographies list Al Philburn as playing trombone. However, upon further listening it has been suggested that he is playing valve trombone.

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(AA) LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Louis Armstrong (speech), Harry Mills (org, speech), unknown mixed choir (vcl) -1, poss. Lyn Murray (dir, arr).

                                                                                                NYC, August 11, 1938

64436-D            Elder Eatmore’s Sermon On Throwing Stones  Dec 15043 (12”)

64437-C            Elder Eatmore’s Sermon On Generosity -1                        -

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(BB) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Shelton Hemphill, Henry “Red” Allen, Otis Johnson (tp), Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Rupert Cole, Charlie Holmes (as), Albert Nicholas, Bingie Madison (ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Sid Catlett (d).

                                                                                    NYC, January 18, 1939

64907-A            Jeepers Creepers                                              Dec 2267

64908-A            What Is This Thing Called Swing?                      -

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(CC) GLEN GRAY AND THE CASA LOMA ORCHESTRA WITH LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND PEE WEE HUNT: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Frank Ryerson, Grady Watts, Sonny Dunham (tp), Billy Rauch (tb), Pee Wee Hunt (tb, vcl), Murray McEachern (as, tb), Clarence Hutchenrider (cl, as), Art Ralston (as), Dan D’Andrea (cl,

b-cl, as, ts), Pat Davis (ts), Kenny Sargent (cl, ts, bari), Joe Hall (p), Jack Blanchette (g), Stanley Dennis (b), Tony Briglia (d), Glen Gray (dir.). 

                                                                                    NYC, February 20, 1939

65045-A            Rockin’ Chair (LA, PWH-vcl)                    Dec 2395

65046-A            Lazybones (LA, PWH-vcl) -1                                   -

 

-1 Armstrong does not play trumpet on this side.

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(DD) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Shelton Hemphill, Henry “Red” Allen, Otis Johnson (tp), Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Rupert Cole, Charlie Holmes (cl, as), Joe Garland (cl, ts, arr), Bingie Madison (cl, ts), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Sid Catlett (d), poss. Midge Williams (vcl break) -2.

                                                                                     NYC, April 5, 1939

65344-A            Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya (JG-arr) -2              Dec 2405

65345-A            Save It Pretty Mama                                               -

65346-A            West End Blues                                             Dec 2480

65347-A            Savoy Blues -1                                               Dec 2538

 

-1  instrumental.

 

Note: A metal part exists of matrix 65344-AA, however, it is the same take as -A.

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(EE) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (DD) except Bernard Flood (tp) replaces Johnson and Cole plays alto only.

                                                                        NYC, April 25, 1939

65460-A            Confessin’ That I Love You                  Dec 2615

65461-A            Our Monday Date                                   -

65462-A            If It’s Good (Than I Want It)                       Dec 2480

65463-A            Me And Brother Bill                               Dec 2538

TNY 755            Happy Birthday                                   Decca private issue

 

Note: TNY (Test - New York) 755 was a recording made especially for Bing Crosby and is believed to be from this session. The first commercial release of this appeared on the Italian LP label Family SFR-DP 655.

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(FF) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Shelton Hemphill, Henry “Red” Allen, Bernard Flood (tp), Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Rupert Cole (cl, as), Charlie Holmes (as), Bingie Madison (ts), Joe Garland (ts, bari, arr), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Sid Catlett (d), Chappie Willet (arr).

                                                                                    NYC, June 15, 1939

65824-A            Baby Won’t You Please Come Home   Dec 2729

65825-A            Poor Old Joe                                                            Od (Arg) 284649

65826-A            Shanty Boat On The Mississippi                    Dec 2729

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(GG) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (FF).                                                                                                              NYC, December 18, 1939

66984-A            Poor Old Joe                                                            Dec 3011

66985-A            You’re A Lucky Guy (poss. JG-arr)               Dec 2934

66986-A            You’re Just A No Account (poss. JG-arr)        -

66987-A            Bye And Bye -1                                          Dec 3011

 

-1 LA and band vocal.

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(HH) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (FF).

                                                                        NYC, March 14, 1940

67321-A            Hep Cats’ Ball                                             Dec 3283

67322-A            You’ve Got Me Voodoo’d                    Dec 3092

67323-A            Harlem Stomp                                             -

67324-A            Wolverine Blues (CW-arr) -1              Dec 3105

67325-A            Lazy ‘Sippi Steamer                          Dec 3283

 

-1 instrumental.

 

Note: Some copies of matrix 67321, 67322 and 67325 carry a -AA take letter, however, it is the same as -A.

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(II) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND MILLS BROTHERS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Norman Brown (g), Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, Donald Mills, John Mills Sr. (vcl).

                                                NYC, April 10, 1940

67519-A            W.P.A.                                    Dec 3151

67520-A            Boog-It                        Dec 3180

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(JJ) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND MILLS BROTHERS: Same as (II).

                                                NYC, April 11, 1940

67530-A            Cherry                          Dec 3180

67531-A            Marie                           Dec 3151

 

Note: Some copies of matrix 67530 carry an “AA” take letter, however, it is the same as the “A” master take.

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(KK) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), prob. Shelton Hemphill (tp), prob. J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Charlie Holmes (as), Joe Garland (ts, bari), Luis Russell (p), Lee Blair (g), Pops Foster (b), Sid Catlett (d).

                                                                                                NYC, May 1, 1940

67648-A            Sweethearts On Parade                                     Dec 3235

67649-A            You Run Your Mouth, I’ll Run My Business                 Dec 3204

67650-A            Cut Off My Legs And Call Me Shorty             Dec 3235

67651-A            Cain And Abel -1                                                     Dec 3204

 

-1 includes a pre run-on groove warm-up by the band.

 

Note: Discographies list the full band for this session, however, upon aural evidence the following personnel has been established.

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(LL) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Claude Jones (tb), Sidney Bechet (cl, ss), Luis Russell (p), Bernard Addison (g), Wellman Braud (b), Zutty Singleton (d).

                                                                                     Supervised by Steve Smith

                                                                                    NYC, May 27, 1940

67817-A            Perdido Street Blues -1                         Dec 18090

67818-A            2:19 Blues                                                            -

67819-B            Down In Honky Tonk Town -1                       Dec 18091

67819-A            Down In Honky Tonk Town -1                               -

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Sidney Bechet (ss), Bernard Addison (g), Wellman Braud (b).

                                                                        same session

67820-A            Coal Cart Blues                                Dec 18091

 

-1 instrumental.

 

Note: Matrix 67819 was issued on a French Decca 78 (catalog # AU 30558) with -D in the wax. However, this -D is identical to -A. The initial release of 67819-B was issued in the mid 1940s on the black script Decca label.

 

Some copies of matrix 67820 were released on Decca 18091 with a -B and -D, however they are identical to -A. 

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(MM) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), George Washington (tb), Prince Robinson (cl), Luis Russell (p), Lawrence Lucie (g), Johnny Williams (b), Sid Catlett (d).

                                                                                    NYC, March 10, 1941

68796-A            Ev’rything’s Been Done Before                 Dec 3825

68797-A            I Cover The Waterfront                         Dec 3700

68798-B            In The Gloaming                                              Dec 3825

68799-A            Long, Long Ago -1                                        Dec 3700

 

-1 LA and band vocal.

 

Note: Some discographies list matrix 68798-A to exist, but so far no copies have surfaced.

________________________________________________________________________(NN) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (MM) except Robinson doubles on tenor sax                       .

                                                                                    NYC, April 11, 1941

68997-A            Hey Lawdy Mama                                       Dec 3756

68998-A            I’ll Get Mine Bye And Bye -1              Dec 3900

68999-A            New Do You Call That A Buddy -1                      Dec 3756

69000-C            Yes Suh! -1                                                 Dec 3900

 

-1 LA and band vocal.

 

Note: <SC>new do you call that a buddy<XC> is how the title was spelled on Decca 3756. All later releases are correctly labeled <SC>now do you call that a buddy<XC>.

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(OO) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Frank Galbreath, Shelton Hemphill, Gene Prince (tp), George Washington, Norman Greene, Henderson Chambers (tb), Rupert Cole (cl, as), Carl Frye (as), Prince Robinson (ts), Joe Garland (ts, bass sax), Luis Russell (p), Lawrence Lucie (g), Hayes Alvis (b), Sid Catlett (d).

                                                                                                Chicago, November 16, 1941

93787-A            When It’s Sleepy Time Down South -1                       Dec 4140

93788-A            Leap Frog -1                                                                        Dec 4106

93789-B            I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now) -1          -

93789-A            I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now) -1          -

93790-A            (I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal You      Dec 4140

 

-1 instrumental.

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(PP) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Frank Galbreath, Shelton Hemphill, Bernard Flood (tp), George Washington, James Whitney, Henderson Chambers (tb), Rupert Cole, Carl Frye (cl, as), Prince Robinson (cl, ts), Joe Garland (cl, ts, arr), Luis Russell (p), Lawrence Lucie (g), John Simmons (b), Sid Catlett (d), Sy Oliver (arr).

                                                                                    LA, April 17, 1942

DLA 2974-A               (Get Some) Cash For

                                                Your Trash (poss. JG-arr) Dec 4229

DLA 2975-B               Among My Souvenirs                           Voc VL 3851/VL 73851 (LP)

DLA 2975-A               Among My Souvenirs                           Dec 4327

DLA 2976-B               Coquette (poss. JG-arr)                   previously unissued

DLA 2976-A               Coquette (poss. JG-arr)                   Dec 4327

DLA 2977-A               I Never Knew (SO-arr)                        Dec 4229

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(QQ) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Jesse Brown, Thomas Grider, Andrew Ford, Lester Currant (tp), Taswell Baird, Adam Martin, Larry Anderson (tb), John Brown, Willard Brown (as), Teddy McRae, Dexter Gordon (ts), Ernest Thompson (bari), Ed Swanston (p), Emitt Slay (g), Alfred Moore (b), James “Coatsville” Harris (d), Dorothy Dandridge (vcl).

                                                                                    Supervised by Milt Gabler

                                                                                    LA, August 9, 1944

DLA 3500-A               Groovin’ -1                                         Dec DL 9225 (LP)

DLA 3501-A               Baby Don’t You Cry                              Rare Records LP-6 (LP)

DLA 3502-A?             Whatcha Say (LA, DD-vcl)                           previously unissued

DLA 3502-B               Whatcha Say (LA, DD-vcl)                           Meritt 8 (LP)

 

-1 instrumental.

 

Note: Some discographies list this as being from the soundtrack of the film Pillow To Post, but instead it is an actual Decca studio session.

 

The source of the alternate take for DLA-3502-A? did not come from the original metal part but from a cassette tape which did not reveal any take letter.

 

Meritt LP 8 incorrectly lists matrix DLA-3502 as using -A. _______________________________________________________________________
(RR) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Billy Butterfield (tp), Sid Stoneburn, Jules Rubin (cl, as), Bill Stegmeyer (cl, ts), Arthur Rollini (ts), Paul Ricci (bari), Dave Bowman (p), Carl Kress (g), Bob Haggart (b, dir), Johnny Blowers (d).

                                                            Supervised by Milt Gabler

                                                            NYC, January 14, 1945

72692-A            Jodie Man                             Dec 18652

72693-A            I Wonder                                             -                                  

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(SS) ELLA FITZGERALD AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG WITH BOB HAGGART’S ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Billy Butterfield (tp), Bill Stegmeyer (cl, as), George Koenig (as), Jack Greenberg, Art Drelinger (ts), Milton Schatz (bari), Joe Bushkin (p), Danny Perri (g), Trigger Alpert (b), Cozy Cole (d), Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Bob Haggart (arr, dir).

                                                                                    Supervised by Milt Gabler

                                                                                    NYC, January 18, 1946

73285-BD            You Won’t Be Satisfied

                                    (Until You Break My Heart)              previously unissued     

73285-A            You Won’t Be Satisfied

                                    (Until You Break My Heart)              Dec 23496

73286-B?            The Frim Fram Sauce                                       previously unissued

73286-A            The Frim Fram Sauce                                       Dec 23496

 

Note: It’s not certain what the take letter is to the alternate of matrix 73286 since the source for this set came from an unmarked CDR and not the original lacquer disc.

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Album Index:

78 albums

Decca album A-43         Hoagy Carmichael Songs Played by Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra

(Decca 2395)

 

Decca album A-144                             Various Artists  New Orleans Jazz

(Decca 18090, 18091)

 

12” LPs

Decca DL 9225                            Louis Armstrong: Rare Items (1935-1944)

Franklin Mint LP #2 Side-A               Louis Armstrong

Meritt 8                                                The Trumpet Album Vol.1

Vocalion VL 3851 / VL 73851  Here’s Louis Armstrong

Rare Records LP-6                            Paris Session 1934 & Rare Films

 

CD

Decca GRD 649                  Louis Armstrong             Vol.3 – Pocketful of Dreams

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Original sessions supervised by Milt Gabler, Dave Kapp, Jack Kapp, Joe Perry, Steve Smith and possibly Bob Stephens.

 

Produced for release by Scott Wenzel

Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

 

Metal part and 78 transfers: Andreas Meyer

 

Sound restoration and mastering by Andreas Meyer.

 

24 bit technology was utilized at all stages of the production of this Mosaic release.

 

Special thanks to Baltsar Becheld, Michael Cogswell and Lesley Zlabinger of the Louis Armstrong House Museum; Tad Hershorn and Vincent Pelote of The Institute of Jazz Studies; Mark Cantor and Steven Lasker.

 

Vault research: Randy Aronson, Kristen Bensch and Scott Wenzel.

78s provided by: Michael Brooks, The Institute of Jazz Studies and Steven Lasker.

 

All tracks courtesy of The Verve Music Group.
 

This compilation (p)2009 Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings Inc., Santa Monica, CA 90404-U.S.A. Manufactured by Universal Music Enterprises. Warning: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. B0012539-02

Printed in the U.S.A.

©2009 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 35 Melrose Place, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved.

Phone: 203-327-7111/Fax 203-323-3526/e-mail: info@mosaicrecords.com. Web site: www.mosaicrecords.com.

 

Producer’s Note: This set brings together all the Decca studio sessions by Louis Armstrong before joining RCA Victor in 1946. The disc sources for this package came from the original Decca metal parts. In some cases, either because the metal was damaged or because it was missing from the vault, a 78rpm pressing was used.

 

For sessions (QQ), (RR) and (SS) we were unable to obtain the original sources because of a devastating fire that claimed the life of metal parts, lacquer discs and various configurations of tapes. This is why we have had to utilize second generation LPs and CDRs as transfer sources for this set.

 

The source of this discography comes from the excellent publication All Of Me – The Complete Discography Of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems (Scarecrow Press, 2006), and The Decca Labels by Michel Ruppli (Greenwood Press, 1996). Other entries in this discography came from research by Dan Morgenstern and the producer.

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