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The Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (#257)


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The Columbia and RCA Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (#257)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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DISC I 
Town Hall, NYC
1. Introduction by Fred Robbins (A) 0:42
2. Cornet Chop Suey (A) 2:45
(Louis Armstrong) 
3. Our Monday Date (A) 2:53
(Earl Hines) 
4. Dear Old Southland (A) 3:30
(H. Creamer-T. Layton)
5. Big Butter And Egg Man (A) 4:05
(Clare-Friend-Santly) 
6. Tiger Rag (A) 5:23
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue (A) 3:15
(Lillian Hardin Armstrong) 
8. Sweethearts On Parade (A) 4:26
(C. Lombardo-C. Newman) 
9. St. Louis Blues (A) 3:20
(W.C. Handy) 
10. Pennies From Heaven (A) 3:40
(A. Johnston-J. Burke) 
11. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (A) 4:37
(J. McHugh-D. Fields) 
12. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (A) 3:10
(D. Fields-J. McHugh) 
13. Back O' Town Blues (A) 4:08
(L. Armstrong-L. Russell) 
14. Ain't Misbehavin' (A) 3:56
(Waller-Razaf-Brooks) 
15. Rockin' Chair (A) 5:03
(Hoagy Carmichael) 
16. Muskrat Ramble (A) 2:03
(Armstrong-Gilbert-Ory) 
17. Save It, Pretty Mama (A) 4:20
(Davis-Denniker-Redman) 
18. St. James Infirmary (A) 3:30
(Joe Primrose)      
19. Royal Garden Blues (A) 3:43
(S. Williams-C. Williams) 
20. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (A) 3:30
(L. Alter-E. DeLange) 
21. Jack Armstrong Blues (A) 4:27
(L. Armstrong-J. Teagarden)

DISC II
Carnegie Hall, NYC, 1947
1. Introduction by Fred Robbins (B) 2:48
2. Royal Garden Blues (B) 5:31
(S. Williams-C. Williams) 
3. Stars Fell On Alabama (B) 5:36
(M. Parish-F. Perkins) 
4. Lover (B) 2:36
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 
5. I Cried For You (B) 4:51
(Freed-Arnheim-Lyman) 
6. Tea For Two (B) 4:54
(I. Caesar-V. Youmans) 
7. Body And Soul (B) 6:10
(Green-Heyman-Eyton-Sour)
8. Back O' Town Blues (B) 6:07
(L. Armstrong-L. Russell) 
9. Steak Face (B) 8:04
(Louis Armstrong) 
10. Intermission announcement by Fred Robbins (B) 1:29
11. Mahogany Hall Stomp (B) 4:35
(Spencer Williams)
12. High Society (B) 4:33
(A.J. Piron-C. Williams) 
13. Basin Street Blues (B) 4:38
(Spencer Williams) 
14. Baby Won't You Please Come Home (B) 2:52
(C. Warfield-C. Williams) 
15. Rockin' Chair (B) 5:10
(Hoagy Carmichael) 
16. C-Jam Blues (B) 4:57
(Duke Ellington)  

DISC III
Carnegie Hall, NYC, 1947 (con’t)
1. How High The Moon (B) 5:54
(N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 
2. Mop Mop (B) 6:02
(Coleman Hawkins)  
3. St. James Infirmary (B) 3:25
(Joe Primrose)      
4. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues / Concert Closing (B) 1:57
(H. Arlen-T. Koehler)

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (C) 3:27
(C. Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene) 
6. (Back Home Again In) Indiana (C) 4:23
(J. Hanley-B. MacDonald) 
7. Tin Roof Blues (C) 4:30
            (Pollack-Brunies-Rappolo-Stitzel-Mares) 
8. Dardanella (C) 3:00
(Fisher-Bernard-Black) 
9. Back O’ Town Blues (C) 4:43
            (L. Armstrong-L. Russell)
10. Undecided (C) 3:40
(S. Robin-C. Shavers) 
11. Muskat Ramble (C) 5:40
(Armstrong-Gilbert-Ory) 
12. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (C) 1:11
(Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene)  

Vieux Colombier Club, Paris, France
13. Edward R. Murrow interviews Louis Armstrong (D) 7:00

Columbia Studios, Los Angeles
14. George Avakian interviews Louis Armstrong (F) 16:44
DISC IV
Teatro Leonardo Da Vinci, Milan, Italy
1. (Back Home Again In) Indiana (E) 4:17
(J. Hanley-B. MacDonald) 
2. Someday You’ll Be Sorry (E) (-2) 3:25
(J. Spikes-B. Spikes) 
3. Someday You’ll Be Sorry (E) (-4) 3:25
(J. Spikes-B. Spikes) 
4. Clarinet Marmalade (-5) (with announcements) (E) 2:15
(Shields-Edwards-Ragas-LaRocca-Sbarbaro)  
5. West End Blues (E) 4:17
(J. Oliver- C. Williams)    
6. Royal Garden Blues (E) 5:10
            (S. Williams-C. Williams) 
7. The Faithful Hussar (LP take) (E) 6:11
(L. Armstrong-H. Frantzen)  
8. The Faithful Hussar (78 & 45 take) (E) 3:35
(L. Armstrong-H. Frantzen)  
9. Tiger Rag (-1) (E) 2:55
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
10. Tiger Rag (-2) (E) 4:00
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
11. You Can Depend On Me (plus announcements) (E) 5:21
(Dunlap-Carpenter-Hines) 
12. The Lonesome Road (E) 3:28
(G. Austin-N. Shilkret) 
13. That’s A Plenty (-3) (E) 3:49
(L. Pollack-R. Gilbert) 
14. That’s A Plenty (-4) (E) 2:42
(L. Pollack-R. Gilbert)
15. Dardanella (-2) (E) 2:44
(Fisher-Bernard-Black) 
16. Dardanella (-3 and announcement) (E) 3:02
(Fisher-Bernard-Black) 

Carnegie Hall, NYC, 1956
17. Mack The Knife (G) 4:05
(Blitzstein-Brecht-Weill)   

Empress Hall, London
18. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (H) 3:03
(Clarence Williams)  

Accra, Ghana
19. All For You, Louis (Sly Mongoose) (I) 3:02
(P.D.) 
20. Royal Garden Blues (I) 3:43
(S. Williams-C. Williams) 

DISC V
Medina Temple, Chicago
1. Medley (J) 4:47: 
Flee As A Bird To The Mountain 
(M. Dana-G. Root)
Oh Didn’t He Ramble 
(W.C. Handy)
2. Medley (J) 4:26: 
Memphis Blues
(Handy-Robinson) 
Frankie And Johnny
(trad) 
Tiger Rag
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
3. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (J) 5:06
(L. Alter-E. DeLange) 
4. Basin Street Blues (J) 5:42
(Spencer Williams) 
5. Black And Blue (J) 3:31
(Razaf-Brooks-Waller) 
6. West End Blues (J) 4:17
(J. Oliver- C. Williams)  
7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (J) 3:29
(J. McHugh-D. Fields) 
8. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (J) 5:15
(Lillian Hardin Armstrong) 
9. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (J) 1:27
(Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene) 
10. Medley (J) 3:48:
Manhattan 
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart)  
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South 
(Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene)
11. Indiana (J) 4:27
(J. Hanley-B. MacDonald) 
12. The Gypsy (J) 4:52
(William Gordon Reid)
13. The Faithful Hussar (J) 5:58
(L. Armstrong-H. Frantzen)  
14. Rockin’ Chair (J) 4:21
(Hoagy Carmichael) 
15. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (J) 5:17
(Clarence Williams) 
16. Perdido (J) 3:27
(Juan Tizol) 
17. Clarinet Marmalade (J) 4:03
(Shields-Edwards-Ragas-LaRocca-Sbarbaro) 
18. Mack The Knife (J) 3:47
(Blitzstein-Brecht-Weill)  

DISC VI 
Medina Temple, Chicago (con’t)
1. Medley (J) 6:10:
Tenderly
(Lawrence-Plante-Gross) 
You’ll Never Walk Alone
(R. Rodgers-O. Hammerstein) 
2. Stompin’ At The Savoy (J) 7:21
(Goodman-Razaf-Sampson-Webb)  
3. Margie (J) 3:19
            (Conrad-Davis-Robinson) 
4. Big Mama’s Back In Town (J) 3:19
(L. Armstrong-V. Middleton)  
5. That’s My Desire (J) 4:30
(H. Kresa-C. Loveday)  
6. Ko Ko Mo (J) 3:40
(Frost-Porter-Wilson) 
7. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (J) 4:23
(Traditional) 
8. The Star Spangled Banner (J) 1:52
(Francis Scott Key) 

Columbia Studios, Los Angeles
9. Twelfth Street Rag (master -6) (F) 4:59
(E. Bowman-A. Razaf)
10. Six Foot Four (master take -6 and -9) (F) 2:25
(Armstrong-Avakian-Frantzen)
11. All Of Me (master take -6 and -9) (F) 4:16
(G. Marks-S. Simon) 
12. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along (master -8) (F) 2:05
(Harry Woods) 

Columbia Studios, Los Angeles (alternate takes)
13. Twelfth Street Rag (alt tk.-3 with announcements) (F) 6:49
(E.Bowman-A. Razaf) 
14. Twelfth Street Rag (alt tk.-5) (F) 4:55
(E.Bowman-A. Razaf) 
15. Six Foot Four (alt tk.-2) (F) 3:30
(Armstrong-Avakian-Frantzen)
16. All Of Me (alt tk.-3) (F) 4:35
(G. Marks-S. Simon) 
17. All Of Me (alt tk.-7) (F) 3:48
(G. Marks-S. Simon) 
18. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along (alt tk.-6) (F) 2:05
(Harry Woods) 

DISC VII
Lewisohn Stadium, NYC, Rehearsal
1. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (L) 4:12
(H. Creamer-T. Layton)
2. Mahogany Hall Stomp (-1) (L) 3:59
(Spencer Williams)
3. Mahogany Hall Stomp (-2) (L) 3:59
(Spencer Williams)
4. Blueberry Hill (-1) (L) 3:00
(Lewis-Rose-Stock)  
5. Blueberry Hill (-5) (L) 4:14
(Lewis-Rose-Stock)  
6. Mack The Knife (L) 4:00
(Blitzstein-Brecht-Weill)   

Lewisohn Stadium, NYC, Concert
7. St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) (M) 12:11
(W.C. Handy) 
8. Bernstein addresses audience (M) 0:30
9. Bernstein speech (M) 1:05
10. St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) (M) 9:15
(W.C. Handy) 
11. Armstrong speech (M) 0:45
12. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (M) 4:40
(trad.) 
13. Basin Street Blues (M) 6:01
(Spencer Williams) 
14. Murrow speech (M) 0:25
15. St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) (M) 10:01
(W.C. Handy) 
16. Murrow says good night (M) 0:20

DISC VIII 
Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, 1956
1. Introduction by Willis Conover (K) 1:20
2. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (K) 3:09
(Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene)  
3. Indiana (K) 4:16
(J. Hanley-B. MacDonald) 
4. The Gypsy (K) 4:25
(William Gordon Reid) 
5. Medley (K) 5:36
Bugle Blues 
(Traditional)  
Ole Miss
(Traditional) 
6. Tin Roof Blues (K) 4:30
            (Pollack-Brunies-Rappolo-Stitzel-Mares) 
7. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (K) 4:30
(Clarence Williams)  
8. Perdido (K) 3:09
(Juan Tizol) 
9. You Made Me Love You (K) 4:17
(J. McCarthy-J. Monaco)
10. Whispering (K) 3:18
(Coburn-Rose-Schonberger) 
11. Mack The Knife (K) 3:55
(Blitzstein-Brecht-Weill)   
12. Stompin’ At The Savoy (K) 5:10
(Goodman-Razaf-Sampson-Webb)  
13. Undecided (K) 3:24
(S. Robin-C. Shavers)
14. Big Mama’s Back In Town (K) 3:10
(L. Armstrong-V. Middleton) 
15. Ko Ko Mo (K) 3:06
(Frost-Porter-Wilson) 
16. Mop Mop (K) 2:04
(Coleman Hawkins) 
17. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (K) 1:35
(Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene)  

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport 1958
18. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (N) 6:23
(J. McHugh-D. Fields) 

DISC IX 
Newport Jazz Festival, Newport 1958 (con’t)
1. Interview with Armstrong and Willis Conover (O)  
2. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (O) 1:22
(Muse-L. Rene-O. Rene) 
3. Pretty Little Missy (O) 3:05
(L. Armstrong-B. Kyle) 
4. Lazy River (O) 4:28
(H. Carmichael-S. Arodin) 
5. Tiger Rag (O) 3:11
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
6. Now You Has Jazz (O) 4:56
(Cole Porter) 
7. High Society Calypso (O) 3:51
(Cole Porter) 
8. Ole Miss (O) 5:01
(Traditional) 
9. Girl Of My Dreams (O) 3:47
(Sunny Clapp)  
10. After You’ve Gone (O) 2:21
(H. Creamer-T. Layton) 
11. These Foolish Things (O) 3:37
(Strachey-Marvell-Link)
12. Mack The Knife (O) 3:26
(Blitzstein-Brecht-Weill)  
13. Medley (O) 4:45: 
Tenderly 
(Lawrence-Plante-Gross) 
You’ll Never Walk Alone
(R. Rodgers-O. Hammerstein) 
14. Stompin’ At The Savoy (O) 5:15
(Goodman-Razaf-Sampson-Webb)  
15. Undecided (O) 2:16
(S. Robin-C. Shavers) 
16. St. Louis Blues (O) 6:42
(W.C. Handy) 
17. Ko Ko Mo (O) 3:00
(Frost-Porter-Wilson) 
18. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (O) 0:39
(Traditional) 
19. Rockin’ Chair (P) 5:17
(Hoagy Carmichael) 
20. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (P) 3:07
(C. Warfield-C. Williams) 
21. Pennies From Heaven (P) 2:51
(A. Johnston-J. Burke) 
22. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (P) 1:48
(Traditional) 
23. The Star Spangled Banner (P) 1:54
(Francis Scott Key) 

COLUMBIA AND RCA VICTOR LIVE RECORDINGS OF 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL STARS


For the purposes of this discography, only the initial LP catalog number is listed. If the initial issue was not on LP, the release is shown in parenthesis after the catalog number. Sources for this discography come from All Of Me – The Complete Discography Of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems (Scarecrow Press, 2006) plus additions and corrections made by the producers.  


Some titles were not assigned individual matrix numbers by RCA Victor or Columbia and therefore we have inserted the tape reel’s job number (noted as “JR” or “AL” and “BL” as in the Chicago concert) which is an in-house cataloging method that was employed by both labels.  


Those titles listed in italics as unissued do exist but are not included in this set because they are either in very poor sound, are incomplete performances or are similar to other live performances contained in this set. The unissued titles for Session (E), [the “studio” session in Milan], Session (F) [a Columbia studio session] and Session (L) [the Lewisohn Stadium rehearsal] offer short breakdowns, brief off-mic rehearsals and/or contain alternate takes that are very similar to the master and are also not included in this set. Those titles listed as unissued, no longer exists are performances that were excised from the original tape reels and are presumed missing.


Label abbreviations: BOM for Book of the Month, Col for Columbia, Phil for Philips and RCA Vic for RCA Victor. Country codes: (Du) for Dutch, (F) for France, (G) for Germany. Other abbreviations include BD for breakdown, FS for a false start and reh for rehearsal. Any other abbreviations are further explained in the “Note:” of each session.

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(A) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Dick Cary (p), Bob Haggart (b), George Wettling (d).

Town Hall, NYC

May 17, 1947, 11:30 P.M.

JR 19115 Introduction by Fred Robbins RCA Vic (F) PM 45374 

JR 19115 Cornet Chop Suey     -

JR 19115 Our Monday Date (LA-vcl)     -

JR 19115 Dear Old Southland (Armstrong and Cary only)     -

JR 19115 Big Butter And Egg Man (LA-vcl)     -


Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Bobby Hackett (cor), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Dick Cary (p), Bob Haggart (b), Sid Catlett -1, George Wettling -2 (d).

Same concert

JR 19115 Tiger Rag -1 RCA Vic (F) PM 45374

JR 19116 Struttin' With Some Barbecue -1     -

JR 19116 Sweethearts On Parade (LA-vcl) -1     -

JR 19116 St. Louis Blues -1     -

D8-VC 76-1 Pennies From Heaven (LA-vcl) -1 RCA Vic 40-4005 (12” 78)

JR 19116 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (LA-vcl) -1  RCA Vic (F) PM 45374

JR 19117 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (LA-vcl) -1     -

D8-VC 75-1 Back O' Town Blues (LA-vcl) -1 RCA Vic 40-4006 (12” 78)

D8-VC 73-1 Ain't Misbehavin' (LA-vcl) -1 RCA Vic 40-4005 (12” 78)

D8-VC 74-1 Rockin' Chair (LA, JT-vcl) -1 RCA Vic 40-4004 (12” 78)

JR 19117 Muskrat Ramble -2 RCA Vic (F) PM 45374

D8-VC 77-1 Save It, Pretty Mama (LA-vcl) -2 RCA Vic 40-4004 (12” 78)

D8-VC 78-1 St. James Infirmary (JT-vcl) -2 RCA Vic 40-4006 (12” 78)

JR 19118 Royal Garden Blues -2 RCA Vic (F) PM 45374

JR 19118 Do You Know What It Means 

To Miss New Orleans (LA-vcl) -2      -

JR 19118 Jack Armstrong Blues (JT-vcl) -1      -

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(B) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Barney Bigard (cl), Dick Cary (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Sid Catlett (d), Velma Middleton (vcl).

Carnegie Hall, NYC

          November 15-16, 1947

          11:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.

LD1   Intros by Fred Robbins and Louis Armstrong      previously unissued

LD1     Muskrat Ramble            unissued

LD1   What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue            -

LD2   Royal Garden Blues      previously unissued

LD2   Stars Fell On Alabama (JT-vcl)         -

LD3   Lover         -

LD3   I Cried For You (VM-vcl)         -

LD3   Buzz Me Baby      unissued

LD4   Tea For Two      previously unissued

LD4   Body And Soul             -

LD5   Back O' Town Blues (LA-vcl)         -

LD5   Steak Face         -

LD6   Intermission announcement by Fred Robbins         -

LD6   Mahogany Hall Stomp         -

LD6   Dear Old Southland      unissued

LD6   When The Saints Go Marchin’ In            unissued, no longer exists

LD7   High Society      previously unissued

LD7   Basin Street Blues (JT-vcl)         -

LD7/8   Baby Won't You Please Come Home (JT-vcl)         -

LD8   Rockin' Chair (LA, JT-vcl)         -

LD8   Velma’s Blues (VM-vcl)            unissued, no longer exists

LD9   Velma’s Dance (VM-vcl)                        -

LD9   C-Jam Blues      previously unissued

LD9   How High The Moon               -

LD10   St. Louis Blues      unissued

LD10   That’s My Desire            unissued, no longer exists

LD11   Mop Mop        previously unissued

LD11   St. James Infirmary (JT-vcl)         -

LD11   Panama            unissued, no longer exists

LD11   I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (closing anncmnt)     previously unissued


Note: Originally recorded on lacquer discs at 33 1/3 rpm, this concert was transferred to ¼” tape in 1952. The “matrices” shown above represent which side of the lacquer disc (LD) was used for each tune title.    

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(C) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb, vcl), Edmond Hall (cl, vcl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b, vcl), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (vcl). 

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 30, 1955 

CO 55568 When It’s Sleepy 

Time Down South (LA-vcl) Col CL 1077

JR 16312-B (Back Home Again In) Indiana         -  

Blueberry Hill (LA-vcl) unissued

Pretty Little Missy (LA-vcl)      -

CO 55571 Tin Roof Blues Col CL 840

My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (EH-vcl) unissued

Perdido      -

CO 55570 Dardanella Col CL 840

The Man I Love unissued

JR 16312-B Back O’Town Blues (LA-vcl) previously unissued

CO 55569 Undecided Col CL 840

Velma’s Blues (VM-vcl) unissued

Ko Ko Mo (LA, VM-vcl)      -

Mop Mop      -

When It’s Sleepy Time Down South      -

When It’s Sleepy Time Down South      - 

When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (LA-vcl)      -

C’est Si Bon (LA-vcl)      -

Basin Street Blues (LA-vcl)      -

Rockin’ Chair (TY-vcl)      -

RHCO 33681 Muskrat Ramble Col CL 840

St. James Infirmary (AS-vcl) unissued

All Of Me (VM-vcl)      -

St. Louis Blues (LA, VM-vcl)          -

JR 16312-B When It’s Sleepy 

Time Down South (LA-vcl) previously unissued


Note: Back Home Again In Indiana appeared on Columbia CL 1077 but without the bass solo which is being released here for the first time. 


The two unissued versions of When It’s Sleepy Time Down South are only short performances used as intermission material. 


Some discographies state that Muskrat Ramble is from either a Milan concert of December 19, 1955, a studio session in Milan right after that concert, or the Los Angeles studio session of January 24, 1956 (even though it possesses an RHCO matrix number. Refer to the liner notes for more details.)    

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(D) Louis Armstrong, Edward R. Murrow (speaking).

Vieux Colombier Club, Paris, France 

c. November 17-December 6, 1955

no matrix Paris Interview previously unissued


Note: This was initially recorded for the television program See It Now - Two American Originals of which excerpts first appeared on the Columbia LP CL 1077 (Satchmo The Great). 

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(E) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d). 

Columbia/Philips Session

Teatro Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy

December 20, 1955, 1:00 A.M.

Supervised by George Avakian

JR 25607-B     (Back Home Again In) Indiana (tk.-1)      unissued, no longer exists

JR 25607-B     (Back Home Again In) Indiana (tk.-2) BOM 12-6547

CO 56149-BD, -5   Someday You’ll Be Sorry (LA-vcl)      unissued, no longer exists

CO 56149-2       Someday You’ll Be Sorry (LA-vcl) Col CK 64926 (CD)

CO 56149-3       Someday You’ll Be Sorry (LA-vcl) unissued

CO 56149-4       Someday You’ll Be Sorry (LA-vcl) Col CK 47916 (CD)

CO 55577-1, -2, -3     Clarinet Marmalade (all takes are BDs) unissued

CO 55577-4     Clarinet Marmalade      -

CO 55577-5     Clarinet Marmalade (with announcements) Col CK 64926 (CD)

CO 55572-1/2             West End Blues (LA-vcl)       Col CL 840

RHCO 33679-1         Royal Garden Blues                -

CO 55573-1 thru -5   The Faithful Hussar (LA-vcl) see “Note” below

CO 55573-no take #   The Faithful Hussar (LA-vcl)   Col 40711 (78 & 45)

CO 55573-no take # The Faithful Hussar (LA-vcl)     Col CL 840

CO 55576-reh     Tiger Rag unissued

CO 55576-BD     Tiger Rag      -

CO 55576-1     Tiger Rag                Phil (Du) B21815H (78) 

CO 55576-2     Tiger Rag   Col CL 840

JR 16322-B You Can Depend On Me (reh)            unissued

JR 16322-B You Can Depend On Me (tk.-1) previously unissued

JR 16322-B The Lonesome Road (LA, ens.-vcl) (reh)   -

JR 16322-B   That’s A Plenty (tk.-1, FS)            unissued   

JR 16322-B   That’s A Plenty (tk.-2, FS)      -

JR 16322-B   That’s A Plenty (tk.-3) previously unissued

JR 16322-B   That’s A Plenty (tk.-4)   -

JR 16322-B Dardanella (tk.-1, BD) unissued

JR 16322-B   Dardanella (tk.-2) previously unissued

JR 16322-B   Dardanella (tk.-3)   -


Note: The French introductions by Armstrong for Clarinet Marmalade are released here for the first time. 


West End Blues is a composite of takes -1 and -2.


Royal Garden Blues, although possessing an RHCO matrix prefix, is from this session and not the January 24, 1956 session in Los Angeles (see liner notes for more details). 


Both issues of The Faithful Hussar were composites of 5 different takes.

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(F) Same as (E) except add Trummy Young (vcl).  

     Columbia Studios, LA, January 24, 1956

     Supervised by George Avakian

RHCO 33679-reh (-1), -2 Twelfth Street Rag unissued

RHCO 33679-3     Twelfth Street Rag previously unissued

RHCO 33679-BD (-4)     Twelfth Street Rag unissued 

RHCO 33679-5     Twelfth Street Rag previously unissued

RHCO 33679-6     Twelfth Street Rag Col CL 840

RHCO 33680-FS (-1)     Six Foot Four (LA-vcl) unissued

RHCO 33680-2     Six Foot Four (LA-vcl) Col CK 47916 (CD)

RHCO 33680-3, -4, -5            Six Foot Four (LA-vcl) unissued

RHCO 33680-6 / 9     Six Foot Four (LA, TY-vcl) Col 40662 (78), 4-40662 (45)

RHCO 33680-7, -8            Six Foot Four (LA, TY-vcl) unissued

RHCO 33681-BD(-1), FS(-2) All Of Me (LA-vcl)      -

RHCO 33681-3           All Of Me (LA-vcl) previously unissued 

RHCO 33681-FS(-4), BD(-5) All Of Me (LA-vcl) unissued

RHCO 33681-6 / 9           All Of Me (LA-vcl) Col CL 840

RHCO 33681-7           All Of Me (LA-vcl) previously unissued

RHCO 33681-8           All Of Me (LA-vcl)       unissued

RHCO 33682-1, -5        When The Red, Red Robin 

Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ 

Along (LA-vcl)     -  

RHCO 33682-6   When The Red, Red Robin 

Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ 

Along (LA-vcl) previously unissued 

RHCO 33682-FS (-7)   When The Red, Red Robin 

Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ 

Along (LA-vcl) unissued 

RHCO 33682-8   When The Red, Red Robin 

Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ 

Along (LA-vcl) Col 40662 (78), 4-40662 (45)


Louis Armstrong, George Avakian (speaking)

Same session

JR 5028 H #4B “Milan” interview previously unissued


Note: Columbia Records allocated alternate matrix numbers on All Of Me (CO 55574) and Twelfth Street Rag (CO 55575). These two titles are not from the Milan session as has been noted in prior discographies, but rather from this studio session. 


The master take of Twelfth Street Rag is a composite of -3, -5 and -6. See the liner notes for more details.


The issued takes of Six Foot Four and All Of Me are composites of takes 6 and 9.


Some 45 and CD reissues (not listed here) have audience reactions dubbed in on When The Red, Red Robin Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along and some CD reissues with a trumpet solo from one of the other takes. 

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(G) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d).

Carnegie Hall, March 17, 1956

CO 59813 Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) Col CL 1077

Note: Some discographies list this performance as from the July 14, 1956 Lewisohn Stadium concert. 

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(H) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl, vcl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d). 

            Empress Hall, London, May 1956

L470    My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (LA, EH-vcl) previously unissued


Note: The above was synched to match the filmed performance in the movie Satchmo The Great. A version of Mack The Knife also exists from this concert but is not included in this set. The matrix number reflects the only extant source we have of this performance which comes from the New York Public Library. 

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(I) Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Dale Jones (b), unidentified Ghanaian musicians, singers and dancers. 

Accra, Ghana, May 24, 1956

CO 59101 All For You, Louis (Sly Mongoose) previously unissued


Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Dale Jones (b), Barrett Deems (d). 

          Concert, Accra, Ghana, May 24, 1956

JR 34351 Royal Garden Blues previously unissued

Note: What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue and Ole Miss also exist from this concert but they are heavily edited and are not included in this set. All For You, Louis was released on Columbia CL 1077 but was also edited. This is the first release of the complete performance. 

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(J) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb, vcl), Edmond Hall (cl, vcl), Billy Kyle (p), Dale Jones (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (vcl). 

       Medina Temple, Chicago, June 1, 1956  

CO 57173 Medley:

Flee As A Bird To The Mountain /

Oh Didn’t He Ramble (LA-vcl) Col CL 1077

AL 36427 Medley: 

Memphis Blues / Frankie And Johnny / 

Tiger Rag Col C2 36426

CO 57172 Do You Know What It Means To 

Miss New Orleans (LA-vcl) -

AL 36427 Basin Street Blues (LA-vcl) -

CO 57175 Black And Blue (LA-vcl) Col CL 1077

AL 36427 West End Blues (LA-vcl) Col C2 36426

CO 57170 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (LA-vcl) -

BL 36427 Struttin’ With Some Barbecue Col CL 2638

BL 36427 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South Col C2K 65119 (CD)

BL 36427 Medley: 

        Manhattan

       When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (LA-vcl) Col C2 36426

CO 56406 (Back Home Again In) Indiana Col CL 931

BL 36427 The Gypsy (LA-vcl) Col C2 36426

AL 36428 The Faithful Hussar (LA-vcl)   -

AL 36428 Rockin’ Chair (LA, TY-vcl) -

AL 36428 My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (LA, EH-vcl) -

AL 36428 Perdido -

AL 36428 Clarinet Marmalade -

AL 36428 Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) -

BL 36428 Medley: 

Tenderly

You’ll Never Walk Alone -

BL 36428 Stompin’ At The Savoy -

BL 36428 Margie (TY-vcl) -

BL 36428 Big Mama’s Back In Town (VM-vcl) -

BL 36428 That’s My Desire (LA, VM-vcl) -

BL 36428 Ko Ko Mo (LA, VM-vcl) -

BL 36428 When The Saints 

Go Marchin’ In (LA, band-vcl)     Col C2K 65119 (CD)

BL 36428 The Star Spangled Banner  -


Note: Prior releases of Indiana have been issued with the bass solo edited out.  This title has also been incorrectly noted as being from the July 6, 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. 


Black And Blue was given an incorrect matrix number (CO 57170) and listed as being from the Lewisohn Concert on the Satchmo The Great LP. Armstrong’s solo on this title was heavily edited from this LP release as well. 


All earlier releases of When The Saints Go Marchin’ In, except for the Columbia CD C2K 65119, are shortened versions. 

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(K) Same as (J).

Newport, R.I., July 6, 1956

JR 25320B When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (LA-vcl) previously unissued

CO 56406 (Back Home Again In) Indiana   - 

JR 25320B The Gypsy (LA-vcl)   - 

CO 56409 Bugle Blues / Ole Miss Col CL 931

JR 25320B Tin Roof Blues   BOM 21-6547

JR 25320B My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (LA, EH-vcl) previously unissued 

JR 25320B Perdido   - 

JR 25320B You Made Me Love You   - 

CO 56408 Whispering Col CL 931

CO 56407 Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) previously unissued 

JR 25320B Stompin’ At The Savoy   - 

JR 25320B Undecided   - 

JR 25320B Big Mama’s Back In Town (VM-vcl)   - 

JR 25320B Ko Ko Mo (LA, VM-vcl)   BOM 21-6547

JR 25320B Mop Mop previously unissued 

JR 25320B When It’s Sleepy Time Down South   - 


Note: On Columbia CL 931 two other titles are shown as being from this concert but they are from other locations (Indiana from the Medina Concert and Mack The Knife which is a composite from an unused September 28, 1955 studio session take and the July 14, 1956 Lewisohn rehearsal performance). 


Both Bugle Blues / Ole Miss and Whispering were edited for the LP release. 

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(L) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Dale Jones (b), Barrett Deems (d).

    Lewisohn Stadium rehearsal

NYC, July 14, 1956

CO 57176-reh   Way Down Yonder In New Orleans unissued

CO 57176-FS   Way Down Yonder In New Orleans         -

CO 57176-1   Way Down Yonder In New Orleans Col CK 47916 (CD)

CO 57174-1   Mahogany Hall Stomp previously unissued

CO 57174-2   Mahogany Hall Stomp Col CL 1077

CO 57171-1   Blueberry Hill (LA-vcl) previously unissued

CO 57171-2,-3,-4(BD)Blueberry Hill unissued

CO 57171-5   Blueberry Hill                  Phil (Du) B 22015 H (78)

CO 56407-?       Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) previously unissued


Note: Two run-throughs of St. Louis Blues are also from this rehearsal but are not included in this set.


The issued take of Way Down Yonder In New Orleans on the Columbia CD CK 47916 was released without the bass solo. The issued take of Mahogany Hall Stomp was edited on the Columbia LP CL 1077.

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(M) Louis Armstrong (speech, tp), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Dale Jones (b), Barrett Deems (d), The New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (speech, con), Edward R. Murrow (speech), Alfredo Antonini (arr).

             Lewisohn Stadium Concert

        NYC, July 14-15, 1956, 8:30 P.M. start 

JR 25607-6B St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) (tk.1) (AA-arr) previously unissued 

JR 25607-6B Bernstein addresses audience   -

CO 59814 Bernstein speech Col CL 1077

JR 25607-7B St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) (tk.2) (AA-arr) previously unissued

CO 59814 Armstrong speech Col CL 1077

JR 25607-7B When The Saints Go Marchin’ In previously unissued

JR 25607-8B Basin Street Blues (LA-vcl) BOM 21-6547

JR 25607-8B Murrow speech previously unissued

JR 25607-8B St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) (tk.3) (AA-arr) Col CL 1077

JR 25607-8B Murrow says “Good Night” previously unissued


Note: Other titles that are attributed to this concert were performed at different venues. 

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(N) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), The International Youth Band: Palle Bolvig, Roger Guerin, Dusko Gojkovic, Jose Manuel Magalhaes (tp), Christian Kellens, Albert Mangelsdorff, Kurt Jarnberg, Erich Kleinschuster (tb), Hans Salomon, Wladimiro Bas Fabache, Andy Marsala, Bernt Rosengren, Jan Wroblewski, Ronnie Ross (reeds), George Gruntz (p), Gabor Szabo (g), Rudolf Jacobs (b), Gilberto Cuppini (d), Marshall Brown (dir). 

Newport, R.I., July 6, 1958

JR 40254B On The Sunny Side Of The Street (LA-vcl) Col C2 38262

(O) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb, vcl), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Mort Herbert (b), Danny Barcelona (d), Velma Middleton (vcl). 

Same concert

JR 40254A Interview: Armstrong and Willis Conover Charly (G) SDVD 001 (CD)

JR 40254A When It’s Sleepy Time Down South previously unissued

JR 40254A Pretty Little Missy (LA-vcl)   - 

JR 40254A Lazy River (LA-vcl) Charly (G) SDVD 001 (CD) 

JR 40254A Tiger Rag                                                                       -

JR 40254A   Now You Has Jazz (LA, TY-vcl) previously unissued 

JR 40254A High Society Calypso (LA, band-vcl)   -

JR 40254A Ole Miss   -

JR 40254A Girl Of My Dreams   -

JR 40254A After You’ve Gone   - 

JR 40254A      These Foolish Things   - 

JR 40254A     Mack The Knife (LA-vcl)   - 

JR 40254A     Tenderly / You’ll Never Walk Alone   - 

JR 40254A     Stompin’ At The Savoy   -

JR 40254A     Undecided   - 

JR 40254A     St. Louis Blues (LA, VM-vcl)   -

JR 40254A   Ko Ko Mo (LA, VM-vcl) Col C2 38262

JR 40254A When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (LA-vcl) -


(P) Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Bobby Hackett (cor), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Mort Herbert (b), Danny Barcelona (d). 

Same concert

JR 40254A Rockin’ Chair (LA, JT-vcl) Col C2 38262

JR 40254A Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (LA-vcl) previously unissued 

JR 40254A Pennies From Heaven (LA-vcl)   - 

JR 40254A When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (LA-vcl)  Charly (G) SDVD 001 (CD)

JR 40254A The Star Spangled Banner previously unissued 


Note: The interview with Willis Conover, Lazy River, Tiger Rag, Rockin’ Chair and When The Saints Go Marchin’ In are shown in the film Jazz On A Summer’s Day and can be found on VHS and DVD formats. Charly SDVD 001 is a combination DVD / CD on which the CD provides the initial issue of the soundtrack on compact disc.  


Lazy River and the second performance of When The Saints go Marchin’ In are edited on all known releases.  

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Album titles: 


78 album

RCA Victor HJ-14 (40-4004, 40-4005, 40-4006) Louis Armstrong All Stars With 

Jack Teagarden


LPs

Book Of The Month BOM 21-6547 Rare And Unreleased Performances

Columbia CL 931 Louis Armstrong & Eddie Condon At Newport

Columbia CL 1077 Satchmo The Great

Columbia CL 840 Ambassador Satch

Columbia C2 36426 Chicago Concert

Columbia CL 2638 Louis Armstrong’s Greatest Hits

Columbia C2 38262 Newport Jazz Festival Live – The Unreleased Recordings

RCA Victor PM 45374 At Town Hall


CDs

Columbia CK 64926 Ambassador Satch

Columbia CK 47916 The Essence Of Louis Armstrong

Columbia C2K 65119 The Great Chicago Concert


CD & DVD

Charly SDVD 001 Jazz On A Summer’s Day


Produced for release by Scott Wenzel and Ricky Riccardi

Excutive Producer: Michael Cuscuna


Transfers, sound restoration and mastering by Andreas Meyer (www.meyer-media.com)


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


Special thanks: Gina Aciares, George Avakian, Daniel Baumgarten, Michael Brooks, Kevin Dorn, Anthony Fountain, Matthew Friefeld, Jonathan Hiam, Mike Kull, Matt Leskovic, Jeanne Montalvo, Dan Morgenstern, Adam Nussbaum, Michael Panico, Richard Seidel, Hal Smith, Tom Tierney, Henry Towns and Ben Young.


Design Production: InkWell, Inc.


Vault research: Anthony Fountain, Mike Kull, Ricky Riccardi and Scott Wenzel 


Producer’s Note: The vision of this set was to release all of the live Louis Armstrong All Star performances from the RCA Victor and Columbia catalog in addition to studio sessions that were later enhanced with dubbed-in applause. For these studio sessions we have gone back to the original ¼” tape and re-mastered them free of any dubbed applause and, to the best of our ability, restored these performances to their full unedited form. These sessions include the Milan movie theater date (Session E), the Columbia studio session from Los Angeles (Session F) and the Lewisohn Stadium rehearsal (Session L). Also included are two interview segments with George Avakian and Edward R. Murrow. 


Although the original acetate discs used for recording the 1947 Town Hall and Carnegie Hall concerts (Sessions A & B) are feared to no longer exist they were transferred to tape before their disappearance. These tapes are what we have used for our source material except for the six titles from Carnegie Hall that initially were released on 78; for those we have gone back to the original metal parts. 


The discography is presented here in chronological order. However, the CDs have not been sequenced chronologically to make for a better listening experience. Any alternate takes from Session (F) are included at the end of Disc VI. All others are presented in the order of performance.  


The sound quality will differ throughout this set due to various amounts of tape deterioration. For both the Newport concerts, either the volume on the microphone used for Louis’ vocals was not properly set or that the mic was damaged in some way. We’ve tried our best to use the best sound made available from two separate vocal mics provided at the time by the Voice of America and Columbia Records. 


This set is dedicated to George Avakian.

Scott Wenzel 

Ricky Riccardi


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