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The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 - 66


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The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 - 66
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THE COMPLETE LOUIS ARMSTRONG
 COLUMBIA AND RCA VICTOR STUDIO SESSIONS 1946–1966

DISC I

THE RCA VICTOR 78 SINGLES

   1.  Long Long Journey (A) 4:33
 (Leonard Feather)

   2.  Snafu (A) 4:16
 (Leonard Feather)

   3.  Linger In My Arms A Little Longer (B) 2:57
 (Herb Magidson)

   4.  Whatta Ya Gonna Do? (B) 2:53
 (S. Skylar-P. Lewis)

   5.  No Variety Blues (B) 2:54
 (L. Armstrong-H. Fairbanks)

   6.  Joseph ’N His Brudders (B) 3:03
 (Armstrong-Bell-Kroll)

   7.  Back O’ Town Blues (B) 3:15
 (L. Armstrong-L. Russell)

   8.  I Want A Little Girl (C) 3:01
 (M. Mencher-B. Moll)

   9.  Sugar (C) 3:25
 (Maceo Pinkard)

 10.  Blues For Yesterday (C) 2:36
 (Lester Carr)

 11.  Blues In The South (C) 3:03
 (L. Carr-W. Johnstone)

 12.  Endie (D) 2:53
 (L. Alter-E. DeLange)

 13.  The Blues Are Brewin’ (D) 2:55
 (L. Alter-E. DeLange)

 14.  Do You Know What It Means To Miss
New Orleans (D) 3:00
     (L. Alter-E. DeLange)

 15.  Where The Blues Were Born In
New Orleans (D) 3:06
     (B. Carleton-C. Dixon)

 16.  Mahogany Hall Stomp (D) 2:57
 (Spencer Williams)

 17.  I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder (E) 2:33
 (Daryl Hutchins)

 18.  I Believe (E) 3:00
 (S. Cahn-J. Styne)

 19.  Why Doubt My Love (E) 3:24
 (L. Armstrong-H. Mercer)

 20.  It Takes Time (E) 2:40
 (Arthur Korb)

 21.  You Don’t Learn That In School (E) 2:41
 (R. Alfred-M. Fisher)

 22.  Jack-Armstrong Blues (F) 3:01
 (L. Armstrong-J. Teagarden)

 23.  Rockin’ Chair (F) 3:06
 (Hoagy Carmichael)

 24.  Some Day (You’ll Be Sorry) (F) 3:13
 (Louis Armstrong)

 25.  Fifty-Fifty Blues (F) 2:59
 (Billy Moore Jr.)

 

DISC II

RCA VICTOR & COLUMBIA SINGLES

   1.  A Song Was Born (G) 3:20
 (D. Raye-G. DePaul)

   2.  Please Stop Playing Those Blues,
Boys (G) 3:20
     (C. Demetrius-F. Moore)

   3.  Before Long (G) 2:55
 (S. Catlett-C. Sigman)

   4.  Lovely Weather We’re Having (G) 3:19
 (Joe Bushkin)

   5.  ’Taint What You Do (J) 2:47
 (S. Oliver-T. Young)

   6.  Back O’ Town Blues (N) 3:51
 (L. Armstrong-L. Russell)

   7.  Mack The Knife (N) 3:25
 (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

   8.  Mack The Knife (with Lotte Lenya) (N) 3:13
 (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

   9.  Rain, Rain (O) 2:40
 (H. Stanley-I. Taylor)

 10.  I Never Saw A Better Day (O) 3:13
 (H. Stanley-I. Taylor)

 11.  Music To Shave By (P) 2:45
Ain’t Misbehavin’
     (Razaf-Waller-Brooks)
You Make Me Feel So Young
     (M. Gordon-J. Myrow)
When You’re Smiling
     (Fisher-Goodwin-Shay)

 12.  Cabaret (W) 3:10
 (J. Kander-F. Ebb)

 13.  Canal Street Blues (W) 3:01
 (Joe Oliver)

 14.  ’Taint What You Do (-5 and discussion from rehearsal take) (J) 3:33

 15.  Back O’ Town Blues (reh) (N) 5:50
 (L. Armstrong-L. Russell)

 16.  Mack The Knife (reh #1) (N) 4:21
 (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 17.  Mack The Knife (-1) (N) 3:51
 (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 18.  Mack The Knife
(reh #2 and voice tracks) (N) 2:43
     (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 19.  Mack The Knife
(-3 and inserts #1) (N) 4:19
     (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 20.  Mack The Knife (-7) (N) 3:35
 (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 21.  Mack The Knife (with Lotte Lenya)
(BDs and inserts) (N) 8:35
     (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 22.  Mack The Knife (Moritat)
(instrumental) (N) 2:11
     (Blitzstein-Weill-Brecht)

 

DISC III

LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W.C. HANDY (master LP and alternates)

   1.  St. Louis Blues (I) 8:53
 (W. C. Handy)

   2.  Yellow Dog Blues (J) 4:16
 (W. C. Handy)

   3.  Loveless Love (H) 4:28
 (W.C. Handy)

   4.  Aunt Hagar’s Blues (H) 4:59
 (W.C. Handy-T. Brymn)

   5.  Long Gone (H) 5:11
 (W.C. Handy-C. Smith)

   6.  The Memphis Blues (I) 3:00
 (W.C. Handy)

   7.  Beale Street Blues (H) 4:57
 (W.C. Handy)

   8.  Ole Miss Blues (H) 3:27
 (W. C. Handy)

   9.  Chantez-Les Bas (J) 4:48
 (W. C. Handy)

 10.  Hesitating Blues (H) 5:21
 (W.C. Handy)

 11.  Atlanta Blues (I) 4:34
 (D. Elman-W. C. Handy)

 12.  St. Louis Blues (-3) and Armstrong/ Avakian discussion (I) 12:11
     (W. C. Handy)

 13.  St. Louis Blues (-4) (I) 8:57
 (W.C. Handy)

 14.  Yellow Dog Blues (-1) (J) 4:32
 (W. C. Handy)

 

DISC IV

LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W.C. HANDY (alternates)

   1.  Loveless Love (reh tk) (H) 6:10
 (W. C. Handy)

   2.  Loveless Love (alt tk. -8) (H) 4:38
 (W. C. Handy)

   3.  Loveless Love (insert take) (H) 3:28
 (W. C. Handy)

   4.  Aunt Hagar’s Blues (-1 through -4) (H) 5:13
 (W.C. Handy-T. Brymn)

   5.  Aunt Hagar’s Blues (-9) (H) 5:12
 (W.C. Handy-T. Brymn)

   6.  Alligator Story (H) 0:48

   7.  Long Gone (reh #1) (H) 5:15
 (W.C. Handy-C. Smith)

   8.  Long Gone (-1 and reh #2) (H) 5:17
 (W.C. Handy-C. Smith)

   9.  Long Gone (-5) (H) 7:53
 (W.C. Handy-C. Smith)

 10.  The Memphis Blues (-2) (I) 3:09
 (W.C. Handy)

 11.  Beale Street Blues (-1) (H) 4:35
 (W.C. Handy)

 12.  Ole Miss Blues (-1) (H) 4:47
 (W. C. Handy)

 13.  Ole Miss Blues (-3) (H) 4:43
 (W. C. Handy)

 14.  Chantez-Les Bas (-2) (J) 3:53
 (W. C. Handy)

 15.  Hesitating Blues (reh tk) (H) 5:38
 (W. C. Handy)

 16.  Atlanta Blues (-2) (I) 4:55
 (D. Elman-W. C. Handy)

 17.  Atlanta Blues (-3) (I) 4:39
 (D. Elman-W. C. Handy)

 

DISC V

SATCH PLAYS FATS
 (master LP and alternates)

   1.  Honeysuckle Rose (K) 2:53
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

   2.  Blue Turning Grey Over You (L) 4:57
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

   3.  I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (L) 4:26
 (F. Waller-A. Hill)

   4.  Squeeze Me (M) 5:04
 (C. Williams-F. Waller)

   5.  Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (M) 3:20
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

   6.  All That Meat And No Potatoes (L) 5:17
 (F. Waller-E. Kirkeby)

   7.  I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (K) 3:10
 (Rose-Link-Waller)

   8.  Black And Blue (K) 4:42
 (Razaf-Waller-Brooks)

   9.  Ain’t Misbehavin’ (M) 3:58
 (Razaf-Waller-Brooks)

 10.  Honeysuckle Rose (-1) (K) 5:00
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

 11.  Honeysuckle Rose (-5) (K) 3:12
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

 12.  Blue Turning Grey Over You (-2) (L) 4:50
 (Razaf-Waller)

 13.  Blue Turning Grey Over You
(-3 and inserts) (L) 6:47
     (Razaf-Waller)

 14.  Blue Turning Grey Over You (-5) (L) 5:28
 (Razaf-Waller)

 15.  I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (-3) (L) 4:53
 (F. Waller-A. Hill)

 16.  I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (-5) (L) 4:55
 (F. Waller-A. Hill)

 17.  Squeeze Me (-1) (M) 6:21
 (C. Williams-F. Waller)

 

DISC VI

SATCH PLAYS FATS (alternates) and
 THE REAL AMBASSADORS (master LP)

   1.  Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (-4) (M) 3:37
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

   2.  Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (-9) (M) 3:28
 (A. Razaf-F. Waller)

   3.  All That Meat And No Potatoes (-1) (L) 5:06
 (F. Waller-E. Kirkeby)

   4.  I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (-2) (K) 3:27
 (Rose-Link-Waller)

   5.  I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling (-5) (K) 3:21
 (Rose-Link-Waller)

   6.  Black And Blue (reh) (K) 3:24
 (Razaf-Waller-Brooks)

   7.  Ain’t Misbehavin’ (-1) (K) 4:46
 (Razaf-Waller-Brooks)

   8.  Everybody’s Comin’ (R) 1:50
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

   9.  Cultural Exchange (T) 4:42
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 10.  Good Reviews (S), (U), (V) 2:09
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 11.  Remember Who You Are (U) 2:33
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 12.  My One Bad Habit (V) 2:41
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 13.  Summer Song (U) 3:18
 (Dave Brubeck)

 14.  King For A Day (T) 3:41
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 15.  Blow Satchmo (Q) 0:48
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 16.  The Real Ambassador (Q, R) 3:12
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 17.  In The Lurch (V) 2:32
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 18.  One Moment Worth Years (S) 4:22
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 19.  They Say I Look Like God (R) 5:30
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 20.  Since Love Had Its Way (T) 2:35
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 21.  I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me (S) 3:02
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 22.  Swing Bells / Blow Satchmo / Finale
(Q). (R), (T), (U) 6:03
     (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 

DISC VII

THE REAL AMBASSADORS
 (singles and alternates)

   1.  Nomad (T) 2:56
 (Dave Brubeck)

   2.  You Swing Baby (The Duke) (S) 2:36
 (Dave Brubeck)

   3.  Lonesome (U) 2:30
 (Dave Brubeck)

   4.  Nomad (-10) (T) 3:26
 (Dave Brubeck)

   5.  Lonesome (1st version) (-2) (U) 3:08
 (Dave Brubeck)

   6.  Lonesome (2nd version) (-3 and reading) (U) 4:17
 (Dave Brubeck)

   7.  Everybody’s Comin’ (-2) (R) 1:59
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

   8.  Cultural Exchange (-2) (T) 5:29
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

   9.  Good Reviews
(-7 / tags #1 & #2) (S) 2:40
     (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 10.  Good Reviews (insert -2) (U) 1:48
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 11.  Remember Who You Are (-6) (U) 2:54
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 12.  Summer Song (-2 and inserts) (S), (U) 3:37
 (Dave Brubeck)

 13.  King For A Day (-4) (T) 4:09
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 14.  Blow Satchmo (-1) (R) 1:28
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 15.  The Real Ambassador (-4) (BD) (R) 1:08
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 16.  The Real Ambassador (-5) (R) 3:53
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 17.  One Moment Worth Years (-1) (S) 4:29
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 18.  They Say I Look Like God (-1) (R) 4:54
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 19.  They Say I Look Like God (-3) (R) 5:14
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 20.  Since Love Had Its Way (-2) (T) 2:51
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 21.  I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me (-5) (S) 3:04
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 22.  Swing Bells (remake insert #1 -4) (T) 0:45
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 23.  Blow Satchmo (remake -1) (S) 1:11
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 24.  Finale (-1) (T) :33
 (D. Brubeck-I. Brubeck)

 

DISCOGRAPHY

For the purposes of this discography, only the first release of each matrix is listed. The RCA Victor releases were all initially issued on 78 unless noted. The Columbia releases were all initially issued on LP unless noted.

To the best of our knowledge, this discography is presented chronologically in the order in which each take was recorded. However, the CDs are not sequenced chronologically.

When a matrix number is shown with more than one take, it is because there has been multiple takes spliced together to make up the master take. (For example, CCO 5521-7/-10 (mst) Aunt Hagar's Blues is understood to mean takes -7 and -10 were used to make up the master take of aunt hagar’s blues).

Some takes include inserts and tags which are brief solo or ensemble cuts either from existing takes or recorded specifically to take the place of a flawed performance or to enhance an existing take.

The following reference material used for this discography was All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems (Scarecrow Press, 2006) and research obtained by the producers. Other information came from American Federation of Musician logs from both RCA Victor and Columbia.

Label Abbreviations: BOM for Book-of-the-Month; Col for Columbia; Col Mas for Columbia Masterworks; and RCA Vic for RCA Victor.

Country Abbreviations: (F) for France; (G) for Germany.

Other Abbreviations: alt for alternate take; BGT for background track; BD for breakdown; cad for cadenza; FS for false start; inc for incomplete; mst for master and reh for rehearsal.

(A) ESQUIRE ALL-AMERICAN 1946 AWARD WINNERS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl),
 Charlie Shavers (tp), Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Don Byas (ts), Duke Ellington (p, speech), Billy Strayhorn (p), Remo Palmieri (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Sonny Greer (d).

NYC, January 10, 1946
session starts at 8:45pm
 Supervised by Leonard Feather and Steve Sholes

PD6-VC-5020-1                  Long Long Journey
 (LA-vcl) (DE-speech)                      RCA Vic 40-4001 (12")

PD6-VC-5021-1                  Snafu -1                                                    -

-1 Neal Hefti (tp) replaces Shavers and omit Ellington.

(B) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Ludwig Jordan,
 Ed Mullens, Fats Ford, William “Chieftie” Scott (tp), “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Adam Martin, Norman Powe, Al Cobbs (tb), Don Hill, Amos Gordon (as), Johnny Sparrow (ts), Joe Garland (ts, arr), Ernest Thompson (bari), Ed Swanston (p), Elmer Warner (g, el-g), Arvell Shaw (b), Butch Ballard (d), Velma Middleton (vcl), Don Redman (arr).

NYC, April 27, 1946
1:00–4:35 pm
 Supervised by Eli Oberstein

D6-VB-1736-1                    Linger In My Arms A Little
 Longer (LA-vcl) (DR-arr)                RCA Vic 20-1912

D6-VB-1737-1                    Whatta Ya Gonna Do? (LA-vcl)        RCA Vic 20-1891

D6-VB-1738-1                    No Variety Blues (LA, VM-vcl)                -

D6-VB-1739-1                    Joseph ’N His Brudders
 (LA, ens-vcl)                                     RCA Vic 20-2612

D6-VB-1740-1                    Back O’ Town Blues (LA, VM-vcl)   RCA Vic 20-1912

Note: Joe Garland is possibly the arranger on these titles unless where noted.

Some discographies incorrectly list no variety blues with the issued take being released as -2.

(C) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS HOT SEVEN: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Vic Dickenson (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Charlie Beal (p), Allan Reuss (g), Red Callender (b), Zutty Singleton (d).

LA, September 6, 1946
7:30–10:30 pm
 Supervised by Leonard Feather, Walt Heebner and Steve Sholes

D6-VB-2149-1                    I Want A Little Girl (LA-vcl)            Swing 223 (F), RCA Vic 20-2612

D6-VB-2150-1                    Sugar (LA-vcl)                                  Swing 251 (F), RCA Vic 40-0136

Leonard Feather (p) replaces Beal.

D6-VB-2151-1                    Blues For Yesterday (LA-vcl)          Swing 223 (F), RCA Vic 20-2456

D6-VB-2152-1                    Blues In The South (LA-vcl)            Swing 251 (F), RCA Vic 20-2456

Note: Although carrying RCA Victor matrix numbers, this session was made for the French label Swing and issued just prior to the RCA Victor releases.

(D) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA -1: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Robert Butler, Lewis Gray, Ed Mullens, Fats Ford (tp), “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Waddet Williams, Nat Allen, James Whitney (tb), Don Hill, Amos Gordon (as), Johnny Sparrow, Joe Garland (ts),
 Ernest Thompson (bari), Earl Mason (p), Elmer Warner (g), Arvell Shaw (b), Edmond McConney (d).

LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS DIXIELAND SEVEN -2: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Kid Ory (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Charlie Beal (p), Bud Scott (g), Red Callender (b), Minor Hall (d).

LA, October 17, 1946
1:00-3:45 am -1/4:15-6:00 am -2
 Supervised by Walt Heebner

D6-VB-2190-1                    Endie (LA-vcl) -1                             RCA Vic 20-2087

D6-VB-2191-1                    The Blues Are Brewin’ (LA-vcl) -1 RCA Vic LJM 1005 (LP)

D6-VB-2192-1                    Do You Know What It Means To
 Miss New Orleans (LA-vcl) -2         RCA Vic 20-2087

D6-VB-2193-1                    Where The Blues Were Born In
 New Orleans (LA-vcl) -2                 RCA Vic 20-2088

D6-VB-2194-1                    Mahogany Hall Stomp -2                         -

D6-VB-2195                        Farewell To Storyville-2                  unissued, master no longer exists

Note: Joe Garland is possibly the arranger on both of the big band titles.

(E) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Robert Butler, Chiefie Scott, Sleepy Grider, Ed Mullens, Fats Ford (tp), “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Waddet Williams, Slim Moore, James Whitney (tb), Arthur Dennis, Amos Gordon (as), Johnny Sparrow, Joe Garland (ts), Ernest Thompson (bari), Earl Mason (p), Elmer Warner (g, el-g), Arvell Shaw (b),
 James “Coatsville” Harris (d).

NYC, March 12, 1947
4:30–9:00 pm
 Supervised by Eli Oberstein and Russ Case

D7-VB-647-1                      I Wonder, I Wonder,
 I Wonder (LA-vcl)                            RCA Vic 20-2228

D7-VB-648-1                      I Believe (LA-vcl)                             RCA Vic 20-2240

D7-VB-649-1                      Why Doubt My Love (LA-vcl)         RCA Vic VPM 6044 (LP)

D7-VB-650-1                      It Takes Time (LA-vcl)                    RCA Vic 20-2228

D7-VB-651-1                      You Don’t Learn That
 In School (LA-vcl)                            RCA Vic 20-2240

Note: Joe Garland is possibly the arranger on all these titles.

(F) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Bobby Hackett (cor), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Peanuts Hucko (cl, ts), Ernie Caceres (cl, bari), Johnny Guarnieri (p, cel), Al Casey (g), Al Hall (b), Cozy Cole (d).

NYC, June 10, 1947

D7-VB-952-1                      Jack-Armstrong Blues
 (LA, JT-vcl)                                       RCA Vic 20-2348

D7-VB-953-1                      Rockin’ Chair (LA, JT-vcl)                        -

D7-VB-954-1                      Some Day (You’ll Be Sorry)
 (LA-vcl)                                             RCA Vic 20-2530

D7-VB-955-1                      Fifty-Fifty Blues (LA, JT-vcl)                   -

Note: Some discographies incorrectly list jack-armstrong blues and fifty-fifty blues with the issued take being released as -2.

(G) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl),
 Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Barney Bigard (cl), Dick Cary (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Sid Catlett (d).

Chicago, October 16, 1947

D7-VB-1082-1                    A Song Was Born (LA, JT-vcl)         RCA Vic 20-3064

D7-VB-1083-1                    Please Stop Playing
 Those Blues, Boys (LA, JT-vcl)        RCA Vic 20-2648

D7-VB-1084-1                    Before Long (LA-vcl)                       RCA Vic 20-3064

D7-VB-1085-1                    Lovely Weather We’re
 Having (LA-vcl)                                RCA Vic 20-2648

Note: Some 78 issues from RCA Victor and His Master’s Voice (England) contain various take numbers but it has been confirmed they are all -1.

(H) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (vcl),
 Sheik Pittman, Doc Pugh, Felicia Sanders, Ernest “Six” Smith, others unidentified (choir).

Chicago, July 12, 1954
 Supervised by George Avakian

CCO 5521-1 thru -3 (BD)   Aunt Hagar's Blues                          previously unissued

CCO 5521-4                        Aunt Hagar's Blues (LA-vcl)                   -

CCO 5521-5 (BD #4)          Aunt Hagar's Blues                          unissued

CCO 5521-6 (BD #5)          Aunt Hagar's Blues                                  -

CCO 5521-7                        Aunt Hagar's Blues (LA-vcl)           partially unissued

CCO 5521-7b (BD #6         Aunt Hagar's Blues                          unissued

CCO 5521-8 (BD #7)          Aunt Hagar's Blues                                  -

CCO 5521-9                        Aunt Hagar's Blues (LA-vcl)           previously unissued

CCO 5521-10 (FS)              Aunt Hagar’s Blues                          unissued

CCO 5521-10 ½                  Aunt Hagar’s Blues (LA-vcl)           ?Col CJ 40242 (LP)/
 Col CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5521-7/-10 ½ (mst)  Aunt Hagar's Blues (LA-vcl)           Col CL 6334 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5522-reh                     Hesitating Blues (LA, VM-vcl)         Col CK 64925 (CD)

CCO 5522-1(BD)                Hesitating Blues (LA, VM-vcl)         partially unissued

CCO 5522-2                        Hesitating Blues (LA, VM-vcl)         ?Col CJ 40242 (LP)/
 Col CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5522-1/-2 (mst)        Hesitating Blues (LA, VM-vcl)         Col CL 6335 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5523-1                        Ole Miss Blues                                  previously unissued

CCO 5523-“1a” (BD)          Ole Miss Blues                                  partially unissued

CCO 5523-2                        Ole Miss Blues                                  unissued

CCO 5523-3                        Ole Miss Blues                                  ?Col CJ 40242 (LP)/
 Col CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5523-“1a”/-2/-3 (mst)                                                        Ole Miss Blues               ?Col CL 6335 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5524-1                        Beale Street Blues (LA-vcl)             previously unissued

CCO 5524-insert                 Beale Street Blues                            partially unissued

CCO 5524-2                        Beale Street Blues (LA-vcl)             Col CJ 40242 (LP)/Col CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5524-1/insert/-2 (mst)                                                       Beale Street Blues (LA-vcl)          Col CL 6335 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5525-reh/insert         Loveless Love (LA, VM-vcl)             Col CK 64925 (CD)

CCO 5525-1 thru -5 (BD)   Loveless Love                                   unissued

CCO 5525-6 (BD)               Loveless Love (LA, VM-vcl)                     -

CCO 5525-7 (BD)               Loveless Love                                           -

CCO 5525-8                        Loveless Love (LA, VM-vcl)             previously unissued

CCO 5528-insert                 Loveless Love                                           -

CCO 5525-7/-8/insert (mst)                                                        Loveless Love (LA, VM-vcl)          Col CL 6334 (10"), CL 591 (12")

No matrix                            Alligator Story (LA-speech)             Col CJ 40242 (LP)/CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5526-reh #1               Long Gone (LA, VM, choir-vcl)        Col CK 64925 (CD)

CCO 5526-1 and reh #2     Long Gone (LA, VM-vcl)                  previously unissued

CCO 5526-2 (BD #1)          Long Gone (LA, VM, choir-vcl)        unissued

CCO 5526-3 (BD #2)          Long Gone (LA, VM, choir-vcl)                -

CCO 5526-4                        Long Gone (LA, VM, choir-vcl)        partially unissued

CCO 5526-5                         Long Gone (LA, VM, choir-vcl)         Col CJ 40242 (LP)/CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5526-1/-4/-5 (mst)   Long Gone (LA, VM, choir-vcl)        Col CL 6334 (10"), CL 591 (12")

Note: Some 78 and 45 issues of this material are edited versions of master takes and are not included in this package.

CCO 5521-10 ½, CCO 5522-2, CCO 5524-2 were all issued on Columbia CK/CJ 40242 but are not included in this package since most of the take is heard in the master take.

The rehearsal take of loveless love released on Columbia CK 64925 used a ride-out chorus from a later insert take. This is the first issue of the unedited rehearsal take. And from the same CD release, the rehearsal take of long gone is edited and resequenced. This set contains (for the first time) both unedited rehearsal takes in their entirety and as they were originally recorded.

(I) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb, vcl), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d), Velma Middleton (vcl).

Chicago, July 13, 1954
 Supervised by George Avakian

CCO 5527-1 (BD                 The Memphis Blues (LA-vcl)          unissued

CCO 5527-2                        The Memphis Blues (LA-vcl)          previously unissued

CCO 5527-3 (mst)              The Memphis Blues (LA-vcl)          Col CL 6335 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5528-1 & -2 (BDs)      St. Louis Blues (LA, VM-vcl)            unissued

CCO 5528-3                        St. Louis Blues (LA, VM-vcl)            partially unissued

CCO 5528- “-3a”                 discussion                                         previously unissued

CCO 5528-4                        St. Louis Blues (LA, VM-vcl)            Col CL 40242 (LP),
                                                            CLK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5528-3/-4 (mst)        St. Louis Blues (LA-VM-vcl)            Col CL 6334 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5529-1 (BD)               Atlanta Blues                                    unissued

CCO 5529-2                        Atlanta Blues (LA-vcl)                     previously unissued

CCO 5529-3                        Atlanta Blues (LA-vcl)                     Col CJ 40242 (LP)/
                                                            CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5529-4 (mst)              Atlanta Blues (LA-vcl)                     partially unissued

CCO 5529-3/-4 (mst)        Atlanta Blues (LA-vcl)                     Col CL 6335 (10"), CL 591 (12")

Note: The master take of atlanta blues also includes an overdub of Armstrong’s trumpet and vocal, which was recorded on September 3, 1954.

Matrix CCO 5528-3 partially was issued on the Columbia CJ / CK 40242 LP and CD release but the full take is presented here in its entirety.

(J) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Same as (I).

Chicago, July 14, 1954
 Supervised by George Avakian

CCO 5530-1 (BD)               Chantez-Les Bas                               unissued

CCO 5530-2                        Chantez-Les Bas (LA-vcl)                previously unissued

CCO 5530-3                        Chantez-Les Bas (LA-vcl)                Col CJ 40242 (LP)/CK 40242 (CD)

CCO 5530-2/-3 (mst)        Chantez-Les Bas (LA-vcl)                Col CL 6335 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5531-1                        Yellow Dog Blues (LA-vcl)              previously unissued

CCO 5531-2 (mst)              Yellow Dog Blues (LA-vcl)              Col CL 6334 (10"), CL 591 (12")

CCO 5532-reh                     ’Taint What You Do (TY-vcl)           unissued

CCO 5532-1 (BD #1)          ’Taint What You Do                                  -

CCO 5532-2                        ’Taint What You Do (TY-vcl)           partially unissued

CCO 5532-3 (BD #2)          ’Taint What You Do                          unissued

CCO 5532-4 (BD #3)          ’Taint What You Do                                 -

CCO 5532-5                        ’Taint What You Do (TY-vcl)           BOM 21-6547

CCO 5532-insert #1           ’Taint What You Do (TY-vcl)           unissued

CCO 5532-insert #2           ’Taint What You Do (TY-vcl)           partially unissued

CCO 5532-2/insert #2 (mst)                                                       ’Taint What You Do (TY-vcl)        Philips (G) 321 970 BF (45)

Note: There is some discussion prior to the start of the master take of ’taint what you do.

(K) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Same as (I).

New York, April 26, 1955
6:00–9:00 pm
 Supervised by George Avakian

CO 53251-1                        I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
 (LA-vcl)                                             unissued

CO 53251-2                        I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
 (LA-vcl)                                             previously unissued

CO 53251-3 (BD #1)          I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling           unissued

CO 53251-4 (BD #2)          I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
 (LA-vcl)                                                     -

CO 53251-5                        I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
 (LA-vcl)                                             previously unissued

CO 53251-6                        I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
 (LA-vcl)                                             partially unissued

CO 53251-insert                 I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling                   -

CO 53251-6/insert (mst)  I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
 (LA-vcl)                                             Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53252-reh                     Black and Blue (LA-vcl)                   previously unissued

CO 53252-1 (BD)               Black and Blue (LA-vcl)                   unissued

CO 52352-2                        Black and Blue (LA-vcl)                   partially unissued

CO 52352-3                        Black and Blue (LA-vcl)                           -

CO 52352-insert                 Black and Blue (LA-vcl)                           -

CO 52352-2/-3/insert (mst)                                                       Black and Blue (LA-vcl)                Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53253-1                        Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)     previously unissued

CO 53253-2                        Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)     unissued

CO 53253-3 (BD #1)          Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)             -

CO 53253-4                        Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)     partially unissued

CO 53253-5                        Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)     ?Col CJ 40378 (LP)/
 Col CK 40378 (CD)

CO 53253-6 (BD #2)          Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)     partially unissued

CO 53253-7                        Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)             -

CO 53253-8                        Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)             -

CO 53253-4 thru 8 (mst)   Honeysuckle Rose (LA, VM-vcl)     Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53254-1                        Ain’t Misbehavin’ (LA-vcl)              ?Col CJ 40378 (LP)/
 Col CK 40378 (CD)

CO 53254-2 (BD)               Ain’t Misbehavin’                             unissued

CO 53254-3                        Ain’t Misbehavin’ (LA-vcl)                      -

Note: CO 53251-6 is a breakdown but is continued after a discussion without calling a new take number.

Columbia CK 64925 (CD) contains edited takes of i’ve got a feeling i’m falling and black and blue which are made up of different takes than heard on Columbia CL 708 (LP). Those edited takes are not included in this set.

Louis overdubbed a second vocal part on the master take of i’ve got a feeling i’m falling on Columbia CL 708 (LP). Col 40378 (LP) and (CD) contain the same master take of i’ve got a feeling i’m falling but without the overdubbed vocal.

CO 53253-7 includes a false start before the complete take begins.

ain’t misbehavin’  takes -1 through -3 have been assigned in discographies to the May 3, 1955 session but recent research has determined that it belongs to this session while the master take (-4) belongs to the May 3 date.

(L) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Same as (I).

New York, April 27, 1955
5:00–8:00 pm
 Supervised by George Avakian

CO 53258-1                        I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  unissued

CO 53258-2 (BD #1)          I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby                         -

CO 53258-3                        I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  previously unissued

CO 53258-4 (BD #2)          I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  unissued

CO 53258-5                        I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  previously unissued

CO 53258-6 (BD #3)          I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  unissued

CO 53258-7 (BD #4)          I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  partially unissued

CO 53258-inserts #1-4      I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  unissued

CO 53258-insert #5           I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  partially unissued

CO 53258-inserts #6-9      I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)  unissued

CO 53258-7/insert #5 (mst)                                                       I’m Crazy Bout My Baby (LA-vcl)               Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53259-1 (BD #1)          Blue Turning Grey Over You           unissued

CO 53259-2                        Blue Turning Grey Over You (LA-vcl)     previously unissued

CO 53259-3 (BD #2)/inserts                                                       Blue Turning Grey Over You (LA-vcl)          partially unissued

CO 53259-4 (BD #3)/inserts                                                       Blue Turning Grey Over You (LA-vcl)           unissued

CO 53259-5                        Blue Turning Grey Over You (LA-vcl)     partially unissued

CO 53259-3/-4/-5/ins (mst)                                                       Blue Turning Grey Over You (LA-vcl)           Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53260-1                        All That Meat And No Potatoes
 (LA, VM-vcl)                                     previously unissued

CO 53260-2 (BD #1)          All That Meat And No Potatoes
 (LA, VM-vcl)                                     partially unissued

CO 53260-3 (BD #2)          All That Meat And No Potatoes      unissued

CO 53260-4 (BD #3)          All That Meat And No Potatoes
 (LA, VM-vcl)                                     partially unissued

CO 53260-1/-2/-4 (mst)   All That Meat And No Potatoes
 (LA, VM-vcl)                                     Col CL 708 (LP)

Note: Columbia CJ 40378 (LP), CK 40378 (CD) and CK 64925 (CD) (releases not shown above in this discography) contain edited takes of i’m crazy ’bout my baby and blue turning grey over you which are made up of different takes than heard on Columbia CL 708 (LP). These edited takes are not included in this set.

Portions of blue turning grey over you -3 were released on Columbia CJ/CK 40378. However, this is the first issue of the unedited take. And even though it is shown here as a breakdown, the take continues but without the announcement of a new take.

all that meat and no potatoes -4, even though it is shown here as a breakdown, the take continues but without the announcement of a new take.

(M) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Same as (I) except add George Avakian (vcl).

New York, May 3, 1955
5:30–8:30 pm
 Supervised by George Avakian

CO 53254-4 (remake) (mst)                                                        Ain’t Misbehavin’ (LA-vcl)           Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53272-1 (BD #1)          Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
 (LA-vcl)                                             unissued

CO 53272-2 (BD #2)          Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now                  -

CO 53272-3                        Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (LA-vcl)   -

CO 53272-4                        Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
 (LA-vcl)                                             previously unissued

CO 53272-5 thru -7 (BDs) Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
 (LA-vcl)                                             unissued

CO 53272-8                        Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (LA-vcl)    -

CO 53272-9                        Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (LA-vcl)     ?Col CJ 40378 (LP)/
 Col CK 40378 (CD)

CO 53272-10                      Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (LA-vcl)    partially unissued

CO 53272-9/-10 (mst)      Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now (LA-vcl)      Col CL 708 (LP)

CO 53273-1 (reh and BD #1)                                                        Squeeze Me (LA, GA, VM-vcl)       previously unissued

CO 53273-2 thru -5 (BDs) Squeeze Me (VM-vcl)                       unissued

CO 53273-5b                      Squeeze Me (VM-vcl)                               -

CO 53273-6                        Squeeze Me (VM-vcl)                               -

CO 53273-7                        Squeeze Me                                      partially unissued

CO 53273-insert                 Squeeze Me                                              -

CO 53273-7/insert (mst)  Squeeze Me (LA, VM-vcl)                Col CL 708 (LP)

Note: Discographies list matrix CO 53254 as being recorded at a number of different sessions. However, it has been confirmed that the master was recorded on May 3 while the earlier takes were recorded on April 26.

Armstrong overdubbed his vocal on the master take of squeeze me and overdubbed his trumpet on the master take of keepin’ out of mischief now. Columbia CJ 40378 (LP)/CK 40378 (CD) contain the same master take of squeeze me without his vocal dubbed in and the complete take of CO 53272-9 of keepin’ out of mischief now without the overdubbed trumpet. However, parts of -10 were used for both the initial release (Columbia CL 708) and the reissue (Columbia CJ/CK 40378).

(N) LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ALL STARS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (b), Barrett Deems (d), Lotte Lenya (vcl), Turk Murphy (arr).

NYC, September 28–29, 1955
10:30 pm–3:00 am
 Supervised by George Avakian

CO 53817-reh                     Back O’ Town Blues (LA-vcl) -1      BOM 21-6547

CO 53817-1 & -2 (BDs)      Back O’ Town Blues                         unissued

CO 53817-3                        Back O’ Town Blues (LA-vcl) -1      partially unissued

CO 53817-1v/-2v/-3v       Back O’ Town Blues (LA-vcl)          unissued

CO 53817-4                        Back O’ Town Blues (LA-vcl) -1              -

CO 53817-“?”/-3                Back O’ Town Blues (LA-vcl) -1      Col 40587 (78)/4-40587 (45)

CO 53818-reh #1               Mack The Knife (TM-arr)                previously unissued

CO 53818-1                        Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr)         -

CO 53818-reh #2               Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr)         -

CO 53818-voice tracks       Mack The Knife (LA-vcl)                 partially unissued

CO 53818-2                        Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr) unissued

CO 53818-3                        Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr) previously unissued

CO 53818-4                        Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr) partially unissued

CO 53818-insert #1           Mack The Knife (TM-arr)                previously unissued

CO 53818-insert #2           Mack The Knife (TM-arr)                unissued

CO 53818-insert #3           Mack The Knife (TM-arr)               partially unissued

CO 53818-5 & -6 (BDs)      Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr)        -

CO 53818-7                        Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr) previously unissued

CO 53818-voice tracks/-3/-4/
 -5/-6/ins #3 (mst)             Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr) Col 40587 (78)/4-40587 (45)

CO 53819-background track                                                       Mack The Knife (TM-arr)             unissued

CO 53819-1 (BD #1)          Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr)      Sony MHK 60647 (CD)

CO 53819-insert #1 (BD #2)                                                                Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr)   -

CO 53819-insert #2 (BD #3)                                                                Mack The Knife (LA-vcl) (TM-arr)      -

CO 53819-insert #3           Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr)     -

CO 53819-insert #4 (BD #4)                                                                Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr) -

CO 53819-insert #5           Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr)    -

CO 53819-insert #6 (BD #5)                                                                Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr) -

CO 53819-insert #7           Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr)    -

CO 53819-master               Mack The Knife (LA, LL-vcl) (TM-arr)    -

CO 53820-1 (BD #1)          Moritat (TM-arr)                             unissued

CO 53820-2 (BD #2)          Moritat (TM-arr)                                     -

CO 53820-3 (BD #3)          Moritat (TM-arr)                                     -

CO 53820-4 (inc)               Moritat (TM-arr)                                     -

CO 53820-5                        Moritat (TM-arr)                             BOM 21-6547

CO 53820-6                        Moritat (TM-arr)                             unissued

CO 53820-insert                 Moritat (TM-arr)                                     -

-1 includes vocal asides by Doc Pugh, Arvell Shaw, Trummy Young and an unidentified voice.

Note: The master take of back o’ town blues, although shown on the original 78 as CO 53817-2, is a composite of an unidentified take (shown as CO 53817-“?”) and CO 53817-3. CO 53817-1v/-2v/-3v references three takes of just Armstrong’s vocal.

CO 53818-7 was partially issued on the LP louis armstrong and eddie condon at newport (Columbia CL 931).

Except for the master take, matrix CO 53819 are all combined as one track on Sony MHK 60657 (CD) and this Mosaic release. Not listed is a background track and insert which remains unissued.

Matrix CO 53820-5 is cut at the start of the take.

(O) LOUIS AMRSTRONG WITH ORCHESTRA ACCOMPANIMENT: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Manny Klein, Zeke Zarchy, Frank Beach (tp), Si Zentner, Ed Kusby, George Roberts (tb),
Jack Dumont, Ronny Lang, Babe Russin, Don Raffell, Chuck Gentry (reeds), Gerald Wiggins (p),
 Al Hendrickson (g), Joe Comfort (b), Irv Cottler (d), Bob Hamlin, Bob Wacker, Gene Lanham, Charles Schrouder (choir), Hal Mooney (arr, conductor).

LA, Radio Recorders, August 1, 1956
2:00–5:00 pm
 Supervised by Dennis Farnon and Henri Rene

G2PB-553-8                        Rain, Rain (LA, choir-vcl)             ?RCA Vic 20-6630 (78)/47-6630 (45)

G2PB-554-5                        I Never Saw A Better Day (LA-vcl)              -                            -

(P) MUSIC TO SHAVE BY: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby,
 The Hi-Lo’s (vcl) with unidentified small group (tp, tb, cl, p, b, d) and big band.

LA and NYC, c. September 1959

-1                                          Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)           unissued

-2 (BD)                                 Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)                   -

-3 & -4                                  Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)                  -

-5 thru -7 (FS)                     Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)                   -

-8 (BD)                                 Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)                   -

-9 thru -15                           Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’/(intro) (LA-vcl)       -

-16 (mst)                             Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)           No catalog #

-17 thru -22                        Music To Shave By
 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) (LA-vcl)           unissued

-23 (FS)                               Music To Shave By
 (Roll-A-Matic theme) (BC-vcl)                -

-24 thru -28                        Music To Shave By
 (Roll-A-Matic theme) (BC-vcl)                -

-29 (mst)                             Music To Shave By
 (Roll-A-Matic theme) (BC-vcl)        No catalog #

-30                                       Music To Shave By
 (LA, BC-speech)                               unissued

-31 (mst)                             Music To Shave By
 (LA, BC-speech)                               No catalog #

-32                                       Music To Shave By
(When He’s Shaving)
 (BC, RC, H-L, LA-vcl)                        unissued

-33 (mst)                             Music To Shave By
(When He’s Shaving)
 (BC, RC, H-L, LA-vcl)                        No catalog #

Note: music to shave by is a promotional cardboard record inserted into Look Magazine’s December 8, 1959 issue promoting the new Remington “Roll-A-Matic” shaver. This was a Columbia Special Product 6" disc that ran at 33 13 rpm made by the Aurovision company.

No matrix number was assigned to this session.

What is shown above are the takes recorded by Louis Armstrong overdubbing his trumpet and vocal (in New York) to what had already been recorded by Crosby, Clooney and the Hi-Lo’s most likely in Los Angeles. Takes -16, -29, -31 and -33 make up the full master that was pressed.

-13 was not used.

(Q) THE REAL AMBASSADORS: Dave Brubeck (p, arr), Gene Wright (b), Joe Morello (d),
 Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross (as LHR) (vcl).

NYC, (poss.) September 12, 1961
Afternoon or early evening
 Supervised by Teo Macero

CO 68175-1                        Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                      unissued

CO 68175-2 (BD)               Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

CO 68175-3 & -4                 Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                      partially unissued

Letter E-1 & E-2                  Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                      unissued

Letter E-3 & E-4 (BDs)       Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter E-5                            Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter F-1 & F-2 (BDs)       Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter F-12                          Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter F-13 (BD)                 Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter F-14                          Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                      partially unissued

Letter J-1 & J-2 (BDs)         Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter K-1 thru -5 (BDs)    Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                      unissued

Letter K-6                            Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                              -

Letter K-7                            Swing Bells (LHR-vcl)                      partially unissued

CO 68175-top
 of pg. 16 -1 & -2                  Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 unissued

CO 68175-top
 of pg. 16 -3/-4 (BDs)          Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68175-top of pg. 16 -5 Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68175-top
 of pg. 16 -6 thru -8 (BDs)   Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68175-top
 of pg. 16 -9 & -10                Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 partially unissued

CO 68175-top
 of pg. 16-9/16-10/-11 (mst)                                                       Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)              Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68176-1 & -2                 The Real Ambassador (LHR-vcl)    unissued

CO 68176-3 (BD)               The Real Ambassador (LHR-vcl)            -

CO 68176-4                        The Real Ambassador (LHR-vcl)            -

CO 68176-5 thru -8 (BDs) The Real Ambassador (LHR-vcl)            -

Note: Matrix 68175 is used for both swing bells and blow satchmo and appear along with the finale.

The takes that do not have matrix numbers but have “Letter” numbers are akin to an insert where the band remade a portion of a performance to be inserted into the master take.

swing bells Letter F, takes -3 through -11 are missing from the tape reel.

blow satchmo appears twice on the original LP. Once as its own track and once as part of the long final track along with swing bells and finale.

blow satchmo CO 68175-top of pg. 16 -9 and -10 are also partially used in the master take along with CO 68175-11

(R) THE REAL AMBASSADORS: Same as (Q).

NYC, September 12–13, 1961
11:30 pm–2:30 am
 Supervised by Teo Macero

CO 68175-1                        Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 previously unissued

CO 68175-2                        Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 unissued

CO 68175-3 & -4 (BDs)      Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68175-5 (mst)              Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68175-Letter B-1/-3/-5                                                         Swing Bells     unissued

CO 68175-Letter B-2/-4    Swing Bells                                               -

CO 68175-3/-4/Letter F-14/
Letter J-1/Letter J-2/
 Letter K-7 (mst)                 Swing Bells (LHR-vcl) -1                 Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68176-1 & -2                 The Real Ambassador (LA, LHR-vcl)      -

CO 68176-3 (BD #1)          The Real Ambassador (LA-vcl)               -

CO 68176-4 (BD #2)          The Real Ambassador (LA-vcl)       previously unissued

CO 68176-5                        The Real Ambassador (LA, LHR-vcl)      -

CO 68176-6 thru -9            The Real Ambassador (LA, LHR-vcl)      partially unissued

CO 68176-6 thru -9 (mst) The Real Ambassador (LA, LHR-vcl)       Col Mas OL 5850

CO 67987-1                        They Say I Look Like God
 (LA, LHR-vcl)                                    previously unissued

CO 67987-2 (ins/reh)       They Say I Look Like God
 (LA, LHR-vcl)                                    unissued

CO 67987-cadenza #1
 -1, -2, -3 (BDs)                    They Say I Look Like God (LHR-vcl)       -

CO 67987-cad #1 -4           They Say I Look Like God (LHR-vcl)       partially unissued

CO 67987-cad #2 -1           They Say I Look Like God
 (LA, LHR-vcl)                                            -

CO 67987-3                        They Say I Look Like God
 (LA, LHR-vcl)                                    previously unissued

CO 67987-4/ins/
 cadences (mst)
                   ?They Say I Look Like God
 (LA, LHR-vcl)                       Col Mas OL 5850

CO 67988-1 (BD)               Everybody’s Comin’ (LA, LHR-vcl) unissued

CO 67988-2                        Everybody’s Comin’ (LA, LHR-vcl) previously unissued

CO 67988-3 thru -5 (BDs) Everybody’s Comin’ (LA, LHR-vcl) unissued

CO 67988-6                        Everybody’s Comin’ (LA, LHR-vcl)         -

CO 67988-7                        Everybody’s Comin’ (LA, LHR-vcl) Col Mas OL 5850

CO 67988-8                        Everybody’s Comin’ (LA, LHR-vcl) unissued

-1 The chimes heard on the master take of swing bells are played by Howard Brubeck and were recorded at an unidentified session.

Note: Matrix 68175-1 includes a false start and discussion. Other portions used for the master take on swing bells can be found in Sessions (Q) and (R).

The unissued CO 68175-Letter B (swing bells) entries are inserts.

Matrix 68176-2 includes a false start.

Matrix 67988-1 includes a warmup, while -8 includes a rehearsal and conversation.

(S) THE REAL AMBASSADORS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Dave Brubeck (p, arr), Billy Kyle -1 (p), Gene Wright (b), Joe Morello (d), Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross (as LHR),
 Carmen McRae (vcl).

NYC, September 13, 1961
2:30–5:30 pm (1st session)
 Supervised by Teo Macero

CO 68177-1 (BD)               You Swing Baby (The Duke)           unissued

CO 68177-2 & -3                 You Swing Baby (The Duke)           partially unissued

CO 68177-ins                      You Swing Baby (The Duke)                   -

CO 68177-2/-3/insert       You Swing Baby (The Duke)
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     BOM 21-6547

CO 68178-1                        One Moment Worth Years
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     previously unissued

CO 68178-2 thru -4 (BDs) One Moment Worth Years
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     unissued

CO 68178-5 (mst)              One Moment Worth Years
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68179-1                        Dizzy Diddy (LHR-vcl)                     unissued

CO 68175 (remake) -1       Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 previously unissued

CO 68175 (remake) -2       Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                 unissued

CO 68175 (remake) -3 (BD)                                                                 Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)      -

CO 68175 (remake) -4       Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68175 (remake) -5 (BD)                                                                 Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)      -

CO 68175 (remake) -6       Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68175 (remake) -7 (BD)                                                                 Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)      -

CO 68175 (remake) -8, -9 Blow Satchmo (LHR-vcl)                         -

CO 68180-1/-2 (BDs)        From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-3, -4                   From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-5 (BD)               From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-6                        From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-7 (BD)               From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-8                        From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-9 (BD)               From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-10                      From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-11 (BD)             From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-12/-13              From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-14 thru-16 (BDs)                                                                 From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-17                      From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
 [Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]            -

CO 68180-18 (mst)            ?From Reports On Dizzie Gillespie
[Cultural Exchange/Dizzy Ditty]
 (LA, LHR-vcl)                                    Col Mas OL 5850

2nd session
 7:30–10:00 pm

CO 67989-reh                     I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     unissued

CO 67989-1                        I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                             -

CO 67989-2                        I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     partially unissued

CO 67989-ins -1 (BD)        I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     unissued

CO 67989-inserts
-2/-3 (BDs)                         ?I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA-vcl)                               -

CO 67989-ins -4 (BD)        I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                             -

CO 67989-ins -5/-6            I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     partially unissued

CO 67989-ins -7                 I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     unissued

CO 67989-inserts
-8/-9 (BDs)                         ?I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (CM-vcl)                                                                                         -

CO 67989-inserts

-10/-11                               I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                             -

CO 67989-3 (BD)               I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (CM-vcl)                                                    -

CO 67989-FS/-4 (BD)        I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                             -

CO 67989-5                        I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     previously unissued

CO 67989-2/ins -5 & -6 (mst)                                                       I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
 (LA, CM-vcl)                                     Col Mas OL 5850

CO 67990-1 & -2 (BDs)      Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                   unissued

CO 67990-3                        Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                           -

CO 67990-4 (BD)               Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                           -

CO 67990-ins -1 & -2         Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                           -

CO 67990-5 (BD)               Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                           -

CO 67990-6                        Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            partially unissued

CO 67990-7                        Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            previously unissued

CO 67990-tag #1/-1/reh  Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)                    -

CO 67990-tag #1, -2           Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            unissued

CO 67990-tag #1, -3           Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            previously unissued

CO 67990-tag #2/reh/-1  Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            unissued

CO 67990-tag #2, -2           Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)                    -

CO 67990-tag #2, -3           Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            previously unissued

CO 67990-6/-7 (mst)        Good Reviews (LA, CM-vcl)            Col Mas OL 5850

CO 67991-1                        Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    unissued

CO 67991-2                        Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    previously unissued

CO 67991-ins                      Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    unissued

Note: An insert (-5) from the September 20, 1961 and December 19, 1961 sessions make up the rest of the master of good reviews.

(T) THE REAL AMBASSADORS: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Trummy Young (tb, vcl),
Joe Darensbourg (cl), Dave Brubeck (p, arr), Billy Kyle (p), Gene Wright (pizzicato bass),
 Irving Manning (arco bass), Danny Barcelona (d), Joe Morello (d, finger cymbals).

NYC, September 19, 1961
7:00–11:00 pm
 Produced by Teo Macero

Matrix-?                               Barcelona                                          unissued

CO 68005-1 (BD)               King For A Day                                         -

CO 68005-2                        King For A Day (LA, TY-vcl)                    -

CO 68005-3 (BD)               King For A Day (LA, TY-vcl)                    -

CO 68005-4 (BD)               King For A Day (LA, TY-vcl)            previously unissued

CO 68005-5                        King For A Day (LA, TY-vcl)            Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68005-ins -1 & -2 (BDs)                                                         King For A Day (LA-vcl)                unissued

CO 68005-ins -3                 King For A Day (LA-vcl)                          -

CO 68005-ins -4 (BD)        King For A Day (LA-vcl)                          -

CO 68005-ins -5                 King For A Day (LA, TY-vcl)                    -

CO 68005-ins -6 (BD)        King For A Day (LA-vcl)                          -

CO 68005-ins -7 & -8         King For A Day (LA, TY-vcl)                    -

CO 68006-1 (BD)               Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-2                        Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)    previously unissued

CO 68006-3                        Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)    unissued

CO 68006-4 & -5 (BDs)      Since Love Had Its Way                           -

CO 68006-6                        Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-7 (BD)               Since Love Had Its Way                           -

CO 68006-8                        Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-ins -1 (BD)        Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-ins -2                 Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-ins -3 (reh)       Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-ins -4 thru -9
 (BDs)                                    Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-ins -10               Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)            -

CO 68006-9 (mst)              Since Love Had Its Way (LA-vcl)    Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68007-1                        Nomad (LA-vcl)                               unissued

CO 68007-2 (BD)               Nomad (LA-vcl)                                       -

CO 68007-3 (BD)               Nomad                                                      -

CO 68007-4 (BD)               Nomad (LA-vcl)                                       -

CO 68007-5                        Nomad (LA-vcl)                                       -

CO 68007-6 (BD)               Nomad (LA-vcl)                                       -

CO 68007-7 (BD)               Nomad                                                      -

CO 68007-8/-9 (BDs)        Nomad (LA-vcl)                                       -

CO 68007-10                      Nomad (LA-vcl)                               previously unissued

CO 68007-11                      Nomad (LA-vcl)                               Col 4-43032 (45)

CO 68008-1 (BD)               Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)             unissued

CO 68008-2                        Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1        previously unissued

CO 68008-3                        Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1        partially unissued

CO 68008-4 & -5 (BDs)      Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)             unissued

CO 68008-6                        Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1        partially unissued

CO 68008-7 & -8 (BDs)      Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)             unissued

CO 68008-ins #1 -1            Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)                     -

CO 68008-ins #1 -2 (BD)   Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1                -

CO 68008-ins #2                Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1                -

CO 68008-ins #3                Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)                     -

CO 68008-ins #4 -1 (BD)   Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1                -

CO 68008-ins #4 -2            Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)                     -

CO 68008-9 (BD)               Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)                     -

CO 68008-10 (FS & BD)     Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl)                     -

CO 68008-3/-6 (mst)        Cultural Exchange (LA-vcl) -1        Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68175-ins #1 -1/-3/-5 Swing Bells (LA-vcl)                        unissued

CO 68175-ins #1 -2            Swing Bells                                               -

CO 68175-ins #1 -4 (BD)   Swing Bells (LA-vcl)                                -

CO 68175-Letter B -1         Swing Bells (LA-vcl)                                -

CO 68175-Letter B -2 & -3 Swing Bells (LA-vcl)                                -

CO 68175-Letter B -4         Swing Bells (LA-vcl)                        previously unissued

CO 68175-1                        Finale (LA-vcl)                                         -

CO 68175-2 thru -5            Finale (LA-vcl)                                 unissued

CO 68175-6                        Finale (LA-vcl)                                 Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68175-7 (BD)               Finale (LA-vcl)                                 unissued

CO 68175-8                        Finale (LA-vcl)                                         -

-1 vocal asides by Trummy Young.

Note: An alternate matrix (ZSP-77275-1A) is shown on Columbia 4-43032 (45).

(U) THE REAL AMBASSADORS: Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb, vcl), Joe Darensbourg (cl), Dave Brubeck (p, arr), Billy Kyle (p), Gene Wright (b), Irving Manning (arco bass), Joe Morello, Danny Barcelona (d), Carmen McRae (vcl).

NYC, September 20, 1961
5:00–10:00 pm
 Supervised by Teo Macero

CO 67990-ins -1 (BD)        Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                   unissued

CO 67990-ins -2                 Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                   previously unissued

CO 67990-ins -3 (BD)        Good Reviews                                   unissued

CO 67990-ins -4                 Good Reviews                                           -

CO 67990-ins -5                 Good Reviews                                   Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68009-1 thru -3 (BD)   Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      unissued

CO 68009-4 (BD)               Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      partially unissued

CO 68009-5                        Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      unissued

CO 68009-6                        Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      previously unissued

CO 68009-7 (BD)               Remember Who You Are                unissued

CO 68009-8                        Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                              -

CO 68009-9                        Remember Who You Are                        -

CO 68009-10 thru -13       Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                              -

CO 68009-ins #1 -1 thru -3                                                                  Remember Who You Are     -

CO 68009-14 (BD)             Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      partially unissued

CO 68009-15 (BD)             Remember Who You Are (LA-vcl) unissued

CO 68009-16                      Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      partially unissued

CO 68009-ins #2 -1            Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      unissued

CO 68009-4, -14, -16         Remember Who You Are
 (LA, TY-vcl)                                      Col Mas OL 5850

CO 67991-1 (BD)               Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    unissued

CO 67991-2 (BD)               Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    previously unissued

CO 67991-alt

(ins #1 -1 and ins #2 -1)    Summer Song (LA-vcl)                            -

CO 67991-3                        Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    partially unissued

CO 67991-2/-3/inserts     Summer Song (LA-vcl)                    Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68010-1 (BD)               Lonesome (1st version) (LA-vcl)   unissued

CO 68010-2                        Lonesome (1st version)                  previously unissued

CO 68010-3 (BD)               Lonesome (1st version)                  unissued

CO 68010-4                        Lonesome (1st version)                          -

CO 68010-ins                      Lonesome (1st version)                          -

CO 68010-1 & -2 (BD)        Lonesome (2nd version)                         -

CO 68010-3                        Lonesome (2nd version)                 previously unissued

CO 68010-1 & -2                 Lonesome (composites) (LA-vcl)   unissued

CO 68010-1                        Lonesome (LA-vocal readings)              -

CO 68010-speech -3          Lonesome (LA-vocal readings)      previously unissued

CO 68010-3 (2nd ver)/
 Speech -3                             Lonesome (LA-vcl)                          Col CK 57663 (CD)

CO 68175-ins -1/-2            Swing Bells (LA-vcl)                        unissued

CO 68175-Letter B-3 (mst)                                                          Swing Bells     Col Mas OL 5850

Note: Carmen McRae’s vocal on good reviews is not live but her prerecorded track from the September 13, 1961 session.

Matrix CO 68009-6 also includes a discussion.

Matrix CO 68010-speech -3 is Armstrong’s trumpet backed by piano and bass and then just Armstrong’s voice reciting the lyrics. In 1994, they were mixed on Columbia CK 57663 and issued as a "master". What we have presented here is separating, and issuing for the first time, the instrumental and speech as was originally recorded.

Matrix CO 68175-Letter B-3 (mst) is part of the swing bells/blow satchmo/finale track used as the master on the original LP (Columbia Masterworks OL 5850).

(V) THE REAL AMBASSADORS: Dave Brubeck (p, arr), Gene Wright (b), Joe Morello (d),
 Carmen McRae, Annie Ross (vcl).

NYC, December 19, 1961
7:00–10:00 pm
 Supervised by Teo Macero

CO 68799-11                      My One Bad Habit (CM-vcl)            unissued

CO 68799-12                      My One Bad Habit (CM-vcl)            Col Mas OL 5850

CO 69149-4?                       Easy As You Go (CM-vcl)                 Col 4-42292 (45)

CO 69149-alt?                     Easy As You Go (CM-vcl)                 Col CK 57663 (CD)

CO 68797-1 (BD)               In The Lurch (CM-vcl)                     unissued

CO 68797-2 & 3                  In The Lurch (CM-vcl)                             -

CO 68797-4 thru -6 (BDs) In The Lurch (CM-vcl)                             -

CO 68797-7 & -8                 In The Lurch (CM-vcl)                             -

CO 68797-9 (BD)               In The Lurch (CM-vcl)                             -

CO 68797-10                      In The Lurch (CM-vcl)                     Col Mas OL 5850

CO 68798-1 thru -3 (BDs) In The Lurch (Duo) (CM-vcl)          unissued

CO 68798-BGT -1               In The Lurch (Duo) (CM-vcl)                  -

CO 68798-BGT-ins -1 & -2  In The Lurch (Duo) (CM-vcl)                  -

CO 69150-?                         Summer Song (CM-vcl)                   Col CK 57663 (CD)

CO 67990-6/-7/inserts     Good Reviews (CM-vcl)                   Col Mas OL 5850

Note: It is not known if matrices CO 69149-? and CO 69150-? (listed in some discographies as being issued on Columbia CK 57663) are both alternate takes. We have not included them in this set since they are not part of the original LP and not Armstrong items.

Matrix CO 68798 was an attempt to make a track with Armstrong, McRae and Ross. Ross’s tracks were to be overdubbed later, however, no takes were completed.

(W) LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Tyree Glenn (tb), Buster Bailey (cl), unidentified (strings) -1, Marty Napoleon (p), Robert Dominick (bjo), Buddy Catlett (b),
 Danny Barcelona (d), Robert Mersey (arr & cond) -1.

NYC, August 25, 1966
Supervised by Bob Johnston
 2:30–5:30 pm

CO 90013-1                        Canal Street Blues                            unissued

CO 90013-2                        Canal Street Blues                            Col 4-43819 (45)

CO 90013-insert #1           Canal Street Blues                            unissued

CO 90013-3 (BD #1)          Canal Street Blues                                    -

CO 90013-4 (FS)                Canal Street Blues                                    -

CO 90013-5 (BD #2)          Canal Street Blues                                    -

CO 90013-insert #2           Canal Street Blues                                    -

CO 90014-1                        Cabaret (LA-vcl) (RM-arr) -1                  -

CO 90014-2 & -3 (BD)        Cabaret (RM-arr) -1                                -

CO 90014-4 thru -6            Cabaret (LA-vcl) (RM-arr) -1                  -

CO 90014-7 (BD)               Cabaret (RM-arr) -1                                -

CO 90014-8                        Cabaret (LA-vcl) (RM-arr) -1          Col 4-43819 (45)

CO 90014-10 (BD)             Cabaret (LA-vcl) (RM-arr) -1          unissued

CO 90014-11                      Cabaret (LA-vcl) (RM-arr) -1                  -

CO 90014-insert                 Cabaret (LA-vcl) (RM-arr) -1                  -

Note: The master take of cabaret (CO 90014-8) has been incorrectly listed as an alternate take on Columbia CK 57900 (CD). Actually, this take is one with alternate lyrics that were spliced in after the trumpet solo.

Matrix CO 90014-9 was not used.

Album Index: 

78

RCA Victor HJ-8 (40-4001)            ?various artists - esquire’s all american hot jazz
 
1946 award winners

10" LP

Columbia CL 6334                           louis armstrong plays w.c. handy vol. 1

Columbia CL 6335                           louis armstrong plays w.c. handy vol. 2

12" LP

Book Of The Month 21-6547         louis armstrong – rare and unreleased performances

Columbia CL 591                             louis armstrong plays w.c. handy

Columbia CL 708                             louis armstrong – satch plays fats

Columbia CJ 40242                         louis armstrong plays w.c. handy

Columbia CJ 40378                         louis armstrong – satch plays fats

Columbia Masterworks OL 5850   various artists - the real ambassadors

RCA Victor LJM-1005                      louis armstrong sings the blues

RCA Victor VPM-6044                     louis armstrong july 4, 1900–july 6, 1971

CD

Columbia CK 40242                        louis armstrong plays w.c. handy

Columbia CK 57663                        various artists – the real ambassadors

Columbia CK 64925                        louis armstrong plays w.c. handy

Sony MHK 60647                            lotte lenya sings kurt weill

 

Produced for release by Richie Noorigian, David Ostwald, Ricky Riccardi and Scott Wenzel
Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Transfers: Matt Cavaluzzo at Battery Studios, NYC and Andreas Meyer for Session (P).
 Sound restoration and mastering: Noelle Byer, Andreas Meyer, Nancy Conforti and Jenn Nulsen from Meyer Media (www.meyer-media.com)

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

Special thanks: All those at Sony Music and The Institute of Jazz Studies.

Founded by Louis and Lucille Armstrong, The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation supports jazz education for children of all ages. We fund jazz musicians, programs, institutions and advocates. It is Mr. Armstrong's legacy and intention to make the world a more soulful place. To donate or learn more about the Louis Armstrong Foundation, we invite you to visit our website at www.louisarmstrongfoundation.org.  

Design Production: InkWell, Inc.

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Producer’s Note:

The vision of this set was to release all of the studio recordings made for the Columbia and RCA Victor labels by Louis Armstrong beginning in 1946 and including all singles and album releases through 1966.

Although the sound quality of these sessions will differ from track to track, we have made every effort to obtain the best possible source material, whether it be the original metal parts, vinyl test pressings or reel to reel tapes. However, the following contain some flaws that could not be eliminated in either the transfer or restoration process: In session (F) there is distortion on jack-armstrong blues; Session (S) there is a dropout at 0:28 of one moment worth years -1; and on the Lotte Lenya / mack the knife track, Session (N),  the beginning is missing from the original tape.

The albums louis armstrong plays w.c. handysatch plays fats and the real ambassadors are presented in the order they were released on the original LP. The alternate takes also follow that same order and not chronologically.

Some material remains unissued from these sessions since they are similar to either a master or alternate take.

—Scott Wenzel



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