Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
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Pure Pleasure PPAN CL591

Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

Article-No.: pp591

Format: 2LPs 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve

Release date: 11.04.2006

Manufacturer: Pure Pleasure

Original label: Columbia

Genre: Jazz

The excellence of Louis’ band is so high and so consistent that every man deserves commendation for his part in making this remarkably fine record. Trummy Young particularly should be singled out for his driving solos and for the way he 'boots' Louis in the final ensembles. The way I feel about this record can be summed up in this way: When I die, I want people to say, “That’s the guy that if it hadn’t been for him and Louis Armstrong and W. C. Handy, there wouldn’t have been that great record, Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy.”

(excerpt from the sleeve notes by George Avakian)


Recording: July 1954 by Mason Coppinger in mono

Production: George Avakian

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