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Struttin' [Drive Archive]

Struttin' [Drive Archive]


A legendary, much-bootlegged concert recorded at Carnegie Hall on February 8, 1947, with Edmond Hall's All-Stars, this concert marks a pivotal moment in Louis Armstrong's postwar career. The second set of the evening was a standard big band performance with Hall's full orchestra, much like the performances Armstrong had been giving since the demise of the Hot Seven and the formation of his own big band nearly 20 years before. However, for the first set (which is the only one included here), Armstrong played in front of an informal small combo featuring Hall on clarinet, "Mousie" Randolph on second trumpet, Henderson Chambers on trombone, Ellis Larkins on piano, Johnny Williams on bass, and Jimmy Crawford on drums, making this his first major appearance in front of a small group in close to two decades. Perhaps it's the novelty of the smaller arrangements, or enthusiasm over a chance to re-emphasize his playing over his singing, but Armstrong gives one of the greatest live performances of his later career here. His spirit for once again playing the standards of his early career, like "Dippermouth Blues" and "You Rascal You," is infectious. Clearly, it was inspirational for Armstrong at the time: by the end of 1947, he dissolved his big band and formed his own combo, also called the All-Stars, and adapted most of these songs into their repertoire. While the sound quality of this disc is unfortunately primitive, the historical import of the performances overshadows the technical problems. ~ Stewart Mason, Rovi

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  • Label: Drive Archive
  • UPC: 780674241120
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Track listings

  • 1. Dippermouth Blues
  • 2. Mahogany Hall Stomp
  • 3. Muskrat Ramble
  • 4. St. Louis Blues
  • 5. Rockin' Chair
  • 6. Tiger Rag
  • 7. Black And Blue
  • 8. Confessin'
  • 9. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
  • 10. Lazy River
  • 11. You Rascal You
  • 12. Save It Pretty Mama
 
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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