Louis Armstrong – The Great Chicago Concert 1956


Referência Pure Pleasure 65119
Etiqueta Pure Pleasure
Embalagem1 3 LP
Gramagem Vinil 180g


There has never been (nor will there ever be again) a musician so beloved all over the world as Louis Armstrong. Artistically, he was not only the single most infuential fount and inspiration for every pop-music instrumentalist and singer of his time and thereafter, but he was quite easily the greatest entertainer ever to step on the stage, musical or theatrical. And where Louis was concerned, there was no separation; he was as theatrical as he was musical. This album documents just one of his countless concert appearances. It is unique and typical at the same time, for the evening began with a review of “50 years of Jazz”, followed by a standard-issue Armstrong All Stars program. Although his choice of selections would change slightly from one night to another, and then more so from one year to the next, certain elements remained constant. No matter how often a composition was repeated, Louis Armstrong gave his all every performance – no matter how many or few in the audience, no matter if the decades of nearly non-stop touring had left him exhausted on a particular night.


1 Medley: Flee As A Bird To The Mountain/ Oh, Didn’t He Ramble
2 Medley: Memphis Blues/Frankie And Johnny/Tiger Rag
3 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
4 Basin Street Blues
5 Black And Blue
6 West End Blues
7 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
8 Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
9 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
10 Medley: Manhattan / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
11 Indiana
12 The Gypsy
13 The Faithful Hussar
14 Rockin’ Chair
15 Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
16 Perdido
17 Clarinet Marmalade
18 Mack The Knife
19 Medley: Tenderly / You’ll Never Walk Alone
20 Stompin’ At The Savoy
21 Margie
22 Big Mama’s Back In Town
23 That’s My Desire
24 Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)
25 When The Saints Go Marching In
26 The Star Spangled Banner
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