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listen  1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Opening Theme) (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars0:56$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  2. (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Someday (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Back O' Town Blues (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium) Part 1 & 2)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Stardust (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Hucklebuck (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Honeysuckle Rose (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. How High The Moon (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Just You, Just Me (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium) Parts 1 & 2)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 6:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bugle Blues (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. My Monday Date, Parts 1 & 2Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 6:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. You Can Depend On Me (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. That's A Plenty (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Body And Soul (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Big Daddy Blues (Live (1951 Pasadena Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Live At Pasadena Civic Auditorium / Parts 1 & 2 / 1951)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Muskrat Ramble (Live (1951 Pasaden Civic Auditorium))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:00$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Gypsy (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Someday (You'll Be Sorry) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Tin Roof Blues (Live ( 1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. My Bucket's Got A Hole In ItLouis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Rose Room (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Perdido (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Blues For Bass (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Brother Bill (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. 'Taint What You Do (It's The Way Cha Do It) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lover, Come Back To Me (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Don't Fence Me In (Live At The Crescendo Club/1955)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Basin Street Blues (Live At The Crescendo Club/1955)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Closing Theme) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Medley: Shadrack / When The Saints Go Marching In (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) (Live At The Crescendo Club/1955)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Whiffenpoof Song (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Rockin' Chair (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Twelfth Street Rag (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 7:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Muskrat Ramble (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:53$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen13. St. Louis Blues (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Man I Love (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Back O' Town Blues (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Old Man Mose (First Take) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Jeepers, Creepers (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Margie (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Big Mama's Back In Town (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Big Butter And Egg Man (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stompin' At The Savoy (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Opening Theme) (1955/Live At The Crescendo Club)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:07$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. (Up A) Lazy River (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Old Man Mose (Second Take) With False Start (Live (1955 Crescendo))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Second Take) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. 'S Wonderful (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 7:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Big Mama's Back In Town (Second Take) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Since I Fell For You (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Mop! Mop! (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Finale) (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 23, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Live
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000003N3I
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,954 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have a large jazz collection and own numerous Louis Armstrong CDs, and I was recently so delighted to acquire this set that it inspired me to write my only first review on this website despite being a longtime browser.
The JSP "Hot Fives and Sevens" set is of course the greatest, but for MUCH BETTER sound quality AND an amazingly truthful glimpse of Armstrong's stage presence, you MUST get this. He and his All-Stars play with unbelievable energy and fullness, and it is fascinating to hear his spoken introductions of the various tunes --it will bring a smile to your face to hear someone who sounds so happy about life.
There are 2 concerts included: 1951 large-audience gig across 1 and half CDs, and 1955 small-club gig across the remaining 2 and half CDs. The latter in particular is astonishingly fresh, lively, and in glorious sound--Armstrong's trumpet sounds particularly burnished. This is a broad mix of song styles which will sustain your interest over the many CDs, but it is renditions of classics like Basin Street Blues, Twelfth Street Rag, and Muskrat Ramble which I love most. His trumpet and vocal technique is perfect and is played with pure joy.
While the JSP set will always remain dear to me (eventhough the limited sound requires imagination, concentration, and tolerance), the California Concerts set may be overall the IDEAL Armstrong CD in that it combines perfect technique and musicality in the New Orleans idiom that is his own, live performance adding energy and witness to his incredible persona, great songlist and superb sound engineering. I delayed getting this because of its price, but I now realize that the only CDs one really needs of Louis are the JSP set and this one. Trust me, you'll play it over and over again!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By JEAN-MARIE JUIF on May 25, 2003
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This superb 4 CD set is a must for every jazz lover.Fifty six tunes recorded in two different live settings: the first 18 tunes were recorded at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium,January 30,1951,and the next 41 tunes at the Crescendo Club,Hollywood,January 21,1955.Ol' Satch is in top form in these concerts,and brings you sometimes into some unusual repertoire.
The Pasadena concert will let you listen to an amazing group,composed of Louis,the magnificent Jack Teagarden on trombone and vocals,the somptuous ex-Ellingtonian clarinet player,Barney Bigard,the greatest of all jazz piano players (yes indeed,he's my man),Earl Hines,the implacable drummer,the immense Cozy Cole,the young but talented Arvell Shaw on bass,who died a few months ago,and Velma Middleton on vocals.Here are some very great moments of music: "Back o'town blues",with some impressive trumpet parts and vocals by Louis,and marvelous playing by Bigard and Tea;maybe this version doesn't reach the unsurpassed level of the Town Hall concert,but gee!!! how does it swing!!! "Bugle blues",or "Bugle call rag",a showpiece for Cozy Cole;a beautiful composition by Louis,"Someday" ;Hines' "my Monday date" and "you can depend on me";and good vocal efforts by Miss Middleton on "Big daddy blues" and "Baby it's cold outside";this very big girl could really sing and swing,even if some "critics" think she was unable to.
The next concert,recorded four years later,will let you listen by Satch in a more relaxed setting,a club performance,with Bigard,Shaw,Trummy Young on trombone,Billy Kyle on piano (a Hnies' disciple),and Barrett Deems on drums,and honest drums player,but who surely couldn't revalize with Cozy Cole.Indeed,he does a rather correct job here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JG on January 3, 2006
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4 Cd's live of Satchmo in the 1950's..these two shows were great ones if you like Armstrong..These Cd's are for collectors considering the price(snap it up for the 20 dollars or so if you can)and is a good way to concretize the image one has of Satchmo as that smiling happy rascal..But, the fact is more complex and I partially disagree with an earlier reviewer that this and the Hot Fives and Sevens are all you need in regard to this historical enjoyable icon...my sympathies are more in accord with the reviewer below..In any event these shows are a collectors dream and showcases this period of Satcmo in a more jocular vein.

Indeed these are solid shows with great musicians and is a springboard to greater appreciation and love of this man's music.

The period here includes his All Stars of 1951 with Earl Hines, Jack Teargarden,Barney Bigard and Velma Middleton his female vocalist.

The 2nd performance of these all-stars of 1955, includes Tommy Young,and Billy Kyle..gone were Teargarden and Hines..in any event,these shows both shine with care and precision as to the sound, producers notes and placing it into the historical perspective it deserves.
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This is a spectacular CD-set with two concerts (1951 and 1956) that give you a sense of what Armstrong and the All Stars were capable of. Armstrong is every bit the showman, with no small assistance from Velma Middleton. Put this on if you want to have fun. Excellent sound is a bonus.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Burnham on June 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I remember this recording when it was available on record only.

Pop's was at his best on these dates. Louis was the greatest! He could swing and sing with the best. People don't realize was an excellent singer Louis is. His timing and feeling for the song brought out the composers true message. His band was outstanding. His duets with Velma Middleton are priceless. LONG LIVE LOUIS ARMSTRONG!!! For those who never saw him, listen to him now. Louis' virtoustity and orginalality are matched in Jazz by Charlie Parker alone.
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