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Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings Box set, Original recording remastered

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Longbox Digipack plus Booklet (84 Seiten)

Medium 1
Gut Bucket Blues
My Heart
Yes! I'm In The Barrel
Come Back, Sweet Papa
Georgia Grind
Heebie Jeebies
Cornet Chop Suey
Oriental Strut
You're Next
Muskrat Ramble
Don't Forget To Mess Around
I'm Gonna Gitcha
Droppin' Shucks
King Of The Zulus
Big Fat Ma And Skinny Pa
Lonesome Blues
Sweet Little Papa
Jazz Lips
Big Butter And Egg Man
Sunset Cafe Stomp
You Made Me Love You
Irish Black Bottom

Medium 2
Put 'Em Down Blues
Ory's Creole Trombone
The Last Time
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Got No Blues
Once In A While
I'm Not Rough
Hotter Than That
Sevoy Blues
He Like It Slow
Gambler's Dream
Sunshine Baby
Adam And Eve Had The Blues
Put It Where I Can Get It
Wash Woman Blues
I've Stopped My Man
Georgia Bo Bo
Drop That Sack (common take)
Drop That Sack (rare take)
Cornet Chop Suey (in eb)

Medium 3
Willie The Weeper
Wild Man Blues
Alligator Crawl
Potato Head Blues
Weary Blues
Twelfth Street Rag
Keyhole Blues
S.O.L. Blues
Gully Low Blues
That's When I'll Come Back To You
Chicago Breakdown
Weary Blues (Dodds)
New Orleans Stomp
Wild Man Blues
Wild Man Blues
Melancholy (dodds-common take)
Melancholy (dodds-rare take)
You're A Real Sweetheart
Boo Busy
Was It A Dream?
Last Night I Dreamed You Kissed Me

Medium 4
Skip The Gutter
A Mondyay Date
Don't Jive Me
West End Blues
Sugar Foot Strut
Two Deuces
Squeeze Me
Knee Drops
No (Papa, No)
Basin Street Blues
No ...

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Gut Bucket Blues
  2. My Heart
  3. Yes! I'm in the Barrel
  4. Come Back Sweet Papa
  5. Georgia Grind
  6. Heebie Jeebies
  7. Cornet Chop Suey
  8. Oriental Strut
  9. You're Next
  10. Muskrat Ramble
  11. Don't Forget to Mess Around
  12. I'm Gonna Gitcha
  13. Droppin' Shucks
  14. Who's It
  15. King of the Zulus
  16. Big Fat Ma and Skinny Pa
  17. Lonesome Blues
  18. Sweet Little Papa
  19. Jazz Lips
  20. Skid-Dat-De-Dat
  21. Big Butter and Egg Man
  22. Sunset Cafe Stomp
  23. You Made Me Love You
  24. Irish Black Bottom

Disc: 2

  1. Put 'Em Down Blues
  2. Ory's Creole Trombone
  3. The Last Time
  4. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
  5. Got No Blues
  6. Once in a While
  7. I'm Not Rough
  8. Hotter Than That
  9. Savoy Blues
  10. He Likes It Slow
  11. Gambler's Dream
  12. Sunshine Baby
  13. Adam and Eve Had the Blues
  14. Put It Where I Can Get It
  15. Washwoman Blues
  16. I've Stopped My Man
  17. Georgia Bo Bo
  18. Drop That Sack [common take]
  19. Drop That Sack [Rare Take]
  20. Cornet Chop Suey

Disc: 3

  1. Willie the Weeper
  2. Wild Man Blues
  3. Alligator Crawl
  4. Potato Head Blues
  5. Melancholy
  6. Weary Blues
  7. Twelfth Street Rag
  8. Keyhole Blues
  9. S.O.L. Blues
  10. Gully Low Blues
  11. That's When I'll Come Back to You
  12. Chicago Breakdown
  13. Weary Blues
  14. New Orleans Stomp
  15. Wild Man Blues [common take]
  16. Wild Man Blues [rare take]
  17. Melancholy [common take]
  18. Melancholy [rare take]
  19. You're a Real Sweetheart
  20. Too Busy!
  21. Was It a Dream?
  22. Last Night I Dreamed You Kissed Me

Disc: 4

  1. Fireworks
  2. Skip the Gutter
  3. A Monday Date
  4. Don't Jive Me
  5. West End Blues
  6. Sugar Foot Strut
  7. Two Deuces
  8. Squeeze Me
  9. Knee Drops
  10. No, Papa, No
  11. Basin Street Blues
  12. No One Else But You
  13. Beau Koo Jack
  14. Save It, Pretty Mama
  15. Muggles
  16. Hear Me Talkin' to Ya?
  17. St. James Infirmary
  18. Tight Like This
  19. Weather Bird
  20. I Can't Give You Anything But Love [common take]
  21. I Can't Give You Anything But Love [Rare Take]
  22. Mahogany Hall Stomp
  23. Knockin' a Jug

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 22, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • 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: Sony
  • ASIN: B000GRTQP2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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135 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Allan Sutton on November 13, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The reprocessing on this (...) compilation is among the worst in years: thin, harsh, and (on the first two CDs) with nearly overwhelming surface noise. Take it from a collector who owns original copies of many of these sides: The originals do NOT sound this bad! Some selections on the first CD were obviously taken from old tapes (a telltale "pre-echo" is clearly audible) rather than being freshly remastered. The noise problem abates somewhat on CDs 3 and 4, but the transfers remain curiously thin and harsh with an inexplicably weak bass compared to the brilliantly recorded originals. Incidentally, all four CDs had glue on the playing surfaces (removable with alcohol; but why should one have to clean a $ set?). The accompanying hardcover book is visually stunning if you can overlook the warped binding boards, and it's not without some sloppy discographical errors. (Among other gaffs, Sony apparently is trying to rewrite record-industry history, making the ludicrous claim that they -- rather than Columbia and Okeh -- produced the original issues!) A far better alternative, at half the price, is JSP's Hot Five/Hot Seven set, masterfully reprocessed by John R.T. Davies. You won't get a book, but you'll get clean, richly detailed transfers that do justice to these historic sides in a way that this set does not.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By C. Williamson VINE VOICE on October 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
First of all, the music is five stars plus. I've had these tracks in many different configurations over the years, and they sound better now than ever before. The packaging looks good, and the booklet is informative and classy, but Columbia did us a great disservice by the shabby packaging of the discs themselves.
The discs are where the music is, folks, the heart and soul of any package, and they should be protected. When those discs are slipped without protection into cardboard half-sleeves held to the "endpapers" of the book by a glue that appears similar to rubber cement, the CDs get scratched, and the glue adheres to the CD edges, even making their way onto the surface. Bad, Columbia, bad. This is like when record companies used to put LPs into a cardboard sleeve without a liner.
When you get this set, take the CDs out, clean off the glue, and put them in protective inner sleeves before reinserting them. Fortunately, my CDs seem to play all right, but my CD player is excellent at error correction.
This would be a five-star review, were it not for the packaging. This is like shipping a priceless crystal vase in a cardboard box without padding.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Columbia missed a trick with this one. Although they succeeded in removing most of the snap and crackle of the original 78s, the resulting sound quality is flat and lifeless. I suppose Columbia was aiming this product at a general listening audience as opposed to a dedicated afficionado of oldie jazz. Perhaps Columbia reasoned that the average listener would find the surface noise distracting. But this music should sound better than it does in Columbia's presentation of it. Yes it sounds clean, but it also sounds dull. There's no bloom on the trumpet tone!
JSP's (much cheaper) issue of this wonderful music is also available on Amazon. The powerful sound of Louis's trumpet comes through much better on their box set.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE HUNT on August 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Outstanding! Amazing! I can't believe it. This greatest of all music in the history of the world has never sounded so good. In 1925 at the OKeh Chicago recording studio they had one acoustic horn with a mechanical diaphram and stylus cutting a disc matrix turning on a 78 RPM speed controled turntable. Many of these songs based on those same master records have been issued before on 78, 33 1/3, and CD, but they always sounded like 1925 records before. Now OKeh/Columbia/Sony have put out the same songs on these 4 CDs and made them sound like state-of-the-art 21st century recorded music. I can't believe it. I would have said it couldn't be done before I heard these 4 CDs. Jazz fans of the world owe OKeh/Columbia/Sony a debt of gratitude for issuing Louis Armstrong - The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings. Outstanding! Amazing!
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Ted Ison on November 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have at least half of these Armstrong 78s in my collection, and they are master pressings, not dubs. When played with a proper sized needle and equalized properly as well, they sound many times better than the tracks presented here. This collection is an inconsistent sonic mess. The timbre of the songs changes from track to track, some of the speeds are wrong, the volume levels are all over the place, and the overall listening experience is brash and painful. I don't worry so much about surface noise, and this collection has plenty. But a bigger issue is the way the music has been EQ'd --- in many cases an unnatural bass boost that makes the bottom end sound boxy and muddy, and which consequently makes the already-hyped highs sound even thinner and brasher by comparison. There was obviously no attempt made to properly compensate for the turnover frequencies of the original records, and it's a BIG problem for me. The collection sounds like many contributors sent in material transferred/remastered 'their own way' and the result was just thrown together as a finished product. I was very, very, very disappointed; and feel that the inflated purchase price is not justified.

The hard bound book is nice, but is mostly filled with fancy, decoratively framed pictures and montages; very little real reading. Also, after 2 or 3 'readings', pages began to detach. Extremely cheap manufacture. The CDs had glue all over them, which I had to clean off before they would even play.

There is mention in the notes about 'unauthorized' reissues done previously; I assume they are referring to the John R. T. Davies version on British label JSP, which is sonically FAR superior to this set, and by the way, legal according to European copyright law. Well, if Columbia Legacy could learn how to put out a decent product, people would buy it, and they wouldn't have to present Mr. Davies' excellent work as suspect.

Don't waste your money on this one.
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