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Louis Armstrong, a.k.a. Satchmo, is an American icon. Satchmo At Symphony Hall, recorded in 1947 and first issued on Decca in 1951, captured one of his greatest performances, for which a legendary edition of his All Stars band joined him, with Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Dick Cary, Arvell Shaw, Big Sid Catlett and singer Velma Middleton. Verve Music and Hip-O Select now present a newly expanded, 2-CD version of the album, celebrating the 65th anniversary of the original recording.
Satchmo At Symphony Hall / 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances is truly complete, from tuning up to closing theme of both sets performed that night. The limited edition release:
* Encompasses two hours of material
* Includes 30 minutes never before released!
* Is one of the very few surviving, complete two-set Armstrong shows
* Features Armstrong classics "On The Sunny Side Of The Street," "Black And Blue," "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and more
* Has been painstakingly restored from surviving acetates, vaulted reels and the donated holdings of the late Gosta Hagglof, a renowned Armstrong collector and friend, who willed his vast collection to the Louis Armstrong House Museum
* Includes a beautiful hard-back package with:
- The album s original liner notes by Ernie Anderson, the promoter and publicist who recorded the event
- A new and detailed essay by Ricky Riccardi, archivist for the Museum and author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong s Later Years
- Several rare photographs
- Faithful reproductions of the album s original cover and its many EP and international permutations.
Satchmo At Symphony Hall / 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances is one of the finest documents of Louis Armstrong s genius an unbeatable mix of great music and entertaining showmanship and is now in complete form for the first time.
|1. Introduction/Tune Up|
|2. When It's Sleepy Time Down South|
|3. Louis Introduces Musicians|
|4. Muskrat Ramble|
|5. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue|
|6. Royal Garden Blues|
|8. Stars Fell On Alabama|
|9. I Cried For You|
|10. Since I Fell For You|
See all 15 tracks on this disc
|1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South|
|2. Mahogany Hall Stomp|
|3. On The Sunny Side Of The Street|
|4. High Society|
|5. St. James Infirmary|
|6. Baby Won't You Please Come Home|
|7. Velma's Blues|
|8. That's My Desire|
|9. C Jam Blues|
|10. Barney Bigard Introduces Arvell Shaw|
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Exciting music...you've got to love Louis after hearing this. As stated previously, some of the intros sound a little scratchy but the music itself has been remastered... Read morePublished 7 months ago by TC
This is an historic concert and is captured here in full. I would even recommend this CD to somebody as an introduction to Louis Armstrong's music. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Halvorsen
I recall listening to my fathers Decca record of "Symphony Hall" many years ago- this was one of my more favorite Louis Armstrong albums. Read morePublished 17 months ago by rollforfun
Loved every minute of it. The music is as exciting and fresh as if it were recorded yesterday. This was the beginning of the All Stars. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Frank F.
I had this on vinyl when I was a kid back in the fifties. I loved it then and now.
This version is much more complete than previous CD versions I've seen. Read more
There have been few performers who have had the presence of Louis Armstrong. This is a chance to hear him in a concert that nicely captures his magic.Published on April 2, 2013 by Joe Lang
At last the concert is complete! And a great sound too. Other issues were worse in sound and not complete. As an Armstrong collector I'm very pleased.Published on March 5, 2013 by henk terol
Just as advertised. Excellent quality and sound reproduction. Very good notes.
This is an item that I have'nt been able to find.