Storyville Records

Live At The Hollywood Empire 1949

Price $15.99

Catalogue Number
STCD8232
Format
CD
Artist
Louis Armstrong
Buy now on Amazon

Stream / Download

Contact Storyville

Description

This CD has been compiled from a series of live broadcasts from the Hollywood Empire Room in Los Angeles in the Spring of 1949. In the course of 18 tunes and over 70 minutes, Louis Armstrong and his All Stars (a seven man band, including vocalist Velma Middleton) perform an inspired repertoire including trad jazz, Armstrong classics, swing, boogie woogie, popular music and show tunes. Louis Armstrong And His All Stars were on the road constantly in the years 1947 through 1951, crossing the U.S. ten times and travelling to Europe twice. Therefore, the All Star band truly comprised of star musicians was in great form and extremely popular when they rolled into Hollywood in March, 1949. In spite of playing night after night across the country, Louis and the band loved to please the audience every night. As is amply proven here, the Hollywood Empire Room concerts were no exception. While some of this material has been available before in various degrees of sound quality, this is the first time it has been gathered together in one package, and from the very best quality sound sources that exist.

Personnel

Louis Armstrong (trumpet & Vocal), Jack Teagarden (trombone & vocal), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Earl Hines (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass), Sid Catlett (drums), Velma Middleton (vocal).

Recorded 1949

See All Bestsellers

Nikolaj Bentzon Trio feat. Winard Harper

Live at Montmartre

Duke Ellington

My People

Sidney Bechet / Mezz Mezzrow

The King Jazz Records Story

The Danish Radio Big Band / Vincent Nilsson

Spirituals

See All New Releases

Thomas Hass

West

Zier Romme

Stories

Christina Dahl

Quintesse