ALL THAT JAZZ: ESSENTIAL JAZZ RECORDINGS: “WEST END BLUES”- LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS HOT FIVE

Image result for louis armstrong west end blues images

All That Jazz: Essential Blues Recordings: “West End Blues”- Louis Armstrong.

With the first entry of this feature I have to go with something by the greatest and most influential musician of the 20th Century- Louis Armstrong. “West End Blues” was a composition by Joe “King” Oliver who made the first recording of it in 1928. The “West End” in the title refers to the westernmost point of Lake Pontchartrain which at the time was a thriving summer resort area. The go-to version of the song is by Louis Armstrong- also made in 1928 with Armstrong on the trumpet and vocals.  Armstrong’s “Hot Five” are Earl Hines on piano, Jimmy Strong on clarinet, Fred Robinson on trombone, Mancy Carr on banjo and Zutty Singleton on hand symbols. The recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979.

4 responses to “ALL THAT JAZZ: ESSENTIAL JAZZ RECORDINGS: “WEST END BLUES”- LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS HOT FIVE

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s