Louis Armstrong - The Great Chicago Concert 1956


ReferênciaPure Pleasure 65119
EtiquetaPure Pleasure
Embalagem13 LP
GramagemVinil 180g


There has never been (nor will there ever be again) a musician so beloved all over the world as Louis Armstrong. Artistically, he was not only the single most infuential fount and inspiration for every pop-music instrumentalist and singer of his time and thereafter, but he was quite easily the greatest entertainer ever to step on the stage, musical or theatrical. And where Louis was concerned, there was no separation; he was as theatrical as he was musical. This album documents just one of his countless concert appearances. It is unique and typical at the same time, for the evening began with a review of “50 years of Jazz”, followed by a standard-issue Armstrong All Stars program. Although his choice of selections would change slightly from one night to another, and then more so from one year to the next, certain elements remained constant. No matter how often a composition was repeated, Louis Armstrong gave his all every performance – no matter how many or few in the audience, no matter if the decades of nearly non-stop touring had left him exhausted on a particular night.


1Medley: Flee As A Bird To The Mountain/ Oh, Didn’t He Ramble
2Medley: Memphis Blues/Frankie And Johnny/Tiger Rag
3Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
4Basin Street Blues
5Black And Blue
6West End Blues
7On The Sunny Side Of The Street
8Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
9When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
10Medley: Manhattan / When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
12The Gypsy
13The Faithful Hussar
14Rockin’ Chair
15Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
17Clarinet Marmalade
18Mack The Knife
19Medley: Tenderly / You’ll Never Walk Alone
20Stompin’ At The Savoy
22Big Mama’s Back In Town
23That’s My Desire
24Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)
25When The Saints Go Marching In
26The Star Spangled Banner