Louis Armstrong - Town Hall Concert Plus - 180g LP Mono


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Louis Armstrong - Town Hall Concert Plus - 180g LP Mono

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Louis Armstrong - Town Hall Concert Plus - 180g LP Mono
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Pure Pleasure / RCA - PPAN LPM 1443 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Limited Edition - Mastered by Ray Staff at Air London - RCA Victor LPM-1443

AAA 100% Analogue - Pressed  at Pallas Germany - Mono

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

This album is made of six numbers from the famous Town Hall concert of 1947, plus offerings from four others, which if not perhaps quite so famous are nevertheless all more than worthy of your attention. Armstrong's playing in these days was something to marvel at, and his presence a vitalising effect upon any musicians who teamed up with him. Teagarden never played or sung better than he did here (St. James Infirmary to note), but nor for that matter did Bigard. Vic Dickenson, Johnnv Hodges, or any of the other musicians who haunt these tracks. The standard throughout is very high, but no one, however well they play, can approach the brilliance of Louis as he soars into his first chorus on Misbehavin' with the control and majesty of a seagull on the wing.

Teagarden plays well enough on this track, but sandwiched between Louis' solo and a fantastic lead-in to his final chorus, he sounds almost dull by comparison. Save It, Pretty Mama is another tour de force, with Louis playing a solo that is supreme for tightness, and relaxation. The two tracks with Duke are full of interest. Hodges blows beautifully. Duke plays some pleasant piano on Journey, and Pops comes on with a blues vocal which is quite inimitable. Snafu, a boppish kind of tune, doesn't suit Louis quite so well, but as usual he can dig his way out of any situation with his horn. Little Girl and Mahogany Hall feature a much more basic beat and Louis plays in a style much nearer New Orleans than was usual in these days. Ory takes a splendid chorus on the second named tune, and the work of both drummers is exceptional.

But everything is good and Armstrong's work so consistently brilliant and vastly entertaining, that it is a set you must not miss on any account.      

Musicians:
Louis Armstrong
Jack Teagarden
Neal Hefti
Kid Ory
Johnny Hodges
Don Byas
Jimmy Hamilton
Johnny Guarnieri
Billy Strayhorn
Duke Ellington
Bud Scott
Red Callender
Sid Catlett
Cozy Cole
Sonny Greer

Selections:
Side A:
1. Rockin' Chair
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Back o' Town Blues
4. Long Long Journey
5. I Want A Little Girl
6. Mahogany Hall Stomp
Side B:
1. Pennies From Heaven
2. St. James' Infirmary
3. Save It Pretty Mama
4. Someday You'll Be Sorry
5. Sugar
6. Snafu

 

Louis Armstrong - Town Hall Concert Plus - 180g LP Mono
 
 
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