Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats - 180g LP Mono


Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats - 180g LP Mono

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Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats - 180g LP Mono
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Pure Pleasure / Columbia PPAN CL708 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl

AAA 100% Analogue Pressed at Pallas Germany - Limited Edition - Columbia CL 708

Mastered at Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray at AcousTech - Mono 

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

Sound 8/10 Music 9/10  Michael Fremer Stereophile!  Either way, you can’t go wrong buying this mood altering, natural sounding Gray/Hoffman mastered disc. It's guaranteed to leave you smiling.

Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the April 2010 Issue of Stereophile

This classic Armstrong LP dates from 1955 and was produced by Columbia’s George Avakian. It was sort of a sequel to a previous very successful Armstrong album, “Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy.” Middleton stands out on some of the vocals and in duets with Louis. Armstrong and Waller only played together once but the corpulentkeyboard king made quite an impression on Armstrong, and the two ofthem share a wonderful happy-go-lucky life outlook. Many have done impersonations of Satchmo’s special style, but hedoesn’t do an impersonation of Waller – it’s the sort of tribute that would have made Fats very happy. He has no trouble incorporatingWaller’s hilarious humor in the lyrics, and the selection of tunes encompasses some of Waller’s biggest hits. Of course there‘s nothing quite like Satchmo’s trumpet sound, and it comes across beautifully in this dynamic remastering on vinyl.  The liner notes on the back areexactly like the original LP, and there’s lots of them in very fineprint – including the correct spelling of Waller’s closest collaborator, Andreamentena Razafinkeriefo. How ‘bout that? - 5/5 AudiophileAudition

In 1955, Louis Armstrong, along with vocalist Velma Middleton, got into the studio to pay tribute to the late Fats Waller. All the standards are here: "Honeysuckle Rose," "Squeeze Me," "Ain't Misbehavin," rendered in fine and mellow but gently, genially swinging fashion. Armstrong's trumpet is superb and his voice carries the good-time spirit of Waller's music. Fats Waller had been gone twelve years when Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars recorded this tribute album in 1955. Sadly, the notorious overeater died at 39 of a heart attack.Don’t let the recording date throw you off: the sound here is anything but moldy. It’s mono, yes, but so present, immediate and for the most part utterly transparent! This is a producer’s concept record. Producer George Avakian obliges with scholarly annotation that includes a detailed Waller biography as well as song by song backstory. Fats Waller had been gone twelve years when Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars recorded this tribute album in 1955. Sadly, the notorious overeater died at 39 of a heart attack.
 
Don’t let the recording date throw you off: the sound here is anything but moldy. It’s mono, yes, but so present, immediate and for the most part utterly transparent! This is a producer’s concept record. Producer George Avakian obliges with scholarly annotation that includes a detailed Waller biography as well as song by song backstory. Waller and Armstrong shared a playful, good natured musical disposition. Both were warm hearted, consummate entertainers as well as accomplished, serious musicians, which makes the fit seamless even though Armstrong shared a stage but once with Waller.
 
Like Armstrong, Waller was equally comfortable in the jazz and pop worlds, writing some of the most enduring and tuneful pop songs including “Honeysuckle Rose” and of course “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” “All That Meat and No Potatoes” is guaranteed to improve your outlook (not to mention remind you of “You Know My Name, [Look Up the Number]”). There’s not a less than enjoyable track on this relatively short set that swings comfortably between traditional jazz instrumentals and vaudeville/Broadway give and take vocalizing by Armstrong and Velma Middleton.You can look at this reissue as a one stop education into both Armstrong and Waller made possible by an incredibly enjoyable curriculum that includes great recorded music as well as informative liner notes, or as that plus as a portal to an exploration of these two enduring musical presences. You can add dozens of great discs to your collection from both of these greats.
 
Musicians:
Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals
Trummy Young, trombone
Barney Bigard, clarinet
Billy Kyle, piano
Arvell Shaw, bass
Barrett Deems, drums
Velma Middleton, vocals
 
Selections:
1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. Blue Turning Grey Over You
3. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
4. Squeeze Me
5. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
6. All That Meat and No Potatoes
7. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
8. Black and Blue
9. Ain't Misbehavin'
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At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

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