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Classics And Rarities
Classics And Rarities


Born in New Orleans, trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
was the first big Jazz-star. He became interested in music early on and began playing the popular music of his hometown on cornet. Legendary trumpeter King Oliver gave Armstrong, who had gotten his first musical education at the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, some lessons. Brass bands were playing on the Mississippi steamers at the time and Armstrong soon landed a gig with the orchestra of Fate Marable, where he significantly expanded his technical skills and later was able to master even the most difficult scores.

After replacing King Oliver in Kid Ory's band, he soon followed his teacher to Chicago, the Jazz center of the 1920s. Armstrong was one of the first musicians to emerge as a soloist from the collective improvisations of early Jazz with his own style and stretched out soloing. He celebrated his debut as a record artist with Kid Oliver in 1923. In New York, pianist Fletcher Henderson led the best African-American orchestra, to which Armstrong would belong in 1924 for a significant period of 14 months. In addition he recorded with the great blues singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Upon his return to Chicago, Armstrong began appearing with his first important bands Hot Five and Hot Seven, which included his wife Lil Harding - a rare interview with her about this period is included in this set and later Earl Hines as a pianist, resulting in many of his greatest recordings.

From the 1930s on, Armstrong was a world-acclaimed star trumpeter and singer who recorded successful records with a wide repertoire and mostly in big band accompaniment, appeared in many films and toured extensively around the world with his All Stars.

Some of the best and rarest albums by the Jazz superstar, incl. recordings available on CD for the first time.


  1. Name
  2. Muskrat Ramble
  3. Heebie Jeebies
  4. Gut Bucket Blues
  5. Skid-Dat-De-Dat
  6. Yes! I'm In The Barrel
  7. Cornet Chop Suey
  8. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
  9. I'm Not Rough
  10. The Last Time
  11. Got No Blues
  12. Hotter Than That
  13. Ory's Creole Trombones
  14. Potato Head Blues
  15. Wild Man Blues
  16. S.O.L. Blues
  17. Gully Low Blues
  18. Melancholy Blues
  19. Weary Blues
  20. Twelfth Street Rag
  21. Willie The Weeper
  22. Keyhole Blues
  23. That's When I'll Come Back To You
  24. Alligator Crawl
  25. Chicago Breakdown
  26. Basin Street Blues
  27. Weather Bird
  28. No, Papa, No
  29. Muggles
  30. St. James Infirmary
  31. Tight Like This
  32. West End Blues
  33. Skip The Gutter
  34. Two Deuces
  35. Sugar Foot Strut
  36. Squeeze Me
  37. Don't Jive Me
  38. Learning The Piano
  39. Early Life In Chicago
  40. With The New Orleans Creole Jazz Band
  41. King Oliver Appears On The Scene . . . With Louis
  42. First Recording Date
  43. Courtship
  44. The Young Louis
  45. Marriage
  46. First Trumpet, At Last,
  47. With Fletcher Henderson In New York
  48. The Hot Five
  49. Return To New Orleans
  50. The End Of A Marriage
  51. Epilogue
  52. Dipper Mouth Blues
  53. Canal Street Blues
  54. High Society
  55. All The Wrongs You've Done To Me
  56. Everybody Loves My Baby
  57. Mandy Make Up Your Mind
  58. See See Rider
  59. Reckless Blues
  60. Court House Blues
  61. Trouble In Min
  62. New Orleans Function: (A) Flee As A Bird (B) Oh, Didn't He Ramble
  63. Gut Bucket Blues
  64. Cornet Chop Suey
  65. Heebie Jeebies
  66. Georgia Grind
  67. Muskrat Ramble
  68. King Of The Zulus
  69. Snag It
  70. Wild Man Blues
  71. Potato Head Blues
  72. Weary Blues
  73. Gully Low Blues
  74. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
  75. Hotter Than That
  76. Two Deuces
  77. My Monday Date
  78. Basin Street Blues
  79. Knockin' A Jug
  80. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  81. Mahagony Hall Stomp
  82. Some Of These Days
  83. When You're Smiling
  84. Song Of The Islands
  85. I Can't Believe That You Are In Love With Me
  86. Creamer - Dear Old Southland
  87. Exactly Like You
  88. If I Could Be With You
  89. Body And Soul
  90. Memories Of You
  91. You Rascal You
  92. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  93. I Surrender Dear
  94. Them There Eyes
  95. Up A Lazy River
  96. Georgia On My Mind
  97. That's My Home
  98. Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train
  99. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  100. Take The 'a' Train
  101. Battle Royal
  102. Birdie Jungle
  103. Mood Indigo
  104. Autumnal Suite
  105. Nite
  106. Wild Man Moore
  107. Paris Stairs
  108. Guitar Amour
  109. Paris Blues
  110. Panama
  111. Flee As A Bird (Traditional)/Oh, Didn't He Ramble
  112. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
  113. Basin Street Blues
  114. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Traditional)
  115. Bugle Call Rag
  116. I Love Jazz
  117. Twelfth Street Rag
  118. Basin Street Blues
  119. Skokiaan (South African Song)
  120. Frog-I-More Rag
  121. Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya
  122. (A) Tenderly (B) You'll Never Walk Alone
  123. Pretty Little Missy
  124. Everybody's Comin'
  125. Cultural Exchange
  126. Good Reviews
  127. Remember Who You Are
  128. My One Bad Habit
  129. Summer Song
  130. King For A Day
  131. Blow Satchmo
  132. The Real Ambassador
  133. In The Lurch
  134. One Moment Worth Years
  135. They Say I Look Like God
  136. Since Love Had Its Way
  137. I Didn't Know Until You Told Me
  138. Swing Bells/Blow Satchmo/Finale
  139. Music To Shave By
  140. When Your Lover Has Gone
  141. You're The Top
  142. You Turned The Tables On Me
  143. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  144. Little Girl Blue
  145. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  146. We'll Be Together Again
  147. I've Got The World On A String
  148. Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
  149. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  150. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  151. Shadrack
  152. Go Down Moses (Traditional)
  153. Rock My Soul (In The Bossom Of Abraham)
  154. Ezekiel Saw De Wheel (Traditional)
  155. On My Way (Got On My Travelin' Shoes)
  156. Down By The Riverside (Traditional)
  157. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,
  158. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Traditional)
  159. Jonah And The Whale
  160. Didn't It Rain (Traditional)
  161. When Did You Leave Heaven?
  162. You're A Heavenly Thing
  163. I Married An Angel
  164. A Sinner Kissed An Angel
  165. Angela Mia
  166. Angel Child
  167. And The Angels Sing
  168. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
  169. I'll String Along With You
  170. Angel
  171. The Prisoner's Song
  172. Goodnight, Angel
  173. Muskat Ramble (Traditional)
  174. Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine)
  175. The Preacher (Traditional)
  176. Dardanella
  177. Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band (Traditional)
  178. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
  179. Brother Bill (Traditional)
  180. Little Ol' Tune
  181. At The Jazz Band Ball
  182. Rocky Mountain Moon
  183. Bye Bye Blues
  184. St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) (Traditional)
  185. I Want A Big Butter & Egg Man
  186. I Ain't Got Nobody
  187. Panama
  188. Dr. Jazz
  189. Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight (Traditional)
  190. Frankie And Johnny
  191. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll
  192. Drop That Sack
  193. Jelly Roll Blues
  194. Old Kentucky Home
  195. Chimes Blues
  196. Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
  197. Darling Nelly Gray Darling Nelly Gray
  198. In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
  199. The Old Folks At Home
  200. The Flat Foot Floogie
  201. The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On)
  202. My Walking Stick
  203. W.P.A.
  204. Boog-It
  205. Cherry
  206. Marie
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