Wednesday, 7 January 2009

More Louis

worldsgreatestmusicdad writes:

I keep thinking that there are people out there who might not have heard this incredible Hot Seven track, and everyone should hear it at least once. Here's Armstrong at the height of his power, laying down (over 80 years ago, for God's sake) a track which even today sounds breathtakingly inventive. Notice how the other musicians struggle to keep up - even the great clarinet virtuoso Johnny Dodds cannot match him, though if you heard him without Louis you'd think he was an incredible musician - which he was.

Louis Armstrong - Potato Head Blues (iTunes)

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