Louis Armstrong - Chapel Hill 1954

Reloaded 03/May/2015. This is Louis Armstrong performing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, way back on the 4th May 1954.

During the 1950's Louis Armstrong and His All Stars undertook a considerable amount of touring. Also his recordings 'Satch Plays Fats, all Fats Waller tunes', and 'Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy' both released in the 1950s were perhaps among the last of his great creative recordings.

Following a highly successful small-group jazz concert at New York Town Hall on May 17th, 1947, featuring Armstrong with trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden, Armstrong's manager Joe Glaser dissolved the Armstrong big band (August 1947) and established a six-piece small group featuring Armstrong with (initially) Teagarden, Earl Hines and other top swing and dixieland musicians, most of them ex-big band leaders. The new group was announced at the opening of Billy Berg's Supper Club.

This group was called Louis Armstrong and his All Stars and included at various times Earl "Fatha" Hines, Barney Bigard, Edmond Hall, Jack Teagarden, Trummy Young, Arvell Shaw, Billy Kyle, Marty Napoleon, Big Sid Catlett, Cozy Cole, Tyree Glenn, Barrett Deems, Joe Darensbourg and the Filipino-American percussionist, Danny Barcelona. During this period, Armstrong made many recordings and appeared in over thirty films. He was the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time Magazine on February 21, 1949. This soundboard recording was most likely made for radio broadcast.

Source: Soundboard. 

Sound Quality: Very good mp3@320kbps. 

Genre: Dixieland, jazz, swing, traditional pop.

Set: Full set. 

Set List: 

First Set:
1. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
2. Back Home Again in Indiana
3. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
4. The Bucket’s Got a Hole In It
5. Blueberry Hill
6. Tin Roof Blues
7. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue
8. Swonderful
9. Billy Kyle Piano Jam!
10. The Man I Love
11. My Sweet Baby
12. Big Mama’s Back in Town > Love That Man
13. Baby it’s Cold Outside
14. Stompin’ at the Savoy

Second Set: 
15. The Life of Didley Rambo
16. It’s So Good
17. Up the Lazy River
18. Shadrack, Meshack, Abendigo
19. When the Saints Go Marching In
20. When the Saints Go Marching In (Pt. 2)
21. High Society
23. Billy Kyle Piano Solo II
24. Dumb, Dumb, Dumby 

Final Part:
25. Post Show Interview with L.A.
26. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue. 

Line Up:
Louis Armstrong - Trumpet, Vocals
Kenny Johns - Drums
Billy Kyle - Piano
Arvel Shaw - Bass
Trummy Young - Trombone
Barnie Begard - Clarinet
Thelma Middleton - Vocals

Links: Louis Armstrong House Museum HERE.

Reloaded 03/May/2015 replacement download links (two) in comments.


Beehive Candy said…
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Anonymous said…
can you repost?
Anonymous said…
thanks on the repost
Anonymous said…
jumped the gun, i thnaked first, mediafire is blocked here, how about zippyshare?
Beehive Candy said…
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23rdDjin said…
both links are the same, and i don't think either are correct...
Beehive Candy said…


Beehive Candy said…
OK hoping this re-upload works, your patience helps my desire to do this remain.

Part One: http://www.mediafire.com/download/r1nbowqr4bffnih/A1LA54-0515A.7z

Part Two: http://www.mediafire.com/download/c3m3h55jd5gi616/A1LA54-0515B.7z

Password for both files is back15-002#

If this works then fine, if not then a file in each part is possibly corrupted and the detective work begins. Copy and paste the file links without any gaps and in full.

Beehive Candy
23rdDjin said…
i could tell at a glance all is now perfect and proper. getting my Satchmo on the download right now, with much thanks, and extra thanks, to you!