[Dixielandjazz] Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 89, Issue 10

Mark McCormick mmccormickmusic at embarqmail.com
Sat May 8 12:49:14 PDT 2010

> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] St. James Infirmary by Louis Armstrong
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> Hans en Corrie wrote:
>> This month, 80 years ago, Ellington recorded St. James Infirmary  
>> for a Hit
>> of the Week recording. I commemorated this fact in the latest
>> http://hitoftheweek.blogspot.com. I posted a great version of this  
>> song by
>> Louis Armstrong - can someone inform me when this was recorded?
> Dear Hans,
> Louis Armstrong And The All Stars:
> Louis Armstrong (t/vcl) Trummy Young (tb) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Billy  
> Kyle (p) Mort Herbert (sb) Danny Barcelona (d)
> Los Angeles, September 30/October 1-2, 1959.
> It was recorded by Audio Fidelity.
> I have had it on LP for many years.
> A wonderful rendition.
> There is an alternative version from this session on a Chiaroscuro CD.
> That I do not have.
> Very kind regards,
> Bill.

My gosh that Armstrong version is S L O W. I think I preferred the Cab  
Calloway take.


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