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Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
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Description: A wonderful meeting of two institutions of American music, this 1954 album was the finest recording of Louis Armstrong's later career, with the great trumpeter-singer turning to material that was very close to his roots. Both W.C. Handy and Armstrong had a complex relationship with the blues, an essential source for both Handy's popular songs and Armstrong's improvisational art, and these recordings touch on the heart of the matter. On "Yellow Dog Blues," a product of Handy's own early and chance encounter with the rural blues, there's a majesty that recalls Armstrong's early recordings with Bessie Smith. Armstrong is ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Jazz
Release date: 7 April 1997
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 5099706492528
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