Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable men in the world. His smile, his voice, his trumpet all set the standard for the one true American art form called jazz."
Dot Time Records' Legends Series has unearthed a treasure of unreleased recordings by Louis Armstrong. The Louis Armstrong Legacy Series will feature four productions from the Armstrong archives housed at Queens College. The first production entitled The Standard Oil Sessions
will be released May 12, 2017. In addition to the regular releases, available in stores, it is just being announced that a Limited Collector's Edition has been created and is on sale now.
This Collector's Edition has been meticulously refined and re-mastered for the highest-quality sound value by Dot Time Records Legends" producer Jerry Roche. It is a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of jazz. Each edition comes with a 20-page booklet authored by Ricky Riccardi, the 21st-Century foremost authority on Armstrong, including rare photos.
Volume 1 of the Collector's Edition, The Standard Oil Sessions
, is now on sale here
The first release will ship on the 1st of May 2017, allowing purchasers to receive their copy prior to the official release date of the regular release available in stores.
As Wynton Marsalis
said in a CBS This Morning interview, Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest human beings to ever set foot on this planet. He gave us a feeling that persists with us. Thank you, Pops!" Miles Davis
put it this way, You can't play anything on a horn that Louis hasn't played." While Satchmo himself said it best, My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn..."
The first release in the series, which will be released mid-May, will feature a 1950 studio recording. This 55-minute recording was recorded in San Francisco
, California on January 20, 1950 by the Standard Oil Company for their radio show, Musical Map of America." The recording was Episode 19, Musical Story of New Orleans," and featured Armstrong, Jack Teagarden
and Earl Hines
. For reasons not known, the recording was never broadcast and Armstrong was given the acetate discs of the sessions.
Future releases will feature selections of recordings of concerts that date back to the 1950's and 60's, including the 1957 South American Tour, which will be a double CD release. Some of the musicians that performed with Louis on these concerts were Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, Cozy Cole, Edmond Hall and Trummy Young just to name a few.Track Listing
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans; Muskrat Ramble; Basin Street Blues; Struttin’ with Some Barbecue; Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues; Way Down Yonder in New Orleans; Lazy River; Panama; Back O’Town Blues. Includes Bonus Tracks: Two alternate takes of “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans.”Performers
Louis Armstrong: Trumpet & Vocals; Jack Teagarden: Trombone & Vocals; Earl “Fatha” Hines: Piano; Lyle Johnson: Clarinet; Clancy Hayes: Guitar; Bass & Drums: Unknown.About Dot Time Records
Dot Time Records, the jazz, soul and world music label based in New York and Europe, launched their Legends Series" in 2015 featuring previously unreleased historical recordings from many of the greatest legends of the jazz genre including Ella Fitzgerald
, Gerry Mulligan
, Buck Clayton
and more. All recordings are painstakingly restored and re-mastered with the goal of presenting these recordings in a modern format while striving to keep the original atmosphere of the recordings intact.About Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc:
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
was founded and funded by Louis Armstrong in 1969 to give back to the world some of the goodness he received."The Foundation is dedicated to perpetuating the legacies of Louis and Lucille Armstrong throughout the world with various initiatives.