collapse

* Member Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Like Us on Facebook

Too choppy is a contradiction in terms - Nick Perls on guitar-playing

Author Topic: West End Blues  (Read 336 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online eric

  • Member
  • Posts: 736
West End Blues
« on: February 03, 2022, 02:07:53 PM »
I used to have an E copy of this.  The incomparable Louis Armstrong with the Hot Five (Earl Hines on Piano)

« Last Edit: February 04, 2022, 10:34:02 AM by eric »
--
Eric

Offline islandgal

  • Member
  • Posts: 88
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 02:13:10 PM »
I have recently been watching the Ken Burns 10-part story of Jazz. I found it exceptionally well done. He features a lot of Louis Armstrong in the earlier parts.

Jean

Offline Stuart

  • Member
  • Posts: 2961
  • "The Voice of Almiqui"
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2022, 03:05:41 PM »
That's a good one, eric. I have it on Volume 3 of "The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings." I picked it up when the CD set was issued in the early-mid 2000s, IIRC. I did a quick search and the CD is also on YT as a playlist if you're interested. (I haven't checked for the other CDs):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?app=desktop&list=OLAK5uy_nu2LQlZb8RXJiwHkqqISyX3kvwC-xhGzY

Offline MarkC

  • Member
  • Posts: 92
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2022, 06:20:18 AM »
Pops is tops!

That collection Stuart brought up is excellent.

Offline bnemerov

  • Member
  • Posts: 239
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2022, 09:14:53 AM »
I think that's Earl Hines on piano. Mrs. Armstrong couldn't swing a piano break like that.

Online eric

  • Member
  • Posts: 736
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2022, 09:49:47 AM »
Quote
I have recently been watching the Ken Burns 10-part story of Jazz. I found it exceptionally well done.

Hi Jean, I think so too.  There's been some criticism of it from the Jazz community, but it's a great introduction to the genre.

Quote
That's a good one, eric. I have it on Volume 3 of "The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings."

Thanks Stuart, I'll check it out.  There were whole bunch of great Jazz reissues that came out back then.

Quote
I think that's Earl Hines on piano.

You could be right, bnemerov.  Maybe someone with a Jazz discography could chime in.
--
Eric

Offline Stuart

  • Member
  • Posts: 2961
  • "The Voice of Almiqui"
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2022, 10:24:57 AM »
I think that's Earl Hines on piano. Mrs. Armstrong couldn't swing a piano break like that.

You are correct, Bruce. Here's the Wiki page and a couple of others:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong_Hot_Five_and_Hot_Seven_Sessions

https://www.loc.gov/static/programs/national-recording-preservation-board/documents/HotFiveHotSevenRecordings.pdf

https://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/4558350/louis-armstrong-the-complete-hot-five-hot-seven-recordings

There were several "Complete" sets released back in the early 2000s, JSP and Sony among them. It looks like both are still available.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Fives_%26_Sevens

Offline MarkC

  • Member
  • Posts: 92
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2022, 10:34:00 AM »
“Louis Armstrong—Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1923 -1934” is another great collection.

Online eric

  • Member
  • Posts: 736
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2022, 10:34:41 AM »
Thanks guys, I made the change.
--
Eric

Offline islandgal

  • Member
  • Posts: 88
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2022, 06:35:15 PM »
Regarding the Ken Burns Jazz series. "There's been some criticism of it from the Jazz community.."
Thanks Eric. I'd be interested in hearing their take on the series. Technically, I think the series is amazing. Content-wise, I stand to be educated I suppose.

Offline MarkC

  • Member
  • Posts: 92
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2022, 06:41:09 PM »
There are members of The Jazz Police who live to criticize.

Offline lindy

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 1192
  • I'm a llama!
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2022, 07:29:09 PM »
Ornette Coleman once said, "The human being receives the pleasure from music, not from the argument over what it is."

But how we love to argue and criticize.

*In my personal experience*--yours may be different--most of the criticisms I've heard about "Jazz" or about any of the other Ken Burns documentaries have been aimed at specific lines in the script, calling them something equivalent to "inane."

OK, good luck producing a 20-hour mini-series about something as big as Jazz, or Baseball, or the Vietnam War without a few of those.

I respect the Jazz series for placing the development of this great art form in the context of race relations in America. We therefore get access to two history lessons, one about the music, and one about 20th century American society.

I encourage anyone who's interested to find a copy of the companion book to the series, written by Geoffrey Ward. It fills in some of the gaps that the film didn't cover. Stands up as a strong history of the music on its own.

Lindy



Offline MarkC

  • Member
  • Posts: 92
Re: West End Blues
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2022, 07:40:50 PM »
Well said Lindy.

Tags: Louis Armstrong 
 


SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal