Louis Armstrong Legacy Series
The Complete Collectors Edition
The complete – Collector’s Edition – of the Louis Armstrong Legacy Series. Each release features, exclusive packaging and a 20-page booklet written by Ricky Riccardi – Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of best selling book “What A Wonderful World.” These booklet’s also contain rare photo material held in the Louis Armstrong collection.
Volume 1 – The Standard Oil Sessions – Release May 2017
A 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 broadcast was never made and Armstrong was given the acetate discs of the sessions.
Volume 2 – 1964 Sparks, Nevada Concert – Release October 2017
A rare live concert recording by the All Stars from Sparks, Nevada recorded in June of 1964 (right after “Hello, Dolly!” became a number one single) featuring Russell “Big Chief” Moore, Joe Darensbourg, Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw, Danny Barcelona and Jewel Brown. This concert was professionally recorded and given to Louis Armstrong, who dubbed it to two separate reels.
Volume 3 – 1957 South American Tour (2 CD Set). – Release April 2018
This release will contain material from 1957 South American tour with performances from Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio de Janiero and other South American venues. Musicians include Edmond Hall, Barrett Deems, Trummy Young, Squire Gersh, Billy Kyle and Velma Middleton. All material was presented to Louis Armstrong on acetate disc or recorded by Armstrong himself on reel-to-reel tape.
Volume 4 – 1950’s Club Performances. – Release October 2018
This release includes live club recordings from Storyville, Blue Note and a selection of European shows. Musicians include Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines and Cozy Cole among others. Louis Armstrong recorded multiple radio broadcasts of his nightclub appearances and in many cases the acetate recordings were given personally to Louis Armstrong after broadcast.