1.Royal Garden Blues |2. My Monday Date | 3.West End Blues | 4. Billie Holiday Introduction | 5. A Kiss to Build a Dream On | 6. You’re Just in Love | 7. New Orleans Function | 8. Muskrat Ramble | 9. Pretty Little Missy | 10. Ko Ko Mo | 11. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue | 12. Lazy River | 13. That’s My Desire | 14. Someday You’ll Be Sorry| 15. Tin Roof Blues/When The Saints Go Marching In | 16. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
This compilation contains selections from five different nightclub engagements—Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in 1953, Basin Street in New York in 1955 and the Brant Inn in Ontario in 1958–featuring five different iterations of Armstrong’s All Stars, featuring top sidemen such as Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, Marty Napoleon, Milt Hinton, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall and more. The exciting nightclub performances on this collection are not only being released for the first time, but every track is taken from the Research Collections of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, with the majority emanating from Armstrong’s personal reel-to-reel tape collection. This important new release once again demonstrates with finality that Pops was always tops.