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The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Vol. II
Louis Armstrong
The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Vol. II
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens existed only as recording bands, with the members working regularly in other groups, but they created music that will endure as long as people listen to jazz. The sessions on volume 2...  more »

      
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All Artists: Louis Armstrong
Title: The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens, Vol. II
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Columbia
Original Release Date: 8/30/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Dixieland, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644425321, 074644425345

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Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens existed only as recording bands, with the members working regularly in other groups, but they created music that will endure as long as people listen to jazz. The sessions on volume 2 of the Columbia series come from 1926 and 1927, with the first eight tracks continuing the work of the Hot Five and the final eight showing the beginnings of the expanded Hot Seven. The varied sessions demonstrate Armstrong's broadening confidence and musical invention, ranging from the clarion trumpet of "Wild Man Blues" to the bawdy vocal on "Big Butter and Egg Man." Raucous but well arranged, this is cornerstone ensemble music with enormous energy and bright, spirited blasts. --Stuart Broomer

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"Like its earlier Volume 1,this CD is classic prime jazz from start to finish;I don't know if you read my review of Volume 1 but what I said there still stands,and then some! Screw the low-fi sound,there is no jazz lover who can afford to be without THIS disc,-just listen to Satch's stop-time breaks on "Potato Head Blues" and his ripping glissando on "Wild Man Blues" and if this isnt enough check out "Willie The Weeper" for an interactive primer on New Orleans polyphony as practiced by a master.Again,if youre going to mince about sound quality you might be better off making your own records! THIS is definitely a desert-island must-have!!!"