St. Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong: December 1928- 1929

Episode 7

Episode date - December 11, 2009

How Music Changed

    This show covers a time span from December 1928 thru December 1929 – one short year in contemporary history, but a year fraught with social change brought on by the collapse of the stock market, and significant stylistic change for Louis Armstrong.

    As 1928 faded away, Louis was drifting away from the New Orleans playing style that had defined his sound, and toward a more sleek, streamlined and ‘citified’ sound. It was also the time period when Louis decided to leave Chicago once again and return to New York City in his quest for fame and fortune. It was a move that was essential if Louis was to survive the shifting tastes of popular culture, and this show captures that transition as it happened.

    Songs include;

    Save It, Pretty Mama

    Weather Bird


    Tight Like This

    Knockin’ a Jug

    I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

    S’posin (edited) – Seger Ellis

    How Do You Do It That Way (edited) – Victoria Spivey

    Ain’t Misbehavin’

    Ain’t Misbehavin’ (edited) – Seger Ellis

    Dallas Blues

    St. Louis Blues

    13) Rockin’ Chair

    Channel 13 - Louis Armstrong