Louis Armstrong - Muskrat Ramble

Louis Armstrong: Front and Center

Episode 4

Episode date - November 20, 2009

How Music Changed

    Here we are, already three episodes into our coverage of Louis Armstrong, and so far, we’ve only covered the portion of Louis’ career when he worked as a sideman for others.

    If the point of this series is to discuss how the genius of Louis Armstrong was disseminated throughout the world, then this show, episode four, is where our story truly begins. From this point forward, Louis is his own man, fronting his own band, and changing the face of Jazz and the direction of popular music in general, with each released recording. In short, the music featured in today’s program represents the Rosetta Stone of jazz music.

    All tracks are credited to Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, except as noted. Songs covered include;

    1) My Heart

    2) Yes! I’m in the Barrel

    3) Gut Bucket Blues

    4) Georgia Grind

    5) Muskrat Ramble

    6) Heebie Jeebies

    7) Cornet Chop Suey

    8) Oriental Strut

    9) Stomp Off, Let’s Go – Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra

    10) Georgia Bo-Bo – Lil’s Hot Shots

    11) He Likes It Slow – Butterbeans and Susie

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