Fletcher Henderson + Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong: The NY Years 1924-25

Episode 3

Episode date - November 13, 2009

How Music Changed

    Our third episode featuring the remarkable music of Louis Armstrong covers the time when Louis Armstrong arrived in New York to play with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, and in the process, kicking off ‘The Jazz Era’.

    This was a remarkably vital and diverse time for Louis, as he also found himself in demand to back up numerous vocal performers, making him perhaps the very first ‘famous’ studio session musician. His time in New York was relatively short, lasting approximately one year from 1924-25, but it was eventful, as shown by the following featured recordings;

    Go ‘Long, Mule – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

    Copenhagen – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

    Shanghai Shuffle – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

    Everybody Loves My Baby – Clarence Williams Blue Five

    Everybody Loves My Baby – Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

    See See Rider Blues – Ma Rainey

    Baby, I Can’t Use You No More – Sippie Wallace

    8) Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage – Maggie Jones

    9) The World’s Gone Jazz Crazy – Trixie Smith

    10) Shipwrecked Blues – Clara Smith

    11) St. Louis Blues – Bessie Smith

    12) Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home – Red Onion Jazz Babies

    13) Cake Walkin’ Babies from Home – Clarence Williams’ Blue Five

    14) Sugar Foot Stomp – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

    15) Carolina Stomp – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

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