Louis Armstrong and King Olver

Louis Armstrong: With King Oliver

Episode 2

Episode date - November 6, 2009

How Music Changed

    This is our second show dedicated to the life and music of Louis Armstrong, but our first to at least partially cover the era of recorded music!

    Louis’ life had been incredibly rich and complex, giving us a lot of ground to cover, with no recorded evidence to convey that history. This show finds Louis joining his mentor Joe Oliver in Chicago. It also features Louis’s very first recording session with Oliver’s band, the New Orleans Creole Jazz Band, and also his first recorded composition (also with Oliver).

    Here’s a list of songs featured in today’s show (all are by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, unless indicated otherwise);

    1) Basin Street Blues

    2) Zulu's Ball

    3) Just Gone

    4) Canal Street Blues

    5) Chimes Blues

    6) Weather Bird Rag

    7) Dipper Mouth Blues

    Channel 13 - Louis Armstrong