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"Jack-Armstrong Blues" V-Disc 1944


Larry Kart
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4 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

Ricky Riccardi has high praise for this session in his new Louis book.

ricky riccardi has alway high praise for all satchmo (including hello dolly.....)

 

Keep boppin´

marcel

 

(...i know: shit storm is comming over me....   :-)

 

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Don't knock Hello Dolly--Satch's version of "Moon River" on that record is to die for! But, getting back to Jack-Armstrong, that has always been my favorite of the things they did together in the studio for RCA in the mid-40s and my favorite Satch from the whole decade. Listen to him wail on that thing! Is this version also the one on Jasmine's 4-cd Swinging on a V-Disc set?

 

 

 

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On 11/13/2020 at 6:37 PM, gmonahan said:

Don't knock Hello Dolly--Satch's version of "Moon River" on that record is to die for! But, getting back to Jack-Armstrong, that has always been my favorite of the things they did together in the studio for RCA in the mid-40s and my favorite Satch from the whole decade. Listen to him wail on that thing! Is this version also the one on Jasmine's 4-cd Swinging on a V-Disc set?

 

 

 

gregmo

The recording that Larry posted is the longer, alternative take, and is indeed the one used on that Jasmine collection (which I picked up recently). The originally-issued version also features excellent playing by Armstrong, but it’s about a minute shorter:

 

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Interesting! Thanks for posting that! Here's the original RCA version, which is about 37 seconds shorter than the "shorter" V-Disc version!

RCA Version: Jack-Armstrong Blues

One liner-note writer (I forget which) commented that he thought Satch had been listening to Charlie Parker when he played that solo. I'm not sure I agree with that, but it's an interesting thought.

 

 

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