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The Louis Armstrong Legacy Series is a collection of 5 CDs that contain previously unreleased performances (and in may cases unheard by the public) from the personal collection of Louis Armstrong himself.
These recordings are from the personal collection of Louis Armstrong. The 4 volume series will feature Louis Armstrong perfroming across his long career and in a variety of settings. Each collection features excellent quality recordings that have never been heard publicly before.
Volume 1: The Standard Oil Sessions was recorded in 1950 by the Standard Oil Company for their "Musical Map Of America" radio show. That particular session featured Louis Armstrong with Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines. For unknown reasons the show was was never broadcast and Standard Oil gave Louis the acetate discs of the sessions. This collection was released on May 12, 2017.
Volume 2: Clubs. This collection was recorded throughout the 1950's. Musicians include Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Cozy Cole and many others. This collection is scheduled to be released in November 2017.
Volume 3 South American Tour: This recording of a 1957 South American Tour features Edmond Hall, Barett Deems, Trummy Young and Bill Kyle. This 2 CD set is scheduled to be released May of 2018.
Volume 4 Sparks, Nevada. This amazing set recording in 1964 is scheduled to be released in November of 2018.
Unreleased albums will be sent to the winner within three weeks of the release.
Contest runs from July 27th until Midnight August 17th.
The Giveaway is open to everyone, but only one person will win this unprecedented collection of music from one of the greatest musical talents ever.
The Winner will get Volume 1: The Standard Oil Sessions immediately, and the remaining volumes when they are released.
The first release in the series is titled “The Standard Oil Sessions”. This 50+ minute recording was recorded in San Francisco, California on January 20, 1950 by the Standard Oil Company for their radio show, “Musical Map of America.” The recording was episode 19, “Musical Story of New Orleans,” and featured Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines. For reasons not known, the broadcast was never made and Louis was personally given the acetate discs of the sessions.
Volume 1 The Standard Oil Sessions Tracklist
1. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans |
2. Muskrat Ramble |
3. Basin Street Blues |
4. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue |
5. Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues |
6. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans |
7. Panama |
8. UP The Lazy River |
9. Back O’Town Blues
10. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Rehearsal Take #1)
11. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Rehearsal Take #2)
12. Louis Armstrong Plays Along with Back O' Town Blues
During his lifetime Louis Armstrong amassed a huge collection of recordings. From live concerts to studio and broadcast recordings, the range is extensive. The majority of these recordings along with other Armstrong Artifacts are held in the Louis Armstrong Collection at Queens College in New York. The Louis Armstrong Legacy Series will bring a selection of these recordings from Louis's personal collection to the public for the first time ever.
Series producer, Jerry Roche said “Producing this music will mean people can connect again with the greatness of Louis Armstrong.”
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans (Sample)
Struttin’ with Some Barbecue (Sample)
Deadline for entries is August 17th.
Don't let this opportunity to win a music collection you will treasure for years pass you by.
Dot Time Records, the jazz, soul and world music label based in New York and Europe, launched their "Legends Series" in 2015 featuring previously unreleased historical recordings from many of the greatest legends of the jazz genre including Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Buck Clayton and more. All recordings are painstakingly restored and re-mastered with the goal of presenting these recordings in a modern format while striving to keep the original atmosphere of the recordings intact. For more information visit,
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