Satchmo at Pasadena

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Satchmo at Pasadena
Cover of the 2009 Verve Records CD reissue.
Live album by Louis Armstrong
Released 1951
Recorded January 30, 1951, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, California
Genre Jazz
Length 56:27
Label Decca, Verve (reissue)
Louis Armstrong chronology
The Strip
(1951)
Satchmo at Pasadena
(1951)
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
(1954)

Satchmo at Pasadena is a 1951 live album by Louis Armstrong, recorded at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. [1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Themocos Allmusic review by Al Campbell awarded the album four stars and said that "At the time of this concert, musicians began to take advantage of the new LP format that allowed them to bypass the usual three-minute time constraints of 78 rpm and stretch out a bit. Armstrong was no exception, and even though Satchmo is more of the ringleader/vocalist/showman on this set, the All-Stars provide some heated improvising, especially Hines on "Honeysuckle Rose" and Bigard's clarinet solo on the otherwise knockabout version of "Just You, Just Me."" [1] Campbell criticized the Verve Records CD reissue of the album, as the tracks were presented out of sequence and numerous tracks were omitted.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back Home Again in Indiana" (James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) – 5:31
  2. "Baby It's Cold Outside" (Frank Loesser) – 5:42
  3. "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton) – 5:42
  4. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 3:33
  5. "The Hucklebuck" (Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson) – 3:34
  6. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 3:56
  7. "Just You, Just Me" (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 6:22
  8. "My Monday Date" (Earl Hines) – 6:37
  9. "You Can Depend on Me" (Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) – 4:07
  10. "That's a Plenty" (Lew Pollack) – 3:01

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Hollis King - art direction
  • Isabelle Wong - design
  • Gene Norman - liner notes, producer
  • Ellen Fitton - mastering
  • Andy Kman - production coordination
  • Harry Weinger - reissue supervisor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Satchmo at Pasadena". Allmusic. Retrieved July 20, 2011.