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Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Feat. Lonnie Johnson
This side was recorded in Chicago on December 13th 1927 featuring Louis Armstrong trumpet, Kid Ory trombone, Johnny Dodds clarinet, Lil Hardin Armstrong piano, Johnny St Cyr banjo & guitar, and Lonnie Johnson guitar.
*"Savoy Blues" was composed by Kid Ory.
This was the third "Hot Five" recording to feature the effective addition of Lonnie Johnson who takes a dynamic solo backed by the comp of piano keys and St. Cyr's guitar.
Johnny St. Cyr switches to the guitar to back up Lonnie Johnson's guitar, and they maintain a guitar duet through to the end of the record. (Never realized this before.) -Dan Weinstein
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