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Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five


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"Hot Five's Okeh Debut"


Recorded in Chicago on November 12th 1925 featuring Louis Armstrong cornet, Johnny Dodds clarinet, Kid Ory trombone, Lil Hardin Armstrong piano, Johnny St Cyr banjo, and Baby Dodds drums.

*"Gut Bucket Blues" was composed by Louis Armstrong.

Produced by Okeh Records at the very first recording session ever held by Louis Armstrong's "Hot Five" this side was cut shortly after the formation of the group. -At this session (because drummer Baby Dodds wasn't yet added) his "Hot Five" would only contain a total of five musicians including Armstrong himself.

For Louis Armstrong's recording debut as leader of his "Hot Five" the beloved trumpeter takes the opportunity to introduce the members of his New Orleans band beginning with the talented banjoist Johnny St. Cyr. "Oh play that thing "Mister St. Cyr Lord" Armstrong cheers, "You know you can do it", because according to "Pops" "Everybody from New Orleans can really do that thing, Hey Hey!"

After Louis lets loose on his horn with the band "Miss Lil" comes in "whooping that piano". Then as their parts come up he introduces Kid Ory "Oh Blow it Kid Ory, Blow it Kid!", and "Oh blow that thing Mr. Johnny Dodds!"

Next Armstrong's back on his trumpet giving praise to his own notes before the anticipated finish.

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