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Louis Armstrong & Dukes of Dixieland - Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland [Remastered] (1960/2014)

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Louis Armstrong & Dukes of Dixieland - Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland [Remastered] (1960/2014)
Artist: Louis Armstrong & Dukes of Dixieland
Title Of Album: Louie And The Dukes Of Dixieland
Year Of Release: 1960/2014
Label: High Definition Tape Transfers / HDDL448
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Dixieland, Early Jazz
Total Time: 48:36 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks)
Quality: 320kbps / Lossless 44.1kHz/16bit / 96kHz/24bit
Total Size: 129 mb / 300 mb / 1.04 gb (Digital Booklet)

The Dukes of Dixieland is a New Orleans "Dixieland"-style revival band, originally formed in 1948 by brothers Frank Assunto, trumpet; Fred Assunto, trombone; and their father Papa Jac Assunto, trombone and banjo. Their first records featured Jack Maheu, clarinet; Stanley Mendelsohn, piano; Tommy Rundell, drums; and Barney Mallon, tuba and string bass. During its run the band also featured musicians such as jazz great clarinetist Pete Fountain, Jerry Fuller, Jim Hall, Herb Ellis, and Bob "Duke" Assunto [son].
Fred and Frank Assunto both died young, and the original Dukes of Dixieland disbanded in the early 1970s. In April 1974, Producer/Manager John Shoup restarted the DUKES of Dixieland with Connie Jones as leader, leased Louis Prima's nightclub atop the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter and renamed it "DUKE'S PLACE." The DUKES of Dixieland have not been affiliated with the Assunto Family since 1974, some 37 years ago.
Dukes of Dixieland were featured on the first stereo record, released November 1957, on the Audio Fidelity label. Sidney Frey, founder and president of Audio Fidelity, had Westrex cut the disk for release before any of the major record labels. In 1978, the DUKES recorded the first Direct-to-Disk album, and then, in 1984, were the first jazz band to record on CD. In 1980, they recorded a television special at the old Civic Theater in New Orleans, with the New Orleans Pops Orchestra and later performed in a TV special with Woody Herman, "Wood Choppers Ball." In 1986, they invited jazz master Danny Barker to perform with them at Mahogany Hall to record a television special "Salute to Jelly Roll Morton". In 2001, their gospel CD "Gloryland" was nominated for a Grammy. In 2011, they recorded with The Oak Ridge Boys, in Nashville, TN, a CD titled "Country Meets Dixie."
They have performed with symphony orchestras, including the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, National, New York Pops (in Carnegie Hall), and 29 other orchestras around the world. In 2005, they traveled aboard the Steamboat Natchez up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to Cincinnati, OH, raising money for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Relief Fund, while many of the band members' homes were still destroyed. In 2011, they performed with the Boston Pops.

The second of Louis Armstrong's sessions with the Dukes of Dixieland is like the first, a spirited date of hot New Orleans one-two jazz. However, Satch is not quite as dynamic here as on the earlier session. He is just starting to show his age but the enthusiasm still runs high. --Scott Yanow

TRACKLIST:

1 Bourbon Street Parade 3:13
2 South 3:40
3 Washington And Lee Swing 3:49
4 Avalon 4:53
5 New Orleans 3:04
6 That's A' Plenty 3:57
7 Just A Closer Walk With Thee 4:23
8 Dixie 3:56
9 Sheik Of Araby 3:31
10 Wolverine Blues 4:42
11 Sweet Georgia Brown 4:02
12 Limehouse Blues 4:44

Personnel:
Louis Armstrong - Trumpet, Vocals
"Papa" Jac Assunto - Banjo, Trombone
Frank Assunto - Trumpet
Fred Assunto - Trombone
Jerry Fuller - Clarinet
Owen Mahoney - Drums
Richard Matteson - Tuba



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