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Catalog Number 1987.3.0101
Title [Reel-to-reel tape recorded by Louis Armstrong]
Object Type Tape
Collection Louis Armstrong Collection
Description Scope: Louis and friends in his dressing room at the State Theater, Rochester, NY, April 1953.

Contents (as on compact disc reference copy):

Disc 1, Track 1: Louis and friends talk and play sound recordings in Louis's dressing room at the State Theater, Rochester, NY: Louis and Tommy Albert talk. Albert introduces a song he wrote for the army and plays a recording of it, "We Are the Army"; Track 2: Albert plays an instrumental version of "We Are the Army"; Track 3: Albert plays another song he wrote, "I've Got a Peck Peck Peckin' Woman"; Track 4: Albert plays a faster version of "We are the Army"; Track 5: Louis introduces recordings and reads liner notes. Track 6: Recording of Louis Armstrong sound recording "Louis and Earl": "Weather Bird"; Track 7: "Our Monday Date"; Track 8: "Chicago Breakdown"; Track 9: "Don't Jive Me"; Track 10: "West End Blues"; Track 11: "Muggles"; Track 12: "Tight Like This"; Track 13: "Heah Me Talkin' to Ya"; Track 14: "Heah Me Talkin' to Ya." Track 15: radio announcer introduces "Can't Let You Leave Me Now" written by Earl Clendon. Track 16: Louis puts the microphone out into the performance hall at the Rochester State Theater to hear Sugar Ray Robinson; Track 17: announcer introduces Sugar Ray Robinson; Track 18: Latin dance routine by the De Santos; Track 19: Sugar Ray Robinson comedy routine; Disc 2, Track 1: "I'm Never Satisfied"; "Dance, Dance, Dance"; Track 2: Robinson introduces Helen Forrest: "Falling in Love with Love" (Helen Forrest); Track 3: "I'm Thru with Love" (Helen Forrest) (Louis plays along from backstage); Track 4: "Hallelujah" (Helen Forrest) (Louis plays along from backstage); Track 5: "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" (Helen Forrest); Track 6: Sugar Ray Robinson comedy routine; Track 7: Robinson introduces Louis and the All Stars; "When it's Sleepy Time Down South"; Track 8: Louis introduces the next number; "A Kiss to Build a Dream On"; Track 9: "C Jam Blues"; Track 10: "Oh Look at Me Now"; Track 11: "Big Mama's Back in Town"; Track 12: "That's My Desire"; Track 13: "When it's Sleepy Time Down South"; "You're Just in Love"; Track 14: "On the Sunny Side of the Street". Track 15: Recordings of sound recordings: "The Cantor" (Al Jolson); Track 16: "Hebrew Chant" (Victor Young); Track 17: Louis reads the record label and makes comments.
Notes The Sugar Ray Robinson and Helen Forrest show at Loew's State Theater in Rochester, NY was most likely early April 1953.
People Albert, Tommy
Forrest, Helen
Jolson, Al
Robinson, Sugar Ray
Young, Victor
Search Terms Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
Date April 1953
Creator Louis Armstrong
Caption 1987.3.101 Front
Accession number 1987.3