Clarence Williams' Blue Five was a studio band of the early '20s whose membership today seems as phenomenal as its records must have sounded at the time.
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five. Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra. Chicago Rhythm Kings.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer who became one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music. His career spanned from the 1920s to the 1960s, covering many different eras of jazz. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.
By Clarence Williams' Blue Five - Cake Walkin' Babies From Home 02:54. All songs from Big Boy Louis Armstrong, Vol. 8. Big Boy Louis Armstrong, Vol. 9, 2015. Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams' Blue Five - Cast Away 02:54 Louis Armstrong And The Blues Singers, 1924 - 1930, Vo. Clarence William's Blue Five - Cake Walking Babies 02:55 Best of Louis Armstrong. Clarence Armstrong - Beaver 03:08 The Best Of Mod Jazz.
Louis Armstrong: Cornet Clarence Williams: Piano Sidney Bechet: Soprano Saxophone Eva Taylor: Vocals Buddy Christian: Banjo Charlie Irvis: Trombone. In the early years of jazz recording, the only musician who could be put in the same class with Louis as a soloist was Sidney Bechet, a master of clarinet and soprano sax also bred in New Orleans. Nothing beats Cake Walking Babies from Home for sheer stomping excitement from beginning to end. After Eva Taylor's vocal midway through, the band takes off – Bechet takes a gorgeous solo in the first chorus and then Louis goes wild, swinging like mad and taking it up a notch for the finish. If you've never heard this, you're in for a treat.
Five days later, the bulk of the same personnel got together for another session under the name the Red Onion Jazz Babies, this time for Gennett records. Armstrong, Bechet, Irvis and Christian made the party but this time, Williams and Taylor were nowhere to be found (perhaps it was their date night). Armstrong's wife Lil Hardin took over the piano duties while the vocals were handled by the great Albert Hunter, billing herself as "Josephine Beatty.
Cakewalkin' Babies Armstrong/Bechet 1925!!!In considering which jazz tune has been my favourite I came to the conclusion that a combination of two of the best musicians playing hot jazz together in one tune should be the one. The musical strong personalities of Louis Armstrong on the one side and of. .