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1. Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album
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2. The Hot Fives & Sevens
$14.97
3. What's Going On
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4. The Definitive Collection
$34.97
5. Ken Burns's Jazz: The Story of
6. Louis Armstrong - All-Time Greatest
$17.49
7. The Essential Louis Armstrong
$14.99
8. Sing Me Back Home
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9. Marching Down Bourbon Street
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10. Complete Piano Music of Scott
$49.49
11. The House That Trane Built: Story
$13.99
12. Putumayo Presents: New Orleans
$18.98
13. Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit
$53.99
14. Doctors, Professors, Kings &
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15. Save My Soul
$13.99
16. The Best of Preservation Hall
$9.98
17. Bix Beiderbecke, Vol. 1: Singin'
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18. 16 Most Requested Songs
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19. An Anthology of Big Band Swing
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20. 20th Century Masters: The Best

1. Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast
by Nonesuch
Audio CD (06 December, 2005)
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Editorial Review

Hurricane Katrina may have devastated New Orleans and surrounding Gulf communities in 2005, but it was also a forceful reminder of the Crescent City's world renowned status as the epicenter of much American musical heritage. This benefit album (all net proceeds will be donated to the local relief efforts of Habitat for Humanity, with a portion specifically set aside to provide housing for local musicians left homeless by the disaster) picks up that latter thread, a sometimes bittersweet reminder of how deepy ingrained, yet all-too-fragile, that cultural legacy really is. Allen Toussaint's succulent reworking of his "Yes We Can Can" sets a rhythmic, optimistic tone that parallels his city's own historical resilience, while Dr. John turns in a bluesy, laid-back "World I Never Made" that's a sharp contrast to the flashes of anger he showed on Tab Benoit's earlier benefit collection, Read more

Subjects:  1. Louisiana Blues    2. New Orleans Blues    3. New Orleans Brass Bands    4. New Orleans Jazz    5. New Orleans R&B    6. Pop    7. Rock/Pop Collections    8. V/a Compilations    9. Zydeco   


2. The Hot Fives & Sevens
by Jsp Records
Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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Asin: B00001ZWLP
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Between 1925 and 1929, Louis Armstrong created one of the first great bodies of work in jazz. While he worked regularly as a soloist with big bands, he began his career as a leader with the first all-star studio group in jazz, the Hot Five. The other four musicians were Armstrong's wife, Lil Hardin Armstrong, on piano; Johnny Dodds on clarinet; Kid Ory on trombone; and Johnny St. Cyr on banjo. The music's first great soloist, Armstrong was reshaping jazz by sheer improvisational magic, gradually diminishing the role of the traditional New Orleans ensemble with the clarion brilliance of his trumpet. Possessing an uncanny blend of exuberance and creativity, he combined virtuosic declarations with a talent for the subtlest shifts in phrasing and melodic variation, creating rich emotional statements that could hint at loss in the midst of joy or the promise of better things in the most sorrowful blues. The band expands here, to the Hot Seven and larger ensembles, and it gains soloists who applied Armstrong's lessons to their own instruments--musicians such as pianist Earl Hines and trombonist Jack Teagarden--but all come under the imprint of Armstrong's flowering genius, as both trumpeter and singer.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The most important body of work ever recorded!!
This set is essential for anyone who cares about music!What Louis Armstrong did here was pure genius and changed the course of music and every recording to follow.It was in these recording that we see how great jazz can be, and it also gives us the first hint of what a great vocalist Armstrong was.The entire group was amazing including Johnny Dodds, the Louis Armstrong of the clarinet.You do not have a music collection if these recordings are not in it!!A MUST OWN.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sound quality is outstanding!
I can't offer a highly educated opinion about early jazz compared to more informed reviewers, but I have listened to an enormous variety of early jazz recordings. I have never heard recordings of this vintage sound so good. The sound engineer isn't merely gifted; he's a genius. These remastered recordings have greater depth than many contemporary recordings. I'll be checking out what else this lesser-known record label has to offer. I concur with other reviewers: I can't imagine anyone buying this boxed set being disappointed with their purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Hot Fives & Sevens
The Louis Armstrong Hot Fives & Sevens recordings are justly considered classics.What an amazing experience to realize that you are hearing this jazz master (and others) as he/they sounded in the late 1920's.Recording technology at the time certainly created some limitations:mainly background noise, and speed--the old disks spun at 78 RPM, which meant that you could only put 3-4 minutes of music on a side.I would bet that these remastered recordings on CD sound a lot better than the originals.You will enjoy them!Frank Paine ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Box Sets (Audio Only)    2. Classic Jazz    3. Dixieland    4. Jazz    5. Jazz Music    6. Jazz Traditional    7. New Orleans Jazz    8. Pop   


3. What's Going On
by Shout Factory
Audio CD (29 August, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Of all the life-affirming music made in response to Hurricane Katrina, this is perhaps the most radical achievement--a recontextualizing of Marvin Gaye's early-'70s classic in the wake of the devastation of New Orleans. Joining the Crescent City's leading brass band are an array of guest singers who give the interplay a different dynamic from Gaye's silky sophistication. From the harder edge that Public Enemy's Chuck D gives the opening title track through the redemptive prophecy provided by Guru on the closing "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," the album takes the spirit of Gaye's social commentary and adds a contemporary twist. Among the other highlights, Bettye LaVette wrings every ounce of soul from "What's Happening Brother," Ivan Neville leads the call-and-response spirituality of "God Is Love," and the Dirty Dozen transform "Save the Children" into a symphony of syncopation and saxophones. Released to mark the first anniversary of the hurricane, with some proceeds benefitting relief efforts, the album deserves to have the staying power of Gaye's original. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A vital and heartfelt tribute to the people and city of New Orleans
Anyone who loves New Orleans music was devastated by the disaster wrought by Katrina last year. Despite the painfully slow recovery the city is making, there are glimmers of hope and reasons to rejoice. This album is one of them.
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Subjects:  1. Funk    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Traditional    4. New Orleans Brass Bands    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. Pop    7. R&B    8. Soul    9. Soul-Blues    10. Urban   


4. The Definitive Collection
by Hip-O Records
Audio CD (24 January, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 3244
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  • Original recording remastered

Subjects:  1. Big Bands    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Traditional    4. New Orleans Jazz    5. Pop    6. Traditional Pop    7. Vocal Jazz   


5. Ken Burns's Jazz: The Story of American Music
Audio CD (14 November, 2000)
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This five-CD box set soundtrack to filmmaker Ken Burns's 10-part, 19-hour documentary Read more

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  • Original recording remastered

Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz    2. Avant-Garde    3. Avant-Garde Jazz    4. Ballads    5. Big Band    6. Bop    7. Box Sets (Audio Only)    8. Classic Female Blues    9. Classic Jazz    10. Cool    11. Crossover Jazz    12. Dance Bands    13. Dixieland    14. Free Jazz    15. Fusion    16. Hard Bop    17. Jazz    18. Jazz Blues    19. Jazz Collections    20. Jazz Music   


6. Louis Armstrong - All-Time Greatest Hits
Audio CD (10 May, 1994)
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Asin: B000002ORZ
Sales Rank: 4590
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars The popular tracks
Many greatest hits compilations by current bands are worthwhile because they owed their success to radio and their best work was released to radio. "Greatest hits" does not always equate with "best of" and this compilation is an excellent example of that. Many of these songs I truly enjoy. Do many songs better than "What A Wonderful World" exist? The man owns "Hello Dolly" and "Mack the Knife," and "La Vie en Rose" is a timeless, beautiful song. However, it is difficult to fathom songs such as "Skokiaan," "The Dummy Song" and "Chloe" were ever hits. They aren't especially good songs and I assume MCA included them because they lacked rights to better material. I agree with the reviewers, who have directed readers to other Satchmo releases. In addition to those recommendations, the one I would suggest is the "Jazz `Round Midnight" series release, simply titled "Louis Armstrong." "All-Time Greatest Hits" isn't a terrible CD, though it does not give a non-fan an idea of just how great some of Mr. Armstrong's music is.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
This cd has all my favorites! I love Louis, and all his cheesy, but happy songs. It's good car music, and backround music for when your working or eating. I LOVE IT!

3-0 out of 5 stars Cookie Cutter Commercial
I have not listened to this CD. I must agree with another reviewer that Satchel Mouth is one of our lasting cultural icons. There's no need to talk about his-- I was about to say "mastery of the music," but it's more about soul than mastery. The music was just there. My comments have to do with the music selection. These cuts are his greatest hits all right, they're pleasant and enjoyable etc. They are AM Radio Hits on a Disc! If you love Louis' music, I encourage you to call up "Ambassador Satch" and listen to a few of those cuts, too. That music or his "W.C. Handy" disc and some others tell the tale of his music better than Mack the Knife, much as I--and you, no doubt--enjoy it. Give them a spin and enjoy the real roots of Louis. Even the re-mastered "Original Hot Five" and "Hot Seven" discs--cut in the 20s--are great. You might like these "not for everybody" less commercial discs even better! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Classic Jazz    2. Dixieland    3. Jazz    4. Jazz Music    5. Jazz Traditional    6. New Orleans Jazz    7. Pop    8. Swing    9. Traditional Pop    10. Vocal Jazz   


7. The Essential Louis Armstrong
Audio CD (03 August, 2004)
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Sales Rank: 3932
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Drop in the Ocean...
...of what constitutes Louis' career, so it's hard for it to earn its "Essential" appellation, but still, it's hard to go wrong with this -while you're listening to it, every cut sure seems essential. Some listeners, used to recordings of more recent vintage may be shocked at how lo fi some of this is, but still, I think they'll be able to get past that...Wonderful and beautiful stuff from one of the alltime if not THE alltime, American immortals...
5-0 out of 5 stars Searching for years
This CD brought together many old favourites. The quality of the re-mastered music is far superior to my original records, audio tapes and CDs. I'm so glad I was able to find this compilation and am very happy with the purchase.I also have to congratulate AMAZON for the prompt service and ease of ordering both books and music.Your prices are comparable and in fact cheaper, even allowing for the conversion from US to Australian dollars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pops was tops!
All too often "Greatest Hits" collections are less than that; however, that is not the case with this fine selection, an excellent compilation of Armstrong's work in classic jazz.
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Subjects:  1. Classic Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Traditional    4. New Orleans Jazz    5. Pop    6. Traditional Pop    7. Vocal Jazz   


8. Sing Me Back Home
by Burgundy Records
Audio CD (04 April, 2006)
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Asin: B000EQ47OK
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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You won't find a warmer, more powerful and moving tribute to the City of New Orleans and its people and culture than this five-star, 13-track album that features some of the city's most revered artists. Young and old, the New Orleans Social Club members capture many facets of the Katrina tragedy while also celebrating in distinctive 'Nawlins styles the music that helped make American popular culture famous the world over. Nearly everything on this sumptuous collection of angry, compassionate, patriotic and hopeful sentiments are cover songs. But they are covers like you've never heard before in the hands of Cyrill and Ivan Neville, Marcia Ball in duet with Irma Thomas. Dr. John, Henry Butler, the subdudes and others. While Ivan Neville reworks Credence Clearwater's "Fortunate Son" into an even more sympathetic victim of an alienating bureaucratic system that underscores this democracy's appetite for war and domestic neglect, the Mighty Chariots of Fire let go a joyful gospel challenge to the nation in "991/2 Won't Do." But the political hue and cry that hangs over many of these tracks, including Dr. John's impromptu and melancholy reading of Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans," there arealso some classic New Orleans music moments where engaging style, spirit and rhythm and nutthin' else rules the day. Just check Trombone Shorty's tasty "Hey Troy, Your Mama's Calling You," or The Sixth Ward All-Star Brass Band Revue whipping up a familiar medley of tunes as if it were a big pot of gumbo, and you know right then that the spirit of the city can never die, come hell or high water. Highly recommended. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Feed Your Soul
"We made a big ol' batch of gumbo and invited some of our favorite piano ticklers, street paraders, rhythm-and-blues singers, Mardi Gras Indians, troubadours and funkateers to celebrate the indomitable spirit of New Orleans. So grab a plate, fill it up and FEED YOUR SOUL"- The New Orleans Social Club inviting their fans to this new CD to raise money for New Orleans.
5-0 out of 5 stars Showcase of New Orleans' cultural heritage
The flood of New Orleans has had one positive side effect; the cultural heritage of the city has been put firmly on the map again. For the connoisseurs New Orleans has always been there as one of the most exciting cities musically speaking. Now the world is paying attention as well. Few cities could commit so many musicians to its rebuilding as the Big Easy. Recently even Bruce Springsteen dedicated one of his songs entirely to the city of New Orleans, its people and president Bystander.
5-0 out of 5 stars Very inspired album
The music is amazing, very much what New Orleans is about! Every song is deeply inspiring with a huge slice of that New Orleans sound. George Porter Jr's bass playing is outstanding as well as Leo Nocentelli on Guitar from the meters.. Raymond webber on drums and Ivan neville on organ round out the club all of them bring the funk!The collaborations are very nicely arranged so buy the album, and help sing us all back to NEW ORLEANS!!! See you at Jazz Fest, I'm commin home..
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Subjects:  1. New Orleans Jazz    2. New Orleans R&B    3. Pop    4. R&B    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop   


9. Marching Down Bourbon Street
by Sony Special Product
Audio CD (01 January, 2001)
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Sales Rank: 6172
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Original recording reissued
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5-0 out of 5 stars Classic New Orleans
Anyone who has visited Preservation Hall in New Orleans will truly appreciate this CD as it captures the feeling of that great joyful and music-filled room.To those who have not been blessed with that experience, this CD will certainly whet your appetite for Dixieland.I have been a fan of New Orleans Jazz for over 50 years and never tire of listening to the old standards featured here.St. James Infirmary is one of my all-time favorites and is particulary good here.The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is one of the most important groups preserving and promoting this kind of music.This is also a super value and offers a good way to sample this music. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Dixieland    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Jazz Traditional    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. Pop   


10. Complete Piano Music of Scott Joplin
by Compendia
Audio CD (28 January, 1997)
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Sales Rank: 27595
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ragtime Marvel
This collection of Scott Joplin's piano music is outstanding. As a lover of ragtime which was a prelude to jazz, I am thoroughly enjoying this collection. If you are not a lover of jazz, you may be a lover of ragtime. Jazz can sometimes be grating on the nerves, whereas ragtime lifts the spirit.

3-0 out of 5 stars Complete, but poor quality
I have been learning some ragtime and wanted to hear more to find other selections to learn.Listened to Maple Leaf Rag, my favorite, first and was disappointed.Listened to others and was more disappointed.Maple flies - much faster than anyone would play it, you can't make out some of the phrases.And talk about ad libs - Tempo, dynamics, embelishments, nuances - I really think he plays some wrong notes too because he's going so fast.It's really a poor recording - and that's just on Maple Leaf.Others with "intros" start quick and then there's a grand pause, not a rest, but nearly a five second break.It's hard to argue how Joplin would have played it, but this is hardly anything I want to try to imitate.The only qualitating factor is the number of songs for the price.A lot of variety of a poor interpretation is only worth 3 stars.if that.Look for Rifkin or a copy that is as written to listen to first, then go for the ad libs and "artistic interpretations"

5-0 out of 5 stars Joplin on a budget?
Are these the best renditions of Scott Joplin's compositions?....probably not....Is each and every piece played measure for measure the way he wrote them?....Definately not.
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Subjects:  1. Classical    2. Intermezzo for Keyboard    3. Keyboard    4. Keyboard Music    5. March for Keyboard    6. New Orleans Jazz    7. Rag for Keyboard    8. Serenade for Keyboard    9. Waltz for Keyboard   


11. The House That Trane Built: Story of Impulse Records
by Impulse Records
Audio CD (06 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This 4-CD set marks the 45th anniversary of Impulse Records and also serves as audio accompaniment to Ashley Kahn's book, Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Revelatory Collection - ****1/2
Impulse Records rode point in the progressive jazz movement of the 1960's and early 1970's, the end of what is considered jazz's last "Golden Age".In the sixteen years of its existence as a subsidiary of ABC Records, Impulse brought together many jazz legends and young upstarts, from Earl "Fatha" Hines and Count Basie to Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane.And of course there was their standard-bearer, John Coltrane, who enjoyed his last and most creatively productive years there, offering among others, his masterpiece, "A Love Supreme".This four-disc set presents the wealth of artists and styles that worked under the prestigious orange-and-black umbrella of Impulse: names like Gil Evans, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp, McCoy Tyner, Gato Barbieri, Ahmad Jamal, and many others.It's all in here, the cool, the post-bop, the avant-garde, and the chronological progression is fascinating, as the music moves from a more traditional to a more radical voice, echoing the tumult of the 1960's. (Case in point: the middle section of Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan" - music doesn't get more "out there" than this.)Impulse had the reputation as a haven for the young, black, "angry" tenor sax player, and while several of their artists may have fit that profile, there was really much more variety to the music.Other influences were evident, like Eastern mysticism, (Pharoah Sanders with Leon Thomas, and Alice Coltrane), and the growing cross-pollination of rock and soul/funk (Gabor Szabo, Keith Jarrett) reflecting jazz's next major direction, "fusion".There are some familiar pieces here, especially those from John Coltrane, but much of it is revelatory, especially to the casual jazz fan like me.The packaging for this box set is nothing spectacular (though it is reminiscent of the glossy "gatefold" covers of the original LPs), but that apparently helps keep the price reasonable for a four-disc collection of over four hours of classic jazz.It's a rich and rewarding musical journey.
1-0 out of 5 stars Problems
The CD#2 is wrong.There is a manufacturing defect.CD#2 is the same than CD#1.Should be replaced.I live abroad.
4-0 out of 5 stars A very nice but limited overview
If nothing else, this four cd set gives a nice overview of the Impluse jazz label and shows the impact it had on modern jazz.What's really revealing is the diversity of music that was recorded.It wasn't just screaming atonal tenor saxophones; there was Ben Webster, Count Basie, Earl Hines as well as hard bop illuminaries such as Art Blakey, Roy Haynes and others.In short there was a lot of musical styles to be had, and this might surprise some who always thought of Impulse as just Trane or Pharoah Sanders.
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Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz    2. Avant-Garde Jazz    3. Ballads    4. Bop    5. Classic Jazz    6. Cuban Jazz    7. Early Creative    8. Experimental Big Band    9. Hard Bop    10. Jazz    11. Jazz Blues    12. Latin Jazz    13. Modal Music    14. Modern Big Band    15. Modern Creative    16. Modern Free    17. New Orleans Jazz    18. Pop    19. Progressive Big Band    20. Progressive Jazz   


12. Putumayo Presents: New Orleans
by Putumayo World Music
Audio CD (25 January, 2005)
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Asin: B0006U3U24
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Putumayo label is known for its easily recognizable packaging and accessible collections of music from around the world. Here the label takes a broad survey of one of the most storied music towns in the world. Household names like Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Dr. John do their version of some Crescent City classics. Local favorites like trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and singer Topsy Chapman offer up traditional flavor as well. Music fans knowledgeable about the local scene will likely be happy about the inclusion of the swingin' December-May collaboration between trumpeters Doc Cheatham (who was 91 when he recorded "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues") and Nicholas Payton (who has 23). Highlighting a vibrant diversity of old and new talent, this album is a musical and cultural tour of a town filled with French Creole culture, a Spanish tinge and some good old American jazz and blues. –-Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Memories of the Big Easy
This is another CD I found at my friend Regina's shop, Art and Soul.It is a collection of New Orleans style music featuring Louis Prima with "Basin Street Blues" and Louis Armstrong with
5-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the variety of artists
Great music... I have listened to a vast amount ofNew Orlean's numbers and find this music very entertaining.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great introductory album!
If you're not familiar with New Orleans music, this is a great place to start.It's an authentic collection of the type of music that the city is genuinely home to (accurately, no zydeco or cajun tracks are included here, as those are imports from Southwest Louisiana) and it's a nicely rounded collection, at that.
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Subjects:  1. Dixieland    2. Jazz    3. New Orleans Blues    4. New Orleans Brass Bands    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. New Orleans R&B    7. Pop    8. World Beat Collections   


13. Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit Relief Concert
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (22 November, 2005)
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Asin: B000BM7YI8
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The lineup of this nationally televised concert, organized by Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center, ranged from the gospel queen Shirley Caesar to the quiet wunderkind Norah Jones. But the night belonged to the Big Easy’s brethren, including the crawfish cadences ofBuckwheat Zydeco's "I'm Going to Love You Anyway" and the second line strut of Art and Aaron Neville's "Go to the Mardi Gras." Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield's tearful "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" was dedicated to his missing father. The Jordan family: flutist Kent, violinist Rachel, vocalist Stephanie, and trumpeterMarlon--who was trapped for days on a roof--performed a heartfelt, affirmative rendition of "Here's to Life." Without the Crescent City, American music as we know it does not exist. If enough of you buy this CD, we won't "Know What it Means To Miss New Orleans." Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Your Purchase Benefits a Good Cause!
The description of this CD forgot to note this statement from Blue Note's website: "All net profits from the sale of the CD will be donated to the Higher Ground Relief Fund established by Jazz at Lincoln Center and administered through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to benefit the musicians, music industry related enterprises and other individuals and entities from the areas in Greater New Orleans who were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and to provide other general hurricane relief."
5-0 out of 5 stars Another Katrina Relief CD
I also really enjoyed this CD from various artists.Anything I can do to help in little ways like this, I am more than happy to do.My heart goes out to everyone still in NO.This CD will be played every Mardi Gras season I am around and maybe even on the off-season, too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Remembering New Orleans
Anybody who loves New Orleans will love this CD.It has many of the hit songs associated with the city performed by stellar
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Subjects:  1. Contemporary Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Collections    4. Jazz-Pop    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. Pop    7. Southern Gospel    8. V/a Compilations    9. Zydeco   


14. Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans
by Shout Factory
Audio CD (26 October, 2004)
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Asin: B0002RUPGU
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Astoundingly good
If you have ever been to New Orleans, you must have this collection - the best "compilation" of any genre I've ever heard. No city sweats music like New Orleans, and this set really captures the sounds, flavors, and even the humidity like nothing else. So whether you love New Orleans and its culture, or just think you might, or even if you are just curious, buy this and turn it up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beyond Marvelous
I knew almost nothing about the music of New Orleans, aside from abit of jazz and blues and a few classics.I ordered this box set on a whim, and was absolutely blown away.
5-0 out of 5 stars Not Definitive, But Very, Very Good
I listened to this great box set almost daily until Katrina hit. After that, I stopped for awhile because it brought back too many painful memories. Slowly, I am inching back to it again.
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Subjects:  1. Blues    2. Blues Collections    3. New Orleans Blues    4. New Orleans Brass Bands    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. New Orleans R&B    7. Piano Blues    8. Pop    9. V/a Compilations   


15. Save My Soul
by Vanguard Records
Audio CD (08 July, 2003)
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Asin: B00009YRSB
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy did more than any other band to fuel the sing revival of the '90s, duelargely to the group's appearance in the 1996 film Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great type of Jazz.
Growing up in the 50s is what I listen to, but after seeing a live show of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, I bought a CD at the show.After listening to the CD, I bought two more CDs at Amazon.com.The music has a real beat to it, and you can't help but move some with the music.It really rocks.Great stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars A 5 star treat indeed that is mmm delish
This cd is delightful from beginning to end, full of suprises, swing, New Orleans jazzy jump blues ,and smokey infectious vocals that are smouldering hot.Red hot horn riffs that remind one of Bourbon street.Hot tempos and exotic swinging rhythms.Let this cd voodoo your voodoo.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, soulful, carefree...like the spirit of New Orleans
I can't compliment this band enough.The contagiuos beat and happy rhythms of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are contagious... Their music makes you want to dance!
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Subjects:  1. Big Band    2. New Orleans Jazz    3. Pop    4. Popular Music    5. Retro Swing    6. Rock    7. Rock/Pop    8. Swing   


16. The Best of Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Asin: B0000026QL
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A compilation of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's Columbia recordings from 1976 to 1988, this 76-minute CD is an excellent introduction to the work of these senior New Orleans musicians. It also testifies to the band's durability as well as that of the music, with only a single change in personnel over the period covered. The disc concentrates on the most familiar repertoire, whether rags, blues, hymns, or popular songs, including "Tiger Rag," "St. Louis Blues," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," and "When the Saints Go Marching In." There are also beautiful renderings of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo," taking the tune back to its roots in a New Orleans blues song, and Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia on My Mind." Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars New Orleans Jazz
I purchased this set because I love New Orleans jazz and I had been to the Preservation Hall several times over the years. I already have several of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's LPs. Because of Hurricane Katrina, I didn't know if the Band would be producing any more music. So I bought "The Best of Preservation Hall Jazz Band" CDs. I wasn't disappointed, and I'm very happy to see that the French Quarter was spared major damage. It is the birth place of a truly American art form: Dixieland Jazz.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jazz as it always sounded
Preversation Hall Jazz Band is what the name implies, preserving the way Jazz was played and passing it on in that form.This isn't popular with some Jazz people but their is something to say for classic playing.For me this is an aspect of Jazz that I like played "this way" and they do a great job of it.
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Music From True Masters
Other places may try to claim jazz as their own, but no one can hold a candle to the jazz from New Orleans.The Big Easy is where it was invented and it doesn't sound any better than when it's played by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
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Subjects:  1. Classical    2. Dixieland    3. Dixieland Revival    4. Jazz    5. Jazz Music    6. Jazz Traditional    7. New Orleans Jazz    8. Trad Jazz   


17. Bix Beiderbecke, Vol. 1: Singin' the Blues
Audio CD (05 January, 1990)
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Asin: B0000026WV
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In jazz's childhood, Bix Beiderbecke was the only cornet player to rival Satchmo in terms of influence on other musicians and on the development of the genre. Armstrong's syncopated delivery, his blues shadings, his unique phrasing--in short, his swing--became, rightly so, the benchmark, the standard by which jazz improvisation was not only judged, but actually defined. In a way, Bix represented both a practical and symbolic alternative to Armstrong. Though he was completely self-taught and couldn't read music, Bix's tone was incredibly pure, full, and lush, and his style was cooler, more restrained (but not reserved), and more plaintive than Louis's hot, ebullient playing--even though his actual tone remained bright and his note choices forceful. All of these 20 cuts come from 1927, and many of them rank among the finest performances of that classic era nudged between Dixieland and swing. A key component of these successes is Frankie Trumbauer, a remarkably fluent and lyrical C-melody sax player who was Beiderbecke's close friend and musical kindred spirit. The septet cuts from February and May are uniformly excellent, but "Singin' the Blues" (featuring Eddie Lang's prominent single-string guitar support), "Riverboat Shuffle," "I'm Comin' Virginia," and "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" are astonishing landmarks in jazz history. Also worth noting are two trio cuts featuring Beiderbecke on piano supporting Trumbauer and Lang, and "In a Mist (Bixology)," a Bix piano solo full of bold, unorthodox melodies, harmonies, and rhythms. Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Sound could be better
One of the other reviews commented how this disc had no surface noise?Well, they're right.The noise reduction (sounds like an older analog process) removed enough of the upper frequencies that the label chose to add echo after the fact to cover up their handiwork.So, "Blue River" is a brilliant performance . . . but it appears here in mediocre sound.For my money, the best sounding set out there NOT on Mosaic is the 2-cd 'Jazz Tribune Vol 48' on RCA (a US release).
5-0 out of 5 stars Bix Beiderbeck Vol 1
I'm ejoying very much this CD, Excellent remastered. No needle noise like firsts recordes. The first I've hear about it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Epitomizes Easy Listening
I've had this CD for a couple years now.I never tire of it.No matter what the circumstances of my life, I can't help but smile when I play this CD.If I'm feeling down Bix lifts me up.If I feeling good Bix helps me celebrate.I can think of no better recommendation. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Classic Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Jazz Traditional    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. Pop    7. United States of America   


18. 16 Most Requested Songs
Audio CD (31 May, 1994)
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Asin: B0000029JW
Sales Rank: 72610
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars An honor for a man, well deserved
As a jazz great, and a charming singer with a rustic voice, he proved to bring light and joy to the music. His trumpet skills was refreshing and many of the songs have brought tears to my eyes. His range of vocal skills and jazz rhythm has impressed many and one of his vocal artistry in "What a Wonderful World" provides the imagery he captures with his vision of beauty and grace. It would also make a wonderful addition to any collection of Louis Armstrong's recordings for fans who want to re-create the man who had existed not only once, but more than once.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT GENIUS&TEACHER OF MUSIC
What Hasn't Been said about The Great Musician that is Louis Armstrong? The Man did it all.What A Great Mind&Vision.Very Influential&Very Original.AN Impact very Much Felt to this Day.This Album Showcases HisGenius&Legacy.He is One Of Music's Greatest Teacher's.Ahead of His Timewith His Music&Structure.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic songs,classic performer, how could you not buy this?
I love the old-timers, their music and their style!It is an understatement to say that, "They don't make 'em like they used to!"I am an elementary school teacher and I like to give my studentsthe opportunity to sample "good" music while they are learning inmy classroom.This music qualifies in that category!That's why I want tomake it part of my personal collection! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Classic Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Traditional    4. New Orleans Jazz    5. Pop    6. Popular Music    7. Traditional Pop    8. Vocal Jazz   


19. An Anthology of Big Band Swing (1930-1955)
by Verve
Audio CD (26 October, 1993)
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Asin: B000003N3T
Sales Rank: 49123
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very good swing collection
While there was a renaissance of interest in swing in the 1990s, and while much of this was among a relatively younger --late 20s, 30s, 40s-- audience, swing CDs are increasingly out of print.
4-0 out of 5 stars Decent Collection
It's not quite what I'd call an Anthology, but it's certainly a good collection.Each track is an excellent song and most of the major artists are represented.Not every track is danceable, for you swing dancers out there, but there's plenty of danceable numbers, including a couple you can practice your Bal-Swing to.Enjoyable collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Memorable Collection, But Not Really For the Casual Fan
Strictly speaking, "swing" designates a style of performance in which the emphasis falls on the offbeat.Even so the term "big band swing" is a flexible one, and if your ideas about it center on the style of The Glenn Miller Orchestra you will likely be disappointed with this double disk collection, which ranges in tone from the strict tempos of the Deco era to the bop-inflected sounds popular in post-World War II America.Read more

Subjects:  1. 30's    2. 40's    3. 50's    4. Big Band    5. Big Band Collections    6. Big Band/Swing    7. Bop    8. Classic Jazz    9. Cool    10. Dance Bands    11. Dixieland    12. East Coast Blues    13. Jazz    14. Jazz Music    15. Jump Blues    16. Mainstream Jazz    17. New Orleans Jazz    18. New York Blues    19. Orchestral Jazz    20. Piano Blues   


20. 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Louis Armstrong (Millennium Collection)
Audio CD (09 March, 1999)
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Asin: B00000I8LE
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Louis Armstrong casts a long shadow over all of 20th-century American popular music, thanks in large part to the explosion of talent he displayed in the early part of his career--as an improvisational innovator, bandleader, and vocal stylist. By the time he cut most of the material included on this slight (less than 30-minute) set, he had comfortably settled into his popular persona, mugging and mopping his brow with a handkerchief. That's fine, of course, because Armstrong injects tremendous personality into even the most middle-of-the-road fare, such as "Hello Dolly," "What a Wonderful World," and "Gone Fishin'," a duet with Bing Crosby. Look elsewhere (for example, the budget priced JSP version of the Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars "What a Wonderful..." CD this is!
Louis Armstrong may not have had the smooth and refined voice of Bing Crosby, and he wasn't concerned about charting unexplored musical territory, but his warmth and sheer love of music made Satchmo one of America's musical legends.Although Armstrong will perhaps be best remembered as a great jazz trumpet player, he was also a wonderful vocalist whose gruff voice could draw listeners with its honesty and friendliness.5-0 out of 5 stars Dream a little dream with this CD
The first time I heard Louis Armstrong's music was in the movie "The Five Pennies." I was watching it at home on a black-and-white TV set with my stepfather and when I heard Armstrong's trumpet playing I found myself paying closer attention to the Danny Kaye movie. Ever since then, when I hear the great "Satchmo," I smile and remember that first moment when I discovered my love of his jazz music. 5-0 out of 5 stars That one and only
Louis Armstrong has one of those voices that no matter what you are doing, when you hear him sing, you know its him.The distinctiveness and depth of his voice is undeniable.It is a good thing this is a CD and not an album, because it would be worn out by now if it were an album. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Classic Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Jazz Traditional    5. New Orleans Jazz    6. Pop    7. Swing    8. Trad Jazz    9. Traditional Pop    10. Vocal Jazz   


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