Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars are captured in rare form during this live recording from 1956, which is finally making its vinyl debut with this 180gram pressing. The album features a great collection of tunes which had become staples of Armstrong's live shows, including his perennial opener, "Indiana"; the crowd favorite, "Tiger Rag"; the always joyful, "When The Saints Go Marching In"; and the great title-track, "Basin Street Blues". Satch's frontline band at the time boasted the very distinctive sounds of trombonist Trummy Young and clarinetist Ed Hall.
SIDE A 1 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (René/René/Muse) 2 Indiana (MacDonald/Hanley) 3 The Gypsy (Reid) 4 Basin Street Blues (Williams)
SIDE B 1 Tiger Rag (LaRocca) 2 Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Armstrong) 3 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? (DeLange/Alter) 4 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields/McHugh) 5 When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional)