Prized Audiophile Demo Disc Out of Print for More Than a Decade!
12-Inch Single Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Tapes and Cut at 180g 45RPM!
Out of print for more than a decade, this highly sought-after sound room demo - featuring the two classic cuts "St. James Infirmary" and "I Ain't Got Nobody" from one of the most classic jazz and audiophile titles of all time, Satchmo Plays King Oliver - was originally released by Classic Records and sounds better than ever on this new 180g 45RPM 12" Quality Record pressing, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. The cornerstone collection, recorded in 1959 and issued in 1960, showcased Louis Armstrong's fabulous tribute to Joe "King" Oliver, the man who not only helped shape his trumpet style back in New Orleans but whose invitation to join his band in Chicago put him in the spotlight for good. The All-Star album features tunes either written by King Oliver, or tunes that Oliver put his stamp on. The recordings have a more informal feel than Armstrong's other two "Plays" albums – Plays W.C. Handy and Satch Plays Fats - thus there is a good amount of straight-up blowing throughout.