Music Passion January Edition – Jazz

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Saint Louis Blues” is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style. It remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians’ repertoire. It was also one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song. It has been performed by numerous musicians of all styles from Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. It has been called “the jazzman’s Hamlet”.[1] Published in September 1914 by Handy’s own company, it later gained such popularity that it inspired the dance step the “Foxtrot”.
The version with Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong on cornet was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993. The 1929 version by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (with Henry “Red” Allen) was inducted there in 2008. information from wikipedia

Bessie Smith – St. Louis Blues (1925)

Louis Armstrong – Saint Louis…

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