Thursday, February 28, 2019

Record #0639: That’s For Me (part one) / Russian Lullaby (part two) – LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL-STARS

Decca 27187 (original) USA, 1950
Words & Music by:  Side ARichard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II; Side BIrving Berlin
Musicians:  Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocals), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Earl Hines (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass), Cozy Cole (drums)
Recording sessions:  Decca Studios, New York, NY, Apr. 26-27, 1950
Highest chart positions:  Didn’t hit the charts

Satchmo and his all-stars recorder 10 tracks in these sessions, which were among the best ones in Armstrong’s career. There’s a nice take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein ballad and a groovy jam on the flipside.

This one is in a boxed set of four singles. The other three will be posted a tad later.

List price:  Very Good+ is $6, Near Mint is $12

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