Louis Armstrong and His All Stars – Satch Plays Fats (1955/1986) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Louis Armstrong and His All Stars – Satch Plays Fats (1955/1986) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:16 minutes | 693 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: New York, April 26-27 & May 3, 1955

In 1955, Louis Armstrong, along with vocalist Velma Middleton, got into the studio to pay tribute to the late Fats Waller. All the standards are here: “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Squeeze Me,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” rendered in fine and mellow but gently, genially swinging fashion. Armstrong’s trumpet is superb and his voice carries the good-time spirit of Waller’s music.

Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression for Satchmo to record the tribute album Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller in 1955, when such ideas were new. The nine tracks feature Armstrong ably supported by his All-Stars on such classics as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Squeeze Me,” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” The mid-’50s was a fertile time for Armstrong, and this makes for a stellar package. –AllMusic Review by Cub Koda

1 Honeysuckle Rose 2:58
2 Blue Turning Grey Over You 4:44
3 I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (And My Baby Is Crazy ‘Bout Me) 4:28
4 Squeeze Me 5:04
5 Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now 3:20
6 All That Meat And No Potatoes 5:15
7 I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling 3:13
8 (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue 4:39
9 Ain’t Misbehavin’ 4:37

Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals
Trummy Young, trombone
Barney Bigard, clarinet
Billy Kyle, piano
Arvell Shaw, bass
Barrett Deems, drums
Velma Middleton, vocals