Between 1925 and 1928 the Hot Five--the incomparable Louis Armstrong and four seasoned practitioners of the burgeoning jazz style--recorded fifty-five performances in Chicago for the OKeh label. Oddly enough, the quintet immortalized on vinyl with recent technology rarely performed as a unit in local nightspots. And yet, like other music now regarded as especially historic, their work in the studio summarized approaches of the past and set standards for the future. Remarkable both for popularity among the members of the public and for influence on contemporary musicians, these recordings helped make "Satchmo" a familiar household name and ultimately its bearer an adored public figure. They showcased Armstrong's genius, notably his leadership in transforming the practice of jazz as an ensemble improvisation into jazz as the art of the improvising soloist. In his study Professor Anderson--for the first time--provides a detailed account of the origins of this pioneering enterprise, relates individual pieces to existing copyright deposits, and contextualizes the music by offering a reliable timeline of Armstrong's professional activities during these years. All fifty-five pieces, moreover, are described in informed commentary [Publisher description].
Release on 2012-08-11 | by John McCusker
13 Gene Anderson in The Original Hot Five Recordings of Louis Armstrong notes the obvious ragtime origins of “Muskrat Ramble,” particularly its 16-bar chorus and “saw-toothed" theme. To Anderson, “Muskrat Ramble" echoes, ...
Edward "Kid" Ory (1886-1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. Creole Trombone tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a French-speaking, ethnically mixed family, to his emergence in New Orleans as the city's hottest band leader. The Ory band featured such future jazz stars as Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, and was widely considered New Orleans's top "hot" band. Ory's career took him from New Orleans to California, where he and his band created the first African American New Orleans jazz recordings ever made. In 1925 he moved to Chicago where he made records with Oliver, Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton and captured the spirit of the jazz age. His most famous composition from that period, "Muskrat Ramble," is a jazz standard. Retired from music during the Depression, he returned in the 1940s and enjoyed a reignited career. Drawing on oral history and Ory's unpublished autobiography, Creole Trombone is a story that is told in large measure by Ory himself. The author reveals Ory's personality to the reader and shares remarkable stories of incredible innovations of the jazz pioneer. The book also features unpublished Ory compositions, photographs, and a selected discography of his most significant recordings.
This unique recording contains an opening fanfare, "Shine," as well as "Eh La Bas" (featuring Ory's vocals), "12th Street Rag," Ory's "Blues for Jimmy Noone," "Tiger Rag," "Milenberg Joys," Ory's classic "Muskrat Ramble," "St. Louis ...
Presents a history and critique of Swing music from the World War II years up to the post-World War II era, including such musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, and Billie Holiday.
Release on 2017-03 | by William Wardill
"'An old man recalling his youth' - an apt description of the namesake poem, Muskrat Ramble, but also an accurate point of reference for this, the "swan song" collection of long-time Saskatchewan poet Bill Wardill.
Surveys the jazz trumpeter's career from the formative years of jazz in New Orleans, through his club successes in Chicago after 1930, to his last European tour in 1954.
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Muskrat Ramble ”Muskrat Ramble” Music by Kid Ory Lyrics by Ray Gilbert Written 1926 Form Jazz standard Original artist Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five ”Muskrat Ramble” is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory.
INTRODUCTION Several years ago, in the course of composing the list of WORDS for one of these puzzles, I used the word "muskrat." Then, having been a Dixieland-jazz fan all my life, I enlarged it to "Muskrat Ramble." You know that one.
Thomas H. Middleton, renowned for his sophisticated construction skills, once again brings together crostics that will fascinate and frustrate those who enjoy the extra challenge of finding the quotations from well-known writers hidden in each puzzle. 50 puzzles.
The Jazz Standards
Release on 2021 | by TED. GIOIA
Muskrat. Ramble. Composed by Kid Ory, with lyrics by Ray Gilbert song are In an unexpected turnabout, this traditional jazz tune reached its largest audience at Woodstock, where Country Joe McDonald performed the melody, with new words ...
An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, this second edition of Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards--now updated by popular demand-- belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.
Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism
Release on 2014-02-03 | by Thomas Brothers
Kid Ory is listed as the composer of Muskrat Ramble, but Armstrong claimed that they wrote it together; Ory named it, so Armstrong “gave it to him.” This probably means that Armstrong composed the first strain, a theme of riff-based ...
Picking up where Louis Armstrong's New Orleans left off, this biographical account of the legendary jazz trumpet virtuoso highlights the historical role Armstrong played in the creation of modern music and also his encounters with racism.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-31 - Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Did you know King Arthur had many other children besides Mordred? Depending on which version of the legend you read, he had both sons and daughters, some of whom even survived him. From the ancient tale of Gwydre, the son who was gored to death by a boar, to Scottish
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-17 - Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Guinevere's Lover I did not know if you were ready to receive visitors yet, he said, but I was riding past, and was only going to leave a card, when your servant said you were at home. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08 - Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they