King of Jazz
Description: This DVD features a unique biography of Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest Jazz musicians in history. Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. His amazing technical abilities, the joy and spontaneity, and amazingly quick, inventive musical mind still dominate Jazz to this day and only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on the history of Jazz as Louis Armstrong did. As one of the first soloists on record, Armstrong was more responsible than anyone else for jazz changing from an ensemble-oriented folk music into an art form that emphasized inventive solo improvisations. Song Titles: Salty Dog - Freddie Keppard Jazz Cardinals; Canal Street Blues - King Oliver Creole Jazz Band; As You Like It - Original Tuxedo Junction Jazz Band; Dipper Mouth Blues - King Oliver Creole Jazz Band; Froggie Moore - King Oliver's Original Jazz Band; Cake Walking Babies from Home - Jazz Union Babies; St Louis Blues - Bessie Smith; My Heart, West End Blues, Heebie Jeebies - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five; Muskrat Ramble, Gully Low Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven; When You're Smiling, You Rascal You, Lazy River, Shine, All of Me, the Blues Are Brewin' - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra; Muskrat Ramble, I'm Crazy About My Baby, St Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong & His All Stars Other Info: Label: MVD Running Time: 60 minutes.