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Armstrong;Louis 1959: Live in [Import]


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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Naxos of Canada Ltd.
  • Release Date: Sept. 26 2006
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000H9HWRS

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JAZZ ICONS(tm) is an ongoing DVD series featuring full-length concerts and in-studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz, filmed all over the world from the 1950s through the 1970s. Beautifully transferred from the riginal masters, none of these concerts has ever been officially released on home video, and in many cases, the material was never broadcast. Each DVD is produced with the full support and cooperation of the artists or their estates. JAZZ ICONS(tm) comes to you from Reelin' In The Years Productions, GRAMMY Nominated producers of the American Folk Blues Festival DVDs 1962 - 1966.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Spoonman42 on April 2 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was pleasntly surprised when I sat down to watch this video. I had always been under the impression that there had never been a recording made of Louis playing live, but this video (DVD) proved me wrong. This was recorded a year after I saw Louis for the first time and I believe it would be very close to what I heard him play way back in 1958. It was incredible to see him playing again and the antics between him and Trummy Young are great to see.

I highly recommend this DVD to everyone who loves Louis and New Orleans Jazz.
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By Jerlaw on Dec 27 2010
Format: DVD
You've already read a couple of reviews which I don't believe give you anything in the way of information about Louis Armstrong. However, they do give you some cold info on this great DVD. Armstrong was always put down because of his playing; nobody could ever say he wasn't a great entertainer. If you went to see him in concert, his singing alone was worth the price of admission. I'll stick to his playing of the trumpet. He has never been given the credit he deserves in the evolution of jazz from his days in New Orleans. I have a book of riffs that he played on trumpet (I play guitar) & they are surprisingly original, not hard to play, but in the time context of jazz, elucidate his importance. I would advise you to get this DVD. You'll enjoy it immensely; and look up his life story on Wikipedia; you'll enjoy that as well. My name is Jerry Dubinsky (not my stage name) & I DO NOT work as a seller for Amazon. They have me down as a seller called the "Ten Buck Store"....I definitely am not. I have tried to clear this up with Amazon, but, as yet, nothing has been done about it. Enjoy the DVD.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins TOP 50 REVIEWER on Jan. 5 2010
Format: DVD
Reelin' in The Years Productions presents "LOUIS ARMSTRONG:LIVE IN BELGIUM 1959", features the following -- Trumpet, Vocal : Louis Armstrong --Clarinet: Peanuts Hucko -- Trombone: Trummy Young -- Piano: Billy Kyle -- Bass: Mort Herbert -- Drums: Danny Barcelona -- Vocal: Velma Middleton --- The best there is from the Live World of Jazz with the greatest showman bringing what he does naturally -- play music with his heart and soul, we love you Pops.

Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong - Live in '59 (Track Listings)
1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South [3:19]
2. (Back Home Again In) Indiana [4:18]
3. Basin Street Blues [6:17]
4. Tiger Rag [3:23]
5. Now You Has Jazz [5:32]
6. Love Is Just Around the Corner [3:03]
7. C'est Si Bon [2:29]
8. Mack the Knife [3:01]
9. Stompin' at the Savoy [5:40]
10. St. Louis Blues [5:54]
11. Ko-Ko-Mo (I Love You So) [2:38]
12. When the Saints Go Marching In [4:00]
13. La Vie en Rose/Credits [3:19]

Features:
16-page booklet
Foreword by Wynton Marsalis
Liner notes by Rob Bowman
Cover photo by Herman Leonard
Booklet photos by Paul Hoeffler, Bob Willoughby, Susanne Schapowalow, Jamie Hodgson
Memorabilia collage

BIOS:
Louis Armstrong (aka: Louis Daniel Armstrong)
Nickname: Satchmo (diminutive of 'Satchel Mouth') and Pops
Date of Birth: 4 August 1901 - New Orleans, Louisiana (not for sure on the year)
Date of Death: 6 July 1971 - New York City, New York

Here are some known and unknown facts about our favorite Jazz trumpeter and band leader.

1. Pictured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of American Music series, issued 1 September 1995.
2.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Louis Armstrong at the hight of his powers... Nov. 30 2006
By A/V Enthusiast - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I seldom write reviews for items on Amazon, but I felt compelled to do so in this instance as the only other reviewer of this DVD on Amazon at this time gave this disc only a four star rating. Fewer than five stars for this DVD seemed like a real injustice to me.

This is with no doubt the best Louis Armstrong concert DVD currently in print. There are a handful of documentaries, but, if you are looking for a concert, your only other choice is the 1962 Louis Armstrong performance with Eddie Condon and the Bobby Hackett Sextet. Although that DVD is also a classic, there are only 6 songs with Louis Armstrong appearing on them, and, by contrast, his performance is more subdued than in this 1959 concert.

In this concert, Louis is in his absolute prime, hitting a series of truly astounding notes, singing and scatting at his best, and performing with an ebullience that was unique only to Louis Armstrong in his prime. In one sequence he chases his trombone player around the piano in a phenomenal dueling horn solo. If you are a Louis Armstrong fan in the least, please do not debate buying this DVD... If you can spare the cost, simply buy it and be enriched by the brilliance of a true American master in his prime. There is good reason why the pioneering jazz masters were called America's classical musicians, on a par with Europe's classical masters, and this DVD provides ample proof of that claim.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
"Live in Belgium (1959) ... Louis Armstrong ... Jazz Icons (2006)" Jan. 5 2010
By J. Lovins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Reelin' in The Years Productions presents "LOUIS ARMSTRONG:LIVE IN BELGIUM 1959", features the following -- Trumpet, Vocal : Louis Armstrong --Clarinet: Peanuts Hucko -- Trombone: Trummy Young -- Piano: Billy Kyle -- Bass: Mort Herbert -- Drums: Danny Barcelona -- Vocal: Velma Middleton --- The best there is from the Live World of Jazz with the greatest showman bringing what he does naturally -- play music with his heart and soul, we love you Pops.

Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong - Live in '59 (Track Listings)
1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South [3:19]
2. (Back Home Again In) Indiana [4:18]
3. Basin Street Blues [6:17]
4. Tiger Rag [3:23]
5. Now You Has Jazz [5:32]
6. Love Is Just Around the Corner [3:03]
7. C'est Si Bon [2:29]
8. Mack the Knife [3:01]
9. Stompin' at the Savoy [5:40]
10. St. Louis Blues [5:54]
11. Ko-Ko-Mo (I Love You So) [2:38]
12. When the Saints Go Marching In [4:00]
13. La Vie en Rose/Credits [3:19]

Features:
16-page booklet
Foreword by Wynton Marsalis
Liner notes by Rob Bowman
Cover photo by Herman Leonard
Booklet photos by Paul Hoeffler, Bob Willoughby, Susanne Schapowalow, Jamie Hodgson
Memorabilia collage

BIOS:
Louis Armstrong (aka: Louis Daniel Armstrong)
Nickname: Satchmo (diminutive of 'Satchel Mouth') and Pops
Date of Birth: 4 August 1901 - New Orleans, Louisiana (not for sure on the year)
Date of Death: 6 July 1971 - New York City, New York

Here are some known and unknown facts about our favorite Jazz trumpeter and band leader.

1. Pictured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of American Music series, issued 1 September 1995.
2. Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (under the category Early Influence).
3. Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
4. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7601 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

This one of a kind collection is a clean, crisp and completely enjoyable without a doubt, picture and sound is extraordinary --- In an interview Satchmo said: "I never tried to prove nothing, just always wanted to give a good show. My life has been my music, it's always come first. But the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience 'cause what you're there for is to please the people." --- ain't it the truth and this collection proves just that.

Special footnote -- This may be the only complete performance by Louis Armstrong that exists on film --- This rare treasure represents an important document of one of the most important jazz musicians ever to swing it, all with the compliments from Pops --- can you dig it!

Total Time: 55 on DVD ~ Jazz Icons TDK ~ (9/26/2006)
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Solid performance from a founding father of jazz Oct. 14 2006
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Although his style was relatively conservative, Louis Armstrong's position as a founding father of jazz, and as a world-class performer, is indisputable. Here he is, at peak form, playing his heart out in an hour-long late-1950s European concert, backed by a band that seems to take as much pleasure blowing the old-style New Orleans trad as Satchmo himself. The music is thematically static, but each song is so joyful, you hardly mind. Armstrong throws himself wholeheartedly into each melody and every note, and his enthusiasm, though obviously the product of intense professionalism, is irresistible. This is a wonderful look at one of the greatest showmen of the 20th Century. Recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
nice performance March 22 2011
By Educator - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I love jazz..and to watch a louis Armstrong show was really nice. My sister owns this program, and the only problm was that it was to short. I loved all 55 minutes of it.
A Delightful Rarity Dec 9 2010
By C. C. Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There are surprisingly few video recordings of Armstrong and his All-Stars in concert. This is one of the best. While the audio and video quality are hardly pristine by today's standards, obviously great care has been invested in this restoration. The disc is an important historical record. Even more, Pops--even late '50s Pops--was never less than joyous in his music-making and showmanship.


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