Louis Armstrong: Standard Oil Sessions

Standard Oil Sessions ()

Louis Armstrong

Standard Oil Sessions ()


Release date: November 17th, 2017


This 50+ minute recording was recorded in San Francisco, California on January 20, 1950 by the Standard Oil Company for their radio show, “Musical Map of America.” The recording was episode 19, “Musical Story of New Orleans,” and featured Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines. For reasons not known, the broadcast was never made and Louis was personally given the acetate discs of the sessions.

1. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

2. Muskrat Ramble

3. Basin Street Blues

4. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue

5. Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues

6. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

7. Panama

8. Up The Lazy River

9. Back O’Town Blues

Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocals

Jack Teagarden – trombone, vocals

Earl “Fatha” Hines – piano

Lyle Johnson – clarinet

Clancy Hayes – guitar

Unknown – bass, drums