Born in New Orleans on 4th August 1901, from the start 'Satchmo' knew that music would be his life; at age seven he bought his first cornet and played on street corners for food for his family. At the age of twelve he was arrested for firing a pistol into the air on New year's Eve and was sent to the 'Jones Home for Colored Waifs' and, in this unlikely setting, he perfected his music. Satchmo was released after 18 months and began his inexorable climb to fame and fortune; he played in several bands, in particular with Joe 'King' Oliver who became his guardian angel. In the early 20s he followed 'King' to Chicago and then moved onto New York where his individual style influenced many top musicians. Through the decades the hits kept coming, hits such as 'Hello Dolly' (63), which achieved the impossible by knocking the Beatles off the top spot. The great 'Satchmo' died in his sleep on the 6th July '71. In this fabulous 'Legends' title we present a collection of the timeless tunes and the reflected memories that are the legacy of Satchmo ... a true musical genius.
Tracklisting: 1. Hello Dolly 2. I'll Be Glad When you're Dead You Rascal You 3. Muskrat Rumble 4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 5. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 6. Jeepers Creepers 7. C'est Si Bon 8. Medley: Now You Has Jazz/Tiger Rag 9. Birth Of The Blues (with Frank Sinatra) 10. I Love Jazz 11. South Rampart Street Parade 12. When It's Sleepy Time Down South 13. Just Because 14. St. Louis Blues 15. Someday 16. When The Saints Go Marching In 17. Umbrella Man