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Louis Armstrong and his Stompers
Louis Armstrong and his Stompers only made this one record and it wasn’t released until 1942. This is the band that Louis played with at the Sunset Cafe at 313-17 East 35th Street at Calumet Avenue in Chicago in 1927. Earl Hines was the musical director. “Chicago Breakdown” is a Jelly Roll Morton song. This record is probably more representative of what Louis was playing live at this time in Chicago, than the Hot Five and Hot Seven records of the same year.

ouis Armstrong and his Stompers
Louis Armstrong and his Stompers Left to Right: Earl Hines, Peter Briggs, Honore Dutrey, Louis Armstrong, Bill Wilson, Tubby Hall, Boyd Atkins, standing Rip Bassett, Joe Dixon, Al Washington.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Chicago Breakdown
(Jelly Roll Morton)
5-9-1927Chicago, IllinoisColumbia

Louis ArmstrongCornet
Boyd AtkinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rip BassettBanjo, Guitar
Peter BriggsTuba
Honore DutreyTrombone
Tubby HallDrums
Earl HinesPiano
Joe WalkerBaritone, Alto Saxophone
Albert WashingtonTenor Saxophone
Bill WilsonCornet


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