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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.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Chicago Breakdown
(Jelly Roll Morton)
5-9-1927 Chicago, Illinois Columbia

Artist Instrument
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Boyd Atkins Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rip Bassett Banjo, Guitar
Peter Briggs Tuba
Honore Dutrey Trombone
Tubby Hall Drums
Earl Hines Piano
Joe Walker Baritone, Alto Saxophone
Albert Washington Tenor Saxophone
Bill Wilson Cornet


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