Welcome intrepid explorers, to our musical adventure. Forthwith begins the quest to uncover the mysteries of popular music. Join us (Fran and Dave) as we journey through the sands of time and tunes, listening to an album a week in an attempt to expand our somewhat sketchy music knowledge (want to find out more?).
With no further delay, we step onto the first branch of the Music Tree to discover this week’s genre: Jazz. From monday 25th October to sunday 31st we will be listening to Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars.
If you haven’t heard of Louis Armstrong, I don’t believe you. His unmistakable gravelly voice and masterful trumpet playing have been an enormous influence on modern music. Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy was released in 1954 and features songs written by ‘Father of the Blues’ composer and musician W. C. Handy. Enjoy this week’s Jazz album, and tell us what you think when we post our reviews on Sunday.