When the Saints Go Marching In

Description (Brief):

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra. side 1: When the Saints Go Marching In; side 2: Bye and Bye (Decca 25153), from the album, Classics New Orleans To New York (Decca A-572).
78 rpm. Side 1 was originally recorded in 1938 and released on Decca 2230. Side 2 was originally recorded in 1939 and released on Decca 3011. The album was released in 1947.

Description (Brief)

Born in New Orleans in 1901, jazz musician Louis Armstrong (d. 1971) was known for his distinctive trumpet-playing and vocal style. He often improvised jazz riffs using his voice rather than his instrument, “scatting” notes and melodies rather than singing actual words. Armstrong transformed traditional church songs like “When the Saints Go Marching In” into jazz melodies fit for brass bands. Nicknamed Satchmo, short for “satchel-mouth,” he helped popularize the solo performance in jazz music. His musical style influenced singers Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.

Recording Date: 19381939Release Date: 1947

Recording Artist: Louis Armstrong and his OrchestraManufacturer: Decca

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

General Subject Association: Music


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Music & Musical Instruments, Popular Entertainment, 1939 exhibit


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Related Publication: Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1

Credit Line: Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0670.208Accession Number: 1978.0670Label Number: 25153Catalog Number: 1978.0670.208Maker Number: A-572

Object Name: sound recordingOther Terms: sound recording; Phonorecord; 78 Rpm

Physical Description: shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ca2c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_665505

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