Louis Armstrong’s Recording of King Oliver’s West End Blues was inducted to the the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974. This song, originally recorded in 1928, is about the West side of the French Quarter in New Orleans. It’s a magical tune about a magical place. If you spent any time in Nawlens you’ll be transported back there in an instant by watching and listening to this youtube video.
West End Blues appears on The Legendary Satchmo Vol. 4 which you can preview by clicking the widget at the top of this page. It is available from Amazon.com in MP3 format for only $6.99 or you can just pick up the song for $0.89 or you can get it as one of 25 FREE MP3s when you sign up for a trial subscription at eMusic.com by clicking the banner below. I hope you’ll pick up this tune and enjoy. As a side note I think buying commercial MP3s is the best way to support a lot of artists these days, but that’s another post I’ll have to write someday. Thanks for reading.