Back Home Again In Indiana

Date: 1917
Music: James F. Hanley
Lyrics: Ballard McDonald

Comments: One of Louis Armstrong's favorites. For performances Satchmo typically played this number first or second, to "warm up his chops".


The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

Date: 1919
Music: Eugene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz
Lyrics: Eugene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz

Comments: First made popular by Isham Jones' Orchestra. Renewed popularity in early 1950's, especially by Les Paul and Mary Ford (1951).


Alexander's Ragtime Band

Date: 1911
Music: Irving Berlin
Lyrics: Irving Berlin

Comments: First recording in 1911 by Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan. Second recording 1912 by Victor Military Band. Famous recordings by Bessie Smith (1927), Louis Armstrong Orchestra (1937), Bing Crosby and Al Jolson (1947).


Chinatown, My Chinatown

Date: 1906
Music: Jean Schwartz and William Jerome
Lyrics: William Jerome

Comments: First recorded by the American Quartet. Another of Satchmo's favorites which he made popular in the early 1930's. Also recorded by The Mills Brothers in 1932.


Somebody Stole My Gal

Date: 1918
Music: Leo Wood
Lyrics: Leo Wood

Comments: Made popular by Ted Lewis' Orchestra. Revived by Johnny Rae in early 1950's.


When The Saints Come Marching In

Date: 1896
Music: James M. Black
Lyrics: Katherine E. Purvis

Comments: Famous jazz standard first made popular at New Orleans street parades. Perhaps only second to "Didn't He Ramble" on the return trip from the cemetary. Played often by Louis Armstrong. Best recording by Armstrong (opinion) made in 1938: great J.C. Higginbotham trombone introduction.


Amazing Grace

Date: 1779
Music: John Newton
Lyrics: John Newton

Comments: Original hymn dates from the eighteenth century. Popular Black American spiritual in mid-nineteenth century. Popularized in twentieth century by The Weaver Brothers. Still played alot on Sundays.



Date: 1918
Music: Bob Carleton
Lyrics: Bob Carleton

Comments: A nonsense song that was very popular in the twenties. From the Beatrice Lillie musical Bran Pie. Bobby Hackett liked this number and recorded it on several occasions.


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