Louis Armstrong - Louie and the Dukes of Dixieland
The Dukes of Dixieland is a New Orleans "Dixieland"-style revival band, originally formed in 1948 by brothers Frank Assunto, trumpet; Fred Assunto, trombone; and their father Papa Jac Assunto, trombone and banjo. Their first records featured Jack Maheu, clarinet; Stanley Mendelsohn, piano; Tommy Rundell, drums; and Barney Mallon, tuba and string bass. During its run the band also featured musicians such as jazz great clarinetist Pete Fountain, Jerry Fuller, Jim Hall, Herb Ellis, and Bob "Duke" Assunto [son].
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
The second of Louis Armstrong's sessions with the Dukes of Dixieland is like the first, a spirited date of hot New Orleans one-two jazz. However, Satch is not quite as dynamic here as on the earlier session. He is just starting to show his age but the enthusiasm still runs high.