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“When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong

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“When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong

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“When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong


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    “When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong is a Dixieland jazz song.

    Song Title: When The Saints Go Marching In
    Artist: Louis Armstrong
    Genre: Dixieland jazz, gospel
    Lead Vocals: Louis Armstrong
    Guitar: Lee Blair (original recording)
    Piano: Luis Russel (original recording)
    Bass: Foster Pops (original recording)
    Drums: Paul Barbarin (original recording)
    Tenor saxophone: Bingie Madison (original recording)
    Alto saxophone: Rupert Cole, Charlier Holmes (original recording)
    Clarinet: Rupert Cole, Bingie Madison (original recording)
    Trumpet: Louis Armstrong, Shelton Hemphill (original recording)
    Trombone: J.C. Higginbotham (original recording)
    Recorded: May 13, 1938, New York, NY
    Date: 1939
    Label: Decca 2230
    Number of listens: 14515
    Current rank: 846 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 841 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    In 1939 Louis Armstrong transformed the spiritual into a timeless jazz tune.     “I think that’s when it became a jazz standard and became part of the canons,” jazz scholar Bruce Raeburn told Wynton Marsalis. “Once Pops touched it, everyone was going to listen to that.”


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