Basin Street down in New Orleans

Satchmo Basin Street BluesSatchmo Sings
old Satchmo / Louis Armstrong vinyls, uploaded by hytam2, click on the pictures to enter his galleries on Flickr.com
me playing the basin street blues on my guitar using a pic / plectrum – and a kazoo, because I always use to forget the lyrics …
[Won’t you come and go with me / Down that Mississippi / We’ll take a boat to the land of dreams / Come along with me on, down to New Orleans]
– a flickr.com video:


[“Basin Street, is the street / Where all them characters from the first street they meet/ New Orleans, land of dreams / You’ll never miss them rice and beans / Way down south in New Orleans]
Café Blues
Louis Armstrong:

related:
https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/louis-armstrong-tribute/

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

27 responses to “Basin Street down in New Orleans

  1. Another nice version of this great song

    By this way i love your coffee house picture

    Have a fine time with music

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    • hi Wolfgang,
      I’ll noticed, that many songs of my guitar repertoire are played by Louis Armstrong:
      St. James Infirmary
      Basin Street Blues
      C’est si bon
      Otschi Tschonia (= Lex Yeux Noirs)
      Go down Moses
      Sunny side of the street
      etc.
      – so I will soon upload some more jazzy versions as playback / double play: different tracks of rhythm guitar and single note improvisation – I hope you’ll like it …

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  2. I love Basin Street and New Orleans…thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories.

    Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 01:26:28 +0000 To: siggi1944@hotmail.com

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  3. wonderful repertoire !

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    • hi Vilma, I’m still amused remembering, that once someone shouted in my hometown Wuppertal: “Hey, are YOU frizztext???” – yes I was, back in my hometown after so many years; surprised that someone knew my name there! Thanks to the world wide web technology! Actually, using audio technology, there are two frizztexts on guitar: one playing the rhythm guitar, the other (playback) myself too, this time trying to play a melody like Kai Heumann always did:
      http://soundcloud.com/frizztext/st-james-infirmary

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  4. I’ve been to Basin Street, and loved the great vibe there. The first time I really noticed this song was in the 1960’s when I bought an LP by the British pop art jazz group, ‘The Peddlers’. I love Louis Armstrong’s version too. What a legend! 🙂

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  5. “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” is one of my favorites of the great Louis Armstrong. Thanks for prodding the memory with your story.

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  6. New Orleans is such a spectacular and unique place. Love this.

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  7. Amy

    Thank you for posting Louis Armstrong’s version. Enjoy listening to your guitar play, always.

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  8. St. Andreu Jazz Band – WOWIE WOW WOW!!!

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  9. Basin Street and Stachmo–none better for pulling our souls up from our toes, Frizz!

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  10. Opps–that was “Satchmo”, of course, blowing the blues right out of my soul!

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  11. These videos we had seen but it is something we never get tired of viewing.
    another great post on a historical man. He was an incredible musician.
    I wanted to get and and dance. I did. hahaha
    We’ve been to New orleans and the Jazz clubs aren’t as many as there were years ago. I think they’ll come back eventually. All things come back again. How could Jazz not come back. That was real music with a lot sof feeling. Nice post … love it.

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  12. New Orleans is one place in the US that I has always fascinated me. Thank you for your beautiful tribute.

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  13. I love jazz!! Even if I am not a connaisseur I love it, because it always makes me feel something deep inside…It is like this song…It brings me back to places and histories I have never lived, but somehow I know about them…This is magic, isn´it?
    Thanks for stopping at my blog..If not I would have never known yours..

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