9462Re: [RedHotJazz] Armstrong's 1929 Mahogany Hall Stomp - different speeds
- May 10, 2013I have three versions of Mahogany Hall Stomp on CD and loaded into iTunes. A
The one from the Complete Hot Fives and Hot, according to the iTunes info, is 3:17.
The one from Portrait of an Artist, according to the iTunes info, is 3:20
The one from History of Jazz, a set on Platco, according to the iTunes info, is 3:35
Listening to them, I couldn't detect any tempo differences.
Don't have the one on Louis in New York
On May 10, 2013, at 2:03 PM, Andrew Taylor <agt2@...> wrote:
> Looking online, the cd set /Louis Armstrong : portrait of the artist as
> a young man, 1923-1934/ (which I don't have) has Mahogany Hall Stomp
> listed as 3:13, even shorter - Andrew
> On 5/10/2013 3:55 PM, Andrew Taylor wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Wondered if any of you had noticed the following and had any opinions
> > or observations about the following.
> > I was listening just now (on iTunes) to probably my favorite Armstrong
> > tune, *Mahogany Hall Stomp* from 1929. It was the version from
> > Columbia's /Vol V: Louis iin New York/ CD. Then out of curiousity I
> > switched to the same recording included (as an additional track) on
> > the Phil Schaap-produced /The Complete Hot Five and Hot Sevens
> > Recordings/. 4-volume set.
> > In addition to being brighter than the Columbia CD version (too much
> > so), the Schaap one was distinctly faster than the Columbia one.
> > I just checked the length on iTunes, and indeed Schaap's clocks in at
> > 3:17, as opposed to Columbia's 3:27.
> > I much prefer the Columbia one, but I grew up listening to that one
> > (came out in 1990, Schaap's came out in 2000) so that doesn't
> > necessarily make it better or more accurate. I'm 42, so the Columbia
> > series was my first introduction to much of Armstrong's 1920s work.
> > For me the Schaap Mahogany loses the perfectly measured groove of the
> > Columbia one.
> > Has anyone else noticed this, or have an opinion? I expect there are
> > better recordings than either of these, but these are what I know.
> > The first cassette of Hot Fives I got in the 1980s /was //all/
> > recorded at strange speeds!
> > Thanks for any insights,
> > Andrew Taylor
> Andrew Taylor, MLS
> Associate Curator, Visual Resources
> Department of Art History, Rice University
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