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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: “Once in a While” (Louis Armstrong, 1927)

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guitarbanjoman - Posted - 01/11/2020:  19:32:21

There’s another tune called “Once in a While”, but this one is the one Louis Armstrong wrote and recorded with the Hot Five in 1927.

My trio, “Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs” of Buffalo, NY played it at one of our recent Sunday night gigs.

The banjo you will hear is my beautiful Vegavox IV plectrum, which I acquired last year...

Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 01/11/2020 19:38:31

jengelhowd - Posted - 01/12/2020:  03:06:07

Cool man! Thanks for posting. Love that tune.

parlour player - Posted - 01/12/2020:  03:21:15

Thanks Will

A Truly great song well played,which will echo down the centuries.


CGDA - Posted - 01/12/2020:  12:05:20

What a wonderful job, Mr. Wilson, I love it!

Greenmeat - Posted - 01/12/2020:  19:03:18

"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis playing the fantastic "Hot Five" tune that was written by William H. Butler 1927. Louis Armstrong was very associated with this grand old Jazz piece. Davis plays it on his Brass Band Orpheum 13" head, 17 fret extended finger board Tenor Banjo
I hope it's ok to put this on your thread Will -- You guys really captured the essence of the song. I put this up some time ago -- I have over 1700 songs up on my youtube channel
and I have another channel for longer stuff such as concerts -- it is
I hope you enjoy this, Eddy Davis

Meestro - Posted - 01/12/2020:  19:08:38

Nice work. Hopefully we can meet up one day when I’m at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I play tenor and bass and usually once a year I sail over from Frenchman’s Bay but not with a double bass. My boat isn’t that big.
Swingin’ group.

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 01/13/2020:  12:59:02

Thanks, Eddie, and nice work on your solo version, btw thanks for the info about the tune’s actual author, William H. Butler. I always thought Louis wrote it!

Ernie—- yes, let’s definitely get together here in NOTL this summer!


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