The Cleanest Recordings of 1920s Louis Armstrong Songs You’ll Ever Hear

On Youtube, jazz enthusiast Jonathan Holmes declares: "I can guarantee this is the cleanest sounding Louis Armstrong record you'll ever hear! With the original transfer supplied by Nick Dellow, here is the mother record which was shipped by Okeh to Germany for their Odeon pressings. The sound is wonderfully immediate, and crystal clear." No crackle and pop. That's how Holmes describes the pristine recording you can hear above of the Louis Armstrong classic, "Ain't Misbehavin'." Below, hear another "mother metal" recording of another Armstrong song, "Knee Drops." Enjoy the early Satchmo in all of its wonderful clarity.

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