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    Armstrong Muskrat Ramble

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    bob erwig

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    Muskrat Ramble Armstrong Louis 1958
    I don't have too many video recordings of the All Stars with Edmund Hall on clarinet. This is a clip from a broadcast that Louis did for the second Timex Jazz Show done in April 1958. The band plays the standard arrangement of Muskrat Ramble that is available on lp's and Cd's. I grew up with these recordings and their solo work is fantastic but predictable. For me after so many years now not just hearing that arrangement but also seeing it, and witnessing the tremendous energy needed to play it in the first place is an absolute wonderful new sensation. I hope and trust you all agree.
    Louis, the very best!