the album 'the complete Hot Five & hot Seven recordings' by Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong – The complete Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings

‘Basin Street Blues’ was recorded in 1928 and features in the album ‘The complete Hot Five and Hit Seven recordings’.

Three minutes and fifteen seconds never sounded better than this.

Perfection, from the first notes of the celeste to the astonishing trumpet climax and back to the celeste…

Elsewhere it has been cleaned up digitally and the surface noise removed, but I prefer the more ghostly quality when all that’s left in.