Louis Armstrong With The Sy Oliver Choir - That's What The Man Said, Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat (Shellac, 10").
Louis Armstrong feat. Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat. 0. 46. Zat You, Santa Claus? 8. 47. That's What the Man Said (With Sy Oliver Chorus). 48. That's What the Man Said. 49. Shadrack - Single Version.
That's What The Man Said by Louis Armstrong. This 1958 recording contains eighteen wonderful spirituals with the Sy Oliver choir and two mock "sermons. Louis Armstrong is obviously having a ball and enjoying every second he's singing and playing his trumpet. The choir is excellent and the whole recording just works; it's one to play over and over again.
For the people all said "Sit down, sit down you're rockin' the boat" The people all said "Sit down, sit down you're rockin' the boat And the devil will drag you under By the sharp lapel of your checkered coat Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down Sit down you're rocking the boat". I sailed away on that little boat to heaven And by some chance found a bottle in my fist And there I stood nicely passin' 'round the whiskey But the passengers were bound to resist. And as I laughed at those passengers to heaven A great big wave came and washed me overboard And as I sank, and I hollered, "Someone save me" That's the moment I woke up, thank the Lord.
When you're sick, music is a great help. Once in Texas, I kicked a habit on weed, a pint of paregoric, and a few Louis Armstrong records. William S. Burroughs, Junky (1953), Chapter 12. He was the only musician who ever lived, who can't be replaced by someone. Bing Crosby, as quoted in The Big Band Almanac (1989) by Leo Walker, p. 12. You know you can't play anything on a horn that Louis hasn't played - I mean even modern
Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat. Going To Shout All Over God's Heaven. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen. Elder Eatmore's Sermon On Throwing Stones. Elder Eatmore's Sermon On Generosity. Sweet Savannah Sue. That Rhythm Man. Louis Armstrong Plays . Long Gone (From The Bowlin' Green). The Memphis Blues (Or Mister Crump).
But even at this stage Louis Armstrong was a man whose health was beginning to let him down. He still kept working and did so right up until March 1971 when he had a two-week run at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Shadrack (with The Lyn Murray Singers). Louis Armstrong, The Lyn Murray Singers.
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