• Musical Summary. Summarize the tracks on the album. How does it start? With a

• Musical Summary. Summarize the tracks on the album. How does it start? With a faster song, a ballad, a blues? Using the vocabulary you learned in class, try to briefly describe each song, as far as form, instruments featured, and general mood. Does this album have an underlying concept, or is it more just a collection of songs? 

• Musical Analysis. Choose one track off of the album to describe more in detail. How does the piece progress? What is the form? What is the order of solos? How would you describe each soloists playing? How composed is it, versus improvised? How would you describe the timbre, melody, rhythm, and harmony of the tune? What kind of specific moods does the song invoke, and how do those moods compare with the rest of the album?
Please use the following album
Album: Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Songs in the album:
1. -St. Louis Blues
2 -Yellow Dog Blues
3 -Loveless Love
4 -Aunt Hagar’s Blues
5 -Long Gone (From the Bowlin’ Green)
6 -The Memphis Blues (Or Mister Crump)
7 -Beale Street Blues
8 -Ole Miss Blues
9 -Chantez Les Bas (Sing ‘Em Low)
10 -Hesitating Blues
11 – Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet on Your Floor)
12 -George Avakian’s Interview with W.C. Handy
13 -Loveless Love
14 -Hesitating Blues
15 -Alligator Story
16 – Long Gone (From the Bowlin’ Green)

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