I'd forgotten about this one. Yesterday afternoon I was listening again to Louis Armstrong's Hot 5 and Hot 7 recordings, something I've done every few months for over forty years. In spite of "It's a Wonderful World," Armstrong was a genius. He was also totally indiscriminate in the material he recorded. He was no Miles Davis. He thought of himself as an entertainer. This tune comes from the mid 1920s and features the talents of Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Kid Ory on trombone, Johnny St. Cyr on banjo, and Lil Armstrong* on piano. The lyrics are unbelievable by contemporary standards. The redeeming factor is that Armstrong's vocal lampoons the lyrics and the c**n song genre the song comes from. It's called "Irish Black Bottom."
* Lil Armstrong is the answer to the musical trivia question, "What classically trained pianist made records with Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Rodgers (the Singing Brakeman,) and Peetie Wheatstraw?"