SongsTube Louis Armstrong

Song IconLouis Armstrong "Big Butter And Egg Man"

About "Big Butter And Egg Man"

"Big Butter and Egg Man" is a 1926 jazz song written by Percy Venable. Venable was a record producer at the Sunset Cafe and wrote the song for Louis Armstrong and singer May Alix. The song is often played by Dixieland bands, and is considered a jazz standard.According to pianist Earl Hines, Alix would often tease the young Armstrong during performances. Armstrong was known to be timid, and had a crush on the beautiful vocalist. At times, Armstrong would forget the lyrics and just stare at Alix, and band members would shout "Hold it, Louis! Hold it."The song name was a 1920s slang term for a big spender, a traveling businessman in the habit of spending large amounts of money in nightclubs. The song is also known as "I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man" or "Big Butter and Egg Man from the West".

Armstrong recorded the song again in 1951 for Decca Records as a duet with Velma Middleton.

Top songs by Louis Armstrong

More about Louis Armstrong music


"Big Butter And Egg Man" video by Louis Armstrong is property and copyright of its owners and it's embedded from Youtube.
Information about the song "Big Butter And Egg Man" is automatically taken from Wikipedia. It may happen that this information does not match with "Big Butter And Egg Man".
SONGSTUBE is against piracy and promotes safe and legal music downloading. Music on this site is for the sole use of educational reference and is the property of respective authors, artists and labels. If you like Louis Armstrong songs on this site, please buy them on Itunes, Amazon and other online stores. All other uses are in violation of international copyright laws. This use for educational reference, falls under the "fair use" sections of U.S. copyright law.