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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This three-CD set brings together recorded highlights from the last 25 years of Armstrong's career, starting with his return to a small sextet from his big-band recordings and his unprecedented run of hit recordings in the pop-jazz vein. Rather than only utilizing the many masters Armstrong cut for Decca over the years Hip-O and Decca both draw from the same MCA master pool, compiler George Avakian also pulls in rarities and hits recorded for RCA Victor, Columbia, Verve, Roulette, Kapp, Mercury, ABC-Paramount, as well as Gene Norman's GRD and GNP Crescendo imprints. Disc one covers the years 1946 to 1954 and finds Pops moving away from his big band sound in favor of small ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This three-CD set brings together recorded highlights from the last 25 years of Armstrong's career, starting with his return to a small sextet from his big-band recordings and his unprecedented run of hit recordings in the pop-jazz vein. Rather than only utilizing the many masters Armstrong cut for Decca over the years Hip-O and Decca both draw from the same MCA master pool, compiler George Avakian also pulls in rarities and hits recorded for RCA Victor, Columbia, Verve, Roulette, Kapp, Mercury, ABC-Paramount, as well as Gene Norman's GRD and GNP Crescendo imprints. Disc one covers the years 1946 to 1954 and finds Pops moving away from his big band sound in favor of small groups like his All Stars and also moving smoothly into a string of jazz-pop chart hits including "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans," "That Lucky Old Sun," "You Can't Lose a Broken Heart" with Billie Holiday, "Gone Fishin'" with Bing Crosby and "A Kiss to Build a Dream On." Disc two covers 1954 to 1956 and is a delightful collection of Louis and the All Stars at their very best. In addition to the hit "Mack the Knife," "When You're Smiling," and "I Surrender, Dear," hot live versions of "Basin Street Blues," "Blueberry Hill" and "Lazy River," the disc also includes some fine duets with Ella Fitzgerald. The final disc takes recordings from 1956 to 1968 and finds Louis firmly in pop-music territory. Tunes like "Hello Dolly," "Mame," "What a Wonderful World," "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "Georgia On My Mind" are, oddly, the tunes that modern-day listeners will always associate with Satchmo -- and rightly so. No jazz artist crossed over more times than Louis Armstrong, and never once was it a musical sellout. With Satchmo, it was all of one piece, and this excellent three-disc set is a great place to start digging a large chunk of his genius.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/1998
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 076744013828
  • Catalog Number: 40138

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (3:01)
  2. 2 Pennies from Heaven (3:45)
  3. 3 Linger in My Arms a Little Longer (2:59)
  4. 4 I Want a Little Girl (3:02)
  5. 5 Sugar (3:26)
  6. 6 What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue (4:16)
  7. 7 That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) (3:06)
  8. 8 You Can't Lose a Broken Heart (3:16)
  9. 9 That's for Me (5:13)
  10. 10 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (3:45)
  11. 11 La Vie en Rose (3:25)
  12. 12 Someday (4:14)
  13. 13 You Can Depend on Me (4:08)
  14. 14 Baby, It's Cold Outside (5:46)
  15. 15 You're Just in Love (2:43)
  16. 16 If (3:23)
  17. 17 Gone Fishin' (2:32)
  18. 18 A Kiss to Build a Dream on (3:03)
  19. 19 When We Are Dancin') I Get Ideas (3:27)
  20. 20 Kiss of Fire (3:06)
  21. 21 Hesitating Blues (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tenderly/You'll Never Walk Alone (7:26)
  2. 2 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (3:27)
  3. 3 Basin Street Blues (3:51)
  4. 4 C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) (2:26)
  5. 5 Rockin' Chair (4:11)
  6. 6 Lazy River (4:11)
  7. 7 Mack the Knife (3:24)
  8. 8 The Gypsy (4:46)
  9. 9 That's My Desire (4:47)
  10. 10 Blueberry Hill (4:13)
  11. 11 Stars Fell on Alabama (3:35)
  12. 12 Can't We Be Friends (3:48)
  13. 13 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (3:19)
  14. 14 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (4:25)
  15. 15 Body and Soul (5:05)
  16. 16 On the Sunny Side of the Street (5:53)
  17. 17 When You're Smiling (The World World Smiles With You) (4:05)
  18. 18 I Surrender Dear (4:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Georgia on My Mind (3:25)
  2. 2 That's My Home (3:29)
  3. 3 Memories of You (3:30)
  4. 4 Love Is Here to Stay (3:59)
  5. 5 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You (4:13)
  6. 6 I Get a Kick Out of You (4:19)
  7. 7 Summertime (4:55)
  8. 8 That Old Feeling (2:44)
  9. 9 I'll Never Be the Same (3:31)
  10. 10 What's New? (2:42)
  11. 11 Sweet Lorraine (5:14)
  12. 12 Solitude (4:56)
  13. 13 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (5:33)
  14. 14 Mood Indigo (4:00)
  15. 15 Azalea (5:06)
  16. 16 Hello Dolly! (2:25)
  17. 17 Mame (2:22)
  18. 18 Cabaret (2:45)
  19. 19 What a Wonderful World (2:18)
  20. 20 Dream a Little Dream of Me (3:17)
  21. 21 I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Bing Crosby Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Louie Bellson Drums
Will Bradley Trombone
Herb Ellis Guitar
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Urbie Green Trombone
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Earl Hines Piano
Gordon Jenkins Conductor
Hank Jones Piano
Yank Lawson Trumpet
Kid Ory Trombone
Buddy Rich Drums
Jerome Richardson Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Lucky Thompson Trombone
Red Nichols Trumpet
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Dick Cary Piano
Cozy Cole Drums
Barrett Deems Drums
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Russell Garcia Conductor
Tyree Glenn Trombone
Marty Napoleon Piano
Bob Haggart Bass
Mort Herbert Bass
Peanuts Hucko Clarinet
Al Klink Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Carl Kress Guitar
Bernie Leighton Piano
Matty Matlock Saxophone
Johnny Mince Alto Saxophone
Sy Oliver Conductor
Babe Russin Saxophone
Zutty Singleton Drums
Grady Tate Drums
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Mel Henke Piano
Buddy Cole Piano
Don Hill Alto Saxophone
Warren Barker Saxophone
Dick Taylor Trombone
Trummy Young Trombone
George Duvivier Bass
Bill Atkinson Trombone
Butch Ballard Drums
Red Ballard Trombone
Danny Barcelona Drums
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Joe Benjamin Bass
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Billie Holiday Vocals
Sandy Block Bass
Johnny Blowers Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Mort Bullman Trombone
Red Callender Bass
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Buddy Catlett Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet
Alfred Cobbs Trombone
Sid Cooper Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Vic Dickenson Trombone
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Art Drelinger Tenor Saxophone
Nick Fatool Drums
Joe Garland Conductor, Tenor Saxophone
Tony Gattuso Banjo, Guitar
Squire Gersh Bass
Amos Gordon Alto Saxophone
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Minor Hall Drums
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Billy Kyle Piano
Jack Lesberg Bass
Sam Marowitz Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Dave McRae Baritone Saxophone
Velma Middleton Bass
Big Chief Russell Moore Trombone
Ed Mullens Trumpet
Joe Muranyi Clarinet
Russ Phillips Trombone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Allan Reuss Guitar
Art Ryerson Guitar
Russell Savkas Bass
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Bud Scott Guitar
William Scott Trumpet
Arvell Shaw Bass
Norris "Bunny" Shawker Drums
Phil Stephens Bass
Edwin Swanston Piano
Daniel Trimboli Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Elmer Warner Guitar
Paul Webster Trumpet
Milt Yaner Alto Saxophone
Charlie Beal Piano
Willard Suyker Guitar
Earnest Thompson Baritone Saxophone
Allen Hanlon Guitar
Wayne E. Songer Alto Saxophone
Warren Hard Percussion
Dale Jones Bass
Charlie LaVere Piano
Carl Poole Trumpet
Phillip Shuken Saxophone
Larry Wright Saxophone
John Scott Trotter Conductor
John Sparrow Tenor Saxophone
Jack Chaney Saxophone
Dent Eckels Tenor Saxophone
Bill Holcombe Tenor Saxophone
Pat Nizza Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Goodman Conductor
Freddy Williams Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ed Solomon Trumpet
Don Ruffell Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Alfred di Lernia Banjo
Adam Martin Trombone
Andres Merenghito Trumpet
Wendell Mayhew Trombone
Perry Borkin Guitar
Raymond Stanfeld Baritone Saxophone
Ludwig Jordan Trumpet
Norman Powe Trombone
Bobby Guy Trumpet
Technical Credits
Tony Bennett Liner Notes
Gordon Jenkins Arranger
Russell Garcia Arranger
Sy Oliver Arranger
Louis Armstrong Contributor
George Avakian Producer, Liner Notes
Milt Gabler Liner Notes
Joe Garland Arranger
Andy McKaie Producer
Paul Santos Art Direction
John Scott Trotter Arranger, Contributor
Ilene Weingard Art Direction
Barry Levinson Liner Notes
Tommy Goodman Arranger
Sy Oliver's Orchestra Contributor
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