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Louis Armstrong [Laserlight]
     

Louis Armstrong [Laserlight]

by Louis Armstrong
 
Part of discount-price repackaging label LaserLight's series of albums devoted to recent U.S. Postal Service stamp honorees, American Legends #5 is a confusing compilation of 12 miscellaneous Louis Armstrong tracks that the barebones liner notes say come "from the 1920s to 1970." Sound quality is variable, with, for example, the lively version of "St. Louis

Overview

Part of discount-price repackaging label LaserLight's series of albums devoted to recent U.S. Postal Service stamp honorees, American Legends #5 is a confusing compilation of 12 miscellaneous Louis Armstrong tracks that the barebones liner notes say come "from the 1920s to 1970." Sound quality is variable, with, for example, the lively version of "St. Louis Blues" played by Armstrong and Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra sounding little better than a bootleg, while the recording of "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," licensed from MCA, sounds fine. There are some terrific songs here, and Armstrong is typically winning as singer and trumpet player, but the album has a thrown-together feeling, and the lack of credits means, among other things, that Bing Crosby goes unacknowledged for his contribution to "Pennies from Heaven."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/1996
Label:
Delta
UPC:
0018111273428
catalogNumber:
12734

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals,Track Performer
Lucky Thompson   Saxophone
Joe Venuti   Violin
Dick Cary   Piano
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Vocals
Marty Napoleon   Piano
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Buddy Cole   Piano
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Robert Butler   Trumpet
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Eddie Cohndon   Guitar
Arthur Dennis   Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Joe Garland   Saxophone
Amos Gordon   Saxophone
Thomas Grider   Trumpet
Earl Mason   Piano
Moore   Trombone
Jimmy Moore   Bass
Big Chief Russell Moore   Trombone
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Joe Muranyi   Clarinet
William Scott   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Johnny Sparrow   Saxophone
Elmer Warner   Guitar
James Whitney   Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rod McKuen   Producer
Louis Armstrong   Contributor
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer

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