Love Songs

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 15-song compilation of performances emphasizes Armstrong's vocals and romantic material. Although the material spans 1929 to 1961, because of what Columbia has access to, the chronological balance is skewed; half a dozen tracks were done between 1929 and 1930, and the rest between 1955 and 1961, leaving a large gap between the two periods. It remains a rather pleasing and effective sampler of Armstrong's most accessible qualities. The later cuts include five numbers from his Fat Waller tribute album Satch Plays Fats, and two cuts from his The Real Ambassadors Album with Carmen McRae and the Dave Brubeck Trio. Velma Middleton adds vocals to a few songs, including...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 15-song compilation of performances emphasizes Armstrong's vocals and romantic material. Although the material spans 1929 to 1961, because of what Columbia has access to, the chronological balance is skewed; half a dozen tracks were done between 1929 and 1930, and the rest between 1955 and 1961, leaving a large gap between the two periods. It remains a rather pleasing and effective sampler of Armstrong's most accessible qualities. The later cuts include five numbers from his Fat Waller tribute album Satch Plays Fats, and two cuts from his The Real Ambassadors Album with Carmen McRae and the Dave Brubeck Trio. Velma Middleton adds vocals to a few songs, including the sole unreleased performance "Ko Ko Mo, I Love You So" from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646221921
  • Catalog Number: 62219
  • Sales rank: 217,294

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (4:34)
  2. 2 Keepin' out of Mischief Now - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:21)
  3. 3 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:34)
  4. 4 Squeeze Me - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (5:06)
  5. 5 Body and Soul - Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Or (3:19)
  6. 6 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Or (3:23)
  7. 7 Honeysuckle Rose - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (2:55)
  8. 8 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:12)
  9. 9 One Moment Worth Years - Carmen McRae (4:19)
  10. 10 My Sweet Hunk O' Trash - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (3:16)
  11. 11 I'm in the Market for You - Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Or (3:15)
  12. 12 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) - Louis Armstrong & His Sebastian New Cotton Club Or (3:37)
  13. 13 Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:09)
  14. 14 All of Me (4:14)
  15. 15 I Didn't Know Until You Told Me (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Paul Barbarin Drums
Dave Brubeck Piano
Eddie Condon Banjo
Lionel Hampton Drums, Vibes
Joe Morello Drums
Albert Nicholas Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins Banjo, Guitar
Luis Russell Piano
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Barrett Deems Drums
Peanuts Hucko Clarinet
Joe Turner Piano
Trummy Young Trombone
Bernard Addison Guitar
Danny Barcelona Drums
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Ceele Burke Banjo, Steel Guitar
Leon Elkins Trumpet, Leader
Pops Foster String Bass
William Franz Tenor Saxophone
Luther Graven Trombone
Leon Herriford Alto Saxophone
Henry Hicks Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Teddy Hill Tenor Saxophone
Les Hite Leader, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Holmes Alto Saxophone
Lavert Hutchinson Tuba
Marvin Johnson Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle Piano
Willie Lynch Drums, Leader
Castor McCord Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Carmen McRae Vocals
Velma Middleton Vocals
George Orendorff Trumpet
Henry Prince Piano
Harold Scott Trumpet
Arvell Shaw Bass
Willie Stark Alto Saxophone
Buck Washington Piano
Gene Wright Bass
Bobby Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Charlie Jones Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Reginald Jones Tuba
Technical Credits
Fats Waller Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
George Avakian Producer
Dorothy Fields Composer
R.J. Jones Producer
Tommy Rockwell Producer
Bob Stevens Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Alex Hill Composer
Harry Link Composer
James F. Hanley Composer
Dianne Spoto Shattuck Packaging Manager
Billy Rose Composer
Joseph McCarthy Composer
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