Satchmo: Ambassador of Jazz

Satchmo: Ambassador of Jazz

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by Louis Armstrong

It's only dedicated followers of Louis Armstrong who've realized that Satchmo doesn't have a digital-era, career-spanning box set, nothing quite like Satchmo: Ambassador of Jazz. This one does it, both in a four-disc set and a massive ten-disc incarnation that presents excellent material from all periods of his life, from early landmarks like "West End Blues"See more details below


It's only dedicated followers of Louis Armstrong who've realized that Satchmo doesn't have a digital-era, career-spanning box set, nothing quite like Satchmo: Ambassador of Jazz. This one does it, both in a four-disc set and a massive ten-disc incarnation that presents excellent material from all periods of his life, from early landmarks like "West End Blues" to Decca-era big-band pop ("A Kiss to Build a Dream On"), right alongside late-period bucolia such as "We Have All the Time in the World" and "Hello, Dolly." It spends plenty of time focusing on his live work of the '40s and '50s, often with his All-Stars in tow, and devotes a good half-hour to his duets with Ella Fitzgerald. Some fans will already own all of this (and more), but Satchmo is a comprehensive place to find several hours of material proving that Armstrong was a modern giant.

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Disc 1

  1. Just Gone  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  2. Chimes Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  3. Shanghai Shuffle  -  Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  4. Copenhagen  -  Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  5. St. Louis Blues  - Bessie Smith
  6. Gut Bucket Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  7. Heebie Jeebies  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  8. Cornet Chop Suey  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  9. Muskrat Ramble  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  10. New Orleans Stomp  -  Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers
  11. Potato Head Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  12. West End Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
  13. Mahogany Hall Stomp  -  Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
  14. Blue Yodel No. 9  - Jimmie Rodgers
  15. Chinatown, My Chinatown  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  16. I'm in the Mood for Love  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  17. Old Man Mose  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  18. Ev'ntide  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  19. Swing That Music  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  20. The Skeleton in the Closet  -  Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  21. On a Coconut Island  -  Polynesians
  22. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)  - Louis Armstrong
  23. Jubilee  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  24. Struttin' with Some Barbecue  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  25. When the Saints Go Marching In  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

Disc 2

  1. Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen  -  Decca Mixed Choir
  2. Jeepers Creepers  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  3. Perdido Street Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  4. I Cover the Waterfront  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  5. When It's Sleepy Time Down South  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  6. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)  -  Bob Haggart & His Orchestra
  7. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?  -  Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland Seven
  8. Back O' Town Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  9. Rockin' Chair  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  10. Muskrat Ramble, Pts. 1-2  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  11. That's My Desire  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  12. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  13. Blueberry Hill
  14. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart  -  Sy Oliver's Orchestra
  15. C'est Si Bon  -  Sy Oliver's Orchestra
  16. La Vie en Rose  -  Sy Oliver's Orchestra
  17. Dream a Little Dream of Me  -  Sy Oliver's Orchestra
  18. Baby, It's Cold Outside  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  19. Gone Fishin'
  20. A Kiss to Build a Dream On  -  Sy Oliver's Orchestra

Disc 3

  1. Rockin' Chair  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  2. Blue Turning Grey Over You  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  3. Mm-Mm  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  4. St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso)  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  5. Ole Miss Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  6. Bucket's Got a Hole in It  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  7. Mack the Knife  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  8. Stars Fell on Alabama  - Louis Armstrong
  9. They Can't Take That Away from Me  - Louis Armstrong
  10. Moonlight in Vermont  - Louis Armstrong
  11. On the Sunny Side of the Street  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  12. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  13. King of the Zulus  -  Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  14. Stompin' at the Savoy  - Louis Armstrong
  15. Our Love Is Here to Stay  - Louis Armstrong

Disc 4

  1. I Get a Kick Out of You  - Louis Armstrong
  2. Stormy Weather  -  Russell Garcia Orchestra
  3. Body and Soul  -  Russell Garcia Orchestra
  4. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen  -  Russell Garcia Orchestra
  5. I've Got the World on a String  -  Russell Garcia Orchestra
  6. Summertime  - Louis Armstrong
  7. Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess?  - Louis Armstrong
  8. Indiana  - Louis Armstrong
  9. There's No You  - Louis Armstrong
  10. Let's Fall in Love  - Louis Armstrong
  11. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child  -  Sy Oliver's Orchestra
  12. Hello, Dolly!  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  13. A Lot of Livin' to Do  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  14. I Still Get Jealous  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  15. Blueberry Hill  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  16. Moon River  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  17. So Long Dearie  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  18. Pretty Little Missy  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  19. Cabaret  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  20. Mame  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  21. What a Wonderful World  -  Louis Armstrong's Orchestra and Chorus

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Accompaniment
Leonard Bernstein   Conductor
Gordon Jenkins   Conductor
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Bob Haggart   Conductor
Sy Oliver   Conductor
Velma Middleton   Vocals
Tommy Goodman   Conductor
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Arranger
James P. Johnson   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Luis Russell   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Sy Oliver   Arranger
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Charles Davis   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Producer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Fabian André   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Boyd Atkins   Composer
George Avakian   Producer
Eddie Brackett   Engineer
Norman Granz   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Larry Conley   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
André Hornez   Composer
Bill Johnson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Lewis   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Zilner Randolph   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Larry Stock   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer,Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Chappie Willett   Arranger
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ernest Anderson   Producer
Michael Kapp   Producer
Gene Rodemich   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Tommy Goodman   Arranger
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Clarence Muse   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Carroll Loveday   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Alex Anderson   Composer
Henri Betti   Composer
Jerry Seelen   Composer
Peter Frutchey   Engineer
Arthur Johnson   Composer
Seth Foster   Mastering
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Dorothy Heyward   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
Richard Havers   Liner Notes
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Freddy James   Composer
Lee Adams   Composer
Horace Gerlach   Composer
Beasley Smith   Composer
Harold Hopper   Composer
Joe "King" Oliver   Composer
Richard Evans   Art Direction
Frank S. Perkins   Composer
James Hanley   Composer
Lillian Armstrong   Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer
John W. Green   Composer
Charles Kenny   Composer
Chick William Webb   Composer
Lawrence Stock   Composer
Helmy Kresa   Composer
Kyle E. Boynton   Composer
Otis T. Rene   Composer
Flourney E. Miller   Composer

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