The Fabulous Louis Armstrong

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Presented here is a nice cross-section of the recordings Satchmo made for RCA Victor over the years, running a time frame from the early 1930s to 1970s, the last of which, "What a Wonderful World," was recorded a year before his death. The earliest sides are with his orchestra, running through "St. Louis Blues," "Swing You Cats," and "Basin Street Blues," and sounding a bit constrained by the arrangements. But the compilation also features sides with his Dixieland Seven "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" and his All-Stars -- including two tracks recorded live at Town Hall in New York in 1947 -- that swing with the usual Armstrong flair and charm. Perhaps it's not ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Presented here is a nice cross-section of the recordings Satchmo made for RCA Victor over the years, running a time frame from the early 1930s to 1970s, the last of which, "What a Wonderful World," was recorded a year before his death. The earliest sides are with his orchestra, running through "St. Louis Blues," "Swing You Cats," and "Basin Street Blues," and sounding a bit constrained by the arrangements. But the compilation also features sides with his Dixieland Seven "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" and his All-Stars -- including two tracks recorded live at Town Hall in New York in 1947 -- that swing with the usual Armstrong flair and charm. Perhaps it's not the most essential Louis Armstrong collection out there, but it's some damn fine listening along the way. A nice bargain in a single-disc set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1999
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266348824
  • Catalog Number: 63488

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 St. Louis Blues (2:44)
  2. 2 Do You Know WHat it Means to Miss New Orleans? - Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland Band (3:01)
  3. 3 That's My Home (3:14)
  4. 4 He's a Son of the South (2:41)
  5. 5 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:13)
  6. 6 Basin Street Blues (3:27)
  7. 7 Laughin' Louie (3:31)
  8. 8 Mood Indigo (3:21)
  9. 9 Whatta Ya Gonna Do? (2:56)
  10. 10 Ain't Misbehavin' - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:57)
  11. 11 Fifty-Fifty Blues - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (2:59)
  12. 12 Swing, You Cats (2:41)
  13. 13 Someday You'll Be Sorry - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:13)
  14. 14 You Don't Learn That in School - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (2:44)
  15. 15 Rockin' Chair - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (3:06)
  16. 16 Some Sweet Day (3:03)
  17. 17 What a Wonderful World (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Douglas Composer
Harold G. Hagopian Reissue Producer
Zilner Randolph Composer
Leon René Composer
Bob Thiele Composer
Richard Dombrowski Art Direction
Hank Hoffman Producer
Patrick Lewis Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Sunny Skylar Composer
Ben Ellison Composer
Nathaniel Shilkret Composer
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