This Is Jazz, Vol. 23: Louis Armstrong Sings

This Is Jazz, Vol. 23: Louis Armstrong Sings

by Louis Armstrong
     
 

As much as Louis Armstrong is revered -- and rightfully so -- as the original jazz master, his stylized singing was never as strong a suit as his unique horn playing. Still, the general public knows and continues to adore his vocal works, especially if those folks were or are not particularly jazz fans. These 16 recordings spanning six decades hold some of his most… See more details below

Overview

As much as Louis Armstrong is revered -- and rightfully so -- as the original jazz master, his stylized singing was never as strong a suit as his unique horn playing. Still, the general public knows and continues to adore his vocal works, especially if those folks were or are not particularly jazz fans. These 16 recordings spanning six decades hold some of his most memorable and beloved numbers, including "Rockin' Chair," "All of Me," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," his truly immortal version of "Mack the Knife," "Black & Blue," and "When It's Sleepy Time Down South." Thankfully, his popular and yet equally reviled "Hello, Dolly!" is not included, but the bulk of this package is legit Louis at his bubbly best.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/1997
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646503928
catalogNumber:
65039

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Dave Brubeck   Piano
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Lionel Hampton   Drums,Vibes
Joe Morello   Drums
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Banjo,Guitar
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Luis Russell   Piano
Barrett Deems   Drums
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Mort Herbert   Bass
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo
Eugene Wright   Bass
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Baby Dodds   Drums
Joe Bailey   Bass
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Lester Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pops Foster   Bass
Luther Graven   Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Hite   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Preston Jackson   Trombone
George James   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Marvin Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Otis Johnson   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
John Lindsay   Bass
"Big" Mike McKendrick   Banjo
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Henry Prince   Piano
Zilner Randolph   Trumpet
Harold Scott   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Will Johnson   Guitar
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Charlie Alexander   Piano
Fred Hall   Drums
Charlie Jones   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
James "Trummy" Young   Trombone
Albert Washington   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Louis Armstrong   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
James Isaacs   Annotation
Zilner Randolph   Arranger
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Kim Gaucher   Artwork
Gillian Wong   Cover Design

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