Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong

Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong

by Louis Armstrong
     
 

No other American musician had the sustained impact on pop music that Louis Armstrong had, who not only charted hits for forty some years beginning in the '20s and running through the '60s, but also completely revolutionized the very way pop material is delivered, both as the absolute ground zero for jazz trumpet and as a singer whose horn man's phrasing changed the… See more details below

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No other American musician had the sustained impact on pop music that Louis Armstrong had, who not only charted hits for forty some years beginning in the '20s and running through the '60s, but also completely revolutionized the very way pop material is delivered, both as the absolute ground zero for jazz trumpet and as a singer whose horn man's phrasing changed the way the American Songbook is sung. Pops was a master of making art out of the moment, and he made his playing and singing appear as if his approach to whatever melody he was working had just then occurred to him, and in many cases, it had. This gives almost everything he recorded a joyous freshness, and he never, even in the latter stages of his career, gave way to playing or singing by the numbers. This three-disc set (two discs of recordings and a third of archival video footage) makes a wonderful introduction to the full sweep of Armstrong's timeless and essential contributions to pop music. The focus is mainly on his vocal work, and it includes key sides like his 1955 theme song "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," the stunning "(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue?," also from 1955, 1946's poignant "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?," a priceless duet with trombonist Jack Teagarden on "Rockin' Chair" from 1947, a definitive take on "Blueberry Hill" (recorded in 1949, seven years before Fats Domino's version), and his stirring and heart-breaking turn on George David Weiss' "What a Wonderful World" from 1967, which served for all purposes as Armstrong's career summation. Serious Armstrong fans will already have all of these tracks and will doubtless be more intrigued by the DVD, which features thirty years of Armstrong performances beginning in the '30s. As a set that clearly shows why Armstrong is "the beginning and end of music in America," as Bing Crosby put it, The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong is a concise delight.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583191523
catalogNumber:
19270

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. What a Wonderful World
  2. Cabaret
  3. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  4. Hello, Dolly!
  5. Makin' Whoopee
  6. Stormy Weather
  7. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  8. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  9. Georgia on My Mind
  10. If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)
  11. Bucket's Got a Hole in It  - Louis Armstrong
  12. Your Cheatin' Heart
  13. Blueberry Hill
  14. I Wonder
  15. (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal, You
  16. Lazy 'Sippi Steamer
  17. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  18. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  19. I'm in the Mood for Love
  20. When the Saints Go Marching In

Disc 2

  1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  2. Mack the Knife
  3. Summer Song
  4. (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue?
  5. Ain't Misbehavin'
  6. Yellow Dog Blues
  7. Beale Street Blues
  8. I Want a Little Girl
  9. Joseph 'N' His Brudders
  10. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
  11. The Blues Are Brewin'
  12. Rockin' Chair  - Louis Armstrong
  13. Someday You'll Be Sorry
  14. Mississippi Basin
  15. I've Got the World on a String
  16. All of Me
  17. Stardust
  18. I Surrender, Dear
  19. When Your Lover Has Gone
  20. Lazy River

Disc 3

  1. C'est Si Bon
  2. Someday You'll Be Sorry
  3. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  4. When the Saings Go Marching In
  5. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  6. High Society Calypso
  7. Basin Street Blues
  8. Blueberry Hill
  9. Mack the Knife
  10. Now You Has Jazz  - Louis Armstrong
  11. St. Louis Blues
  12. Now You Has Jazz/Tiger Rag
  13. (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal, You
  14. Shine
  15. I Cover the Waterfront
  16. Dinah
  17. Tiger Rag

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
H. Brooks   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
S. Lewis   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio   Mastering
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
T. Waller   Composer
S. Williams   Composer
H. Betti   Composer
S. Oliver   Arranger
Ted Koehler   Composer
Gordon Clifford   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
A.J. Lewis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Mike Jason   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
L. Chris Armstrong   Composer
Olivia Kim   Editorial Research
Uncle J. T. Young   Composer

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