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Format: CD
Sku: 202164098
UPC: 602498828892
UPC 14: 00602498828892
Release Date: 1/24/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. What A Wonderful World ~ Louis Armstrong
2. Cabaret ~ Louis Armstrong
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me ~ Louis Armstrong
4. Hello, Dolly! ~ Louis Armstrong
5. Our Love Is Here To Stay ~ Louis Armstrong
6. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues ~ Louis Armstrong
7. Georgia On My Mind ~ Louis Armstrong
8. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) ~ Louis Armstrong
9. On The Sunny Side Of The Street ~ Louis Armstrong
10. Mack The Knife ~ Louis Armstrong
11. When It's Sleepy Time Down South ~ Louis Armstrong
12. Basin Street Blues ~ Louis Armstrong
13. Someday (You'll Be Sorry) ~ Louis Armstrong
14. It Takes Two To Tango ~ Louis Armstrong
15. Gone Fishin' ~ Louis Armstrong
16. Kiss To Build A Dream On, A ~ Louis Armstrong
17. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) ~ Louis Armstrong
18. Blueberry Hill ~ Louis Armstrong
19. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? ~ Louis Armstrong
20. I Want A Little Girl ~ Louis Armstrong
21. Ain't Misbehavin' ~ Louis Armstrong
22. Struttin' With Some Barbeque ~ Louis Armstrong
23. When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Louis Armstrong
 
This lovely assembled 23-track package collects the classic jazzman's most memorable vocal recordings from 1938 until 1967, and arranged in reverse chronological order, literally taking you back through the years as the tracks proceed. Kicking off with Armstrong's ubiquitous postumous hit "what A Wonderful World," recorded at one of his last sessions in 1967 just a few years before his death in 1971. The rest of the album is an enlightening trip through four decades of the classic New Orleans jazzman's music, focusing on Armstrong's uniquely gruff, but perennially toothy vocals that were a forerunner for artists as diverse as Howlin' Wolf and Tom Waits.

More impressive is his ability to rearrange standards of other, non-jazz genres and make them his own. His joyous duets with Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Cosby exhibit the fun he had singing with friends, and how effortlessly that translated to his recordings. This package features stunningly remastered sound (even the earliest cuts from 1938 are hiss free, full-bodied and remarkably clear), along with a classy 16-page booklet with rare photos and detailed session liner notes. It's not the final word on the prolific and multi-talented musician who some consider the most influential jazzman ever, but is an excellent overall portrait of Satchmo, covering numerous highlights in the career of this legendary American artist.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Perry Botkin, Bud Scott (guitar); Kid Ory, Tyree Glenn (trombone); Billy Kyle (piano); Red Callender, Arvell Shaw (bass instrument); Barrett Deems (drums).
Muze PNote This extensive compilation of vocal tracks from the latter part of Louis Armstrong's career features many of his most popular performances, including the 1960s hits "Hello Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World," and his wonderfully relaxed duet with Bing Crosby on "Gone Fishin'." However, even on these more commercially slanted songs, the trumpeter's legendary musical skill is apparent--his soaring solo on "Dolly" effortlessly cruises the instrument's upper registers, and his vocal interpretation of "Mack the Knife" is a masterpiece of jazz singing.

Producer: Andy McKaie (Compilation)

Artist Overview

Trumpeter/vocalist Louis Armstrong is perhaps the single most influential artist in the history of jazz. He started out in the "hot" bands of 1920s New Orleans, and was one of the first to introduce solo improvisation into the jazz idiom. Over the next several decades, his style altered little, but his disciples were legion. Armstrong, affectionately known as "Satchmo," was among the most loved figures in American popular music; his prolific recording career, along with the timeless nature of his work, ensures that his legacy will continue.

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Sleepless In Seattle
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Muze Music Compilations Vol.1-Songs That Got Us Through WWII
Muze Music Compilations Priceless Jazz Sampler
Muze Music Compilations French Kiss
Muze Music Compilations You've Got Mail
Muze Music Compilations Complete Johnny Mercer Songboo
Muze Music Compilations Complete Gershwin Songbooks
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations What A Wonderful Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Something To Live For
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The 60's-Millennium Co
Muze Music Compilations Yule B' Swingin' Too!
Muze Music Compilations Night Out With Verve
Muze Music Compilations Ken Burns Jazz-Story Of America
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Ken Burns Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Ken Burns Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Serendipity
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Christmas Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Master Files
Muze Music Compilations Stars Come Out At Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Top Hits Of The Sixties: groovy Hits
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate G
Muze Music Compilations Kings Of Jazz-Live In Concert 1974
Muze Music Compilations Original Great American Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Nicky's Jazz For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Award Winning Original Artists
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Muze Music Compilations Five Pennies
Muze Music Compilations Cocktails With Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Cole Porter
Muze Music Compilations Great American Songwriter
Muze Music Compilations Swingin' With Bing: Bing Crosby's Lost Radio Performances [LIVE]
Muze Music Compilations Broadway: The American Musical
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Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Christmas Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Around The World For Love
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Jazz After Dark
Muze Music Compilations Sentimental Journey:hits From The Sec
Muze Music Compilations Porgy And Bess
Muze Music Compilations Wall-E
Muze Music Compilations Wall-E
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed Holiday
Muze Music Compilations 50S Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Jazz For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Sherman Brothers Songbook
Muze Music Compilations When Radio Was King:vocalists
Muze Music Compilations Four Christmases (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Woody Allen:songs That Made His Movie
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Muze Music Compilations Greetings From New Orleans
Muze Music Compilations Dixieland Swing
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Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Swing Era Songs V2
Muze Music Compilations Gatsby Era
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Songs Of The 1930'S
Muze Music Compilations Singers & Actors Vol 1
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Associated Artists and Works

Basie, Count
Braff, Ruby
Braff, Ruby (Trumpet/Cornet)
Bregovic, Goran
Brubeck, Dave
Cole, Nat
Cole, Nat "King"
Condon, Eddie
Crosby, Bing
Edward "Kid" Ory
Ellington Edward Kennedy
Ellington, Duke
Compact Jazz ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Ella and Louis [Master Edition] [Remaster] ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Ella & Louis Again [Remaster] ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Ella & Louis for Lovers ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Porgy & Bess with Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstron ~ Fitzgerald, Ella
Hirt, Al
His All Stars
Holiday, Billie
Hubbard, Freddie
Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch ~ John, Dr.
Johnson, Bunk
Jones, Leroy
Kaye, Danny
Louis Armstrong & the Allstars
Louis Armstrong Alumni
Louis Armstrong and the Dukes o
"Live" At Basin St. ~ Louis Armstrong's All Stars
McNeely, Jim
Okoshi, Tiger
Louis Armstrong and King Oliver ~ Oliver, King
Original Soundtrack
Ory, Kid
Smith, Bessie
Teagarden, Jack
Tommy Gwaltney
What a Wonderful Christmas ~ Various Artists
Washington, Dinah
Young Olympians (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/24/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0004893
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498828892

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Armstrong,Louis
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
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