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Louis Armstrong – Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz (2011)

Satchmo was the ‘ambassador of jazz’. A trumpet, a smile and a laugh helped make Louis Armstrong one of the most loved musicians of the 20th Century.

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Satchmo Ambassador Of Jazz

The man who became known the world over as “Satchmo” truly was the “ambassador of jazz”. A trumpet, a smile, a laugh and a willingness to “live for that audience” all helped to make Louis Armstrong one of the most loved musicians of the 20th Century, and a man who has continued to delight fans during the four decades since his passing.

This 4CD box set includes a 162-page hardback book full of rare and unseen images of Satchmo, as well as over 70 tracks that trace Armstrong’s career from his earliest days with King Oliver’s band, through the Hot Fives and Sevens, recordings with his Orchestra, duets with The Mills Brothers and Ella Fitzgerald, and on to His All-Stars and beyond. It rightly finishes with ‘What A Wonderful World’… What could be finer?

Louis Armstrong always understood that “what you’re there for is to please the people”. His recorded legacy is immense and, in Armstrong’s hands, even mediocre material somehow became great jazz music.

Perhaps what sums Louis up best of all is this comment: “He made people happy and seemed like a good man.” Or, as Ken Burns, in his documentary on jazz, said, “Armstrong is to music what Einstein is to physics and the Wright Brothers are to travel.”

Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz Track Listing:

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

Disc Two
1. Nobody Knows De Trouble I’ve Seen – Louis Armstrong, The Decca Mixed Choir
2. Jeepers Creepers – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
3. Perdido Street Blues – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
4. I Cover The Waterfront – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
5. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
6. You Won’t Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) – Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Haggart, Louis Armstrong
7. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans – Louis Armstrong And His Dixieland Seven
8. Back O’Town Blues – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
9. Rockin’ Chair – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
10. Muskrat Ramble – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
11. That’s My Desire – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, Velma Middleton
12. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – Louis Armstrong, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra And Choir
13. Blueberry Hill – Louis Armstrong, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra And Choir
14. You Can’t Lose A Broken Heart – Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong
15. C’est Si Bon (It’s So Good) – Louis Armstrong, Sy Oliver
16. La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong
17. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
18. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
19. Gone Fishin’ – Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong
20. A Kiss To Build A Dream On – Louis Armstrong

Disc Three
1. Rockin’ Chair – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
2. Blue Turning Grey Over You – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
3. Mm-Mm – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
4. St. Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso) – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
5. Ole Miss Blues – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
6. The Bucket’s Got A Hole In It – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
7. Mack The Knife – Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
8. Stars Fell On Alabama – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
9. They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
10. Moonlight In Vermont – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
11. On The Sunny Side Of The Street – Louis Armstrong, Sy Oliver
12. When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) – Louis Armstrong
13. King Of The Zulus – Louis Armstrong
14. Stompin’ At The Savoy – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
15. Love Is Here To Stay – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

Disc Four
1. I Get A Kick Out Of You – Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson
2. Stormy Weather – Louis Armstrong
3. Body And Soul – Louis Armstrong
4. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen – Louis Armstrong
5. I’ve Got The World On A String – Russell Garcia, Louis Armstrong
6. Summertime – Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
7. Bess Oh Where Is My Bess – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
8. Indiana – Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson
9. There’s No You – Louis Armstrong
10. Let’s Fall In Love – Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson
11. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – Louis Armstrong, Sy Oliver Choir, The All Stars
12. Hello, Dolly! – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
13. A Lot Of Livin’ To Do – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
14. I Still Get Jealous – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
15. Blueberry Hill – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
16. Moon River – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
17. So Long Dearie – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
18. Pretty Little Missy – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
19. Cabaret – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
20. Mame – Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars
21. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Album Credits:
Recorded: Various
Label: Decca

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