Louis Armstrong

Best of Louis Armstrong [Direct Source]

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Trying to present the best of Louis Armstrong in a dozen tracks on a single disc is an impossible task, and this brief set, although it has some remarkable performances (including classic takes on "West End Blues," "Ain't Misbehavin'," and "St. Louis Blues"), is hardly more than an introduction to an introduction to Armstrong, who was arguably the greatest individual artist in the history of jazz. A dozen cuts isn't nearly enough Armstrong, even at a budget price. Better to spend a few more bucks and pick up a more extensive and annotated collection.

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