Louis Armstrong

The Very Best of Louis Armstrong [Universal]

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This Verve compilation features a nice overview of sides recorded by trumpeter/vocalist Louis Armstrong during the '50s and '60s. Perhaps not the definitive collection collectors may be searching for, The Very Best of Louis Armstrong is, however, a great compilation. Included are such well-known tracks as "Hello Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World" along with lesser-known gems as "You Rascal You" and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails." At 40 tracks, most listeners have little to complain about here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:18
2 3:03
3 2:25
4 3:17
5 2:45
6 5:47
7 4:01
8 2:41
9 3:29
10 3:06
11
feat: Bing Crosby
2:34
12 3:00
13
feat: Benny Carter
3:13
14 3:25
15 4:28
16 3:16
17 2:59
18 1:58
19 3:15
20 3:07
21 3:39
22 3:49
23 3:18
24 3:31
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