Louis Armstrong

A Portrait of Louis Armstrong

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In the last decades of his life, Louis Armstrong played as often and as passionately as he ever did, touring widely with his All Stars, and performing a repertoire of popular tunes and old favorites. This 21-track compilation on Upbeat Recordings brings together early recordings of various incarnations of Armstrong’s All Stars, which includes such luminaries as Tommy Dorsey, Barney Bigard, Earl Hines, and Jack Teagarden. “Big Butter and Egg Man,” “Muskrat Ramble,” and “Basin Street Blues” are here, among other classics.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:04
3 2:58
4 3:07
5 3:16
6 2:20
7 3:17
8 3:06
9 2:59
10 3:09
11 3:12 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:56
13 2:37
14 3:06
15 2:49
16 2:39
17 2:40
18 2:23
19 2:44
20 3:12
21 2:59
22 2:43
23 2:33
24 3:01 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:42
2 2:42
3 2:37
4 2:58 Spotify
5 2:35
6 3:07
7 2:31
8 3:08
9 2:49
10 2:43
11 2:58
12 2:55
13 2:36
14 2:43
15 2:57
16 3:10
17 2:38
18 3:10
19 2:32
20 3:44
21 3:10
22 3:19
23 2:59
24 2:14
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