Louis Armstrong

Cocktail Hour

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This entry in Columbia River's popular Cocktail Hour series features selections from the beginning of Louis Armstrong's career, namely recordings by his Hot Five and Hot Seven orchestras, and 1930s sides done with a big band. As well as some fine trumpet solos, many of the cuts on this two-disc set also feature early examples of his distinctive vocalizing, including an early version of "You Made Me Love You," and the perennial favorite, "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:34
2 2:46
3 2:50
4 2:34
5 2:59
6 3:07
7 3:11
8 2:36
9 3:15
10 2:50
11 3:12
12 2:58
13 3:25
14 3:16
15 3:32
16 3:12
17 3:43
18 3:22
19 3:24
20 3:13
21 3:02
22 3:11
23 2:36
24 2:57
25 2:37
26 2:40
27 3:11
28 2:31
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