Golden Jazz

Louis Armstrong

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Golden Jazz Review

by AllMusic

This two-disc best-of features a mixed bag of live recordings made in the latter part of Louis Armstrong's career, including a version of his 1964 hit "Hello Dolly." Many of the numbers he had been performing since the 1920s, such as "Dipper Mouth Blues," "St. James Infirmary," and "Jelly Roll Blues," are also featured. A demonstration of this musician's artistic longevity, as well as of his playing chops well into his fifth decade as a performer, this compilation captures both Armstrong's artistic spontaneity and his well-known joie de vivre.

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