Louis Armstrong

Satchmo the Great [Columbia]

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In 1956 Edward R. Murrow narrated a feature film, Satchmo the Great, that contained highlights from some of Louis Armstrong's world tours. This soundtrack has some narration by Murrow between songs plus an interview with Armstrong. Musically there are renditions of "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," "Indiana," "Oh Didn't He Ramble," "Mack the Knife," "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and "Black and Blue" that add little to the more familiar versions. Most interesting is a lengthy "St. Louis Blues" that teams Armstrong and his All-Stars with Leonard Bernstein and a symphony orchestra.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
0:25 Amazon
2 3:27 Amazon
3
0:19 Amazon
4 3:50 Amazon
5
0:52 Amazon
6
7:00 Amazon
7 1:15 Amazon
8
0:13 Amazon
9 1:44 Amazon
10 1:15 Amazon
11
0:17 Amazon
12 3:58 Amazon
13
0:24 Amazon
14 0:09 Amazon
15 3:50 Amazon
16
0:45 Amazon
17
3:02 Amazon
18 2:36 Amazon
19
0:45 Amazon
20 0:37 Amazon
21
0:43 Amazon
22 10:26 Amazon
23
1:28 Amazon
24 4:57
25 5:20 Amazon
26 3:33
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