Louis Armstrong

The Best of Louis Armstrong [1975 Vanguard]

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Calling this Vanguard set the "best of" Louis Armstrong is a definite stretch as it was recorded in Paris in 1965. Though Armstrong maintained an entertaining show, his trumpet playing took a back seat as he became more of a mainstream entertainer with hits such as "Cabaret" and "Hello Dolly." This is a pleasant set, but nothing inspired.

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