Louis Armstrong

The Ultimate Collection: Louis Armstrong

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Covering over 50 years of Louis Armstrong's career, this three-CD set from the Verve archives starts in the juke joints and speakeasies of the '20s and ends up documenting his pop hits of the '60s. Chronicling the achievements of a prolific and diverse performer of Anderson's caliber is difficult, but this release gives a strong, broad overview of one of the great pioneers of jazz. The Ultimate Collection features jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins, "Fatha" Earl Hines, and Jack Teagarden, as well as vocal performances by Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:00 Amazon
2 02:50 Amazon
3
feat: Erskine Tate
02:55 Amazon
4 02:49 Amazon
5 03:08 Amazon
6 02:56 Amazon
7 03:12 Amazon
8 03:06 Amazon
9 02:39 Amazon
10 02:53 Amazon
11
feat: Jimmy Dorsey
02:46 Amazon
12
feat: Jimmy Dorsey
02:51 Amazon
13
feat: Jimmy Dorsey
04:22 Amazon
14 02:58 Amazon
15 03:11 Amazon
16 02:20 Amazon
17 02:39 Amazon
18 02:45 Amazon
19 02:35 Amazon
20 02:56 Amazon
21 02:37 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:16 Amazon
2 03:11 Amazon
3 03:13 Amazon
4 03:06 Amazon
5 03:15 Amazon
6 03:18 Amazon
7 03:19 Amazon
8 02:51 Amazon
9 03:07 Amazon
10 02:53 Amazon
11 02:58 Amazon
12 02:53 Amazon
13 05:03 Amazon
14 03:54 Amazon
15 02:53 Amazon
16 03:15 Amazon
17 03:44 Amazon
18 05:05 Amazon
19 06:46 Amazon
20 03:07 Amazon
21 06:29 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:04 Amazon
2 03:24 Amazon
3
feat: Commanders
03:08 Amazon
4 05:56 Amazon
5 03:22 Amazon
6 04:23 Amazon
7 03:04 Amazon
8 04:01 Amazon
9 03:19 Amazon
10 04:14 Amazon
11 05:16 Amazon
12 03:59 Amazon
13 05:14 Amazon
14 02:27 Amazon
15 02:23 Amazon
16 02:50 Amazon
17 03:16 Amazon
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