Louis Armstrong

What a Wonderful World [Intercontinental]

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What a Wonderful World [Intercontinental] Review

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This set takes its title from one of Louis Armstrong's most beloved tunes, featuring a live version of his classic "What a Wonderful World," performed several years before the lavish studio recording that was his last hit record before his death in 1971. Like the rest of the songs on this disc, it was taken from several live dates in California in the '60s, a period when Armstrong was experiencing something of a revival of his celebrity. The legendary trumpeter and singer and his band are heard in moments of pure exuberance, traversing the worlds of Dixieland ("Butter and Egg Man"), popular standards ("On the Sunny Side of the Street"), and cabaret ("Mack the Knife"), with effortless grace.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Louis Armstrong 04:43 Amazon
2 Louis Armstrong 03:00 Amazon
3 Louis Armstrong 02:45 Amazon
4 Louis Armstrong feat: Ella Fitzgerald 04:54 Amazon
5 Louis Armstrong 03:10 Amazon
6 Louis Armstrong 04:08 Amazon
7 Louis Armstrong feat: Ella Fitzgerald 05:54 Amazon
8 Louis Armstrong feat: Ella Fitzgerald 04:14 Amazon
9 Louis Armstrong feat: Ella Fitzgerald 03:56 Amazon
10 Louis Armstrong 05:25 Amazon
11 Louis Armstrong 02:48 Amazon
12 Louis Armstrong feat: Ella Fitzgerald 04:59 Amazon
13 Louis Armstrong feat: Ella Fitzgerald 04:33 Amazon
14 Louis Armstrong 03:43 Amazon
15 Louis Armstrong 04:02 Amazon
16 Louis Armstrong 03:25 Amazon
17 Louis Armstrong 02:31 Amazon
18 Louis Armstrong 01:03 Amazon
19 Louis Armstrong 04:49 Amazon
20 Louis Armstrong 02:19 Amazon
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