Louis Armstrong All-Time Greatest Hits
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- Released: May 10, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Mca
- 1.What a Wonderful World
- 2.Hello, Dolly!
- 3.Sittin' in the Sun (Countin' My Money)
- 4.Mack the Knife
- 5.A Kiss to Build a Dream On
- 6.It Takes Two to Tango
- 7.That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
- 8.Kiss of Fire
- 9.(When We Are Dancin') I Get Ideas
- 10.Gone Fishin'
- 11.Skokiaan (South African Song)
- 12.Vie en Rose, La
- 13.The Dummy Song
- 15.I Still Get Jealous
- 16.When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
- 17.Blueberry Hill
- 18.When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Personnel includes: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Bing Crosby (vocals); Dan Trimboli (alto & tenor saxophone, flute); Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet); Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone); Raymond Stanfeld (baritone saxophone); Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, Red Nichols, Charlie Shavers, Bernie Previn (trumpet); Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson, Trummy Young (trombone); Barney Bigard (clarinet); Hank Jones, Bill Kyle, Earl Hines, Buddy Cole, Marty Napoleon, Dave Martin, Bernie Leighton (piano); Art Ryerson, Willard Suyker (guitar); Tony Gattuso (banjo); Russell Savakus, Danny Barcelona, Joe Benjamin, Phil Stevens (bass); Grady Tate, Cozy Cole (drums); Warren Hard (percussion).
Producers include: Bob Thiele, Michael Kapp.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Recorded between 1949 and 1964. Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios, North Hollywood, California).
Personnel: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Bing Crosby (vocals); Glen Thompson (guitar, banjo); Danny Barker , Everett Barksdale, Allen Hanlon, Willard Suyker, Art Ryerson, Allan Reuss, Perry Botkin, Remo Biondi, Carl Kress (guitar); Tony Gattuso (banjo); Sam Marowitz (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); Jerome Richardson (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Daniel Trimboli (flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Milt Yaner (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Don Ruffell, Al Kink, Freddy Williams, Al Klink (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Edmond Hall, Joe Darensbourg, Barney Bigard, Bob McCracken (clarinet); George Berg, Romeo Penque (woodwinds); Warren Baker, Jack Chaney, Larry Wright, Phillip Shuken, Matty Matlock, Babe Russin, Warren Barker (saxophone); Omer Simeon (soprano saxophone); Dick Jacobs, Hilton Jefferson, George Dorsey, Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone); Bill Holcombe (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Eddie Miller (tenor saxophone, trumpet); Babe Fresk, Thomas Parshley, Dent Eckels, Melvin Tax, Art Drelinger, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone); Raymond Stanfeld, Dave McRae (baritone saxophone); Clark Terry, George Thow, Carl Poole, Bruce Hudson, Melvin "Red" Solomon, Bobby Guy , Abdul Salaam (Chiefie Scott), Don Jacoby, Joe Wilder, Paul Webster, Red Nichols, Taft Jordan, Yank Lawson, Ziggy Elman, Billy Butterfield, Bernie Privin, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Alfred Cobbs, Dick Taylor , Paul Seiden, Wendell Mayhew, Big Chief Russell Moore, J.J. Johnson , Bill Atkinson , Elmer Crumbley, Russ Phillips, Urbie Green, Will Bradley, Trummy Young , Cutty Cutshall, Mort Bullman (trombone); Dave Martin , Hank Jones , Marty Napoleon, Mel Henke, Bernie Leighton, Billy Kyle , Buddy Cole, Charlie LaVere, Earl Hines (piano); Cozy Cole, Danny Barcelona, Grady Tate, Nick Fatool, Barrett Deems, Bobby Donaldson, Norris "Bunny" Shawker, Johnny Blowers (drums); Warren Hard (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Erick Labson.
Liner Note Authors: Duke Ellington; Bobby Hackett.
Recording information: Denver, CO (09/06/1949-08/??/1967); Los Angeles, CA (09/06/1949-08/??/1967); New York, NY (09/06/1949-08/??/1967).
Author: Will Friedwald.
Unknown Contributor Role: Sy Oliver's Orchestra.
Arrangers: Tommy Goodman; Gordon Jenkins; John Scott Trotter; Sy Oliver.
As noted jazz historian Will Friedwald points out in his extensive, erudite liner notes for MCA's 1994 compilation LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS, Armstrong had sung throughout his lengthy recording career. But it was only after younger black singers such as Billy Eckstine and Nat King Cole broke through pop music's color barrier that producer Milt Gabler repositioned Armstrong as a popular singer in the Crosby/Sinatra mold. It was a wise decision. Even if Armstrong had not made his name as one of the most influential players and bandleaders in jazz history, the image of Louis Armstrong in the last two decades of his career-nattily attired in an immaculate suit behind the microphone, white handkerchief in one hand and rarely-played trumpet in the other-is one of popular music's most enduring archetypes. This well-chosen 18-track compilation collects all of Armstrong's best and most beloved vocal performances and features excellently remastered sound.
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