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Louis Armstrong

(1901—1971) American jazz musician

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1926-1927 (Louis Armstrong album)

1926-1927 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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The recordings included on 1926-1927 are often hailed as among the most important in the development of jazz. Between 1925 and 1928, Louis Armstrong assembled groups known as the Hot ...
1929-1930 (Louis Armstrong album)

1929-1930 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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1929-1930 is a superb Louis Armstrong disc from one of his most exciting and formative periods. It was recorded at a time when Satchmo was fronting several different orchestras in ...
An American Icon (Louis Armstrong album)

An American Icon (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This is a lovingly-packaged three-CD collection of the recordings Armstrong did for the Decca label, during the years 1946-1968. It captures the icon himself - who, in the 20s and ...
Carnegie Hall Concert 1947 (Louis Armstrong album)

Carnegie Hall Concert 1947 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This features Armstrong live with both a small trad group (Edmond Hall’s seven-piece ‘Orchestra’) and his own big swing band. Armstrong himself is in fine form, trading deadpan asides with ...
Great Original Performances: 1923-1931 (Louis Armstrong album)

Great Original Performances: 1923-1931 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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If Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, and John Coltrane are giants of jazz, then Louis Armstrong is a jazz leviathan. A man who fused a highly communicative, lyrical expressivity with a ...
Live In 1943: On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Louis Armstrong album)

Live In 1943: On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This is a wonderful collection of live recordings (and studio-recorded rarities) from radio broadcasts in 1943, a period when the big band sound was exerting an enormous influence on popular ...
Mack The Knife (Louis Armstrong album)

Mack The Knife (Louis Armstrong album)  

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Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island on July 4, 1957in 1957, exactly 11 months after the excellent live recordings that comprise The Great Chicago Concert, Mack ...
Best Of The Decca Years, Vol. 1: The Singer (Louis Armstrong album)

Best Of The Decca Years, Vol. 1: The Singer (Louis Armstrong album)  

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A compilation of Decca singles that span from 1937 to 1956, The Best Of The Decca Years, Vol. 1 documents Louis Armstrong’s transition from early jazz innovator to world-famous performer ...
Best Of The Decca Years, Vol. 2: The Composer (Louis Armstrong album)

Best Of The Decca Years, Vol. 2: The Composer (Louis Armstrong album)  

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When Louis Armstrong comes to most people’s minds, one thinks of his regal, swinging trumpet and his singular singing voice. This compilation serves to remind us that he also made ...
Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Louis Armstrong album)

Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This 4-disc box covers Armstrong’s two encounters with RCA-Victor. The first discs date from 1932 and 1933, a time when the trumpeter/singer was probably at the height of his powers. ...
Hot Fives And Sevens Vols. 1-7 (Louis Armstrong album)

Hot Fives And Sevens Vols. 1-7 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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More than seventy years on and still these recordings are breathtaking. The audacity of the virtuoso trumpeter, captured in the first full flush of his realization that he was the ...
Louis Armstrong Story Vols. 1-7 (Louis Armstrong album)

Louis Armstrong Story Vols. 1-7 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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Legendary New Orleans trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong was jazz’s first instrumentalist soloist. An immensely gifted technician with a profoundly lyrical melodic conception and ringing, ...
Millennium Collection: The Best Of Louis Armstrong (Louis Armstrong album)

Millennium Collection: The Best Of Louis Armstrong (Louis Armstrong album)  

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Recorded between September 6, 1949 and August 16, 1967. When dealing with Armstrong’s long and varied career, re-issuers wisely focus on one facet or another of his musical personality. The ...
Volume 1: 1923 (Louis Armstrong album)

Volume 1: 1923 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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Most Louis Armstrong collections start with the cornet and trumpet player’s first sessions as a leader, the 1927 sessions with his Hot Five. This exhaustive multi-disc set, however, begins with ...
Volume 2: 1923-24 (Louis Armstrong album)

Volume 2: 1923-24 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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Comprised of recordings from King Oliver’s Jazz Band, Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, Ma Rainey and her Georgia Jazz Band and one track from Clarence Williams’ Blue Five, Volume 2 ...
Volume 3: 1924 (Louis Armstrong album)

Volume 3: 1924 (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This album collects the comparatively little-known records on which Louis Armstrong performed as a sideman. He played cornet in the service of blues singers (Virginia Liston, Josephine Beatty a.k.a. ...
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong album)

What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong album)  

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Recorded in New York, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada in 1968. Only the most hardhearted of cynics could resist the melancholy sweetness of this album’s beloved title track. The ...
Great Summit: The Master Takes (Louis Armstrong/Duke Ellington album)

Great Summit: The Master Takes (Louis Armstrong/Duke Ellington album)  

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One of the most historic jazz records ever recorded, this brings together, for the first and only time, the two most influential figures in jazz. Living up to the expectations ...
Louis Armstrong And King Oliver (Louis Armstrong/King Oliver album)

Louis Armstrong And King Oliver (Louis Armstrong/King Oliver album)  

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The recordings on Louis Armstrong And King Oliver are not only Satchmo’s earliest tracks but represent what many consider jazz’s first recorded masterpieces. Recorded in 1923 on extremely primitive ...
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Louis Armstrong/Oscar Peterson album)

Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Louis Armstrong/Oscar Peterson album)  

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Since Louis Armstrong just about invented jazz vocals if not popular singing itself, it was inevitable (and fortunate) that someone like producer Norman Granz would set Armstrong down in the ...

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