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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. For this, he is revered by jazz fans. But Armstrong also became an enduring figure in popular music, due to his distinctively phrased bass singing and engaging personality, which were on display in a series of vocal recordings and film roles.

Armstrong had a difficult childhood. William Armstrong, his father, was a factory worker who abandoned the family soon after the boy's birth. Armstrong was brought up by his mother, Mary (Albert) Armstrong, and his maternal grandmother. He showed an early interest in music, and a junk dealer for whom he worked as a grade-school student helped him buy a cornet, which he taught himself to play. He dropped out of school at 11 to join an informal group, but on December 31, 1912, he fired a gun during a New Year's Eve celebration, for which he was sent to reform school. He studied music there and played cornet and bugle in the school band, eventually becoming its leader. He was released on June 16, 1914, and did manual labor while trying to establish himself as a musician. He was taken under the wing of cornetist Joe "King" Oliver, and when Oliver moved to Chicago in June 1918, he replaced him in the Kid Ory Band. He moved to the Fate Marable band in the spring of 1919, staying with Marable until the fall of 1921.

Armstrong moved to Chicago to join Oliver's band in August 1922 and made his first recordings as a member of the group in the spring of 1923. He married Lillian Harden, the pianist in the Oliver band, on February 5, 1924. (She was the second of his four wives.) On her encouragement, he left Oliver and joined Fletcher Henderson's band in New York, staying for a year and then going back to Chicago in November 1925 to join the Dreamland Syncopators, his wife's group. During this period, he switched from cornet to trumpet.

Armstrong had gained sufficient individual notice to make his recording debut as a leader on November 12, 1925. Contracted to OKeh Records, he began to make a series of recordings with studio-only groups called the Hot Fives or the Hot Sevens. For live dates, he appeared with the orchestras led by Erskine Tate and Carroll Dickerson. The Hot Fives' recording of "Muskrat Ramble" gave Armstrong a Top Ten hit in July 1926, the band for the track featuring Kid Ory on trombone, Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Lillian Harden Armstrong on piano, and Johnny St. Cyr on banjo.

By February 1927, Armstrong was well-enough known to front his own group, Louis Armstrong & His Stompers, at the Sunset Café in Chicago. (Armstrong did not function as a bandleader in the usual sense, but instead typically lent his name to established groups.) In April, he reached the charts with his first vocal recording, "Big Butter and Egg Man," a duet with May Alix. He took a position as star soloist in Carroll Dickerson's band at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago in March 1928, later taking over as the band's frontman. "Hotter than That" was in the Top Ten in May 1928, followed in September by "West End Blues," which later became one of the first recordings named to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Armstrong returned to New York with his band for an engagement at Connie's Inn in Harlem in May 1929. He also began appearing in the orchestra of Hot Chocolates, a Broadway revue, given a featured spot singing "Ain't Misbehavin'." In September, his recording of the song entered the charts, becoming a Top Ten hit.

Armstrong fronted the Luis Russell Orchestra for a tour of the South in February 1930, then in May went to Los Angeles, where he led a band at Sebastian's Cotton Club for the next ten months. He made his film debut in Ex-Flame, released at the end of 1931. By the start of 1932, he had switched from the "race"-oriented OKeh label to its pop-oriented big sister Columbia Records, for which he recorded two Top Five hits, "Chinatown, My Chinatown" and "You Can Depend on Me" before scoring a number one hit with "All of Me" in March 1932; another Top Five hit, "Love, You Funny Thing," hit the charts the same month. He returned to Chicago in the spring of 1932 to front a band led by Zilner Randolph; the group toured around the country. In July, Armstrong sailed to England for a tour. He spent the next several years in Europe, his American career maintained by a series of archival recordings, including the Top Ten hits "Sweethearts on Parade" (August 1932; recorded December 1930) and "Body and Soul" (October 1932; recorded October 1930). His Top Ten version of "Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train," in the charts in early 1933, was on Victor Records; when he returned to the U.S. in 1935, he signed to recently formed Decca Records and quickly scored a double-sided Top Ten hit, "I'm in the Mood for Love"/"You Are My Lucky Star."

Armstrong's new manager, Joe Glaser, organized a big band for him that had its premiere in Indianapolis on July 1, 1935; for the next several years, he toured regularly. He also took a series of small parts in motion pictures, beginning with Pennies From Heaven in December 1936, and he continued to record for Decca, resulting in the Top Ten hits "Public Melody Number One" (August 1937), "When the Saints Go Marching in" (April 1939), and "You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)" (April 1946), the last a duet with Ella Fitzgerald. He returned to Broadway in the short-lived musical Swingin' the Dream in November 1939.

With the decline of swing music in the post-World War II years, Armstrong broke up his big band and put together a small group dubbed the All Stars, which made its debut in Los Angeles on August 13, 1947. He embarked on his first European tour since 1935 in February 1948, and thereafter toured regularly around the world. In June 1951 he reached the Top Ten of the LP charts with Satchmo at Symphony Hall ("Satchmo" being his nickname), and he scored his first Top Ten single in five years with "(When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas" later in the year. The single's B-side, and also a chart entry, was "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," sung by Armstrong in the film The Strip. In 1993, it gained renewed popularity when it was used in the film Sleepless in Seattle.

Armstrong completed his contract with Decca in 1954, after which his manager made the unusual decision not to sign him to another exclusive contract but instead to have him freelance for different labels. Satch Plays Fats, a tribute to Fats Waller, became a Top Ten LP for Columbia in October 1955, and Verve Records contracted Armstrong for a series of recordings with Ella Fitzgerald, beginning with the chart LP Ella and Louis in 1956.

Armstrong continued to tour extensively, despite a heart attack in June 1959. In 1964, he scored a surprise hit with his recording of the title song from the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!, which reached number one in May, followed by a gold-selling album of the same name. It won him a Grammy for best vocal performance. This pop success was repeated internationally four years later with "What a Wonderful World," which hit number one in the U.K. in April 1968. It did not gain as much notice in the U.S. until 1987 when it was used in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, after which it became a Top 40 hit. Armstrong was featured in the 1969 film of Hello, Dolly!, performing the title song as a duet with Barbra Streisand. He performed less frequently in the late '60s and early '70s, and died of a heart ailment in 1971 at the age of 69.

As an artist, Armstrong was embraced by two distinctly different audiences: jazz fans who revered him for his early innovations as an instrumentalist, but were occasionally embarrassed by his lack of interest in later developments in jazz and, especially, by his willingness to serve as a light entertainer; and pop fans, who delighted in his joyous performances, particularly as a vocalist, but were largely unaware of his significance as a jazz musician. Given his popularity, his long career, and the extensive label-jumping he did in his later years, as well as the differing jazz and pop sides of his work, his recordings are extensive and diverse, with parts of his catalog owned by many different companies. But many of his recorded performances are masterpieces, and none are less than entertaining. ~ William Ruhlmann
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: It's Louis

1. Harlem Stomp

2. Black And Blue

3. Body And Soul

4. Muskrat Ramble

5. Jeepers Creepers

6. Royal Garden Blues

8. Ole Miss Blues

9. St. James Infirmary

11. Someday You'll Be Sorry

12. That's My Desire

13. Dear Old Southland

14. Mahogany Hall Stomp

15. Swing That Music

16. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

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Track List: Don't Get Around Much Anymore

1. When The Saints Go Marchin' In

2. Alexander's Ragtime Band

3. Stardust

4. Basin Street Blues

5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

6. Jeepers Creepers

7. You Won't Be Satisfied

8. It Takes Two To Tango

9. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

10. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

11. I Get A Kick Out Of You

12. St. James Infirmary

13. Bugle Call Rag

14. Struttin With Some BBQ

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Track List: His Greatest Years Volume 3

1. Keyhole Blues

2. S.O.L. Blues

3. Gully Low Blues

4. That's When I'll Come Back To You

5. Put 'Em Down Blues

6. Ory's Creole Trombone

7. The Last Time

8. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

9. Got No Blues

10. Once In A While

11. I'm Not Rough

12. Hotter Than That

13. Savoy Blues

14. Fireworks

15. Skip The Gutter

16. A Monday Date

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Track List: The Legacy

Disc 1

1. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

2. Mahogany Hall Stomp

3. Sugar

4. Back 'O Town Blues

6. Long Long Journey

7. Blues For Yesterday

8. I Wonder

9. The Blues Are Brewin

10. Endie

11. Blues In The South

12. Snafu

13. No Variety Blues

14. Joseph And His Brudders

15. Whatta Ya Gonna Do

16. Linger In Your Arms A Little Longer

Disc 2

1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

2. You Rascal You

3. West End Blues

4. Confessin'

5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

6. Bye And Bye

7. Rockin' Chair

8. Save It, Pretty Mama

9. I Never Knew

10. I Cover The Waterfront

11. Cut Off My Legs And Call Me Shorty

12. Coquette

13. Long Long Ago

14. Jeepers Creepers

15. Ain't Misbehavin'

17. Our Monday Date

18. Wolverine Blues

Disc 3

1. West End Blues

2. Heebie Jeebies

3. Wild Man Blues

4. Potato Head Blues

5. Gully Low Blues

6. Fireworks

7. Weather Bird

9. When You're Smiling

10. You Rascal You

11. Swing That Music

12. Jack Armstrong Blues

13. Back O' Town Blues

14. Rockin' Chair

15. Someday You'll Be Sorry

16. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

17. Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long

18. Shine

19. St. Louis Blues

20. Black And Blue

21. No One Else But You

22. St. James Infirmary

23. Tight Like This

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Track List: Skid Dat De Dat

1. Skid-Dat-De-Dat

2. Yes! I'm In The Barrel

3. Heebie Jeebies

4. Cornet Chop Suey

5. Muskrat Ramble

6. Willie The Weeper

7. Wild Man Blues

8. Chicago Breakdown

9. Potato Head Blues

10. Twelfth Street Rag

11. That's When I'll Come Back To You

13. Ory's Creole Trombone

14. The Last Time

15. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

16. Got No Blues

17. Hotter Than That

18. West End Blues

19. Basin Street Blues

20. No One Else But You

21. Save It, Pretty Mama

22. St. James Infirmary

23. Knockin' A Jug

24. Mahogany Hall Stomp

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Track List: All Star Days

1. Panama

2. New Orleans Function

3. That's For Me

4. Bugle Call Rag

5. Basin Street Blues

6. Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya

7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

8. Margie

9. Aunt Hagar's Blues

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Track List: The Magic Of Louis Armstrong

1. Pennies From Heaven

2. Ain't Misbehavin'

3. St Louis Blues

4. Takes Two To Tango

5. On The Sentimental Side

6. Moments To Remember

7. Ole Miss

8. Dinah

9. C'est Si Bon

10. Because Of You

11. Atlanta Blues

12. Chantez-Les Bas

13. High Society

14. Someday (You'll Be Sorry)

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Track List: Collection Jazz Cabu

Disc 1

1. I Wonder

2. Long, Long Journey

3. Snafu

4. Whatta Ya Gonna Do

5. Joseph 'n' His Brudders

6. Back O'Town Blues

7. I Believe

8. You Don't Learn That In School

9. Maybe It's Because

10. I'll Keep The Lovelight Burning

12. Blueberry Hill

13. La Vie En Rose

14. C'est Si Bon

15. If

16. Gone Fishin'

17. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

18. (When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas

19. Because Of You

20. Cold, Cold Heart

21. Indian Love Call

Disc 2

1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

2. I Laughed At Love

3. Takes Two To Tango

4. Your Cheatin' Heart

5. Congratulations To Someone

6. April In Portugal

7. Ramona

8. Sittin' In The Sun

9. Cool Yule

10. Someday You'll Be Sorry

11. The Gypsy

12. I Can't Afford To Miss This Dream

13. Bye And Bye

14. Skokiaan (South African Song)

15. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

16. Ko-Ko-Mo

17. Sincerely

18. Pledging My Love

19. Christmas In New Orleans

20. Christmas Night In Harlem

21. Only You

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Track List: The Great American Songbook

1. Stardust

2. I've Got The World On A String

3. Memories Of You

4. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

5. When Your Lover Has Gone

6. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

7. All Of Me

8. Body And Soul

9. Lazy River

12. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

13. Rockin' Chair (Live)

14. Mack The Knife

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Track List: The Essential Recordings (1925-1940)

Disc 1

1. My Heart

3. Gut Bucket Blues

4. Come Back, Sweet Papa

5. Heebie Jeebies

6. Cornet Chop Suey

7. Oriental Strut

8. Muskrat Ramble

9. Don't Forget To Mess Around

10. King Of The Zulus

12. Jazz Lips

13. Skid-Dat, De-Dat

14. I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man

15. You Made Me Love You

16. Willie The Weeper

17. Wild Man Blues

18. Alligator Crawl

19. Potato Head Blues

20. Weary Blues

21. Keyhole Blues

22. S.O.L. Blues

23. Gully Low Blues

24. That's When I'll Come Back To You

Disc 2

1. The Last Time

2. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

3. Once In A While

4. Hotter Than That

5. Savoy Blues

6. Fireworks

7. Skip The Gutter

8. A Monday Date

9. West End Blues

10. Sugar Foot Strut

11. Two Deuces

12. Squeeze Me

13. Chicago Breakdown

14. Symphonic Raps

15. Knee Drops

16. Basin Street Blues

17. No One Else But You

18. Save It, Pretty Mama

19. Weather Bird

20. Muggles

22. St. James Infirmary

23. Tight Like This

Disc 3

1. Knockin' A Jug

2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

4. Ain't Misbehavin'

5. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue

6. That Rhythm Man

7. I Ain't Got Nobody

8. Dallas Blues

9. St. Louis Blues

10. Rockin' Chair

11. Bessie Couldn't Help It

12. Dear Old Southland

13. My Sweet

14. I Can't Believe, That You're In Love With Me

15. Dinah

16. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)

17. I'm In The Market For You

18. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

19. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

20. Body And Soul

21. Memories Of You

23. Sweethearts On Parade

Disc 4

1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

2. Stardust

3. I Got Rhythm

4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

5. Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long

6. That's My Home

8. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

9. Hustlin' And Bustlin' For Baby

10. Some Sweet Day

11. Basin Street Blues

12. Mahogany Hall Stomp

13. I*M In The Mood For Love

14. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

15. Ev'ntide

16. Swing That Music

17. Dippermouth Blues

18. Jeepers Creepers

19. Perdido Street Blues

20. 2:19 Blues

21. Down In Honky Tonk Town

22. Coal Cart Blues

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Track List: The Centennial Anthology

Disc 1

1. Stardust

2. I Got Rhythm

3. St. James Infirmary

4. Tiger Rag

5. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

6. If I Could Be WIth You One Hour Tonight

7. Memories Of You

8. Body And Soul

9. You're Driving Me Crazy

11. Just A Gigolo

12. Shine

13. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

14. St. Louis Blues

15. Basin Street Blues

16. Blueberry Hill

17. New Orleans Stomp

18. What A Wonderful World

Disc 2
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Track List: Satchmo At Symphony Hall

Disc 1

1. Muskrat Ramble

2. Black And Blue

3. Royal Garden Blues

4. Lover

5. Stars Fell On Alabama

6. "C" Jam Blues

7. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

8. How High The Moon

Disc 2

3. Tea For Two

5. Mahogany Hall Stomp

6. Steak Face

7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

8. High Society

9. That's My Desire

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Track List: 1954

1. Basin Street Blues

2. Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya

3. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

4. Margie

5. Bye And Bye

6. Trees

7. Spooks?

9. Aunt Hagar's Blues

10. Hesitating Blues

11. Ole Miss

12. Beale Street Blues

13. Loveless Love

14. Long Gone

15. The Memphis Blues

16. St. Louis Blues

17. Atlanta Blues

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Track List: Platinum Classics

1. I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man

2. I'm In The Market For You

3. What A Wonderful World

4. I Got Rhythm

5. Stardust

6. St. James Infirmary

9. Just A Gigolo

15. Jeepers Creepers

16. Sweethearts On Parade

17. Someday You'll Be Sorry

18. Black And Blue

19. New Orleans Stomp

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Track List: Louis Armstrong

Disc 1

1. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

2. Muskrat Ramble

4. Tiger Rag (Live)

5. Swing That Music

6. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

8. Jeepers Creepers

9. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

10. Someday You'll Be Sorry

Disc 2

1. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

2. I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo

3. Up A Lazy River

4. Blues In The Night

6. Ain't Misbehavin'

8. Accentuate The Positive

9. Basin Street Blues

10. Hello Dolly

Disc 3

1. Mack The Knife

2. When The Saints Go Marching In

3. Stompin' At The Savoy

4. I Got Rhythm

5. Sweethearts On Parade

6. I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man

7. C'est Si Bon

8. Jelly Roll Blues

9. New Orleans Stomp

10. You're Lucky To Me

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Track List: The Essential Collection

Disc 1

1. Stardust

2. I'm Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)

3. I Got Rhythm

4. I'm Confessin'

6. I'm In The Market For You

8. Memories Of You

10. You're Driving Me Crazy

11. Just A Gigolo

12. Body And Soul

13. New Orleans Stomp

Disc 2

14. I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man

15. St. James Infirmary

16. What A Wonderful World

18. A Fine Romance

19. They Can't Take That Away From Me

20. Moonlight In Vermont

21. Jeepers Creepers

22. Sweethearts On Parade

23. Someday You'll Be Sorry

24. Black And Blue

25. A Foggy Day

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Track List: Satch Blows The Blues

1. West End Blues

2. Basin Street Blues

3. St. James Infirmary

4. Tight Like This

5. St. Louis Blues

6. Black And Blue

7. Dallas Blues

8. Blue, Turning Grey Over You

9. Memories Of You

10. Blue Again

11. When Your Lover Has Gone

12. Lawd! You Made The Night Too Long

15. Beale Street Blues

16. Yellow Dog Blues

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Track List: Grandes Del Jazz 5

Disc 1

1. Cornet Chop Suey

2. Muskrat Ramble

3. You Made Me Love You

4. Alligator Crawl

6. Melancholy

7. Twelfth Street Rag

8. Put´em Down Blues

9. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

10. Once In A While

11. Hotter Than That

12. Savoy Blues

13. Fireworks

14. Don´t Jive Me

16. Basin Street Blues

Disc 2

1. I Ain't Got Nobody

2. St. Louis Blues

3. Rockin' Chair

4. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

5. Dinah

6. Tiger Rag

7. I´m Confessin' (That I Love You)

8. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

9. Body And Soul

10. Memories Of You

11. You're Lucky To Me

12. You're Drivin' Me Crazy

13. The Peanut Vendor

14. Just A Gigolo

15. Shine

16. I Surrender Dear

18. When Your Lover Has Gone

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Track List: Ain't Misbehavin'

5. Symphonic Raps

6. Cornet Chop Suey

7. Some Of These Days

8. Jeepers Creepers

9. Sweet Savannah Sue

10. Mack The Knife

11. Ain't Misbehavin'

12. Hello Dolly!

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Track List: Satchmo Live

1. Hello Dolly!

2. Mack The Knife

3. C'est Si Bon

4. St. Louis Blues

5. New Orleans Stomp

6. Blueberry Hill

7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

8. Ain't Misbehavin'

9. Jeepers Creepers

10. Just A Gigolo

11. St. James Infirmary

12. When The Saints Go Marching In

14. Stompin' At The Savoy

15. Tiger Rag

16. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

17. I Got Rhythm

18. Honeysuckle Rose

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Track List: On The Sunny Side Of The Street

2. Mahogany Hall Stomp

3. Beale Street Blues

4. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

5. April In Portugal

6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

7. Blues In The South

8. Coquette

10. High Society

11. Memphis Blues

13. Your Cheatin' Heart

14. Aunt Hagar's Blues

15. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

16. Mack The Knife

17. Loveless Love

18. Body & Soul

19. Down In Honky Tonk Town

20. So Long Dearie

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Track List: Satchmo Style

1. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

2. I Ain't Got Nobody

3. Dallas Blues

4. St. Louis Blues

5. Rockin' Chair

6. Song Of The Islands

7. Bessie Couldn't Help It

8. Blue, Turning Grey Over You

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Track List: Rockin' Chair

1. Long, Long Journey

2. Snafu

3. Linger In My Arms A Little Longer

4. Whatta Ya Gonna Do?

5. No Variety Blues

7. Back O'Town Blues

8. I Want A Little Girl

9. Sugar

10. Blues For Yesterday

11. Blues In The South

12. Endie

13. The Blues Are Brewin'

14. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

15. Where The Blues Were Born In New Orleans

16. Mahogany Hall Stomp

18. I Believe

19. Why Doubt My Love?

20. It Takes Time

21. You Don't Learn That In School

22. Ain't Misbehavin'

23. Rockin' Chair

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Track List: The Big Band Recordings 1930-1932, Volume 2

Disc 1

1. My Sweet

2. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

4. Exactly Like You

5. Dinah

6. Tiger Rag

7. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy

8. I'm In The Market For You

9. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

10. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

11. Body And Soul

12. Memories Of You

13. You're Lucky To Me

14. Sweethearts On Parade

15. You're Driving Me Crazy

16. The Peanut Vendor

17. Just A Gigolo

18. Shine

19. Walkin' My Baby Back Home

20. I Surrender Dear

21. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

Disc 2

1. Blue Again

2. Little Joe

3. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You

4. Them There Eyes

6. Lazy River

7. Chinatown, My Chinatown

8. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

9. Stardust

10. You Can Depend On Me

11. Georgia On My Mind

12. The Lonesome Road

14. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

15. Kickin' The Gong Around

16. Home

17. All Of Me

18. Love, You Funny Thing

19. The New Tiger Rag

20. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

21. Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long

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Track List: Ken Burns Jazz - Louis Armstrong

1. Chimes Blues

3. Heebie Jeebies

4. Potato Head Blues

5. West End Blues

6. Tight Like This

7. Mahogany Hall Stomp

8. Ain't Misbehavin'

9. Black And Blue

10. St. Louis Blues

11. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

12. Blue Again

13. Lazy River

14. Chinatown, My Chinatown

15. Star Dust

16. Shadrack

17. I Double Dare You

18. When The Saints Go Marching In

19. Marie

20. Rockin' Chair

21. Blueberry Hill

22. Mack The Knife

23. A Fine Romance

24. Hello, Dolly

25. What A Wonderful World

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Track List: St. Louis Blues

2. When The Saints Go Marching In (Live)

4. Cabaret (Live)

5. A Kiss To Build A Dream On (Live)

8. Hello Dolly! (Live)

9. St. Louis Blues (Live)

10. That's My Desire

11. Mack The Knife (Live)

12. Back Ole Town Blues

14. Indiana

15. Tiger Rag (Live)

16. Black And Blue

17. C'est Si Bon (Live)

18. St. James Infirmary

19. Someday You'll Be Sorry

20. Sweethearts On Parade

21. Jelly Roll Blues

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Track List: St. Louis Blues (Deluxe)

Disc 1

1. I Got Rhythm

2. Honeysuckle Rose

3. Jeepers Creepers

4. Tiger Rag

5. Muskrat Ramble

6. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

7. When The Saints Go Marching In

8. Body And Soul

10. You're Driving Me Crazy

11. Just A Gigolo

12. Ain't Misbehavin'

13. Back O' Town Blues

14. C'est Si Bon

15. Stompin' At The Savoy

16. Shine

17. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

18. La Vie En Rose

19. The Hucklebuck

20. Memories Of You

Disc 2

1. Cabaret [Live]

2. A Kiss To Build A Dream On (Live)

5. Hello Dolly (Live)

6. St. Louis Blues (Live)

7. That's My Desire (Live)

9. Mack The Knife (Live)

13. Stompin' At The Savoy (Live)

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Track List: Satchmo Sings

1. Someday You'll Be Sorry

2. Sincerely

3. Your Cheatin' Heart

4. Ramona

5. I Laughed At Love

6. I Wonder

7. Pledging My Love

8. April In Portugal

9. The Gypsy

10. Kiss Of Fire

11. It Takes Two To Tango

12. If

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Track List: Body & Soul

Disc 1

3. Body And Soul

4. Memories Of You

5. You're Lucky To Me

6. Tyree's Blues

8. Tin Roof Blues

13. Short But Sweet

14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

15. Stompin' At The Savoy

16. Ain't Misbehavin'

Disc 2

1. Tiger Rag

2. Mame

3. Muskrat Ramble

4. C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)

5. Tea For Two

6. Jeepers Creepers

7. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

9. I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man

10. Jelly Roll Blues

11. Panama

13. Sweethearts On Parade

14. You're Driving Me Crazy

15. The Peanut Vendor

16. Shine

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Track List: Louis Armstrong: Love Songs

1. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby

2. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now

3. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

4. Squeeze Me

5. Body & Soul

6. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

7. Honeysuckle Rose

8. I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling

9. One Moment Worth Years

10. My Sweet

11. I'm In The Market For You

12. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)

15. I Didn't Know Until You Told Me

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Track List: Oh Didn't He Ramble

1. Hello Dolly!

2. Jeepers Creepers (Single Version)

3. Georgia On My Mind

4. Blueberry Hill (Single Version)

5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home

6. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (With Intro)

7. Struttin' With Some Barbeque (Single Version)

8. Lazy River (Live At The Crescendo Club 1955)

9. Heebie Jeebies

10. I Still Get Jealous

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Track List: The Fabulous Louis Armstrong

1. St. Louis Blues

2. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

3. That's My Home

4. He's A Son Of The South

6. Basin Street Blues

7. Laughin' Louie

8. Mood Indigo

9. Whatta Ya Gonna Do?

10. Ain't Misbehavin'

11. Fifty-Fifty Blues

12. Swing You Cats

13. Someday You'll Be Sorry

14. You Don't Learn That In School

16. Some Sweet Day

17. What A Wonderful World

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Track List: The Best Of Louis Armstrong: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection

1. What A Wonderful World

2. Hello Dolly!

3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

4. Cabaret

5. That Lucky Old Sun

6. I Still Get Jealous

7. Blueberry Hill

8. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

9. Gone Fishin'

10. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

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Track List: More Greatest Hits

2. I've Got The World On A String

3. High Society

4. Back O' Town Blues

5. Mahogany Hall Stomp

6. Sweet Sue, Just You

8. Snafu

9. Jack Armstrong Blues

10. Save It Pretty Mama

11. I Want A Little Girl

13. Honey, Do!

14. A Song Was Born

15. Pennies From Heaven

16. Blues For Yesterday

17. There's A Cabin In The Pines

18. Please Stop Playin' Those Blues, Boy

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Track List: Singin' N' Playin'

1. Hello Dolly!

2. Mack The Knife

3. Muskrat Ramble

4. Blueberry Hill

5. That's My Desire

6. Ole Miss

7. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

8. A Kiss To Build A Dream On

9. St. James Infirmary

10. Indiana

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Track List: Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits

1. Sugar

2. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

3. St. Louis Blues

4. Basin Street Blues

6. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues

8. Ain't Misbehavin'

9. Rockin' Chair

10. Mood Indigo

11. My One And Only Love

12. Someday You'll Be Sorry

13. What A Wonderful World

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Track List: Butter And Eggman

1. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

2. Dear Old Southland

3. Jelly Roll Blues

5. Someday You Will Be Sorry

6. ConFessin' (That I Love You)

7. When You're Smiling

9. Body And Soul

10. Memories Of You

11. You're Lucky To Me

12. Black And Blue

13. I'm In The Market For You

14. La Vie En Rose

16. Old Rockin' Chair

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Track List: Louis Armstrong - Highlights From His Decca Years

Disc 1

1. Wild Man Blues

2. Weary Blues

3. Georgia Bo Bo

4. Shanghai Shuffle

5. I'm In the Mood For Love

6. Old Man Mose

7. Skeleton in the Closet

8. She's the Daughter of a Planter from Havana

9. Jubilee

10. Struttin' with Some Barbecue

11. Jeepers Creepers

12. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

13. Wolverine Blues

14. Perdido Street Blues

15. When It's Sleepy Time Down South

16. I Never Knew

17. I Wonder

18. Muskrat Ramble (Live)

19. Black and White

Disc 2

1. The Song is Ended

2. You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)

3. You Can't Lose a Broken heart

4. You Rascal You

5. Gone Fishin'

6. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)

7. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It

8. La Vie En Rose

9. Someday

10. Baby, It's Cold Outside

11. Your Cheatin' Heart

12. The Gypsy

14. Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child

15. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)

16. Memories Of You

17. King Of The Zulus

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Track List: 16 Most Requested Songs

1. Mack The Knife

2. Ain't Misbehavin'

3. All Of Me

4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

6. Black And Blue

8. Blueberry Hill

9. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Live)

10. Back O' Town Blues

11. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Live)

12. That's My Desire

13. Keeping Out Of Mischief Now

14. St. Louis Blues

15. Rockin' Chair

16. Cabaret

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Track List: The California Concerts (Live)

Disc 1

1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Live)

2. Indiana (Live)

3. Some Day (Live)

4. Back O'Town Blues (Live)

5. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Live)

6. Star Dust (Live)

7. The Hucklebuck (Live)

8. Honeysuckle Rose (Live)

9. How High The Moon (Live)

10. Just You, Just Me (Live)

11. Bugle Blues (Live)

12. My Monday Date (Live)

13. You Can Depend On Me (Live)

Disc 2

1. That's A Plenty (Live)

2. Body And Soul (Live)

3. Big Daddy Blues (Live)

4. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Live)

5. Muskrat Ramble (Live)

6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Live)

7. (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Live)

8. The Gypsy (Live)

9. Some Day (Live)

10. Tin Roof Blues (Live)

11. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Live)

12. Rose Room (Live)

13. Perdido (Live)

14. Blues For Bass (Live)

15. Me And Brother Bill (Live)

Disc 3

1. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (Live)

2. Tain't What You Do (It's That Cha Do It) (Live)

3. Lover, Come Back To Me (Live)

4. Don't Fence Me In (Live)

5. Basin Street Blues (1955) (Live)

6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (closing theme) (Live)

7. Medley: Shadrack, When The Saints Go Marching In (Live)

8. C'est Si Bon (Live)

9. Wth Whiffenpoof Song (Live)

10. Rockin Chair (Live)

11. Twelfth Street Rag (Live)

12. Muskrat Ramble (Live)

13. St. Louis Blues (Live)

14. The Man I Love (Live)

15. Back O' Town Blues (Live)

16. Old Man Mose (1st Take) (Live)

Disc 4

1. Jeepers Creepers (Live)

2. Margie (Live)

3. Big Mama's Back In Town (Live)

4. Big Butter And Egg Man (Live)

5. Stompin' At the Savoy (Live)

6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Opening Theme) (Live)

7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Live)

8. (Up A) Lazy River (Live)

9. Old Man Mose (2nd Take) (Live)

10. My Buckets Got A Hole In It (2nd Take) (Live)

11. 'S Wonderful (Live)

12. Big Mama's Back In Town (2nd Take) (Live)

13. Since I Fell For You (Live)

14. Mop Mop (Live)

15. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Finale) (Live)

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Track List: Rhythm Saved The World

1. I'm In The Mood For Love

2. You Are My Lucky Star

3. La Cucaracha

4. Got A Bran' New Suit

5. I've Got My Fingers Crossed

6. Old Man Mose

7. Old Man Mose

8. I'm Shooting High

9. Falling In Love With You

10. Red Sails In The Sunset

11. On Treasure Island

12. Thanks A Million

13. Shoe Shine Boy

14. Solitude

15. Solitude

16. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music

17. The Music Goes Round And Around

18. Rhythm Saved The World

19. Yes! Yes! My! My!

20. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket

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Track List: Satchmo

Disc 1

1. My Heart

2. Yes! I'm In The Barrel

3. Gut Bucket Blues

4. Come Back Sweet Papa

5. Heebie Jeebies

6. Cornet Chop Suey

7. Oriental Strut

8. Muskrat Ramble

9. Don't Forget To Mess Around

10. King Of The Zulus

12. Jazz Lips

13. Skid-Dat-De-Dat

14. I Want A Big Butter And Egg Man

Disc 2

1. The Last Time

2. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

3. Once In A While

4. Hotter Than That

5. Savoy Blues

6. Fireworks

7. Skip The Gutter

8. A Monday Date

9. West End Blues

10. Sugar Foot Strut

11. Two Deuces

12. Squeeze Me

13. Chicago Breakdown

14. Symphonic Raps

Disc 3

1. When You're Smiling

2. I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)

3. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

4. Body And Soul

5. You're Driving Me Crazy

6. Shine

7. Just A Gigolo

8. I Surrender Dear

9. Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train

10. Public Melody Number One

11. Alexander's Ragtime Band

12. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

13. It's Wonderful

14. Jeepers Creepers

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Track List: Vol. V: Louis In New York

1. Knockin' A Jug

2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

3. Mahogany Hall Stomp

4. S'posin'

5. To Be In Love

7. How You Do It That Way?

8. Ain't Misbehavin'