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Ultimate Collection [Box set]

Louis ArmstrongAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. CopenhagenLouis Armstrong 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Shanghai ShuffleLouis Armstrong 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Stomp Off, Let's GoLouis Armstrong 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Drop That SackLouis Armstrong 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. MelancholyLouis Armstrong 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I'm Goin' Huntin'Louis Armstrong 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I'm In The Mood For LoveLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. On Treasure IslandLouis Armstrong 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Thanks A MillionLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ev'ntideLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dippermouth BluesLouis Armstrong 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Swing That MusicLouis Armstrong 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Pennies From HeavenFrances Langford 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. On The Sunny Side Of The StreetLouis Armstrong 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Once In A WhileLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. In The Shade Of The Old Apple TreeLouis Armstrong 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. JubileeLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. When The Saints Go Marching InLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. ShadrackLouis Armstrong 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Ain't Misbehavin'Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Jeepers CreepersLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:38$0.69  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Rockin' ChairLouis Armstrong 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. West End BluesLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Savoy BluesLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hear Me Talkin' To YaLouis Armstrong 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. You're A Lucky GuyLouis Armstrong 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Wolverine BluesLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Sweethearts On ParadeLouis Armstrong 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Perdido Street BluesLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. 2:19 BluesLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Coal Cart BluesLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Groovin'Louis Armstrong 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Royal Garden Blues (Live (1947 Symphony Hall) Part 1 & 2)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Mahogany Hall Stomp (Live At Symphony Hall, Boston, MA/1957)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Blueberry HillGordon Jenkins Orchestra And Choir 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. You Can't Lose A Broken HeartLouis Armstrong 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. My Bucket's Got A Hole In ItLouis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. PanamaLouis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. New Orleans FunctionLouis Armstrong & The All-Stars 6:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)Louis Armstrong 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. My Monday Date, Parts 1 & 2Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 6:29$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. A Kiss To Build A Dream OnLouis Armstrong 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. It's All In The GameLouis Armstrong 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Someday (You'll Be Sorry)Louis Armstrong With The Commanders 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Basin Street Blues (Parts 1 & 2)Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Live (1955 Crescendo Club))Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Can't Give You Anything But LoveLouis Armstrong 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Weary BluesLouis Armstrong 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Wild Man BluesLouis Armstrong 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dippermouth Blues - Sugar Foot StompLouis Armstrong 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dear Old SouthlandLouis Armstrong 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Stompin' At The SavoyLouis Armstrong 5:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesLouis Armstrong 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Sweet LorraineLouis Armstrong 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Hello, Dolly!Louis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. CabaretLouis Armstrong & The All-Stars 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Dream A Little Dream Of MeLouis Armstrong & The All-Stars 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 25, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B00004UFNU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,467 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This three-CD collection provides a remarkable overview of Louis Armstrong's career, beginning with 1924 recordings with Fletcher Henderson's orchestra and carrying all the way through the decades to include the pop hits from the 1960s, like "Hello, Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World." Along the way, there's plenty to document Armstrong's position as the first great soloist of jazz, its first great singer, and a popular entertainer whose charm was as unique as his musical talent.

The 1920s are represented by his stellar performances as a "sideman" to regular associates, like his wife, Lil Hardin Armstrong, and clarinetist Johnny Dodds. The 1930s find him leading his own bands, big and small, and recording with Jimmy Dorsey and Bing Crosby ("Pennies from Heaven"), and the Mills Brothers. The '40s and '50s are the years of the All-Stars, with Armstrong's trumpet joyously exploding in the company of such fellow giants as trombonist Jack Teagarden and pianist Earl Hines.

He was also creating richly nostalgic recordings like "Blueberry Hill," and singing duets with the finest jazz singers of the period, women whose own art had been shaped in different ways by Armstrong's--Billie Holiday on "You Can't Lose a Broken Heart" and Ella Fitzgerald on "Stompin' at the Savoy." Armstrong's humor shows up on a mock recreation of a New Orleans jazz funeral and a version of "You Rascal, You" with Louis Jordan, and his brilliant trumpet is everywhere in evidence. Just as important as what's here is what's left out. Many of Armstrong's greatest recordings---those with King Oliver, all the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens of the late 1920s, the 1947 Town Hall concert, the '50s tributes to W.C. Handy and Fats Waller, and the late encounter with Duke Ellington--aren't touched. What's left is a fascinating and satisfying portrait of Armstrong that doesn't necessarily lead to a great deal of duplication in an expanding collection of his work. --Stuart Broomer

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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to July, 1968 performing in Las Vegas with the Allstars, no other Louis Armstrong compilation provides the listner with a more in depth and satisfying collection of Satchmo's colossal talent. These 59 selections, performing with jazz illuminaries such as Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Dorsey, the Mills Brothers, Gordon Jenkins, Sy Oliver, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, not to mention his own Louis Armstrong Orchestra and Allstars have been painstakenly restored and presented in chronologial sequence. Both jazz aficionado and novice will delight at the marvelous selection of Satchmo classics such as Jeepers Creepers, Ain't Misbehavin', When the Saints Go Marchin' In, Basin Street Blues, When It's Sleepy Time Down South, What a Wonderful World, Cararet and so many many more. To say this is absolute essential listening is like saying the New York Yankees are a pretty good ball club.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Louis Armstrong December 17, 2007
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I bought this box collection for a gift and it is one of the best collections of Louis Armstrongs music that has ever been put together. I recommend it to all of his fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not normally a compilation guy likes this one! August 28, 2001
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Bought this compilation here in Spain, as a sort of temporary fix while I'm away from the States. This CD includes virtually nothing from my favorite works, but it's turned out to be a good thing. Strings or no, his version of "It's All in the Game" is beautifully sung. And, proving once again that nobody sang it like Louis, the version here of "Sweet Lorraine" made me appreciate a standard that I had always ignored. Oh, how he sings, "...I'm so happy / when it's rainin' I don't miss the sun..."!! In particular, I was ignorant of his work in the late thirties and early forties, and what they have here has converted me. I don't normally find myself buying compilations, and especially with artists I'm already familiar with, but this is one I will continue listening to until I can get all the performances on other CDs. If you buy this, may you enjoy it much!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Louis Armstrong Ultimate Collection October 14, 2009
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The "When the Saints go Marching In" was used at Dad's memorial service at his request. This is a gift for my sister.
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