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What a Wonderful Christmas

Louis ArmstrongAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Christmas In New OrleansLouis Armstrong 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. White Christmas (Single Version)Louis Armstrong 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Silent Night (Single Version)Dinah Washington 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (Live At The Crescendo Club/1955)Mel Tormé 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Christmas Night In Harlem (Single Version)Louis Armstrong 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. It's Christmas Time AgainPeggy Lee 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cool Yule [feat. The Commanders]Louis Armstrong 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Merry Christmas, Baby (Single Version)Lionel Hampton 3:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. 'Zat You, Santa Claus? (Single Version)The Commanders 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Santa Baby (Single Version)Henri Rene and His Orchestra 3:26Album Only
listen11. Jingle Bells (Single Version)Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 2:59Album Only
listen12. Santa Claus Is Coming To TownLena Horne 2:42Album Only
listen13. May Everyday Be Christmas (Single Version)Louis Jordan 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Winter Wonderland (Single Version)Louis Armstrong 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 7, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: October 7, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • ASIN: B000005KPO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

One of the most collectible Christmas packages out there! This is the only album to include all six Christmas sides Louis recorded for Decca- White Christmas; Zat You, Santa Claus; Christmas in New Orleans; Christmas Night in Harlem; Cool Yule , and Winter Wonderland -plus other yuletide nuggets unearthed from the label's vaults. For example: May Everyday Be Christmas Louis Jordan; Silent Night Dinah Washington; Santa Baby Eartha Kitt; The Christmas Song Mel Torme, and more. 14 tracks.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars * TASTY RECIPE FOR A SATCHMO CHRISTMAS * December 14, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a Christmas set which really stands out from the pack. For one thing the material is great, and on top of that, it has great sound quality...finish it off with some inspired cover art, and it's a can't-miss package. All of the Armstrong tracks are fabulous, and feature a variety of settings, such as Gordon Jenkins' lush snowscapes for White Christmas & Winter Wonderland, and Benny Carter's swinging orchestra on Christmas in New Orleans. 'Zat You, Santa Claus? with The Commanders is a hoot, with a paranoid Louis locked up in his Christmas cabin, wondering what all those funny noises are outside (It's interesting to note that this "'Zat You" doesn't have any whistle or wind overdubs as it does on Laserlight's Christmas Through The Years). Louis also delivers an infectious Christmas Night In Harlem, and by the time he blows some exuberant trumpet on Cool Yule, feelings of holiday joy will have completely overtaken you. Some of these tunes by Louis are actually pretty rare, so it's great to have them here in good sound quality.
Other goodies featured include a bluesy Silent Night by Dinah Washington, a live The Christmas Song by Mel Torme (who co-authored it), and a rare and hypnotic Peggy Lee tune called It's Christmas Time Again. Lionel Hampton brings the good vibes on the blues number Merry Christmas, Baby, Eartha Kitt signs in with her amusing Santa Baby, and Duke Ellington righteously jazzes up Jingle Bells. Lena Horne has it "on good authority" that Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, and Louis Jordan turns in a bluesy and soulful May Everyday Be Christmas.
My review is over now, but before I get into the nog, I'd like to share with you my recipe for the ultimate Louis Armstrong Yuletide disc.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS - it'll SEND ya! December 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Bought this in 2003/same cover/same artists/same tracks - diff title "The Christmas Collection" and diff order of songs?! Weird! Awesome collection of Christmas songs. Who needs the norm, anyway? Exceptionally clear recordings. I love Cool Yule. This cd goes on when I'm home alone & want to SING OUT LOUD! You will too. Add this to your collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Party Hearty With Louis & Friends November 23, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Every singer and big band on this cd makes a fine contribution to Louis Armstrong's holiday cd. My favorite tune here is May Everyday Be Christmas by Louis Jordan & His Orchestra. This guy really rocked! An extremely enjoyable album you'll want to listen to long after the holiday season ends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Swinging Satchmo + Fabulous Friends = Holiday Highlights November 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
You can't go wrong with this CD! This swinging Christmas compilation includes a number of jazzy holiday tunes performed by some of the greatest artists in traditional jazz. The classic Christmas carols (including The DUKE playing "Jingle Bells" and Mel Torme's own version of "The Christmas Song") are ballanced by some fairly unique swinging treats (such as Cool Yule and "Zat You, Santa Claus" performed by Satchmo).
This CD is sure to liven up any holiday party.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Can't Go Wrong With These Holiday Hits! August 12, 2001
By Kim K.
Format:Audio CD
Another great Christmas collection featuring the genius himself, Louis Armstrong as the star. This cd should be played along with the Hipster's Holiday collection-so what if some of the same tunes are on each cd-it's party time! Put this on at your next holiday party & a fun time is guaranteed for all. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Louis Armstrong Christmas May 17, 2014
By K. lord
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am a Louis Armstrong fan. I love to collect Christmas music. This is a great addition to my collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have Louis around for Christmas!! April 4, 2014
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How can you not enjoy Louis Armstrong singing Christmas-themed music? This CD was inexpensive and made a great addition to our Christmas CD collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Xmas music April 4, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We play this on Xmas Eve while we drive around and look at lights. It is great -- but what did Satchmo ever do that wasn't?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great CD!!!
Published 6 days ago by Joseph Greco
5.0 out of 5 stars Loius Armstrong CD is awesome
We bought this CD for my granddaughter. She was doing a school project on Louis Armstrong and had never heard his music. It was the perfect CD since it was his Xmas one. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Torrie's Treasures
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Gift
You can not say Christmas without Louis Armstrong, Satchmo! This Christmas compilation has all the Holiday Greats and is a delight during the Season and when ever you want a lift. Read more
Published 7 months ago by HR Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I love Louis Armstrong. This is a great Christmas album, all the classic songs but not all played on the radio.
Published 7 months ago by stacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Louis Armstrong --- Need Say No More!
I love the guy's songs, and this album includes his great Christmas tune "Zat You, Santa Claus?" Also includes other singers of that era with some of their classic style... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jerry Starliper
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Satchmo
Got it for this passed Christmas, and love listening to it over and over while in the kitchen preparing the Christmas dinner. Louis Armstrong is charming and a classic.
Published 7 months ago by Cecile M. Cardone
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a Wonderful Christmas!
I don't care who you are. Once you start this music playing your eyes will lighten up and you will understand, really understand, why Louis Armstrong was such a star. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Judzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Super original Christmas music. A welcome change.
Louis Armstrong's rhythm, lyrics and unique voice all contribute to an original production which stand out from the repetitive Christmas repertoire. Fun to listen to.
Published 7 months ago by Ellen Perez
4.0 out of 5 stars Louis Armstrong and Friends CD
I was somewhat disappointed, as I expected the disc to be entirely of "Satchmo", but have no qualms with the selections of his tracks. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ian M.
4.0 out of 5 stars A very Cool Yule!
Early jazz that's raw and true. Cool Yule and Zat You Santa Claus are gems. The other offerings by Louis are also great and some of the other contributors are very good as well
Published 8 months ago by Peter
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