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Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969) [2 CD] CD

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On December 3, 1963, at age 62, when most folks are thinking about retirement, Louis Armstrong recorded the sprightly "Hello, Dolly!," the title song for a Broadway show. Thus began a six year-long series of recordings that brought arguably most important 20th Century musician back into the limelight and, in fact, gave him his greatest recording successes ever. The single of "Hello, Dolly!" supplanted The Beatles as #1 on the Pop charts (his first #1!) and was #1 for nine weeks on the Adult Contemporary charts. The Dolly album soared to #1 for 6 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 and was certified gold. Over the next two years Louis recorded tracks for the Mame album, resulting in a pair of Top 10 Adult Contemporary hits -- "So Long Dearie" and the title track. Then we have the remarkable "What A Wonderful World." Recorded in 1967, the heartfelt single was a big hit in Europe, but only reached #12 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. However, after prominent placement in the 1988 movie Good Morning Vietnam, the single climbed into the Top 40 and the album was certified gold. Finally, in 1969, Louis recorded "We Have All The Time In The World," the theme song for the next James Bond epic flick, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. This new Hip-O Select double CD, Hello, Louis! The Hit Years 1963 to 1969, brings together these recordings - originally on Kapp, Mercury, ABC-Paramount and EMI -- as a joyous celebration of a great artist's return to the fore. It collects all three hit albums, presenting the Mame LP on CD for the first time, adding in "The Three Of Us," recorded for the album but only previously released in Europe. The second disc also features two sides recorded in 1968 for Kapp, "Life Of The Party" b/w "The Kinda Love Song," both previously unreleased on album - and as the music on this collection shows, the title of the bonus track is most appropriate: Louis Armstrong's music is still the life of any party.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 5, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Verve Select
  • ASIN: B003KZZ4TE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,033 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The 60's was perhaps Louis' most successful decade commercially. As one of the most recognised artists in the world he toured ceaselessly, did countless TV shows and movies and had had a slew of successful singles including "Hello Dolly", "Cabaret" and (in the UK) "What a Wonderful World". They're all here along with the contents of the 3 whole albums from the mid 60's (which were also big sellers) and a few bonus tracks such as the beautiful James Bond love theme "We Have All the Time in The World".

Perhaps a little mellower than his playing from earlier decades, Louis nonetheless swings like nobody else can and even at some very slow tempo's.

And the sound is huge, this is the loudest album on my ipod!
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I have always felt that the word "Hits" actually means "Worst". That's because the general public has terrible taste in music. I still gave this album 4 stars because nothing that Armstrong did was ever actually bad. He is simply one of the greatest musical artists that ever lived. But if you want to hear truly great Armstrong do not listen to the so called "hits" of his later years. I am loath to criticise any great artist, being myself a person utterly without talent, but it seems that durring the 60's he lost track of his true artistry and became lost in a world of popularity. In fact, this seemed to happen to many of the old greats durring the 60's and 70's. Maybe they felt that the world they grew to greatness in was forever gone, so they had either to change or fade away. So we ended up with Ella and Satchmo and Sinatra recording Beattles songs, or even worse mediocrities from the Hit Parade.
For me, the year 1960 is a dividing line in Armstrong's work. Some of my favorite recordings happened between 1955 and 1959. Satch Plays Fats and Plays W. C. Handy were simply brilliant. World On A String and Under The Stars are perhaps not quite on the same level yet still some of my favorite albums. The 1959 tribute to King Oliver, I don't own yet but the samples I've heard sound amazing. But, with the exception of 1961's Great Summit with Duke Ellington, the 60's brought us an easy listening, pop oriented Louis which I just can't really get behind. For me, his edge has gone in these recordings. Granted, I am reletively new to Louis Armstrong, and I am still exploring and hoping to find more treasures in his enormous catalogue, but I sincerely advise other Armstrong newbies to look before 1960.
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I am satisfied with the handling of this order and the quality of the product. Thank you. Lois Wise
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