Cover image for What a wonderful world
Title:
What a wonderful world
Author:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : GRP Records, [1996, p1988]

©1996, ℗1988
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + program notes.
General Note:
Originally released 1968 as ABC Records LP (ABCS-650).

Notes by John F. Szwed and Bob Thiele in booklet ( 6p.).

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
What a wonderful world Cabaret Home fire Dream a little dream of me Give me your kisses Sunshine of love Hello brother There must be a way Fantastic, that's you I guess I'll get the papers and go home Hellzapoppin'
UPC:
011105065627
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Helmed by legendary producer Bob Thiele, this 1968 recording ushered Louis Armstrong into his later days as a pop vocalist. Here, the trumpet that drove Armstrong's early Hot Fives and Sevens is more subdued as his familiar gravelly voice takes center stage. Showcasing the powerful title track as well as several cheery pop favorites, Armstrong's prowess as an interpreter of song is unmistakable during these recordings, despite his rapidly failing health. Satchmo's amiable presence carries this recording through a few slow moments and has endeared the album as a pop vocal classic. ~ Zac Johnson