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The ultimate collection
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Verve, [2000]

Physical Description:
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:

Compilation of selections previously released.

Compact disc.

Program notes on insert in container.
Disc 1. Copenhagen -- Shanghai shuffle -- Stomp off, let's go -- Drop that sack -- Melancholy -- I'm goin' huntin' -- I'm in the mood for love -- On Treasure Island -- Thanks a million -- Ev'ntide -- Dippermouth blues -- Swing that music -- Pennies from heaven -- On the sunny side of the street -- Once in a while -- In the shade of the old apple tree -- Jubilee -- When the saints go marching in -- Shadrack -- Ain't misbehivin' -- Jeepers creepers.

Disc 2. Rockin' chair -- West End blues -- Savoy blues -- Hear me talkin' to ya -- I'm confessin' -- You're a lucky guy -- Wolverine blues -- Sweethearts on parade -- Perdido Street blues -- 2:19 blues -- Coal cart blues -- Groovin' -- Royal Garden blues -- Mahogany Hall stomp -- Blueberry Hill -- You can't lose a broken heart -- My bucket's got a hole in it -- Panama -- New Orleans function. Flee as a bird ; Oh didn't he ramble -- You rascal, you -- My Monday date.

Disc 3. A kiss to build a dream on -- It's all in the game -- Someday you'll be sorry -- Basin Street blues -- When it's sleepy time down south -- I can't give you anything but love -- Weary blues -- Wild man blues -- Dippermouth blues -- Dear old Southland -- Stompin' at the Savoy -- I gotta right to sing the blues -- Sweet Lorraine -- Hello, Dolly -- What a wonderful world -- Cabaret -- Dream a little dream of me.
Format :
Music CD


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Covering over 50 years of Louis Armstrong's career, this three-CD set from the Verve archives starts in the juke joints and speakeasies of the '20s and ends up documenting his pop hits of the '60s. Chronicling the achievements of a prolific and diverse performer of Anderson's caliber is difficult, but this release gives a strong, broad overview of one of the great pioneers of jazz. The Ultimate Collection features jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins, "Fatha" Earl Hines, and Jack Teagarden, as well as vocal performances by Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. ~ Zac Johnson