The consummate entertainer, Louis Armstrong was an equally gifted trumpet player and jazz vocalist. His classic New Orleans trumpet sound influenced generations of musicians and has popped up in retro swing—case in point, The Squirrel Nut Zippers. An American Icon gathers 60 songs from Armstrong’s most popular period 1946-1968 and includes all the essential tracks, like “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?,” “Basin Street Blues,” “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South,” and “Hello Dolly!.” Highlights also include duets with Ella Fitzgerald, and performances with Duke Ellington, the legendary New Orleans jazz figure Kid Ory, the great trombone giant Jack Teagarden, and piano meister Oscar Peterson.
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