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What A Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

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Only the most hardhearted of cynics could resist the melancholy sweetness of this album's beloved title track. The song was a hit in 1968, and only became the opening cut on this wonderful album some 20 years later. This well-known recording of the tender ballad -- complete with a 16-piece string section -- is lovely enough. But it is Pops' gravelly voice and inimitable, signature delivery that really bring out its beautiful, aching quality. Also included are such hits as "Cabaret," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and the Mills Brothers' "I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home." New songs such as "The Home Fire" and "Give Me Your Kisses" show that Armstrong, even in his later years, was still bursting with personality and the essence of jazz. One of his best-selling albums ever, What a Wonderful World is, well, wonderful! This disc acts as a fond tribute to one of the most important figures in American music.
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What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
00:02:19

Tommy Goodman, Conductor - Unknown, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Louis Armstrong, Trumpet, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Grady Tate, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Allen Hanlon, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - GEORGE DAVID WEISS, ComposerLyricist - Hank Jones, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Jerome Richardson, Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Clark Terry, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - George Douglas, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer - Joe Wilder, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Russell Savakus, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - EDDIE BRACKETT, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Urbie Green, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Simpson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Trimboli, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Art Ryerson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Sam Markowitz, Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Raymond Stanfield, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Willard Suyker, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Hard, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1967 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music GmbH, Austria

2
Cabaret (Single Version)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:02:46

Louis Armstrong, Trumpet, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - John Kander, Composer - Fred Ebb, Author - Buddy Catlett, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Barcelona, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Thiele, Producer - Tyree Glenn, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist - Art Ryerson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marty Napoleon, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Muranyi, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1967 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
The Home Fire
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:03:17

George Douglas, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer - George Weiss, ComposerLyricist - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:03:17

Louis Armstrong, Trumpet, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Gus Kahn, Author - Buddy Catlett, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Barcelona, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Thiele, Producer - Wilbur Schwandt, Composer - Fabian Andre, Composer - EDDIE BRACKETT, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tyree Glenn, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist - Bob Simpson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Art Ryerson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marty Napoleon, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Muranyi, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1968 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Give Me Your Kisses (I'll Give You My Heart)
Louis Armstrong
00:01:59

Leonard Whitcup, ComposerLyricist - Louis Armstrong, MainArtist - George Douglas, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
The Sunshine Of Love (Single Version)
Louis Armstrong's Orchestra And Chorus
00:02:54

Tommy Goodman, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Chet Gierlach, ComposerLyricist - Leonard Whitcup, ComposerLyricist - George Douglas, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer - Louis Armstrong's Orchestra And Chorus, MainArtist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Hello Brother (Single Version)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:03:31

Bob Thiele, Producer, ComposerLyricist - George Weiss, ComposerLyricist - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
There Must Be A Way
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:03:08

Sammy Gallop, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer - David Saxon, ComposerLyricist - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Fantastic, That's You
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:02:57

Bob Thiele, Producer, ComposerLyricist - George Cates, ComposerLyricist - Mort Green, ComposerLyricist - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
I Guess I'll Get The Papers And Go Home
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:02:47

Hughie Prince, ComposerLyricist - Dick Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist - Hal Kanner, ComposerLyricist - Dick Rodgers, ComposerLyricist - Hugie Price, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Hellzapoppin' (Single Version)
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
00:02:33

Raymond Jessel, ComposerLyricist - Bob Thiele, Producer - Marion Grudeff, ComposerLyricist - Louis Armstrong And The All-Stars, MainArtist

℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

Only the most hardhearted of cynics could resist the melancholy sweetness of this album's beloved title track. The song was a hit in 1968, and only became the opening cut on this wonderful album some 20 years later. This well-known recording of the tender ballad -- complete with a 16-piece string section -- is lovely enough. But it is Pops' gravelly voice and inimitable, signature delivery that really bring out its beautiful, aching quality. Also included are such hits as "Cabaret," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and the Mills Brothers' "I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home." New songs such as "The Home Fire" and "Give Me Your Kisses" show that Armstrong, even in his later years, was still bursting with personality and the essence of jazz. One of his best-selling albums ever, What a Wonderful World is, well, wonderful! This disc acts as a fond tribute to one of the most important figures in American music.
© TiVo

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