Hello Louis : The Hit Years (1963-1969)

Hello Louis : The Hit Years (1963-1969)

by Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars


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When Louis Armstrong had an unexpected number one hit in 1964 with "Hello, Dolly!," it vaulted him to a new level of popularity with mainstream pop listeners. He never did have another big U.S. hit single, but throughout the rest of the '60s, he was a familiar name to all audiences, not just jazz fans. This two-CD collection is a thorough retrospective of this phase of his career, combining the albums Hello, Dolly! (from 1964), Mame (from 1966), and What a Wonderful World (from 1968). Also on hand are four bonus tracks, some rare, including "The Three of Us" (issued on a European EP), the 1968 single "Life of the Party"/"The Kinda Love Song," and "We Have All the Time in the World," used as the theme for the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. No one, of course, would put this material on the level of Armstrong's finest achievements as a jazz musician. But if you're unconcerned with stacking this up against his recordings as a genius innovator, and just want to enjoy his time as a jovial, gravel-voiced senior interpreter of pop standards, it's certainly a good-time listen on that level. Even so, it might be too much of a good thing, the focus falling on Armstrong's hammy vocals and more mainstream arrangements than he used for the vast majority of his career. You do get to hear some of his own compositions, however, as well as a number of small hit American singles that followed in "Hello, Dolly!"'s wake, like "I Still Get Jealous," "So Long Dearie," and "Mame." "What a Wonderful World," of course, eventually became one of his most famous recordings (and even back in 1968 made it to number one in the U.K.), while "We Have All the Time in the World" underwent a massive revival in Britain in the '90s after its use in a TV commercial.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Label: Hip-O Select
UPC: 0602527403564
catalogNumber: 001438802
Rank: 126333

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars   Primary Artist
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Urbie Green   Trombone
Hank Jones   Piano
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Darensbourg   Clarinet
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Marty Napoleon   Piano
Grady Tate   Drums
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
John Gray   Banjo
Trummy Young   Trombone
John Barry   Conductor
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Tony Gattuso   Banjo,Guitar
Dick Jacobs   Conductor
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Billy Kyle   Piano
Big Chief Russell Moore   Trombone
Joe Muranyi   Clarinet
Walter Raim   Banjo
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Russ Savakus   Bass
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Willard Suyker   Guitar
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Warren Hard   Percussion
Sam Markowitz   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Goodman   Conductor
Glen Thompson   Banjo,Guitar
Alfred di Lernia   Banjo
Art Butler   Conductor
Raymond Stanfield   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Ben Pollack   Composer
Tyree Glenn   Composer
Stan Freeman   Composer
Hal Mooney   Producer
Jerry Herman   Composer
John Kander   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Lee Abrams   Composer
Fabian André   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Georg Brunis   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
George Cates   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Hy Grill   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Dick Jacobs   Arranger
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Lewis   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer,Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Milton DeLugg   Composer
Michael Kapp   Producer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Bob Merrill   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Fred Ebb   Composer
Irving Fields   Composer
Tommy Goodman   Arranger
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
David Saxon   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Tony Powers   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Hal Kanner   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Anthony Puglisi   Composer
Chet Gierlach   Composer
Marian Grudeff   Composer
Mort Green   Composer
Raymond Jessel   Composer
George Weiss   Composer
Melville Stitzel   Composer
Dick Rodgers   Composer
Paul Joseph Mares   Composer
Ben Rappolo   Composer
John Kaner   Composer
Hughie Price   Composer
Harriet Millrose   Composer
Kyle E. Boynton   Composer
Teresa Tsyzaki   Licensing
George Douglas AKA Bob Thiele   Composer

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