Love Songs

Love Songs

by Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong




This 15-song compilation of performances emphasizes Armstrong's vocals and romantic material. Although the material spans 1929 to 1961, because of what Columbia has access to, the chronological balance is skewed; half a dozen tracks were done between 1929 and 1930, and the rest between 1955 and 1961, leaving a large gap between the two periods. It remains a rather pleasing and effective sampler of Armstrong's most accessible qualities. The later cuts include five numbers from his Fat Waller tribute album Satch Plays Fats, and two cuts from his The Real Ambassadors Album with Carmen McRae and the Dave Brubeck Trio. Velma Middleton adds vocals to a few songs, including the sole unreleased performance "Ko Ko Mo, I Love You So" from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646221921
catalogNumber: 62219

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Dave Brubeck   Piano
Eddie Condon   Banjo
Lionel Hampton   Drums,Vibes
Joe Morello   Drums
Albert Nicholas   Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Banjo,Guitar
Luis Russell   Piano
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Barrett Deems   Drums
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Joe Turner   Piano
Trummy Young   Trombone
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Ceele Burke   Banjo,Steel Guitar
Leon Elkins   Trumpet,Leader
Pops Foster   String Bass
William Franz   Tenor Saxophone
Luther Graven   Trombone
Leon Herriford   Alto Saxophone
Henry Hicks   Trombone
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Hite   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Holmes   Alto Saxophone
Lavert Hutchinson   Tuba
Marvin Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle   Piano
Willie Lynch   Drums,Leader
Castor McCord   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Carmen McRae   Vocals
Velma Middleton   Vocals
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Henry Prince   Piano
Harold Scott   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Willie Stark   Alto Saxophone
Buck Washington   Piano
Gene Wright   Bass
Bobby Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ed Anderson   Trumpet
Charlie Jones   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Reginald Jones   Tuba

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
George Avakian   Producer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
R.J. Jones   Producer
Tommy Rockwell   Producer
Bob Stevens   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Alex Hill   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Dianne Spoto Shattuck   Packaging Manager
Billy Rose   Composer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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