One of the most important jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong belongs to those who transformed the local music scene born in the southern states of the United States - around New Orleans - into an international language.
It was in the 1920s, in Chicago, that he recorded his first records with His Hot Five and His Hot Seven. His personality and his natural enthusiasm, combined with his talent as a trumpet player and singer, helped him pave his way to success.
He traveled the United States with his orchestra throughout the 1930s and the 1940s, and appeared on television sets all around the world throughout the 1950s and the 1960s. In five decades, Armstrong's music had evolved into jazz music, then known as a familiar universal language, popular on five continents.
The four sides of this double album revive the history of jazz, from "Muskrat Ramble" to "Hello Dolly".
- Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition - 700 Copies
- Double LP
- Booklet with all details from the recording sessions
Side A - Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five (1926-1928):
- Muskrat Ramble
- Oriental Strut
- Sweet Little Papa
- West End Blues
- Basin Street Blues
- Beau Koo Jack
- St James Infirmary
Side B - Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra (1929-1938):
- What Did I Do To Be So Black And Blue?
- The Peanut Vendor
- I'm In The Mood For Love
- On A Coconut Island
- I'm Confessin'
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Side C - Satchmo In The Forties (1939-1950):
- Perdido Street Blues
- Jeepers Creepers
- You Rascal You
- Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
- Where The Blues Were Born In New Orleans
- Russian Lullaby
Side D - Louis In The Fifties (1950-1968):
- C'est Si Bon
- La Vie En Rose
- Kiss Of Fire
- Mack The Knife
- What A Wonderful World
- Hello Dolly