The main ingredient to a good duet is that of mutual respect, professional admiration, even love, which often shines through a particular performance, and the pairings of Louis Armstrong with Bing Crosby on the relaxed "Gone Fishing", or with Velma Middleton on "Honeysuckle Rose" or with "The Voice" Frank Sinatra on "Ad-Lib Blues", or Ella Fitzgerald on "Summertime", the great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong significantly being the common denominator in each duo. Also included are two rare duets with Billie Holiday on "My Sweet Hunk O' Trash" and "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart," while Armstrong and bandleader Louis Jordan perform an entertaining version of the classic "You Rascal You".
• 180g Vinyl
• Direct Metal Master
• Original studio and live recordings - remastered
• Made in the E.U.
1. Billie Holiday - My Sweet Hunk O' Trash
2. Bing Crosby - Gone Fishin'
3. Velma Middleton - Honeysuckle Rose
4. Frank Sinatra - Lonesome Man Blues
5. Danny Kaye - The Five Pennies Saints
6. Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
7. Louis Jordan - You Rascal You
8. Billie Holiday - You Can't Lose A Broken Heart
1. Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek To Cheek
2. Velma Middleton - Big Butter And Egg Man
3. Bing Crosby - Dardanella
4. Louis Jordan - Life Is So Peculiar
5. Billie Holiday - Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
6. Frank Sinatra - The Birth Of The Blues
7. Bing Crosby - Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band
8. Ella Fitzgerald - Dream A Little Dream Of Me