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Louis Armstrong - The Ultimate Collection

The CD provides a nice overview of Armstrong's music and with good quality. It makes for easy listening while working on the computer - a good value.

Great Introduction

This is a great introduction into Louis Armstrong's career for someone who hasn't heard much of him. Although you may need buy some of his more popular music from later in his career separately. Either way, this is a great bargain and just about all of the songs have pretty good quality. So stop thinking and buy it before the price changes.

A Deal Of a Lifetime

To get these songs, all 36 of them, for just $ a gift. It almost makes up for the fact that iTunes gives those lame singles every week. Buy this album now.


Born: August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. For this, he is revered by jazz fans. But Armstrong also became an enduring figure in popular music, due to his distinctively phrased bass singing and engaging...
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