10 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A pair of legends connected when Walt Disney invited Louis Armstrong to record this charming batch of songs toward the end of the jazz giant’s career. Armstrong sounds 10 feet off the ground as he growls these optimistic odes to whistling, wishing, and zip-a-dee-doo-dah-ing—adorning every one with a casually brilliant trumpet solo. “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” the 1968 album’s high point, runs nearly seven minutes long and hits some surprisingly profound notes along the way.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A pair of legends connected when Walt Disney invited Louis Armstrong to record this charming batch of songs toward the end of the jazz giant’s career. Armstrong sounds 10 feet off the ground as he growls these optimistic odes to whistling, wishing, and zip-a-dee-doo-dah-ing—adorning every one with a casually brilliant trumpet solo. “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” the 1968 album’s high point, runs nearly seven minutes long and hits some surprisingly profound notes along the way.

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