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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
For this 1966 session, Louis Armstrong took on 10 Disney classics. A few of the tracks have intriguing arrangements, notably the slowed-down, eerie-sounding version of "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins and the hillbill... more »
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For this 1966 session, Louis Armstrong took on 10 Disney classics. A few of the tracks have intriguing arrangements, notably the slowed-down, eerie-sounding version of "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins and the hillbilly camp strings that swell throughout "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." But while there are about a hundred other Armstrong records that feature more inspired performances and arrangements, it's still an interesting, enjoyable disc. There's just something about songs like "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "When You Wish upon a Star" that delights kids of all ages. Armstrong's deep, graceful, unmistakable voice combined with his Dixie and traditional soloing par excellence make this a record worth owning for all fans of Disneyana. It's a tad camp and somewhat dated, but so are the movies the selections are taken from--it's part of the charm. --Mike McGonigal
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Esoteric? No - just really weird.
George Skinner | Vancouver, BC | 11/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"One of Louis Armstrong's talents was to turn an otherwise unremarkable song into a classic. Unfortunately, his talent is stretched to the limit here by some kitschy arrangements and overwrought vocal accompaniment. Satch still manages to shine in a couple of numbers, though - notably Chim-Chim-Cheree and the Bare Necessities. I found my copy on sale in a clearance outlet for 99¢, and thought it was a pretty good deal for one of the stranger jazz albums I've ever heard."
Makes me and the baby happy!
jimboturbo | 05/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We love to dance and unwind to Disney by Louis. The songs are my favorite Disney songs...back when Disney really was magical. We have really enjoyed this. Fun for road trips, too."
A Louis Necessity
jimboturbo | Ohio | 12/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Louis Armstrong is someone I admire for doing what they did consistently. Thus, if you are at all familiar with Satchmo, you have a good idea what this album is all about. There are those who view Armstrong's later years as a time of commercial submission, yet from my perspective, he elevated all the material that he recorded. This set of Disney tunes is no different. I bought it for my toddler son, so that he would be exposed to music of quality, but that would also appeal to him; however, I have no qualms listening to it on my own. My favorite is Louis' take on "Chim Chim Cheree", followed by "The Bare Necessities". If you have kids, make sure they hear this recording!"