Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Not His Best But Significant
C Kane | Irvine, CA United States | 03/12/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Matt's right, a nice re-issue for collectors. "Louis Armstrong's 'Hello Dolly!'" may have been one of the last acoustic jazz hit records in the sixties. Unlike Matt's copy, however, my recently purchased MCA CD has all the tracks extant, but MCA hasn't gotten the credits completely correct: Russell Moore IS playing trombone on one of the sides that the liner notes say he's not. In fact, Louis calls for him to solo as part of his lyric. No mention either of the strings that subtley underplay on "Jeepers Creepers."Louie doesn't seem at peak form here -- as he does on his recordings paying tribute to Fats Waller and J.C. Handy, for example -- and the relationship of these tune selections to each other seems random, but it is nonetheless delightful to hear the master player/singer in his waning years, when many of us were enjoying the Beatles and loosing our jazz footings a bit. An historically significant recording."
One of the Greatest Jazz/Pop/Dixieland Albums!
Jay Harmon | Baton Rouge, LA United States | 03/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Released in 1964, this hep cat album from a 60+-year-old American legend featured the title song that pushed the Beatles off their #1 perch on the charts at the peak of their popularity. A must-have album in which Satchmo shows the world he's still got it by blaring that famous trumpet to then-current Broadway tunes,old standards and pop hits. Listen for his inside joke "broken record" that only us "old" people can grin at in this digital age. I dare anyone to groove to "Jeepers Creepers" and not find themselves snapping their fingers!
PS: An earlier review mentions missing/out-of-sequence songs. I did not find this to be the case on my "black and white" (and red)CD, but perhaps that is the case on the CD with the "color" album cover."