Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World {Decca}_HDtracks

Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World {Decca}_HDtracks

Vocal Jazz

24bit/192kHz, FLAC tracks, Digital booklet

1,18 GB.

AllMusic Review by Zac Johnson

Helmed by legendary producer Bob Thiele, this 1968 recording ushered Louis Armstrong into his later days as a pop vocalist. Here, the trumpet that drove Armstrong’s early Hot Fives and Sevens is more subdued as his familiar gravelly voice takes center stage.

Showcasing the powerful title track as well as several cheery pop favorites, Armstrong’s prowess as an interpreter of song is unmistakable during these recordings, despite his rapidly failing health. Satchmo’s amiable presence carries this recording through a few slow moments and has endeared the album as a pop vocal classic.

01. What a Wonderful World (2:19)
02. Cabaret (2:47)
03. The Home Fire (3:18)
04. Dream a Little Dream of Me (3:17)
05. Give Me Your Kisses (2:00)
06. The Sunshine of Love (2:55)
07. Hello Brother (3:31)
08. There Must Be a Way (3:09)
09. Fantastic, that’s You (2:58)
10. I Guess I’ll Get the Papers and Go Home (2:48)
11. Hellzapoppin’ (2:34)

Louis Armstrong – vocals, trumpet; with collective personnel.

Originally produced by Bob Thiele

Recorded in New York and Las Vegas in 1968
Engineers: Bob Simpson and Eddie Brackett
Originally released 1968 as ABC Records LP (ABCS-650)
Annotation by John F. Szwed and Bob Thiele
Project Director for GRP: Bud Katzel

Cover Photography: Bert Stern
Inside Photography: Herman Leonard
Graphic Design: Alba Acevedo

1988, MCA Records, Inc. & 1996, GRP Records, Inc.
Manufactured by GRP Records, Inc., 555 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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