October 01, 1991

Album Review

This is the first domestic volume on CD of Armstrong's swing-era recordings for Decca in chronological order (1934-1936). Joined by the musical, but by then somewhat anonymous, Luis Russell Orchestra, Armstrong's melodic variations turn these pop tunes into fine jazz, even "La Cucaracha."
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I'm in the Mood for Love
  2. You Are My Lucky Star
  3. La Cucaracha
  4. Got a Bran' New Suit
  5. I've Got My Fingers Crossed
  6. Old Man Mose [Take A]
  7. Old Man Mose [Take E]
  8. I'm Shooting High
  9. Falling in Love With You
  10. Red Sails in the Sunset
  11. On Treasure Island
  12. Thanks a Million
  13. Shoe Shine Boy
  14. Solitude [Take B]
  15. Solitude [Take C]
  16. I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
  17. The Music Goes 'Round and Around
  18. Rhythm Saved the World
  19. Yes! Yes! My! My!
  20. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
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