His Father Wore Long Hair. B4. My One And Only Love. Louis Armstrong & His Friends (LP, Album, RE). Fontana.
Louis Armstrong and His Friends isn't among the trumpeter/singer's essential releases, but it is certainly interesting, enjoyable, and historically important. Recorded in May 1970, Louis Armstrong and His Friends was his next-to-last studio session - on July 6, 1971, the jazz giant passed away. But he was still able to sing, and he gets his points across on songs that range from "My One and Only Love" and Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" to unlikely choices such as "Give Peace a Chance," Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace)," and the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome. Produced by Bob Thiele and arranged by Oliver Nelson, Louis Armstrong and His Friends sometimes goes out of its way to sound contemporary (by early-'70s standards). And for the most part, it works.
Louis Armstrong (1901–1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz and in all of American popular music. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in jazz.
Louis Armstrong is, over 40 years after his death, one of the most famous names of 20th Century music. Born in New Orleans in 1901, his distinctive trumpet and vocal styles made an indelible mark on music. His small group recordings for Okeh in the late 20s with his Hot Five and Hot Seven defined jazz as a solo-led music and provided the world with an extensive set of classics. Friends were gathered for a party on the day ‘We Shall Overcome’ was recorded and the vocal chorus features Miles Davis, Chico Hamilton and Ornette Coleman and others. The rest of the album found Armstrong, his voice as wondrous as ever, performing typical material alongside unusual choices such as Leon Thomas’ ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’ and John Lennon’s ‘Give Peace A Chance’. The fine album was to be his final jazz recording.
Louis Armstrong 2014 6 трек(ов). 2 Everybody's Talkin' (Echoes). 3 The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace). 4 My One and Only Love. 5 Give Peace a Chance. Milestones of a Jazz Legend: Louis Armstrong, Vol. 9. 2018. The Columbia & RCA Victor Live Recordings Vol. 3.
The high points occur during "Mood Indigo," "Boy from New Orleans" (during which Louis sums up his life story over the chords of "When the Saints Go Marching In"), and the definitive version of "What a Wonderful World. 1 We Shall Overcome Louis Armstrong 6:41. 2 Everybody's Talkin' (Echoes) Louis Armstrong 2:59. 3 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 3:19. 4 Boy from New Orleans Louis Armstrong 3:54.
His Father Wore Long Hair, 02:33. My One and Only Love, 03:19. This Black Cat Has 9 Lives, 02:39.
1. We Shall Overcome. The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) - Louis Armstrong with Leon Thomas, Leon Thomas. 6. Give Peace A Chance.
|1||We Shall Overcome|
|2||Everybody´s Talkin´ (Echoes)|
|3||What A Wonderful World|
|4||Boy From New Orleans|
|5||The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)|
|6||Give Peace A Chance|
|8||His Father Wore Long Hair|
|9||My One And Only Love|
|10||This Black Cat Has 9 Lives|
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|6369 401 L||Louis Armstrong||Louis Armstrong And His Friends (LP, Album, Gat)||Philips||6369 401 L||Italy||1970|
|9279512||Louis Armstrong||Louis Armstrong & His Friends (LP, Album, RE)||Fontana||9279512||Brazil||1979|
|2424 015||Louis Armstrong||And His Friends (LP, Album, Gat)||Polydor||2424 015||Canada||1970|
|ST 9099||Louis Armstrong||Untitled (Cass, Comp)||Gorg, S. A.||ST 9099||Spain||1977|