Thirty-eight tracks of quality sounds,
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This review is from: At His Very Best (Audio CD)
Most of the tracks on this perfect sounding two-cd collection are from Satchmo's latter career during the '50s and '60s. These include some brilliant duets with great performers such as Billie Holiday singing "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart", among the five duets with Ella Fitzgerald include "Summertime, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" and "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You." Bing Crosby accompanies Armstrong on the witty "Gone Fishin'" as does Velma Middleton on the little heard live version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
For people who prefer Louis' earlier recordings, "I'm In The Mood For Love" from 1937, "Jeepers Creepers" from 1939, "When The Saints Go Marching In" and the iconic "Ain't Misbehavin" both from 1938 are here.
There are no liner notes other than a tracklist that includes song titles, authorship and year of recordings. Some of the writers include legends Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin.
As I started off stating, the sound quality is pristine, and for me, this is a play-all tracks collection of superb recordings.