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4.8 out of 5 stars
Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography - Part 1 (First 3 LP's)
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on 2 April 2016
Not a bad track or a false note in the whole fifty-five track-list. Stunning collection of Louis at his peak, crammed with classics. Swing Low Sweet Chariot is my favourite of the whole glorious bunch. In fact 'Louis And The Good Book' is, to an agnostic, a revelation! Satchmo delivers a gospel of the most genial kind, with the great Sy Oliver's choral and jazz arrangements a knockout.
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on 5 June 2014
If you're a fan/devotee of Louis Armstrong, this CD set is well worth acquiring for his reinterpretation of standards, many of which he made standards. The beauty is in the details, hearing how this great melodic interpreter chooses to play moment by moment.

If you are not already an Armstrong devotee, you'd do better with either "Louis Armstrong plays W.C. Handy", or his similarly titled album of Fats Waller compositions. Or you could explore his "Hot Five" and "Hot Seven" recordings, and his first big band releases, from the late twenties into the early thirties, when he changed the tone and conception of American music forever.
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on 27 October 2013
I have been searching for this set for years, and now I have the complete classic session that Satch made back then in the 50s, plus buying at a very reasonable price.
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on 24 December 2015
Excellent additions to your CD collection; jazz-lovers, or not.
THE man who changed the face of popular music.
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on 2 March 2014
I chose this cd to support an appreciation of jazz course, and the contents as well as the introductions do that extremely well.
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on 6 May 2015
Great CO a replica of an old vinyl I had. Was delighted with it.
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on 29 June 2013
Pity the autobiog had to be split.Additional albums of varying standard but still part of the Louis Story.First rate remastering
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on 23 August 2013
We really enjoyed listening to this music. It was a welcome newcomer to the collection. Very happy with the purchase.
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on 14 May 2015
Good old jazz I love this music and get much pleasure listening to Satchmo
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on 9 September 2014
A great set of recordings
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