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The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars

A Gift To Pops (CD)

While New Orleans native Louis Armstrong passed away in 1971 at the age of 69, today his legacy as the kingpin of jazz continues to grow. The most significant example of this is the ensemble The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars, comprised largely of top-of-the-line Crescent City musicians paying tribute to him with the brilliant album A Gift to Pops.

The inventive re-envisioning of music associated with the trumpeter/vocalist during his five-decade career features new arrangements and new performances of stalwart tunes ranging from the ‘The Peanut Vendor’ (recorded by him in 1930) to ‘What a Wonderful World’ (recorded in 1968 and the most successful tune of his career).


1. When It's Sleepy Time Down South 2. The Peanut Vendor 3. Struttin’ With Some Barbeque 4. Up A Lazy River 5. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead 6. Rockin' Chair 7. St. Louis Blues 8. A Kiss To Build A Dream On 9. Swing That Music 10. Black And Blue 11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 12. What A Wonderful World 13. Philosophy of Life