Archive for July 17th, 2010
That’s the feeling with which Hip-o Select presents its latest title: a look at some of the last, still-great years of jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The new two-disc set, Hello, Louis! The Hit Years 1963-1969, compiles some of Satchmo’s best-known and best-loved works, including the chart-topping show tune “Hello Dolly!” (which booted The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” from the top slot), the endearing “What a Wonderful World” and the gorgeous “We Have All the Time in the World,” the theme to the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (easily one of the best from the long-running 007 series).
The set features three complete albums – Hello, Dolly!, Mame (making its CD debut) and What a Wonderful World, plus a few bonus tracks from hard-to-find singles. It’ll be limited to 6000 copies, a fleeting but fine tribute to one of America’s most treasured musicians.
Pre-order the set here and take a look at the line-up after the jump.