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25 Essential Louis Armstrong Recordings

By Ricky Riccardi

Hi, this is Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Gene Dobbs Bradford of Jazz St. Louis asked me to put together this Spotify playlist of 25 Essential Louis Armstrong Recordings. I could have listed 250 but you can't go wrong with these. Enjoy!

25 songs

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  4. 4.
    3:130:30
  5. 5.
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    3:120:30
  7. 7.
    3:070:30
  8. 8.
    3:350:30
  9. 9.
    I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Remastered - 2001Louis ArmstrongThe Complete RCA Victor Recordings
    3:000:30
  10. 10.
    Laughin' Louie - Remastered - 2001Louis ArmstrongSings And Swings (Bluebird's Best Series)
    3:280:30
  11. 11.
    2:520:30
  12. 12.
    Struttin' With Some BarbequeLouis ArmstrongThe Decca Singles 1935-1946
    2:590:30
  13. 13.
    When It's Sleepy Time Down SouthLouis ArmstrongThe Decca Singles 1935-1946
    3:120:30
  14. 14.
    Rockin' Chair (Live) - 2001 RemasteredLouis ArmstrongThe Complete RCA Victor Recordings
    5:100:30
  15. 15.
    (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue - Live At Symphony Hall, Boston, MA/With Applause/1947Louis ArmstrongSatchmo At Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances
    4:370:30
  16. 16.
    (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal YouLouis Armstrong, Louis Jordan & His Tympany FiveThe Decca Singles 1949-1958
    3:060:30
  17. 17.
    3:060:30
  18. 18.
    8:500:30
  19. 19.
    Blue Turning Grey Over YouLouis ArmstrongSatch Plays Fats
    4:530:30
  20. 20.
    Muskrat Ramble - Live at ConcertgebouwLouis ArmstrongThe Columbia & RCA Victor Live Recordings Vol. 1
    5:360:30
  21. 21.
    When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) - Without IntroLouis ArmstrongSatchmo: A Musical Autobiography
    4:000:30
  22. 22.
    5:020:30
  23. 23.
    5:250:30
  24. 24.
    2:270:30
  25. 25.
    What A Wonderful World - Single VersionLouis ArmstrongWhat A Wonderful World
    2:190:30

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