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The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-Stars

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1 The Peanut Vendor (feat. Wynton Marsalis)  
2 Struttin With Some Barbeque  
3 Up A Lazy River  
4 I'll Be Glad When You're Dead  
5 St. Louis Blues  
6 Rockin Chair  
7 Black and Blue (feat. Common)  
8 Just A Closer Walk With Thee  
9 What A Wonderful World  
10 Philosophy of Life  
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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). Special guests include Wynton Marsalis and Common. Watch the visualizer for "The Peanut Vendor."

 

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