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Hello Dolly!

LP (Item 392826) Kapp, 1964 — Condition: Used
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A key album in the career of Louis Armstrong – one that helped him forge the fourth or fifth great comeback in his career! As you'd guess by the title, the album's built around Louis' hit version of "Hello Dolly" – sung in a mode that at one level stretches back to his roots in trad jazz, but at another kind of peps the whole thing up with a mod 60s/20s retro sort of swing – more syncopated than before, with a choppy little groove that pushed Louis right back onto the charts. Backing is by a small group that includes Billy Kyle on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Joe Darensbourg on clarinet – and the album's filled with other great numbers that include "A Kiss To Build A Dream On", "Moon River", "You Are Woman I Am Man", "Blueberry Hill", and "Be My Life's Companion". (Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, the remnants of a sticker, a few stains, some marker on the front, and some pencil on the back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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