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".
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole, case has a clear promo sticker.)