Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Louis Bellson (d)
Bar code: 8436019580400
This release contains the complete classic album "Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson" which presents Satchmo singing and playing standards that were not part of his usual repertoire. He is masterfully backed here by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Louie Bellson. As a bonus, we have added two tunes from the same session (Indiana and an alternate take of Lets Fall in Love) only previously available on compilations, and the four Armstrong showcase tunes from the "Ella & Louis Again" session, featuring the same personnel.
01. THAT OLD FEELING (2:44)
02. LETS FALL IN LOVE (3:16)
03. ILL NEVER BE THE SAME (3:31)
04. BLUES IN THE NIGHT (5:13)
05. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON (5:58)
06. I WAS DOING ALL RIGHT (3:22)
07. WHATS NEW (2:42)
08. MOON SONG (4:34)
09. JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (4:05)
10. THERES NO YOU (2:17)
11. YOU GO TO MY HEAD (6:27)
12. SWEET LORRAINE (5:14)
13. INDIANA (5:30) (*) Bonus Track
14. LETS FALL IN LOVE [Alternate Version] (3:20 ) (*) Bonus Track
15. I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU (4:18) (*) Bonus Track
16. MAKIN WHOOPEE (3:58) (*) Bonus Track
17. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME (4:19) (*) Bonus Track
18. LETS DO IT (LETS FALL IN LOVE) (8:41) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 79:37 min.
(*) Songs that were not included on the original LP.
Tracks #1-12 originally issued as "Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson" (Verve MGV 8322).
Personnel: Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b) and Louie Bellson (d).
Tracks #1-14 recorded in Chicago, on October 14, 1957.
Tracks #15-18 recorded in Los Angeles, on July 31, 1957.
"Hearing Louis in the unfrilled, ungimmicked setting of the Oscar Peterson rhythm section will be a treat for those who have often seen him in person and wished for fewer encumbrances. Basically Louis needs nobody but Louis he could stand all alone in the middle of the Sahara, singing selected excerpts from the Tunis telephone directory, and we suspect he could make it for a week without food and water. But if there must be someone else, let it be the man whose team made this session such a happy occasion for all concerned."
"An unusual set with Louis Armstrong singing a variety of popular standards in a relaxed and easy-going manner, he is backed by the Oscar Peterson trio and drummer Louis Bellson. Few fireworks occur but the change of pace for Armstrong (who also contributes some brief trumpet solos) is refreshing."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide