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Louis Armstrong - And His Friends FLAC album

Performer: Louis Armstrong
Genre: Jazz
Title: And His Friends
Country: US
Released: 2003
FLAC version ZIP size: 1390 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1667 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1223 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 799

Louis Armstrong is, over 40 years after his death, one of the most famous names of 20th Century music. Born in New Orleans in 1901, his distinctive trumpet and vocal styles made an indelible mark on music. His small group recordings for Okeh in the late 20s with his Hot Five and Hot Seven defined jazz as a solo-led music and provided the world with an extensive set of classics. Friends were gathered for a party on the day ‘We Shall Overcome’ was recorded and the vocal chorus features Miles Davis, Chico Hamilton and Ornette Coleman and others. The rest of the album found Armstrong, his voice as wondrous as ever, performing typical material alongside unusual choices such as Leon Thomas’ ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’ and John Lennon’s ‘Give Peace A Chance’. The fine album was to be his final jazz recording.

The high points occur during "Mood Indigo," "Boy from New Orleans" (during which Louis sums up his life story over the chords of "When the Saints Go Marching In"), and the definitive version of "What a Wonderful World. 1 We Shall Overcome Louis Armstrong 6:41. 2 Everybody's Talkin' (Echoes) Louis Armstrong 2:59. 3 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 3:19. 4 Boy from New Orleans Louis Armstrong 3:54.

Issued on black Philips labels with silver print; single sleeve laminated on both sides. Price Code: SBL. Matrix, Runout (Label side A): 6369 401 1.

Louis Armstrong and His Friends isn't among the trumpeter/singer's essential releases, but it is certainly interesting, enjoyable, and historically important. Recorded in May 1970, Louis Armstrong and His Friends was his next-to-last studio session - on July 6, 1971, the jazz giant passed away. But he was still able to sing, and he gets his points across on songs that range from "My One and Only Love" and Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" to unlikely choices such as "Give Peace a Chance," Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace)," and the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome. Produced by Bob Thiele and arranged by Oliver Nelson, Louis Armstrong and His Friends sometimes goes out of its way to sound contemporary (by early-'70s standards). And for the most part, it works.

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

His Father Wore Long Hair, 02:33. My One and Only Love, 03:19. This Black Cat Has 9 Lives, 02:39.

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 We Shall Overcome
Written-By – Hamilton*, Carawan*, Seeger*, Horton*
2 Everybody's Talkin' (Echoes)
Written-By – Neil*
3 What A Wonderful World
Written-By – Weiss*, Douglas*
4 Boy From New Orleans
Written-By – Katz*, Thiele*, Roberts*
5 The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)
Vocals [Special Guest Vocalikst] – Thomas*Written-By – Leon Thomas, Sanders*
6 Give Peace A Chance
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
7 Mood Indigo
Written-By – A. Bigard*, D. Ellington*, I. Mills*
8 His Father Wore Long Hair
Written-By – R. Thiele*, G. D. Weiss*, P. Rivelli*
9 My One And Only Love
Written-By – Woods*, Mellin*
10 This Black Cat Has 9 Lives
Written-By – Pack*
Bonus Tracks
11 Here Is My Heart For Christmas 2:29
12 The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) 5:52
13 The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) 5:53

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – BMG France


  • Arranged By, Conductor – Oliver Nelson
  • Artwork By [Art Direction] – J. J. Stelmach
  • Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Nancy Stahl
  • Drums – Pretty Purdie*
  • Executive Producer – Steve Backer
  • Guitar – Sam Brown
  • Liner Notes – Carlos Kase, Willard Jenkins
  • Liner Notes [Back Cover] – Alex Dutilh, Stanley Dance
  • Mixed By [Sound Mixer] – Bob Simpson
  • Piano – Frank Owens
  • Producer – Bob Thiele


Comes in a digipak.
Booklet in French and English

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 828765554220
  • Label Code: LC 00316

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AM-12009 Louis Armstrong And His Friends ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Dutchman, Amsterdam AM-12009 US 1970
6369 401 L Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong And His Friends ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips 6369 401 L Italy 1970
9279512 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong & His Friends ‎(LP, Album, RE) Fontana 9279512 Brazil 1979
2424 015 Louis Armstrong And His Friends ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2424 015 Canada 1970
ST 9099 Louis Armstrong Untitled ‎(Cass, Comp) Gorg, S. A. ST 9099 Spain 1977