16 Most Requested Songs

16 Most Requested Songs

by Louis Armstrong


16 Most Requested Songs is a mid-priced collection that attempts to spotlight many good performances by Louis Armstrong, including "Mack the Knife" and "Blueberry Hill." The collection claims to present his "most requested" work, but any set that leaves off "What a Wonderful World" and "Hello, Dolly!" can't deliver. At the same time, these are lesser-known Armstrong works that will be enjoyed by new fans and young children. Although it's far from a perfect retrospective of his career, it's still a nice sampler of familiar items, but won't satisfy the needs of some casual fans who only want the hits. In fact, the inclusion of six live tracks changes the nature of the set considerably, and is something some shoppers should know before buying. The Armstrong original "Back O' Town Blues" is an enjoyable treat here.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645790022
catalogNumber: 57900

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Barrett Deems   Drums
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Marty Napoleon   Piano
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Mort Herbert   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Trummy Young   Trombone
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Arvell Shaw   Bass

Technical Credits

George Avakian   Producer,Liner Notes
Robert Mersey   String Arrangements
Jerry Shulman   Executive Producer
Janet Perr   Art Direction
John Collier   Illustrations
James Hanley   Composer

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