Louis Armstrong - Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule - 1950s Vocal Jazz - Sealed LP

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Louis – Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule


Label:    Verve Records – B0037995-01, UMe – B0037995-01
Format:    Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Repress
[From back cover and labels]
A Verve Records / UMe Release ℗© 2022 UMe / Verve Label Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
Barcode: 602455735690
Country:    US
Released:    Aug 11, 2023
Genre:    Jazz
Style:    Vocal, Ballad, Swing, Holiday


A1        Cool Yule    
A2        Winter Wonderland (Single Version)    
A3        I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Featuring – Ella Fitzgerald
A4        'Zat You, Santa Claus?    
A5        Christmas In New Orleans    
A6        White Christmas    

B1        Christmas Night In Harlem
B2        Baby, It's Cold Outside
Featuring – Velma Middleton
B3        Moments To Remember
B4        What A Wonderful World    
B5        A Visit From St. Nicholas


"Surprisingly, Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule is Armstrong's first ever Christmas album, though some of his recordings have been included on seasonal compilations for decades. The eleven tracks include six singles from the 1950s, including "Cool Yule," "Christmas Night in Harlem" and the swinging "'Zat You, Santa Claus?" There are two duets: with Velma Middleton on "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and Ella Fitzgerald on "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." There is, too, of course, "What A Wonderful World," a track which raises the spirits even as a barbarous war rages in Ukraine and climate warming threatens the survival of humanity. Armstrong made every day seem like Christmas and his music still does.

The album closes with a previously unreleased track. A few weeks before he passed, in summer 1971, Armstrong turned on the tape recorder in his home in Queens NY and recorded a spoken-word version of Samuel Clement Moore's poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" aka "The Night Before Christmas." The recitation is underscored by Sullivan Fortner's newly recorded piano accompaniment." (AllAboutJazz reivew)

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