#1
Ok, hit me up with some Louis Armstring records. I've just sat through one of his songs on jazzradio and to be honest, it's put me in such a good mood.



You lay me down as I go to the store
Sorrow ate me, I'm not me anymore
Play these heavens one more time
I'm not yours and I'm not mine


When you hear music after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again.


#2
Well, you can always get a Greatest Hits compilation to get you started.

But I'd say "West End Blues" by the Hot Fives/Sevens, "Hello Dolly", and "What a Wonderful World"

These albums are early/mid/later years so you'll have a good span of Satchmo! But again, since he made like a gazillion albums, you should get a good "hits" collection (hopefully something that's at least 2-CD) and get a real taste for his stuff.

Oh, and don't forget about the stuff he did with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, which IMO are his best collaborations. Hope it helps...and that you become a fan of the one and only Ambassador of Good Will
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