Louis and the Angels

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Louis and the Angels
Studio album by Louis Armstrong
Released 1957
Recorded January 29–30, 1957, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 56:27
Label Decca
Louis Armstrong chronology
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
(1957)
Louis and the Angels
(1957)
Louis and the Good Book
(1957)

Louis and the Angels is a 1957 studio album by Louis Armstrong, of songs that refer to angels.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic awarded the album three stars and reviewer Scott Yanow said that "this obscure set by Louis Armstrong has its strange appeal. Satch gets off a few good trumpet solos and is quite cheerful throughout, even joking during "The Prisoner's Song" when the word "angel" finally shows up...Although more commercial than Armstrong's usual recordings of the era, this set is more memorable than one would expect and is worth searching for." [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When Did You Leave Heaven?" (Walter Bullock, Richard A. Whiting) – 3:42
  2. "You're a Heavenly Thing" (Jack Little, Joe Young) – 3:17
  3. "I Married an Angel" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:40
  4. "A Sinner Kissed an Angel" (Mack David, Richard M. Jones, Ray Joseph) – 2:42
  5. "Angela Mia" (Lew Pollack, Erno Rapee) – 3:22
  6. "Angel Child" (Benny Davis, George Price, Abner Silver) – 2:54
  7. "And the Angels Sing" (Ziggy Elman, Johnny Mercer) – 3:23
  8. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Rube Bloom, Mercer) – 3:32
  9. "I'll String Along With You" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 3:05
  10. "Angel" (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish) – 3:40
  11. "The Prisoner's Song" (Guy Massey) – 3:12
  12. "Goodnight, Angel" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 2:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Louis and the Angels". Allmusic. Retrieved July 20, 2011.