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The Best Louis Armstrong Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 132 votes 75 voters 6.7k views7 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Louis Armstrong is widely considered one of the best jazz musicians of all time. List of the best Louis Armstrong albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Louis Armstrong discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Louis Armstrong albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Louis Armstrong singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Louis Armstrong album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Louis Armstrong album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Louis Armstrong album of all time?" or "What are the top Louis Armstrong albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Examples include Ella and Louis and Ella and Louis Again.

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  • Ella and Louis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Louis Armstrong Albums of All Time
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    1. Can't We Be Friends?
    2. Isn't This a Lovely Day?
    3. Moonlight in Vermont
    4. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    5. Under a Blanket of Blue
    6. Tenderly
    7. A Foggy Day
    8. Stars Fell on Alabama
    9. Cheek to Cheek
    10. The Nearness of You
    11. April in Paris

    • Release Date: 1956
    • Artist: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
    • Tracks: Under a Blanket of Blue, The Nearness of You, A Foggy Day
    • Length (mins): 00:54:13
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz
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  • 1.St. Louis Blues
    2.Yellow Dog Blues
    3.Loveless Love
    4.Aunt Hagar's Blues
    5.Long Gone (From The Bowlin' Green)
    6.The Memphis Blues (Or Mister Crump)
    7.Beale Street Blues
    8.Ole Miss Blues
    9.Chantez Les Bas (Sing 'Em Low)
    10.Hesitating Blues
    11.Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet on Your Floor)

    • Release Date: 1954
    • Artist: Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
    • Tracks: Beale Street Blues, The Memphis Blues (or, Mister Crump)
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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  • Hello, Dolly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Louis Armstrong Albums of All Time
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    1. Hello, Dolly!
    2. It's Been a Long, Long Time
    3. A Lot of Livin' to Do
    4. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
    5. Someday
    6. Hey, Look Me Over
    7. I Still Get Jealous
    8. Moon River
    9. Be My Life's Companion
    10. Blueberry Hill 
    11. You Are Woman, I Am Man
    12. Jeepers Creepers

    • Release Date: 1964
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  • Ella and Louis Again is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Louis Armstrong Albums of All Time
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    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Whoopee
    3. They All Laughed
    4. Comes Love
    5. Autumn in New York
    6. Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love
    7. Stompin' at the Savoy
    8. I Won't Dance
    9. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    10. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    11. These Foolish Things
    12. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
    13. Willow Weep for Me
    14. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
    15. A Fine Romance
    16. Ill Wind
    17. Love Is Here to Stay
    18. I Get a Kick out of You
    19. Learnin' the Blues

    • Release Date: 1957
    • Artist: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
    • Tracks: Learnin' the Blues, I'm Puttin' My Eggs in One Basket, Ill Wind
    • Length (mins): 00:55:05
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz
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