Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1960 collaboration between the music greats, proposed and financed by Bing Crosby himself. Crosby wanted everything to be perfect, and looked for a well balanced and cohesive album instead of a collection of separate songs with roughly arranged duets. The talented Billy May was called in to do the arrangements, and Johnny Mercer acted as a kind of producer, adding supplementary lyrics to nearly all of the songs and even singing a single uncredited line on 'Lazy River'. Mercer's new lyrics gave unity to the album as a whole, creating the impression of a whole stage show rather than a compilation of individual performances. The album marked Louis Armstrong's only collaboration ever with Billy May.
MUSKRAT RAMBLE (Kid Ory-Ray Gilbert) 3:04
SUGAR (Pinkard-Alexander-Mitchell-Bergman) 5:13
THE PREACHER (Horace Silver) 2:21
DARDANELLA (Fisher-Bernard-Black) 2:50
Let's Sing Like a Dixieland Band (Alan Bergman) 2:22
WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS (Creamer-Layton) 3:09
BROTHER BILL (Louis Armstrong) 3:01
Little Ol' Tune (Johnny Mercer) 3:07
AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL (Edwards-LaRocca-Mercer-Ragas-Sbarbaro-Shields) 3:03
ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOON (Johnny Mercer) 3:43
LAZY RIVER (Carmichael-Arodin) 3:49
BYE BYE BLUES (Hamm-Bennett-Lown-Gray) 3:14
NOW YOU HAS JAZZ (Cole Porter) 4:13*
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.