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Louis Armstrong's Christmas hits have been put together in a special holiday album for the first time.
Verve Records and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) have packaged 11 of the famous jazz singer's recordings in a "Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule" album, which is set to release on Oct. 28.
While Armstrong released several albums throughout his five-decade career as a trumpeter and vocalist, he never released an official Christmas album, according to Verve Records/UMe press release.
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Instead, Armstrong released his holiday recordings as singles.
"Since his passing in 1971, Armstrong has become one of the most oft-played artists during the holiday season, his golden trumpet tone still able to cut through the din of even the most bustling shopping mall," Verve Records/UMe wrote, in a statement.
The record label is releasing the first-of-its-kind album in CD, digital and vinyl formats.
"Louis Wishes You a Cool Yule" track list
1. “Cool Yule”
2. “Winter Wonderland”
3. “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” (performed with Ella Fitzgerald)
4. “‘Zat You Santa Claus?”
5. “Christmas in New Orleans”
6. “White Christmas”
7. “Christmas Night in Harlem”
8. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (performed with Velma Middleton)
9. “Moments to Remember”
10. “What A Wonderful World”
11. Reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (performed with Sullivan Fortner’s piano accompaniment)
Well-known holiday classics like "White Christmas," "Baby, It’s Cold Outside" and "What A Wonderful World" are on the album.
The album's last track is a never-before-released recording of Armstrong reading Samuel Clement Moore's poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," which has been paired with a musical underbed from New Orleans pianist Sullivan Fortner.
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"The poignant recording marks the first new Louis Armstrong track in more than 20 years and is notable for being the last recording he ever made," Verve Records/UMe’s press release said.