Album artist 419 - Louis Armstrong

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This page lists the album chart runs of Louis Armstrong. A list of songs by Louis Armstrong can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

One would imagine that a 77 year career, from 1923-2000 would be enough for Louis Armstrong to hold the longevity record. In fact Enrico Caruso holds the record, at 95 years, but only due to a freak minor album hit in Austria. Of course with more than 6 times as many hits Satchmo's career is much more impressive.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Louis Armstrong Hello Dolly! 1964 Billboard 1 - May 1964 (75 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (19 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1964, US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1964, US BB 4 of 1964, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1964), UK 11 - Jun 1964 (6 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1964, RYM 132 of 1964
2 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010 (1954), BEA 6 of 1954, Acclaimed 1036 (1954), RYM 2 of 1954
3 Louis Armstrong Satch Plays Fats 1955 BEA 2 of 1955, US BB 55 of 1955, RYM 5 of 1955
4 Louis Armstrong The Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 1 1926 Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1926)
5 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2001), UK 37 - Nov 1968 (3 weeks)
6 Louis Armstrong Satchmo the Great 1957 Italy 74 of 1994, RYM 61 of 1957
7 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong At The Crescendo 1956 UK 4 - Jul 1956 (1 week)
8 Louis Armstrong The Good Book 1968 France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1968 (peak 2, 82 weeks)
9 Louis Armstrong Satchmo Plays King Oliver 1960 UK 20 - Oct 1960 (1 week), RYM 36 of 1960
10 Louis Armstrong We Have All The Time In The World - The Very Best Of Louis Armstrong 1994 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), UK 10 - Dec 1994 (12 weeks)
11 Louis Armstrong The Very Best Of Louis Armstrong 1982 Sweden 12 - Jul 2000 (5 weeks), UK 30 - Feb 1982 (3 weeks)
12 Louis Armstrong Jazz Classics 1961 UK 20 - Oct 1961 (1 week)
13 Louis Armstrong The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Louis Armstrong 2000 Billboard 192 - Jul 2000 (1 week)
14 Louis Armstrong Memorial 1971 Norway 18 - Aug 1971 (5 weeks)
15 Louis Armstrong Ken Burns Jazz - The Definitive Louis Armstrong 2001 Billboard 142 - Jan 2001 (5 weeks)
16 Louis Armstrong Pure Gold 1995 Norway 3 - Aug 1995 (9 weeks)
17 Louis Armstrong The Ultimate Collection 1994 UK 48 - May 1994 (3 weeks)
18 Louis Armstrong Sugar 1946 RYM 6 of 1946
19 Louis Armstrong Satchmo at Pasadena 1951 RYM 19 of 1951
20 Louis Armstrong Evening with Louis Armstrong at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Vol 2 1951 RYM 45 of 1951
21 Louis Armstrong Satchmo Serenades 1952 RYM 14 of 1952
22 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines 1953 RYM 66 of 1953
23 Louis Armstrong At His Very Best 2003 UK 75 - Oct 2003 (1 week)
24 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Sings the Blues 1954 RYM 52 of 1954
25 Louis Armstrong Ambassador Satch 1955 RYM 16 of 1955
26 Louis Armstrong Satchmo Sings 1955 RYM 186 of 1955
27 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson 1957 RYM 25 of 1957
28 Louis Armstrong Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography 1957 RYM 166 of 1957
29 Louis Armstrong Louis & The Good Book 1958 RYM 42 of 1958
30 Louis Armstrong Hello Louis 1991 Italy 85 of 1991
31 Louis Armstrong 20th Century Masters - The Best Of Louis Armstrong unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2004)
32 Louis Armstrong All-Time Greatest Hits unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1999)

In addition to the above listed albums Louis Armstrong also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Ella & Louis 1956 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016 (1956), BEA 2 of 1956, US BB 38 of 1956, UK 43 - Sep 2004 (1 week), WXPN 759 (1956), WTMD 785, Acclaimed 1370 (1956), RYM 2 of 1956, WFUV 62
2 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1958), France (InfoDisc) 81 of 1969 (peak 5, 27 weeks), Acclaimed 1373 (1956), RYM 25 of 1958
3 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Ella & Louis Again 1956 Acclaimed 2967 (1956), RYM 21 of 1957
4 Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington The Great Summit 1961 BEA 9 of 1961
5 Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington The Great Reunion 1963 RYM 38 of 1963
6 Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Together for the First Time 1961 RYM 39 of 1961
7 Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong Bing & Louis 1960 RYM 185 of 1960

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19 May 2015

#34 - Hello Dolly

This album also made the UK Charts (#45 - 2 weeks). It's listed under Original Soundtrack.

We had it (wrongly) listed under "Original Cast" rather than "Original Soundtrack", so there are two 1964 albums ("Original Cast" and "Louis Armstrong") and the 1970 one is under Barbra Streisand

Thanks for the fix