A good one disc place to start with Louis' later career music.
Louis Armstrong's manager got him to freelance from label to label after he finished up his contract with Decca in '54. As a result he jumped from company to company and recorded A LOT. This one CD best-of collection has the famous later day stuff you remember from him, including "What a Wonderful World" and "Hello Dolly". (Ironically he was back with Decca for those.) You get cool duets with Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday. There's also a couple of live cuts from the Ace catalogue as well. Now for a fuller overview of this period: You need single disc comps from RCA and CBS. You also need his duet album with Duke Ellington, and at LEAST ONE album of him with Ella Fitzgerald that he did for Verve. But use this one or one like it for your hub. In this case, the quality is great and the price is easy on the pocket book. Docked one notch for not having any real info on the cuts beyond their names and who sang them.Read full review