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The main ingredient to a good duet is that of mutual respect, professional admiration, even love, which often shines through a particular performance, and the pairings of Louis Armstrong with Bing Crosby on the relaxed "Gone Fishing", or with Velma Middleton on “Honeysuckle Rose” or with “The Voice” Frank Sinatra on “Ad-Lib Blues”, or Ella Fitzgerald on “Summertime”, the great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong significantly being the common denominator in each duo. Also included are two rare duets with Billie Holiday on "My Sweet Hunk O' Trash" and "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart," while Armstrong and bandleader Louis Jordan perform an entertaining version of the classic "You Rascal You".

1. My Sweet Hunk O' Trash - Billie Holiday

2. Gone Fishin' - Bing Crosby

3. Honeysuckle Rose - Velma Middleton

4. Ad-Lib Blues - Frank Sinatra

5. The Five Pennies Saints - Danny Kaye

6. Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald

7. You Rascal You - Louis Jordan

8. You Can't Lose a Broken Heart - Billie Holiday

9. Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald

10. Big Butter and Egg Man - Velma Middleton

11. Dardanella - Bing Crosby

12. Life is So Peculiar - Louis Jordan

13. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? - Billie Holi

14. The Birth of the Blues - Frank Sinatra

15. Let's Sing Like a Dixieland Band - Bing Crosby

16. Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald