|I've Got the World on a String|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||August 14, 1957, at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles|
|Label||Verve MG VS-6101|
|Louis Armstrong chronology|
In 1999 I've Got the World on a String was reissued with Louis Under the Stars with bonus material and outtakes.
Richard S. Ginell reviewed the reissue of the album for Allmusic and wrote that these "once-overlooked albums...are finally being appreciated as prime samplings from the autumn of Armstrong's recording career" and that "Even in the pressure cooker of a marathon session, even when confronted with standards not often associated with him, Armstrong finds the essence of each tune, bending and projecting them with his patented joie de vivre and gravel-voiced warmth every time". Ginell described Armstrong's trumpet playing as "pithy, soulful, [and] belonging to no one else" and praised arranger Russell Garcia's arrangements for big band or strings as "...among the most atmospheric ever accorded to Armstrong. In particular, "When Your Lover Is Gone" is sublime, with its signature riff of blasé, sighing horns and responding, rising string tremolos, and Garcia frames "Body and Soul" with a lovely string chart whose penultimate stroke is a perfectly placed blue note".
- "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) – 4:42
- "You're the Top" (Cole Porter) – 2:33
- "You Turned the Tables on Me" (Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) – 2:38
- "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 3:41
- "Little Girl Blue" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:45
- "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional) – 4:56
- "We'll Be Together Again" (Carl T. Fischer) – 4:07
- "I've Got the World on a String" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:52
- "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" (Ellington, Russell) – 4:16
- "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues" (Arlen, Koehler) – 4:05
- Louis Armstrong – trumpet
- Russell Garcia – arranger, conductor
- Norman Granz – producer
- John Altoon – cover art
- "Louis Armstrong – I've Got the World on a String". discogs.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
- I've Got the World on a String at AllMusic
- Louis Under the Stars at AllMusic
- Scott Allen Nollen (1 January 2004). Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music, and Screen Career. McFarland. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7864-1857-2.
- Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (14 March 1960). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 29. ISSN 0006-2510.