Armstrong, Louis - I Can't Give You Anything But Love Lyrics

I can't give you anything but love, baby
That's the only thing I'm plenty of, baby
Dream a while, scheme a while, baby
You're sure to find happiness and I guess
All those things that you've pined for

Gee, I'd like to see you lookin' swell, baby
Diamond bracelets, woolworths doesn't sell, baby
Till that lucky day, lucky day you know darn well, baby
I can't give you anything but love

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  2. ConalCochran

    I found out about this song by listening to the old time radio drama, "Ghost Hunt" starring Ralph Edwards. It's an episode of Suspense!

  3. Vidiod

    Thanks for sharing Satchmo! I really miss hearing and seeing Pops on TV...

  4. Urbino237

    Absolutely among his best! Timeless beauty of rhythm, melody, tempo and singing, not to mention Pops' stunning muted trumpet opening bars...

    Caleb deGroot-Maggetti

    my brain is rejecting this. I want to like it, I think I'm wanting to hear steadier melodies like I'm used to. Are there more specific things that you like about this, or maybe it will just grow on me given time? idk, I hear he influenced a lot of singers I like, and I'm trying to figure out what they saw in him.


    Caleb deGroot-Maggetti, if you keep listening to Armstrong from the 1930’s, your ear will adjust to the musical vocabulary. When I first listened to 1830 vintage Armstrong in the early 1960’s, I could not take the music seriously because I was used to hearing it as the soundtrack of the cartoons that I saw on television. It was only after I made an effort to understand Armstrong that I accustomed my ear to the rythyms of the 1 930’s, and began to appreciate Armstrong’s genius.


    That should read “1930 vintage Armstrong in the early 1960’s”

  5. Arnav Gulati

    castle led me here! many memories! i was just watching this episode of the blue butterfly! 

  6. TheKeineHobbies

    haha I love my Castle Fandom <3

  7. skyscraper

    Castle led me here :)
    Water for Elephants led me here :)

  8. MrAnimateEverything

    Castle led me here.

  9. TheFanNCISTiva

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  10. michael hendrick

    gotta love listening to music my grandparents grooved to.

  11. SatchmoSings

    I've always loved this record and have always considered it to be among Armstrong's very best; the flatted fifths and racing, ascending triplets, the parts of the vocal when he does it all on one note with just use of rhythm are all just so great.

    He truly was a genius; there was nothing like this before him and few since.

  12. Marie Ralph

    Update... the full entry for this tune on the dippermouth dot blogspot is on his March blog '09... scroll to two thirds way down, it's very detailed and there are lots of musical samples.
    The author of this blog is Ricky Riccardi, and he is the Project Archivist of the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College in New York. Some job, eh?

  13. Marie Ralph

    There's a superb entry about this tune on dippermouth dot blog, about two thirds of the way down.... "80 Years of I Can't Give You Anything But Love".

  14. Marie Ralph

    Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five, March 5, 1929, New York City, New York, NY.
    Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)
    Higginbotham, J.C. (Trombone)
    Nicholas, Albert (Alto Saxophone)
    Holmes, Charlie (Alto Saxophone)
    Hill, Teddy (Tenor Saxophone)
    Russell, Luis (Piano)
    Condon, Eddie (Banjo)
    Johnson, Lonnie (Guitar)
    Foster, Pops (Bass)
    Barbarin, Paul (Drums

    Bert Brandsma

    I wouldn't call this the Savoy Ballroom Five. It's actually the Luis Russell band, featuring Armstrong. With guest player Eddie Condon on banjo.