1. "Potato Head Blues," Louis Armstrong
It's a magical, trailblazing work of beauty that never fails to move me in a positive way. Check this quote from Woody Allen's character in his 1979 masterpiece Manhattan: "Why is life worth living? It's a very good question. Um... Well, There are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. Groucho Marx, to name one thing and Willie Mays and the second movement of the 'Jupiter Symphony.' Um, Louis Armstrong's recording of 'Potato Head Blues....'
Here it is. (It takes about 18 second before music -- the original 1927 recording -- kicks in.)