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Harlem Renaissance (Louis Armstrong)
Transcript of Harlem Renaissance (Louis Armstrong)
Louis's father,William Armstrong, was a factory worker who abandoned them shortly after he was born. His mother,Mary Albert, turned to prostitution and left him and his younger sister to stay with his grandmother,Josephine Armstrong, frequently.
At the age of 11 Armstrong dropped out of school and got often caught up in trouble. At 11 he sent to New Orleans Home For Colored Waifs for firing a gun at a New Year's Eve celebration.
Here is where Louis Armstrong was instructed on the cornet,by Peter Davis, and they were inseparable ever since. Making A Way Around this time Armstrong adopted Clarence at the age of three. His mother,Flora,died during giving birth to him. Clarence had a mental disease from a head injury early in his child hood. Armstrong to care of his cousin's son all of his life.
At 17 Armstrong started playing at dive bars in Storyville. In 1919 he left to St.Louis to play in Fate Marable's band. The band played along he Mississippi River boat lines. He also played in Parades with the Allen Brass Bend, with Zutty Singleton,and on a bandstand with Papa Celeste Tuxedo Orchestra.In 1919 his mentor, Joe "King" Oliver, in Kid Ory's band when Oliver went to Chicago. In 1922, Armstrong's idol, Joe Oliver, invited him to play in his band, Creole Jazz Band in Chicago at the Lincoln Gardens. This was a dream come true. Louis Armstrong sold newspapers, danced and singed for coins, and sold coins to the famed Red Light District to try to make a little money. Armstrong's first cornet instructor Peter Davis. One Of The Greatest We chose Louis Armstrong for he is known for his creative style. He presented music in the way he saw it. His improvisational style was always full of emotion and charisma. He was even able to adjust as the times changed. He explifed tremoundous talents and dilligents to what he loved. He also, shows us that no matter what happens in life or where you come from there's always a way. Armstrong recorded with many blues singers, hot five and hot seven, his all stars, and many other bands. Social Elements In 1920,The Universal Negro Improvement Association holds its first International Convention of the Negro People of the World at Madison Square Garden in New York. Here Marcus Garvey spoke to 25,000 people about having pride in African culture and History. " You blow what is in you."
"We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself. "
We should all emulate his perseverance,dedication,his strive to do what he loved best, and to be himself. Like Louis Armstrong we should all try to " blow what's in us" Louis Armstrong performed to please the people, yet he did it his way. We should also try to be as diligent as he was and our 'fa, so la, and te'. We all have a gift and we should push as hard as we can to be the best we can be. Whether it's blowing 42 high C's or passing the bar test, we should push. Armstrong teaches us that it doesn't matter where you came from, but where you're going and how you're going to get there. Clarence Clemons Clarence Clemons was known as the "Big Man". He played the tenor saxophone in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, but also pursued a solo career.He played performed with many greats such as Aretha Franklin and Jackson Brown. He also did some acting in movies such as, "New York ,New York"; "The Simpsons", and " The Wire". Louis Armstrong had a net worth of $2,300,000 in the 1930's, while in today's time he would be worth $32,743,900. That's about 14 times more money.
Clarence Clemon's net worth is $9,200,000 in today's time. However in the 1930's he would be worth $ 671,000. That's about 14 times less than today's worth. Salary Exploration Time Line 1920 1930 1940 In 1922 Louis Armstrong had went to Chicago to play in the jazz band, Creole Jazz Band. He played with his mentor ,King Oliver, and his friend ,Bix Beiderbecke. Louis Armstrong joined the Fletcher Henderson orchestra in New York in 1924. Armstrong also married Lil Harden, pianist from King Olivers band. In 1925 Louis Armstrong records with blues singers Bessie Smith and Clarence Williams and many more. He also sings lead in his group Hot Five. In 1930, Louis Armstrong does some heavy touring and performed at Frank Sebastian's Cotton Club, which was broadcast on the radio. In 1931 Armstrong appeared in his first film, Ex-Flame and was the first African American to perform in the Garden of the Kentucky Hotel, In Louisville, Kentucky. In 1939 Louis Armstrong played in the musical Swingin’ the Dream, a jazz version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. During 1938 Armstrong divorces Lil Hardin on September 30, they had been separated for some years. He marries Alpha Smith on October 11. In 1937. Louis armstrong hosted the Fleischmann’s Yeast Show, which was a national network radio program. He also appeared in the movie Artists and Models, and he filmed, Everyday’s a Holiday, with Mae West. In July of 1933, he went to England and toured Britain, Scandinavia, and Holland. Ten thousand people greeted him at the railway station in Denmark.In most of 1934, Armstrong lived in Paris and performed at La Salle Pleyel. Baby food was invented in 1931. It helped parents to feed their babies nutrients. Baby food was invented by three doctors and helped to prevent Ricket, s disease caused by a lack of vitamin D. Inventions Another Invention was In 1934, Percy Shawe invented the road reflectors. This invention has help to save many lies back then and today. They were originally named, "cats eyes," because they reflected even in the darkness. Louis Armstrong made several records with Bessie Smith, Such as St.Louis Blues, Sobbin' Hearted Blues, and Careless Love. Louis Armstrong and his orchestra are one of the most popular jazz bands. They were on of the reason for swing. ""Mack The Knife" is a song composed by Kurt Weil and the lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. It was made for the musical drama,Die Dreigroschenoper,which is The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928. "Hello Dolly" was originally sung by Carol Channing, however Louis Armstrong made his version for the actual show Hello Dolly. His version was used to advertised the show, and it hit number one in the U.S Billboard Hot 100. Armstrong also won a Grammy for the best male vocal performance. The "Heebie Jeebies" were written by Boyd Atkins, but made famous by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five recording of it. In this song Armstrong scats to the chorus. "What a Wonderful World" is a song written by Bob Thiele, a producer, and George David Weiss, a composser and performer. It was recorded first by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1968. In 1999, Armstrong's recording of "What a Wonderful World"was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Louis Armstrong's work uplifts you. He doesn't even have to sing for his instrument playing alone is enough. You can't help but to be drawn into the music. In "What a Wonderful World"
Louis Armstrong does it his way and that's what makes it special compared to the other versions of the song. He has his own special way in doing everything he does,and that's what makes his work so special and dear to the world .