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Louis Armstrong

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Tomi Anania

on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Louis Armstrong

In 1925 he began recording under his own name with his famous Hot Five and Hot Seven groups, producing hits such as “Potato Head Blues” and “West End Blues”, the music of which set the standard and the agenda for jazz for many years.
In 1926 he began to scat sing (Improvised vocal jazz using non-sensical words) and was among the first record it, on “Heebie Jeebies”

During the 30’s and 40’s he played with big bands.
In 1947 he established a six-piece small group who was called Louis Armstrong and his All Stars.
In 1964, he recorded his biggest-selling record, “Hello Dolly!”. The song went to n° 1 on the pop chart. In the process Armstrong dislodged The Beatles from the n° 1 position.
“We Have All the Time in the World” was featured on the soundtrack of the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

He played in the city’s frequent Brass Band parades and listened to older musicians every chance he got, learning from Bunk Johnson, Buddy Petit, Kid Ory, and Joey “King” Oliver, who acted as a mentor and father figure for the young musician.
In 1922, Armstrong joined the exodus to Chicago, where he had been invited by his mentor, Joey “King” Oliver to join his Creole Jazz Band.

In Conclusion
Louis Armstrong was the most famous trumpet player and singer of Jazz of all the times.
He was renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as such as for his trumpet-playing. Armstrong’s influence extends well beyond Jazz music.

Armstrong was born into a very poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
His nickname was Satchmo are short for Satchel Mouth.
He developed his trumpet playing seriously in the band of New Orleans for Color Waifs, where he had been sent multiple times for general delinquency.

Outstanding Works
Recordings: More than 1500 recordings.
Movies: More than 50 movies. The more outstandings were:
1- Cabin in the Sky (1943);
2- Jam Session (1944);
3- High Society (1956); and
4- The Five Pennies (1959).

"What a Wonderful World"
"Hello Dolly"
Louis Armstrong
Born: 4th August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana (United States).
Death: 6th July 1971 (69 Years). In Queens (New York - United States)

"Basin Street Blues"
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