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Camille Hodges

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of HAR REN

HARLEM RENAISSANCE and the JAZZ AGE PRESENTS: Louis Daniel Armstrong 1901-1971 New Orleans
genre: jazz dixieland, swing, traditional, pop
instruments: trumpet, cornet, vocals
associated: Joe "king" oliver, ella fitzgerald, kid ory Armstrong was born into an extremely poor family in New Orleans. He got his first taste of music at a young as and soon become a leader of a band of fellow delinguquents. That was known as the official start of his career. After cleaning up his act he got the change to work with his mentor Joe "King" Oliver. Louis Armstrong led a extremely successful life as a musician. It was his energetic rhythm and charismatic stage presence that drew the audience in, but it was his expert musical talent that gave the audience a reason to stay. He had been a member in countless bands either singing, playing trumpet or cornet, and sometimes even scatting. One of his most successful band’s, known as “Louis Armstrong and his All Stars”, number one selling record knocked the Beatles off the top charts. The musicians of this era were different in that they rejected society’s expectations for music, and strayed from the conventional style. Jazz gave them the chance to change something and create a voice for themselves through instruments and performances. People began to relax and stray their attention and money to more leisurely activities and artistic endeavors. He made his mark in history in every way possible. The US Post Office created a thirty-two cent stamp in honor of Armstrong’s work. He had many records in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, as well as having an airport name after him, Louis Armstrong International Airport, and a former US Open tennis stadium named after him. Many bands to this day are still influenced and appreciate the work of Louis Armstrong.
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