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That mushroom tasted funny.

Why is that rainbow yelling at me?

Ronnie G

on 28 February 2013

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Transcript of That mushroom tasted funny.

Imperialism The Story. The British. RACISM during his time, so
(or rather, inaction) in the desegregation problems in Little Rock. He cancelled his tour that was on behalf of the State Department in Soviet Union as a protest, saying he won't represent a country who was in this sort of conflict with it's citizens.
Lived a rough childhood, dad left at a young age, mother dropped him off with his grandparents till the age of 6, even though Louie worked several little jobs to earn cash to help support family, his mother still resorted to prostitution. By then poor Louis had to look after his sister.
It was his job to bring in money through whatever work that he could find. And he was onyl seven when he started. Dropped out of school at the 11 to focus on earning omney for his family. Criticized for not speaking up more regarding segregation. perhaps it was in retaliation to his critics that he called Eisenhower “two-faced” and "gutless" over his actions IMPERIALISM SLAVERY WEST END BLUES LOUIS ARMSTRONG Had a very rough childhood without much support from either of his parents. JAZZ, BLUES, AND SOUL Slavery Racism Segregation African Americans Influenced the culture of Led to Led to Led to Reduced opportunity for Jazz Music West End Blues Louis Armstrong Created by popularized by played was (basically) Had a rough childhood Father left at a young age
Mother barely spent time with him
Started work at 7 to support his family
Dropped out of school
Mother resorted to prostitution
Fell in love with music at a juvenile detention center spoke out against Personal Life and Career He loved music Gained reputation as a fine blues player
Mentored by Joe "King" Oliver
Married at the age of 17 (and divorced soon later)
He started playing with several bands, and his reputation grew
Invited to Chicago by Joe "King" Oliver to play second cornet in his band
They were very popular
The man got married again Success came quick Armstrong's new wife convinced him to leave Joe's group
He joined an orchestra; this one in New York
Here, he basically invented swing music (it was later popularized in the early 1930s)
Louis' rough southern style wasn't appreciated by the "Sophisticated" New York residents, and he wasn't allowed to sing, or play certain positions
He quit, and made many records as a sideman, backing some of the greatest Jazz and blues legends It came in abundance, too He then created his own band, Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five
They made over 60 records between 1925 and 1928 Recorded during this period Influential Non-traditional elements Technically Challenging Opening Cadenza Reverses tradition of Horn behind lead vocalist Scat singing Piano solo - modern melody vs chords No time signature Hextuplets Hold same note for 15 bars on several instruments Made song innovative and memorable Inspired artists to try new techniques when arranging music Melody vs Chords ohmygosh it's West End Blues... I love this song.. it's amazing.. so good... gosh.. great song.. influential.. really important... End Characterized by Improvisation s Special relationship to time Expression Individuality bad. really bad. also really bad. ding ding ding Scatting Collections of solos lol. "Swing" Trumpet dominance Abandoned stiffness of ragtime Encouraged Improvisation "Modern usage of melodies" Blues (foundation of modern Jazz) Louis Armstrong Criticized for his neutral stance on segregation. Finally spoke up during the Little Rock Nine events. Frustrated with Eisenhower, Armstrong called him "two-faced" and "gutless, also canceled his Soviet Union tour where he was suppose to be representing the State Department Black influence in media "Ambassador Satchmo" Radio Show Movie Perhaps in response, Eisenhower ordered Federal troops to Little Rock as an escort. 1928 Difficulty to Characterize Spoke out for Joe "King" Oliver Written by (pretty much) created Popularized Popularized Established promoted and played increased which resulted in World not made for me,
Not any black dude.
Always been treated,
Like gum stuck to shoes.
And I think to myself
Why am I on earth?

Satchmo was my name,
Sang for the dough,
Even though I was still,
eleven years old.
And I think to myself,
Why am I on earth

Violin solo

Trumpet was my life,
Marijuana too,
Never had money
Mom was a prostitute
And I think to myself
Why am I here on this earth?

The birthplace of Jazz (was),
Where I was at,
Playing in the clubs and making people go mad
Thought I had it made, I was one of them,
Uncle pops toms, with their Uncle Sam

Always been criticized.
For my racial stance,
Never spoke much,
(Just) watched from the stands.
And I thought to myself, it's time to speak up .

Eisenhower's two faced, just gutless and wry
Crisis in Little Rock, The Little rock nine
I spoke up at last (saying) how I felt,
And eisenhower sent, *spoken*
some national guards to help

Just forgot to mention
West end blues,
It was totally awesome,
For me and for you
And do you know why it was so awesome?

It was so inventive and creative, Armstrong played it with such technical virtuosity that it forever changed the face of Jazz and turned it from a more ensemble-focused genre, into a solo-performer genre.

Always been criticized.
For my racial stance,
Never spoke much,
(Just) watched from the stands.
And I thought to myself, it's time to speak up .

So I came up with meaning,
Music was the words,
The language of reason,
The one that people heard
And I found in myself;
Why I'm here on this earth.
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