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  Louis Armstrong
Armstrong was greeted as a hero, but racism marred his return when a White radio announcer refused to mention Armstrong on the air and a free concert that Louis was going to give to the cities' African-American population was cancelled at the last minute.
The band was renamed Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra and was one of the most popular acts of the Swing era.
For the next nine years the Louis Armstrong Orchestra continued to tour and release records, but as the 1940s drew to a close the public's taste in Jazz began to shift away from the commercial sounds of the Swing era and big band Jazz.
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  Louis Armstrong - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history.
Armstrong moved to Chicago to join Oliver's band in August 1922 and made his first recordings as a member of the group in the spring of 1923.
Armstrong completed his contract with Decca in 1954, after which his manager made the unusual decision not to sign him to another exclusive contract but instead to have him freelance for different labels.
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  Louis Armstrong - MSN Encarta
Armstrong overcame poverty, a lack of formal education, and racism to become one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the 20th century, and one of the most beloved entertainers in the world.
Armstrong influenced not only trumpeters but, directly or indirectly, nearly all subsequent instrumental and vocal jazz music, as well as a wide range of popular music.
Armstrong was one of the first artists to record scat singing (the singing of improvised wordless sounds rather than formal lyrics), in the song “Heebie Jeebies” (1926), and eventually his voice became one of the most recognizable of the 20th century.
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  Louis Armstrong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Armstrong was born August 4, 1901, to a poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Armstrong's laxative of preference in his younger days was Pluto Water, but then became an enthusiastic convert when he discovered the herbal remedy Swiss Kriss; he would extol its virtues to anyone who would listen and pass out packets to everyone he encountered, including members of the British Royal Family.
The Louis Armstrong archives have been available to music researchers, and his home at 34-56 107th Street (between 34th and 35th Avenues), was opened to the public as a museum on October 15, 2003.
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 Louis-Armstrong.com - Biography and Discography
Armstrong later spoke in vague terms of Oliver as his mentor, but their playing styles were diametrically opposed, and it is doubtful that Oliver had much influence on Armstrong's approach to jazz.
Armstrong was only second cornetist, but the few solos he was allowed to play on the influential recordings made by this group, especially "Froggie Moore," show a rhythmic spring beyond the somewhat stiffer two-beat rock of his fellow musicians.
Armstrong grew up at a time in which show business was virtually the only escape from poverty for fls, a culture that lacked the romantic European notion of the artist who sacrifices all for his art.
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 Louis Armstrong Biography at JazzTrumpetSolos.com
Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history.
Armstrong moved to Chicago to join Oliver's band in August 1922 and made his first recordings as a member of the group in the spring of 1923.
Armstrong completed his contract with Decca in 1954, after which his manager made the unusual decision not to sign him to another exclusive contract but instead to have him freelance for different labels.
www.jazztrumpetsolos.com /LouisArmstrong.htm   (1201 words)

  
 Louis Armstrong Relationships
Louis Armstrong inspires others to take positive action in their lives by his own enthusiasm and eagerness to meet life's challenges, and he is attracted to people who are adventurous, courageous, and independent.
Louis Armstrong often feels that he must do something or be something other than what he is in order to receive approval and acceptance from others.
Louis' pleasure-loving nature and his emotional and material generosity discussed above are counterbalanced by a certain caution or restraint in expressing his affection, and by a fear of heartache.
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 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (1900 - 1971) - Find A Grave Memorial
Louis Armstrong was born a illegitimate fl baby in the slums of segregated New Orleans, became a juvenile delinquent then relegated to the Colored Waifs' Home for Boys.
The Louis Armstrong archives have been available to music researchers, and his home, where he passed away, in Corona, Queens was opened to the public as a museum.
Louis has a record star on the Hollywood Walk of fame and was a Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
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 pot smoker of the month - Louis Armstrong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Trumpeter/singer Louis Armstrong was the seminal artist of jazz history - the first to combine trumpet virtuosity and an original musical vision with an entertainer's sense of presence and persona.
And 17 years after his death, Armstrong's record of "It's a Wonderful World" generated a new young audience when it was featured in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam.
Louis was caught with some stuff and sentenced in March 1931.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz.
Armstrong, fondly known as "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) or "Pops," had a sense of humor, natural and unassuming manner, and positive disposition that made everyone around him feel good.
As the young Armstrong began to perform with pick-up bands in small clubs and play funerals and parades around town, he captured the attention and respect of some of the older established musicians of New Orleans.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_armstrong_louis.htm   (1190 words)

  
 Louis Armstrong
Armstrong was born in one of poor areas of New Orlean, Ñòîðèâèëëå, August 4, 1901.
The father in family was not, and Louis lived with the mother, Mary Ann and sister Beatres, which was younger for two years.
It is no wonder, that Louis, for the first time in life felt reliance that at it will be not only breakfast, but also the supper, compared later stay there to a boarding house.
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 Louis Armstrong
Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in the Storyville district of New Orleans.
Louis was not a swing performer, but managed to keep busy, even though work was becoming harder to find as he was seen as something of an anachronism.
Louis became the oldest man to hold th number one spot on the U.S. pop music charts, and was also the last jazz musician to do so.
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 Louis Armstrong
By virtue of the role he played in its evolution during the first quarter of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is regarded as the most influential jazz musician in history.
Louis' pop profile was strengthened as a result of records with fellow Decca artists the Mills Brothers, Louis Jordan, Tommy Dorsey, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Louis Armstrong demolished social barriers with the same offhanded grace that he brought to countless U.S. State Department-sponsored tours of foreign countries, especially Africa and Europe.
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 Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians, and he continues to influence Jazz musicians to this day.
The Louis Armstrong Orchestra continued to tour and release records, but as the 1940s drew to a close the public's taste in Jazz began to shift away from the commercial sounds of the Swing Era and Big Band Jazz.
Armstrong's health began to fail him and was hospitalized several times over the remaining three years of his life, but he continued playing and recording.
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 Louis Armstrong biography
Louis Daniel Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in the Storyville District of New Orleans.
Armstrong moved to Los Angeles and organized a group called Louis Armstrong and his Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra.
Armstrong got a bitter taste of racism when a white radio announcer refused to announce his name on the air in connection with a free concert -- simply because he was fl.
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 Conferència sobre Louis Armstrong
Louis sempre va estar molt lligat a Mayann i a Mama Lucy.
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars van iniciar una gira pels Estats Units per després viatjar a Europa convidats pel govern francès per tocar a Niça al primer gran festival europeu de jazz.
Louis també era un gran afeccionat a escriure a màquina i va fer una segona autobiografia que va publicar-se a França per primer cop l´any 1952 per Ed.
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 Jazz Giant Louis Armstrong Was Born
Louis Armstrong and his trumpet; more than anyone else he laid the foundation for modern jazz.
Louis Armstrong, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 4, 1901 (according to the most recent research), in the poorest section of town.
Louis Armstrong was called "the single most important figure in the history of jazz" by Billboard magazine, a publication that tracks the recording industry.
www.americaslibrary.gov /jb/progress/jb_progress_louis_1.html   (96 words)

  
 Louis Armstrong - louis-armstrong.net
By virtue of the role he played in its evolution during the first quarter of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is regarded as the most influential jazz musician in history.
Louis' pop profile was strengthened as a result of records with fellow Decca artists the Mills Brothers, Louis Jordan, Tommy Dorsey, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Louis Armstrong demolished social barriers with the same offhanded grace that he brought to countless U.S. State Department-sponsored tours of foreign countries, especially Africa and Europe.
louis-armstrong.net   (1202 words)

  
 Smithsonian Jazz
Armstrong had a great influence on the New York musicians; he taught them how to "swing." All of the trumpet players wanted to sound and "be like Louis." But he also had another talent: he was a very good singer, although he was not allowed to sing in Henderson's band.
Louis Armstrong made his first trip to England in 1932; he was the first jazz soloist to go abroad and become famous internationally.
Louis Armstrong made many TV appearances, and appeared in thirty-some Hollywood movies; he was the first African American to be featured with white actors.
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 American Masters . Louis Armstrong | PBS
Born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was heir to the poverty suffered by Southern fls at the turn of the century.
Though adamant that these claims were unjust, Armstrong was then in his sixties and primarily concerned with continuing to travel and perform.
Armstrong's legacy is more than simply his virtuoso trumpet playing (for which nearly every trumpet player since seems indebted), but his great formal innovations as well.
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 Jazz . Jazz Greats . Louis Armstrong | PBS KIDS GO!
Louis Armstrong was seven when he started working.
The greatest American jazz musician, Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), was born and raised in the "birthplace of jazz," New Orleans.
The record producer encouraged Louis to keep on singing without the lyrics so he sang the chorus in nonsense syllables and improvised sound with perfect timing--otherwise known as "scat singing." He used his voice like an instrument, a practice he learned singing in his boys quartet in New Orleans.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Louis Armstrong
Armstrong first achieved fame as a trumpeter, but was also one of the most influential jazz singers, and towards the end of his career was best known as a vocalist.
The influence of Armstrong on the development of jazz is virtually immeasurable, but his irrepressible personality both as a performer, and later in his career as a public figure, was so strong that to some it overshadowed his contributions as a musician and singer.
Armstrong set up a non-profit foundation for educating disadvantaged children in music, and deeded his house and substantial archives of writings, books, recordings, and memorabilia to go to Queens College, New York after the deaths of him and his wife Lucille.
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 Louis Armstrong
By virtue of the role he played in its evolution during the first quarter of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is regarded as the most influential jazz musician in history.
Louis' pop profile was strengthened as a result of records with fellow Decca artists the Mills Brothers, Louis Jordan, Tommy Dorsey, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Louis Armstrong demolished social barriers with the same offhanded grace that he brought to countless U.S. State Department-sponsored tours of foreign countries, especially Africa and Europe.
louis-armstrong.net /bio.html   (1113 words)

  
 TIME 100: Louis Armstrong
Louis Daniel Armstrong supplied revolutionary language that took on such pervasiveness that it became commonplace, like the light bulb, the airplane, the telephone.
For many years it was thought that Armstrong was born in New Orleans on July 4, 1900, a perfect day for the man who wrote the musical Declaration of Independence for Americans of this century.
The spirit of Armstrong's world, however, was not dominated by the deprivation of poverty and the dangers of wild living.
www.time.com /time/time100/artists/profile/armstrong.html   (354 words)

  
 Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Armstrong was born in one of the poorest sections of New Orleans on Aug. 4, 1901.
When Armstrong was 11 years old, juvenile court sent him to the Jones Home for Colored Waifs for firing a pistol on New Year's Eve.
By the '50s, Armstrong was an established international celebrity--an icon to musicians and lovers of jazz--and a genial, infectiously optimistic presence wherever he appeared.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/armstrong   (740 words)

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