10 facts about louis armstrong

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10 facts about louis armstrong

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout


A relatively short biography (400 pages not counting the bibliography and notes) of perhaps the most influential jazz musician of all. Terry Teachout--not only a good writer but also a former professional bass player who loves trad jazz and yet is no moldy fig with an axe to grind--appreciates both Armstrongs seminal Hot Fives and his later more commercial recordings.

He shows us Armstrong in all his complexity: the sunny disposition and the explosive rages, the devotion to wife Lucille and his continual affairs, his generosity to fellow musicians and his long-standing musical grudges. In addition, Teachout gives us intelligent and sensitive appreciations of many of the classic recordings. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone with a liking for jazz and an interest in its history.
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10 Things You Should Know About Louis Armstrong

Armstrong once said that, "If it hadn't been for jazz, there wouldn't be no rock and roll. During Armstrong's lifetime, only one of his recordings ever reached the No. Since his death, Armstrong's recordings have enjoyed great popular success, especially his cover of "What a Wonderful World.
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10 Facts About Louis Armstrong

With his infectious smile and raspy voice, Louis Armstrong who actually pronounced his own name "Lewis" won over fans worldwide. To untold millions, every note that he let loose made the world feel a bit more wonderful, and his music is still being discovered by new generations of fans. Here are 10 facts about the life of one of the 20th century's most important jazz musicians. Turns out, he was 13 months off. While growing up , Armstrong did assorted jobs for the Karnofskys , a family of Lithuanian-Jewish immigrants.

The name Louis Armstrong is synonymous with jazz, a musical style that he revolutionised and popularised. He was a trumpet player, singer, but also an actor, he performed in What a Wonderful World and Hello Dolly!. He surprised and delighted the public, making them 'swing'!
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30 Fun And Interesting Facts About Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong was an early jazz trumpet virtuoso, and he remained an important influence for several decades. As a youngster, he sang on the streets with friends. In he was arrested for a prank and committed to the Waif's Home, where he learned the cornet and played in the band. On his release he began performing with local groups. Joe "King" Oliver, leader of the first great African American band to make records, befriended him, and Armstrong joined Oliver in Chicago in , remaining until , when he went to New York to play with Fletcher Henderson's band. When he returned to Chicago in the fall of , Armstrong began to cut one of the greatest series in the history of recorded jazz.

Toggle navigation. He was born into a poor family, and his grandparents had been slaves in the s. His father was William Armstrong, and his mother was Mary Albert. When Louis was only an infant his father abandoned the family. From until he and his younger sister were in the care of his grandmother and uncle, until he was five.

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