Although he is usually listed as being a member of Montgomery Lodge No. By the summer ofhis doctors pronounced him fit enough to resume live performances. He returned to Broadway in the short-lived musical Swingin' the Dream in November As his reputation grew, he was challenged to cutting contests by other musicians.
Given his popularity, his long career, and the extensive label-jumping he did in his later years, as well as the differing jazz and pop sides of his work, his recordings are extensive and diverse, with parts of his catalog owned by many different companies.
He made his film debut in Ex-Flame, released at the end of He incorporated influences from all these sources into his performances, sometimes to the bewilderment of fans who wanted him to stay in convenient narrow categories.
King Oliver made a few records but otherwise struggled. John Thomas replaced Kid Ory on trombone. In the den of his home, he had the latest audio equipment and would sometimes rehearse and record along with his older recordings or the radio.
He also made a cameo appearance as a vocalist, regularly stealing the show with his rendition of " Ain't Misbehavin' ". His first autobiography "Swing That Music" was published in followed by his second, "Satchmo: His resonant, velvety lower-register tone and bubbling cadences on sides such as "Lazy River" exerted a huge influence on younger white singers such as Bing Crosby.
He was beloved by an American public that gave even the greatest African American performers little access beyond their public celebrity, and he was able to live a private life of access and privilege afforded to few other African Americans during that era.
Louis Blues " from the WC Handy album, show that the influence went in both directions. After a tour across the country shadowed by the mob, he fled to Europe. It lasted until summerbut big bands were on a downward slide and Armstrong found leading a headache.
It won him a Grammy for best vocal performance. Was good friends with Ella Fitzgerald. As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation.
Not only was Armstrong a virtuoso on the trumpet, his razzy singing voice helped him create hit popular vocal records. The elder musician sat back, grinning, as Mr. His participation in Dave Brubeck 's high-concept jazz musical The Real Ambassadors was critically acclaimed, and features "Summer Song", one of Armstrong's most popular vocal efforts.
Fame beckoned in when Oliver, then leading a band in Chicagosent for Armstrong to play second cornet. The recording was so popular that the group became the most famous jazz band in the United States, even though they had not performed live to any great extent.
Someone dubbed him "satchel mouth" for his mouth acting as a satchel. None of this seemed to matter one whit to Mr. However, a growing generation gap became apparent between him and the young jazz musicians who emerged in the postwar era such as Charlie ParkerMiles Davisand Sonny Rollins.
He hired Joe Glaser as his new manager, a tough mob-connected wheeler-dealer, who began to straighten out his legal mess, his mob troubles, and his debts. Sometimes he and a group of friends would solicit funds by singing on the streets.
Armstrong was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influence. His most familiar role was as the bandleader cum narrator in the musical High Society in which he sang the title song and performed a duet with Bing Crosby on " Now You Has Jazz ". In addition, Richmond was associated with the Ku Klux Klan.
Long before this, however, Armstrong was playing around with his vocals, shortening and lengthening phrases, interjecting improvisations, using his voice as creatively as his trumpet.
To him, it was just the lead song on an album of show tunes, and he was more surprised than anyone when both the single and the album Kapp went to 1 on the Billboard charts.
However, Armstrong stated in his autobiography that he was a member of the Knights of Pythiaswhich although real is not a Masonic group. Armstrong described his time with Marable as "going to the University", since it gave him a wider experience working with written arrangements.
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jazz musician Born: 8/4/ Birthplace: New Orleans. Jazz musician known for his virtuosic skills on the cornet and trumpet. Armstrong popularized the scat style of singing and remains one of jazz's most important and influential musicians.
He was a member of King Oliver's band.
Louis Armstrong, byname Satchmo (truncation of “Satchel Mouth”), (born August 4,New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died July 6,New York, New York), the leading trumpeter and one of the most influential artists in jazz history. Features» Historic Journalism Satchmo’s Stamp.
April 4, | 1 comment. During a recent stroll through the Internet, I was reminded of the story of Louis Armstrong requesting the use of Yogi Berra’s catcher’s mask during a ’s State Department tour of South America, “to fend off,” according to Armstrong’s widow Lucille, “the [enthusiastic South American] fans who wanted.
Louis Armstrong: Biography & Musician Born in August (not Independence Dayas he was always told and believed), Louis Armstrong sang on the New Orleans streets in a boyhood quartet and in was admitted to the Colored Waifs’ home for firing a gun into the air.
Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history.
As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. For this, he is revered by jazz fans.
Watch video · Louis Armstrong, who passed away 45 years ago, is the most famous jazz musician of all time. In addition to his hundreds of recordings, he is remembered by most as a lovable and humorous character who can be seen in a dozen Hollywood films and on a variety of television appearances that show up on You Tube.Download