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. But Armstrong also became an enduring figure in popular music, due to his distinctively phrased bass singing and engaging personality, which were on display in a series of vocal recordings and film roles.
A London music magazine editor wrote "Satchmo" in an article -- probably because he could not read his garbled notes. Up until that time, Armstrong's nickname was Satchelmouth. He was nicknamed "Pops" because that is the name he addressed everyone by. Later on in his career, he picked up the sobriquet "America's Jazz Ambassador" because of his frequent jazz concerts around the world.
For most of his life, Louis Armstrong always gave July 4,as his birthdate, possibly because it was easy to remember. In all likelihood, he probably believed it himself. It wasn't until many years after his death that a birth record was found confirming the correct date as August 4, Although his career as a recording artist dates back to the s, when he made now-classic recordings with Joe 'King' Oliver, Bessie Smith and the legendary Jimmie Rodgersas well as his own Hot Five and Hot Seven groups, his biggest hits as a recording artist came comparatively late in his life: Interestingly enough, Armstrong had never heard of either the song or show "Hello, Dolly!
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. What makes this accomplishment all the more remarkable is that it happened at the height of the so-called "British Invasion", when The Beatles and other British rock groups seemed to be dominating every aspect of the pop music charts.
Armstrong later repeated his hit in the show's film version Hello, Dolly! Although the term didn't exist during his lifetime, there is much evidence to indicate that he may have been bulemic.
He believed that it didn't matter what you ate, as long as you purged yourself regularly afterwards.
He would do that with the help of an herbal laxative called Swiss Kriss, and even handed out mimeographed sheets on his diet regimen to friends.
In all probability, this contributed to the health problems he suffered in the last years of his life. Refused to go a State Department-sponsored concert tour of the Soviet Union in because he felt the administration of President Dwight D.
Eisenhower wasn't doing enough to promote civil rights legislation. Embittered by the treatment of blacks in his hometown of New Orleans, he chose to be buried in New York City.
The slang terms "cat" meaning a man about town and "chops" meaning a musician's playing ability were first coined by him.
Louis Armstrong passed away on July 6,a month away from what would have been his 70th birthday on August 4. Today, it remains a museum where fans can check out his residence and its belongings as a citizen of New York City.
His tombstone is a red granite, emblazoned simply "Satchmo" Louis Armstrong with a beautiful white trumpet figure laden on top. Buried with him is his last of four wives, Lucille Armstrong who died in Was good friends with Ella Fitzgerald.
Posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Posthumously inducted into the Long Island Hall of Fame Personal Quotes 7 I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show.
My life has always been my music, it's always come first, but the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public.The prolific trumpeter who became a world ambassador for jazz, Louis Armstrong learned to blow on a bugle in reform school when he was His intuitive genius for improvisation changed the course of jazz, but after the s mugging dominated his performances and he had his greatest succes.
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians. Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz.
His amazing technical abilities, the joy and spontaneity, and amazingly quick, inventive musical mind still dominate Jazz to this day. Biography of Louis Daniel Armstrong Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans in the Storyville District known as "the Battlefield" on August 4, He left school at the 5th grade to help support his family.
Later on in his career, he picked up the sobriquet "America's Jazz Ambassador" because of his frequent jazz concerts around the world. For most of his life, Louis Armstrong always gave July 4, , as his birthdate, possibly because it was easy to remember. Early life Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in New Orleans on August 4, He was one of two children born to Willie Armstrong, a turpentine worker, and Died: Jul 06, Louis Armstrong was a very well-known jazz musician during this time.
He played the trumpet and was a very good jazz musician. He was in many bands, played in Broadway and traveled playing jazz for people (Wenning). Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, , in New Orleans, Louisiana (Woog, 15).